Climate Change


The NISSIN FOODs Group positions climate change as an important management risk as the Group’s business is affected by the various impacts arising from climate change, such as sharp increases in raw material prices, damage to manufacturing plants, and changes in consumer purchasing trends. In April 2020, aiming to realize a sustainable society and raise corporate value, we formulated the environmental strategy EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030 to accelerate initiatives for addressing the issue of climate change. Regarding this issue, we aim to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 by implementing energy-saving measures, introducing renewable energy and high-efficiency energy facilities, and promoting other such initiatives.

The carbon-neutral declaration of the NISSIN FOODS Group (Japanese)


The NISSIN FOODS Group’s environment strategy EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030 states the following targets.

Targets by FY 2031
  • Scope 1+2*1: 42% reduction (compared to fiscal 2021)
  • Scope 3*2: 25% reduction (compared to fiscal 2021)

The targets were revised upward in May 2023 and application for Science Based Targets (SBT)*3 certification is currently being made. (Targets before the upward revision had obtained SBT certification.)

  • *1Scope Scope 1 refers mainly to greenhouse gas emissions resulting directly from the fossil fuels a company uses (direct emissions). Scope 2 refers mainly to greenhouse gas emissions from the use of electricity and steam procured by a company (indirect emissions).
  • *2Scope 3 refers mainly to greenhouse gas emissions from a company’s value chain such as procurement of raw materials, transportation, and disposal (excluding Scope 1 and 2).
  • *3Science-based targets for companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the average rise in global temperatures to well-below 2° above pre-industrial levels

Responding to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)


The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established by the Financial Stability Board—which comprises central banks and financial regulatory authorities of major countries—to examine methods for climate-related information disclosure and such. The NISSIN FOODS Group supports the disclosure of information related to governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets as given by the recommendations of TCFD. At the same time, we participate in the TCFD Consortium* established in May 2019.

  • *A consortium that discusses initiatives including effective corporate information disclosure by companies that support the recommendations of the TCFD, and measures that contribute to appropriate investment decisions, mainly by financial institutions, using disclosed corporate information

Measures by the NISSIN FOODS Group Regarding Disclosure Items Recommended by the TCFD

Governance The Group recognizes climate change matters as an important management issue. The Sustainability Committee, which is chaired by the CEO, examines various measures to tackle environmental issues, including climate change factors that bring about risks and opportunities to the Group. In FY2020, the Group established the environmental strategy, EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030. Following a meeting of the Management Committee, this strategy was reported at a meeting of the Board of Directors.
In addition, the Sustainability Advisory Board was established as an advisory body to the Board of Directors in April 2021 to create opportunities for management to discuss ESG themes affecting the Group with external experts. The contents of discussions are disclosed externally and will also be reflected in our management policies and various measures.
Strategy EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030 contains numerical targets for CO2 emissions, water usage and waste, based on the results of the climate change scenario analysis implemented in FY2020. The Group strives to alleviate climate change risks by working to achieve targets. In addition, we aim to create business opportunities by conducting initiatives, such as promoting the use of vegetable, alternative meat, the development of cultured meat, and the development of low environmental impact raw materials.
Risk Management The Group established the Risk Management Committee, which is under the management of the Board of Directors. The committee grasps the management conditions of various risks, including environmental risks. The Group is undertaking measures to circumvent the erosion of our corporate value.
Metrix and Targets The EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030, the Group’s environmental strategy, sets greenhouse gas reduction targets; a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and a 15% reduction in Scope 3 emissions by 2030 (compared to FY2019). In addition, there are targets for waste reduction, raw materials procurement and water usage. For more information, please see the special page.
NISSIN FOODS Group EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030 environmental Strategy
  • *1Scope 1 refers mainly to greenhouse gas emissions resulting directly from the fossil fuels a company uses (direct emissions). Scope 2 refers mainly to greenhouse gas emissions from the use of electricity and steam procured by a company (indirect emissions).
  • *2Scope 3 refers mainly to greenhouse gas emissions from a company’s value chain such as procurement of raw materials, transportation, and disposal (excluding Scope 1 and 2).

Climate change scenario analysis

At the NISSIN FOODS Group, we implemented a scenario analysis that factors in TCFD recommendations released in 2017 by launching a project team to grasp the impact of climate change on business activities.
We identified the transition and physical risks from climate change to raw material procurement to plant operations and product manufacturing. Transition risks refer to risks brought about by the transition to a low-carbon economy, such as from the introduction of a carbon tax, and physical risks refer to risks brought about by natural disasters such as floods and droughts.

We focused analysis on climate change related risks that strongly impact our businesses. Based on the result of this analysis, we determined that there is little possibility that risks associated with the procurement of major raw materials will hinder the Group's medium-to-long term growth. Meanwhile, in the event of a rise in carbon tax due to tighter emissions regulations on greenhouse gases (GHG), we found there is potential of substantial impact to the Group's earnings.

