ESG Data


Business Locations in Japan in FY 2020

Business Locations Overseas


Business Locations in Japan
  • NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Head Office, and “the WAVE” R&D center), and MYOJO FOODS CO., LTD. (Research Center). Only data on CO2 emissions and the Energy Consumption for FY2019 and 2020 are included for the above-mentioned business locations.​
  • Manufacturing plants in Japan
Business Locations Overseas
  • Manufacturing plants Overseas
  • None of the FY2017 and 2018 data includes data for NISSIN YILDIZ GIDA SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
  • *1Energy consumption data as well as CO2 emissions data for FY2006, FY2017 and FY2018 does not include data for UNI-STAR and SAGAMI FRESH.
  • *2Transportation data which covers transportation of products from plant to wholesaler refers to NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, MYOJO FOODS and NISSIN CISCO.
  • *3Product weight data does not include data for UNI-STAR and SAGAMI FRESH.
  • *4The waste data and recycling rate:
    ・FY2006 data for MYOJO FOODS is not included
    ・FY2006, FY2017, FY2018 and FY2019 data for BONICHI is not include
  • *5Product weight data does not include data for UNI-STAR, SAGAMI FRESH and BONCHI.

Calculation methods:

CO2 emissions from the production division are calculated according to the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Counter Measures.
CO2 emissions for electricity use in Japan are calculated using emission factors for the previous fiscal year disclosed by electric power companies.
CO2 emissions for overseas electricity use are calculated using country-specific emissions factors from the International Energy Agency.
Estimated data is used for overseas manufacturing plants where complete data was not available.
The thermal energy conversion factor for Japan and overseas electricity use is 3.6 (GJ/MWh).
Logistics-related emissions are calculated according to the provisions of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy.

Because the figures have been rounded up or down, grand totals may not exactly match the sum of totals for individual companies, and the sum of percentages may not add up to 100%.

Third-party verification:

The data for FY2018 and beyond regarding CO2 emissions, water and waste received third-party certification.

Scope 3

Breakdown of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the FY2019

  CO2 emission(1000t) Composition ratio
Scope1 237 5.8%
Scope2 179 4.4%
Scope3 3,655 89.8%
Category1: Purchased goods and services 2,328 57.2%
Category2: Capital goods 232 5.7%
Category3: "Fuel-and-energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2" 57 1.4%
Category4: Upstream transportation and distribution 374 9.2%
Category5: Waste generated in operations 9 0.2%
Category6: Business travel 4 0.1%
Category7: Employee commuting 20 0.5%
Category8: Upstream leased assets Not relevant -
Category9: Downstream transportation and distribution 253 6.2%
Category10: Processing of sold products Not relevant -
Category11: Use of sold products 289 7.1%
Category12: End of life treatment of sold products 89 2.2%
Category13: Downstream leased assets Not relevant -
Category14: Franchises Not relevant -
Category15: Investments Not relevant -
Total of Scopes 1, 2 and 3 4,070 100.0%
  • Scope 1: Direct emissions from owned or controlled sources; Scope 2: indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy; Scope 3: all indirect emissions (not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2) that occur in the value chain. There are 15 categories of emissions.


・Scope 1,2
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Head Office,​ and “the WAVE” R&D center), MYOJO FOODS CO., LTD. (Research Center) and the manufacturing plants in Japan and overseas.
・Scope 3
CO2 emissions from the value chains of NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS and the Group companies in Japanese and overseas.

Calculation methods:

Calculated according to the Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain Ver. 2.6 , and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard

Scope 3 emissions:

Third-party verification:

The Scope 3 emissions for the FY2017 and FY2018 received third-party certification.

Environmental Accounting

Environmental Conservation Benefits

Environmental impact FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 Benefit*
INPUT Energy Consumption (TJ) 2,211 2,242 2,511 -178
Electricity (TJ) 875 894 1,020 -89
heavy oil (TJ) 0 0 0 0
Gas (TJ) 1,336 1,348 1,491 -88
Water (m3) 1,501,911 1,564,103 1,758,178 -130,845
OUTPUT CO2 (t-CO2) 117,415 117,959 127,327 -4,600
Waste Emissions (t) 21,745 22,328 24,857 -1,626
Landfill of waste (t) 85 103 74 33
Discharged Water (m3) 1,083,545 1,087,697 1,321,571 -189,904
BOD (t) 2 2 1 0
NOx (t) 25 26 25 1
SOx (t) 0 0 0 0
  • *Accounting is based on the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 issued by the Ministry of the Environment.
  • *Scope of data: NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS’s all plants (Kanto Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Kansai Plant, Shiga Plant and Shimonoseki Plant), SAPPORO NISSIN and AJINIHON
  • *FY2019 Product Weight×(FY2020 Product Weight÷FY2019Product Weight)- FY2020 Product Weight

