Climate Change Initiatives

NISSIN FOODS Group promotes CO₂ reduction initiatives throughout the value chain to achieve our CO₂ reduction targets set at EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030.


Utilizing Renewable Energy

Since February 2021, NISSIN FOODS Group has participated in the RE100 international initiative, which aims to procure 100% of the electricity used in business activities from renewable energy sources. We set targets to procure 60% of electricity used in domestic and international business activities through renewable energy sources by FY 3/2031, and 100% by 2050. We use electricity derived from renewable energy sources at NISSIN FOODS DO BRASIL’s Ibiuna and Gloria do Goita plants, NISSIN FOODS (THAILAND)’s plant, and NISSIN FOODS’s Shizuoka plant and Shimonoseki plant. The ratio of renewable energy for the entire group in FY 3/2022 was 18.1%. In addition, the NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS Tokyo Head Office uses waste-to-electricity, which uses energy generated from the incineration of waste. Since the amount of electricity generated by waste-to-electricity fluctuates on a daily basis, the amount of electricity supplied to our company varies. However, we procure more than 50% of the electricity used at our Tokyo headquarters through this method.

Sun Panels Installed at the NISSIN FOODS (THAILAND) Plant

Sun Panels Installed at the NISSIN FOODS (THAILAND) Plant


Reducing CO₂ Emissions Through Our Products

We use Biomass ECO Cups for CUP NOODLE brand containers. These cups partially replaced petrochemical-derived plastic with plant-derived biomass while maintaining the heat insulation and aroma retention properties of the conventional ECO Cups. Through the use of the cup, the amount of petrochemical-derived plastic used has nearly halved and CO₂ emissions through LCA have been reduced by approx. 16%. In terms of CUP NOODLE ingredients, we are expanding our product lineup using Nazoniku (flavored minced product combining plants and other ingredients with meat and soy-derived ingredients). Nazoniku contains more plant proteins (soy, etc.) with less CO₂ emissions in the production process than animal proteins (pork, etc.). In addition, we are continuing to develop and commercialize cultured meat, that does not rely on livestock, through joint research with Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. Further, we did away with the plastic lid sticker on CUP NOODLE in June 2021, adopting a new W-Tab lid shape that closes the cup without a sticker. This redesign alone is reducing the amount of plastic used by 33 tons per year.

Biomass ECO Cup

Biomass ECO Cup