Implementation of Measures for Shareholders and Other Stakeholders

1. Measures to Energize General Meetings of Shareholders and Smooth Exercise of Voting Rights

Supplementary Explanation

Early Notification of General Meeting of Shareholders To ensure that our shareholders are provided with time to sufficiently review information on the convocation notice, the Company now sends out the convocation notice three weeks in advance starting from the 59th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2007.
Scheduling OGMs Avoiding the Peak Day The Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders for June 2022 was held on June 28.
Allowing Electronic or Magnetic Exercise of Voting Rights The electronic or magnetic exercise of voting rights has been adopted since the 58th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2006.
Participation in Electronic Voting Platform and Other Efforts to Enhance the Voting Environment for Institutional Investors The Company has participated in the electronic voting platform for institutional investors operated by Investor Communications Japan Inc. (ICJ, Inc.) since June 2007.
Providing Convocation Notice in English (Translated Fully or Partially) The Company provided an English version (summary translation) of the convocation notices every year starting from the General Meeting held in June 2007. The Company has provided a full English version of the convocation notices since the General Meeting held in June 2016, by posting them on the Company’s website, the ICJ platform and other platforms.
Other The contents of the convocation notices are posted on the Company’s website one week before the notice is sent out. The English version of the convocation notices is posted on the website and also on TDnet for viewing pursuant to request from Tokyo Stock Exchange.

2. IR Activities

Supplementary Explanation

Creation and Publishing of the Disclosure Policy The policy concerning the status of information disclosure is posted on the Company’s official website stated below.
Regular Briefings for Individual Investors The Company holds company briefings for individual investors on a regular basis. In addition, in December 2021, an online company briefing was held for individual shareholders and individual investors. A video message from the President & Representative Director is shown at the company briefing.
Regular Briefings for Analysts and Institutional Investors The Company holds financial results meetings twice a year on the dates of announcement for the year-end financial results and the second quarter-end financial results at the Tokyo Head Office where President & Representative Director, CEO; Executive Vice President & Representative Director, COO; the Director, CSO, and Managing Executive Officer; and the Executive Officer and CFO as presenters report the results. Other than this, the IR Office arranges opportunities to enhance dialogue by serving as a contact point for the appropriate carrying out of interviews with analysts and institutional investors, small meetings, etc.
Regular Briefings for Overseas Investors The Company regularly provide opportunities for dialogue with the Directors for investors in Europe, the United States and Asia. For example, the Company actively participate in IR conferences for overseas investors, the Company also set up opportunities for interviews with a broad range of overseas investors.
Posting of IR Materials on Website Convocation notice of general meeting of shareholders, reporting documents attached thereto, financial statements, supplementary documents for financial results meeting, annual securities reports, quarterly reports, VALUE REPORT (Integrated Report), Integrated Report (in English), Sustainability Report, corporate governance reports, various press releases and the like are posted.
Establishment of Department and/or Manager in Charge of IR IR Office is responsible for the investor relations (phone: +81-3-3205-5027).

Explanation by Representative

Regular Briefings for Analysts and Institutional Investors Provided

3. Measures to Ensure Due Respect for Stakeholders

Supplementary Explanation

Provisions to Ensure Due Respect for Stakeholders in Internal Rules, etc. They are provided in the “NISSIN FOODS Group Ethics Regulations,” which all officers and employees are obliged to comply with.
Implementation of Environmental Activities, CSR Activities, etc.

For details, please refer to the “NISSIN FOODS Group Sustainability Report” posted on the Company’s website at the following URL.
Sustainability Report

The Group’s management vision is to achieve sustainable growth while solving environmental and social issues as an “EARTH FOOD CREATOR” that constantly creates new food cultures through innovation. The Group’s mission is not only to provide safe and delicious food to people as the pioneer of instant noodles, but also promote the development of products that solve environmental and social issues. The Group is working to realize a sustainable society and increase corporate value by establishing the “Sustainability Committee,” which is chaired by President & Representative Director, CEO. Furthermore, from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, the Group established the “Sustainability Advisory Board,” which primarily consists of external experts, positioned it as an advisory body to the Board of Directors and the Sustainability Committee, and utilized investors’ opinions and international trends in its management.
The Group is working to realize its vision and achieve sustainable growth. One theme for the medium- to long-term growth strategy is “EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030,” which is the Group’s own medium- to long-term strategy concerning the environment. We see the resolution of global environmental and social issues as an opportunity for growth, and we will address two main issues: “finite resources” and “climate change.” As for the resource-related issues, the Group is aiming for “earth-friendly procurement,” the “saving of earth resources” and a “waste-free earth,” has set numerical targets for them, and will work to effectively utilize finite resources through procurement with a low environmental impact and the reduction of waste.
With regard to the climate change issue, we aim to reduce CO2 emissions through the use of “green electricity,” “green food ingredients,” and “green packaging materials.” We are working to procure renewable energy and to switch raw materials used for containers, packaging, and food ingredients to those with less environmental impact.
These ESG initiatives have been evaluated, and the Group was selected as one of the constituent stocks of the “World Index (DJSI World)” in the “Dow Jones Sustainability Indices,” which are global ESG investment indices, for the second consecutive year (from 2020 and 2021). In addition, the Group was selected as one of the constituent stocks of the “Asia/Pacific Index” for the fourth consecutive year (from 2018 to 2021).
For details concerning the Company’s initiatives, please refer to the URL below as the information has been posted on the Company’s website.

Progress on Measures for Health and Productivity Management
The Company considers one of the most important management issues is to ensure that in its business operations, all employees maintain and promote their physical and mental health and demonstrate their capabilities to the maximum extent possible based on “美健賢食 Bi-ken Ken-shoku (Eat wisely for beauty and health),” one of the elements that make up the spirit of our founder. In 2018, the Company formulated the “NISSIN FOODS Group’s Declaration of Health and Productivity Management” and worked to strategically promote health management.
Specifically, for early detection and early treatment of lifestyle-related diseases, we conduct health checkups with more items than those required in statutory health checkups, as well as periodic checkups focusing on presenteeism (working while sick) and analysis of measurement data. In addition, we enhanced health guidance through in-house medical specialists and industrial physicians, and we improved our system by establishing a health consultation service. In June 2021, we vaccinated approximately 8,000 employees and their family members against COVID-19 in the workplace, in an effort to maintain the health of employees, who are essential workers responsible for the supply of food, and in addition, we also responded to the government’s request to reduce the burden on local communities of vaccination and to accelerate the vaccination process.
In recognition of these efforts, the Company was selected as one of the companies in the large enterprise category (White 500) of the “2022 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program” for a fourth consecutive (from 2019 to 2022).
Promotion of Active Participation by Female Human Resources
Since 2016, the Company has been putting efforts into “promotion of active participation by female human resources” as the first step toward realizing the “promotion of diversity & inclusion,” which is considered as one of the important policies in the management strategy.
In recognition of its multifaceted efforts to promote the advancement of female human resources, the Company was selected as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand” under “Nadeshiko Brands” for the second consecutive year (2019 and 2020).
Support for Balancing Career and Child-Rearing
Since 2015, the Company has been putting efforts into the “promotion of the work style reform” and “support for balancing career and family life.” In addition to introducing a teleworking system that allows flexible work styles and working hours and a flextime system with no core hours, we have implemented various measures such as providing employees on childcare leave with opportunities to learn about work styles and career development after returning to work.
The Company has been recognized for such efforts to provide multi-faceted support for the child-rearing needs of employees, and it received “Platinum Kurumin” certification again from the Tokyo Labour Bureau as a company that provides excellent child-rearing support.