Progress toward Medium-Term Environmental Targets for FY2021

Targets Results for fiscal 2017 Results for fiscal 2018 Results for fiscal 2019 Results for fiscal 2020
30% reduction in greenhouse gas (CO2) emission from business operations*1 23.9% 25.3% 26.3% 26.2%
Maintenance of waste recycling rate of 99.5% or higher 99.6% 99.6% 99.5% 99.6%
100% ISO 14001 certification rate at Group plants*2 60.0% 69.2% 71.8% 71.8%
Improvement of environmental manager qualifications (Eco Test pass rate of 100%)*3 20.8% 41.7% 62.5% 79.2%
  • *1Reduction target per unit of output at domestic business sites subject to reporting (compared to fiscal 2006)
  • *2Certification rate at manufacturing plants in Japan and overseas subject to inspection (at the time of target setting)
  • *3Including alternative qualifications, such as Environmental Planner certification

Environmental Strategy EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030

Weight of Products Packaging Materials*

Fiscal 2020
Paper 20
Plastic 20
  • *NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, MYOJO FOODS, NISSIN CISCO, NISSIN YORK and BONCHI are obligated to recycle packaging materials under the Containers and Packaging Recycling Act

Goals and Achievements in Palm Oil Procurement

Result for fiscal 2020 FY2031 goal
Palm oil sustainable procurement rate 20%*1 100%
Procurement rate from suppliers that can trace products up to oil mills 100%*2
  • *1Usage ratio of RSPO-certified palm oil by NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NISSIN FOODS (U.S.A.) and Nissin Foods Kft. to the entier Group
  • *2Scope: group companies in Japan

Group Companies with ISO 14001 Certification

Japan NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (Kanto Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Kansai Plant, Shiga Plant, Shimonoseki Plant), MYOJO FOODS (Head Office, Research Center), NISSIN CISCO (Tokyo Plant, Osaka Plant), NISSIN YORK (Kanto Plant, Kansai Plant), SAPPORO NISSIN, NISSIN PLASTICS (Kanto Plant, Shiga Plant, Kansai Plant), HIGASHINIHON MYOJO (Saitama Plant), NISHINIHON MYOJO (Kobe Plant), UNI-STAR, SAITAMA NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, SHIKOKU NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NISSIN F.D. FOODS, AJINIHON, KAGAWA NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS
As of May 2020

Major Pollution-Related Accidents or Lawsuits in Fiscal 2020: 0

Endorsement of Industry Associations and Initiatives

  • Signatory to the United Nations Global Compact
  • Endorsing the TCFD
  • Participating in the TCFD Consortium
  • Participating in the Science Based Targets (SBT) Initiative
  • Participating in the RE100
  • Participating in the Ministry of the Environment’s network on promoting decarbonizing management
  • Participating in the Challenge Zero
  • Participating in the Clean Ocean Material Alliance as a managing company
  • Participating in the 10×20×30 Food Loss and Waste Initiative of the Japan project
  • Participating in the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Japan as a supporting member
  • Participating in the Japan Sustainable Palm Oil Network (JaSPON) as a board member
  • Participating in the Cellular Agriculture Institute of the Commons Citizen Science

Product Safety, Suppliers

Breakdown of Procurement Costs by Region (Target: NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS])

  • ・Japan: 91%
  • ・China: 5%
  • ・Other regions in Asia: 3%
  • ・Europe and other regions: 0.1 or lower

Goals and Achievements in Palm Oil Procurement

Result for Fiscal 2017- Fiscal 2020 Target
Number of suppliers visited in Japan and abroad Around 100 suppliers visited annually 100 suppliers

Acquisition of Third-party Certification on Food Safety: 23 and 13 Locations Respectively in Japan and Overseas

  • *ISO9001、ISO22000、FSSC22000

GMO Foods

We do not use genetically modified agricultural products subject to mandatory labeling as raw materials of products made for Japan.

Product Recall

In 2019, there was suspicion that NISSIN FROZEN FOODS’ Nissin Chicken Ramen Kin-no-Chahan (best before date: April 25, 2020) has been contaminated by plastic pieces. Voluntary recall was completed by June 2020. The results of investigation did not find contamination by plastic pieces.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

In fiscal 2020, more than 90% of customers replied that they wish to purchase our Group’s products again in the future.

Endorsement of Industry Associations and Initiatives

Participating in the Consumer Goods Forum


Key Personnel and Labor Data*1,2

Fiscal year* 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of employees Total 2,044 2,168 2,194 2,266
No. of new graduates(females) 52 (11) 61 (11) 48 (11) 44 (11)
Attrition rate of employees with less than three years of service 13.0 10.5 11.5 23.0
Female manager ratio 2.9 3.8 4.0 *6 5.2
No. of re-employed persons 56 60 73 98
Average years of service
Permanent turnover ratio 3.5 4.5 3.7 4.8
Employees taking parental leave
(subtotal: males)
33 (4) 32 (4) 38 (2) 50 (4)
No. of employees taking family care leave 1 1 1 0
Paid leave usage ratio *4 63.3 76.8 96.6 94.7
Disabled employee ratio *5 2.06 1.97 2.18 2.36
Mid-career hire ratio *1 - - - 76.2
Result for Fiscal 2020 Goals
Female hiring ratio of new university graduates (for career-track positions) 25% 25% or higher by fiscal 2021
Female manager ratio 5% 8% or higher by fiscal 2021
Paternal leave*7 usage rate 70% 70% or higher by fiscal 2020
  • *1Employees of those who are employed by NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (including employees on temporary assignment to NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, etc.)
  • *3As of March 31
  • *4 Scope: Non-managers
  • *5 Scope: Employees of *1, *2 and MYOJO FOOD
  • *6 Permanent Female employees and female manager ration were third-party verified.
  • *7 Leave for male employees for the purpose of childcare

Independent Assurance Statement

The Rate of Labor Union Membership in Fiscal 2020: 91%

Scope: employees working at Group companies in Japan and overseas except employees working at the companies without unions and employees who don't have rights to join.

Locally Hired non-Japanese Nationals Managers at Overseas Business Corporations in Fiscal 2020: 68%

Data Related to Female Employees

Scope: Permanent employees of consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and overseas

Fiscal year 2020
Ratio of female permanent employees 33%
Ratio of female managers 13%
Ratio of female executive assistants 14%
Ratio of female management 9%
Ratio of female managers in departments generating sales (sales departments, marketing departments, etc.) 14%

Ratio of Permanent Employee Salary by Gender
(Average Salary of Female Employees Against Average Salary of Male Employees)*

Fiscal year 2020
Group companies in Japan Overseas Group companies Group companies in Japan and overseas
Management executives (basic salary only) 58% 65% 60%
Managers (basic salary only) 105% 120% 90%
Managers (basic salary + cash incentives such as other bonuses) 99% 113% 89%
Non-managers 82% 102% 67%
  • *While wages are applied using a uniform standard regardless of gender, there are differences between male and female employees due to factors such as number of employees, grade, and years of employment.

Results of employee attitude surveys

Scope: Employees of consolidated subsidiaries in Japan
FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Feel job satisfaction 77% 77% 76% 71%
Satisfied with workplace environment 69% 69% 68% 65%
Satisfied with employee-friendly systems 48% 51% 56% 55%
Scope: Employees of consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and overseas
FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
I want to achieve the company’s vision and strategies together 78% - 86% 82%

Training Time and Expenses for Fiscal 2020

Employees of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS* Employees of Group companies in Japan and overseas
Total training time 32,410 hours 79,598 hours
Training time per person 19 hours 8 hours
Training expenses per person JPY 40,489 JPY 13,053
  • *Including employees on temporary assignment to NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, etc.

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate and Occupational Illness Frequency Rate

Scope FY2019 FY2020
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) *1 Employees of Group companies in Japan 3.0 *2 1.3
Occupational illness frequency rate (OIFR) *3 Employees of Group companies in Japan 0.0 *2 0.0
  • *1 (Number of lost time injuries in the reporting period/total working hours) ×1,000,000
  • *2 Received third-party verification.
  • *3 (Number of work-related ill health cases /total working hours) ×1,000,000

Statement of Independent Assurance

Employees’ Health

FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2022 target
Reexamination rate 58.7% 70.1% 87% 90%
Employees with BMI within acceptable range - 67.5% 66.8% 70%
Employees with blood pressure within acceptable range - 76.2% 76.1% 80%
Health guidance cases 68 345 591 -

Social Contribution

Social Contribution Activities in Fiscal 2020: ¥1.1 billion

Scope: NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS and six other Group companies

Cost breakdown(Millions of yen)
  • ・Cash donations: 1,015
  • ・Donation of goods: 45
  • ・Personnel costs of employees working for non-profit organizations or employees participating in activities working hours: 42
  • ・Managements overhead: 16

Results of Employee Attitude Surveys


FY2019 FY2020
The company conducts businesses that take the environment into consideration. 59% 64%
The company is contributing to society via its businesses. 81% 80%

Endorsement of Industry Associations and Initiatives

  • Participating in the Federation of Industry for National Life and Consumer’s Association
  • Participating in the Nutrition Japan Public Private Platform
  • CEO Koki Ando serves as Chairman of the Japan Association for the World Food Programme (JAWFP).


Compliance Violations in Fiscal 2019 (Target: Group companies in Japan)

  • Number of violations: 3 (including violations of the Road Traffic Act)
  • Employees dismissed due to the above: 0

Scope of Compliance Training:All NISSIN FOODS Group Company Employees in Japan

Number of Reports and Cosultations made to the Whistleblowing System

  • Fiscal 2019: 50 cases
  • Fiscal 2020: 47 cases

Political Donations by NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS

  • Fiscal 2017–2019: 5 million yen each fiscal year
  • Fiscal 2020: 6 million yen

Number of Cases of Customer Information Leaks in Fiscal 2020: 0

Target: Group companies in Japan