Anticipated scenarios

Based on reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), we have formulated three post-2030 scenarios and analyzed their respective risks and opportunities.
Ethical consumption where consumers select and purchase environmentally and socially friendly products

Anticipated scenarios Anticipated Worldview Assumed carbon prices
(1) Scenario in which the world accelerates to virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions
(Regulations are widely adopted and succeed in limiting temperature rise: Assumes 1.5° or 2° rise in temperature compared to pre-industrial times)
A scenario in which society as a whole moves toward decarbonization and succeeds in limiting the temperature rise, through a carbon tax, tighter plastics-related regulations, changes in the capital market structure through expanded green finance, and more ethical consumption. Carbon tax is assumed to be $100/tCO2 (IEA compliant)
($75/tCO2 for China)
(2) Scenario in which greenhouse gas emission regulations are strengthened but temperature rise is not controlled
(Global warming will continue even if various regulations are strengthened: Temperature increase compared to pre-industrial revolution is assumed to be 4°.)
Emission controls will be strengthened through the introduction of carbon taxes and border carbon taxes, but will not mitigate climate change, and both transition and physical risks will have to be addressed. Carbon tax is assumed to be $0/tCO2 (IEA compliant)
($23/tCO2 for China)
(3) Scenario in which greenhouse gas emission regulations are not strengthened and temperature rise is accelerated
(Global warming is accelerated due to limited regulation: temperature increase compared to pre-industrial revolution is assumed to be 4°)
Limited regulation and frequent natural disasters due to global warming, increasing the risk of business shutdowns and affecting people's access to food
Correlation between anticipated scenarios and risks
The measures (adaptation) below are taken for each anticipated scenario for the entire NISSIN FOODS Group (including new businesses). In addition, we will also conduct short-term, medium-term, and long-term monitoring to verify the results of measures.

1, Global acceleration toward net zero emissions

Anticipated impact on the NISSIN FOODS Group
Society transforms into a disciplined society with economic activities focused on decarbonization and low-carbon becoming more vibrant. Due to the tightening of regulations regarding carbon emissions by national governments, the Group’s scope of responsibility in the environmental field expands to the overall value chain, and costs required for responses to regulations and research and development are expected to increase. In addition, rising environmental awareness leads to changes in consumer behavior and is expected to also affect the Group’s sales.


Governments tighten regulations and requirements for decarbonization in raw material production. To further advance raw material procurement that gives consideration to the environment and human rights, the Group will provide support to agricultural producers for the development of technologies that contribute toward low carbon (such as soil modification and cultivation methods) and improvement of working environments. In addition, we will build engagement* between the Group and suppliers.
  • *Dialogue for constructive purposes
[Production & logistics]
Corporate activities depending on petroleum are pressured to change through taxation by carbon pricing*1, regulations on petroleum-derived raw materials such as plastics, and other measures. The Group will promote the reduction of plastic container and packaging during production design, wider adoption of biomass materials, energy-saving measures at manufacturing plants, and use of renewable energy. Consideration will also be undertaken toward the introduction of environmentally friendly manufacturing facilities that use new technologies, such as hydrogen energy.
In addition, we will also strive to build an efficient logistics system, such as adopting modal shift*2 and switching to electric vehicles and reduction of transportation CO2 emissions through local production for local consumption.
  • *1Mechanism for putting prices on carbon emissions
  • *2Change in transportation modes of goods and travelers
Consumer behavior and awareness change, including rising awareness of ethical consumption and dislike of petroleum-derived packaging. The Group will promote the adoption of environmentally friendly containers that use biomass plastics* as well as aim to enhance environmentally friendly products such as through the use of plant-derived meat alternatives.
  • *Organic energy resources derived from animals, plants, and other living things

2. Unable to suppress global temperature rise even though GHG emission regulations are tightened*

  • *Global warming continues even though various regulations are tightened (global temperature rise anticipated at 4°C above levels prior to the industrial revolution)
Anticipated impact on the NISSIN FOODS Group
Climate change mitigation is not achieved even though GHG emission regulations are tightened, and corporate management is pressured such as by physical damage from natural disasters and taxation via carbon pricing. In addition, society and the economy become unstable, and there are significant changes to people’s lifestyles. At the Group, there is rising supply interruption risk at suppliers and production/logistics sites, and at the same time, increased possibility of lower profits is anticipated due to the tightening of regulations.


It is expected that yields and production areas of grain, livestock, and seafood resources will change and natural disasters will increase due to the impact of global warming. The Group will build a procurement system that is resilient to disasters by seeking to diversify raw material production and procurement methods (such as distribution of suppliers and rebuilding of the supply network).
[Production & logistics]
As climate change cannot be stopped, international frameworks will exist only in name and physical damage from natural disasters will become more severe. The Group will strengthen our business continuity plans (BCP) in our production and logistics systems.
Consumer thinking and behavior are expected to change, such as avoiding warm products due to the rise in global temperatures. In addition, an increase in the number of heat stroke, infectious diseases and similar ailments is also expected. The Group will generate new demand and create business opportunities such as by proposing products aimed at carbon neutrality and products that can be eaten tastily even when the temperature is hot, providing health-friendly products and services, and expanding the sales channels of instant noodles which are advantageous as emergency stock.

3. GHG emission regulations are not tightened and global temperature rise prevails

Global warming continues due to limited regulations (global temperature rise anticipated at 4℃ above levels prior to the industrial revolution)

Anticipated impact on the NISSIN FOODS Group
Global warming continues as policies and regulations promoting the move toward low carbon are limited. Rules regarding plastics and waste do not function effectively. It is expected that the increase in occurrences of natural disasters with damage becoming more severe will lead to society and the economy becoming unstable and bring impact on people’s opportunities to obtain food. The Group expects higher risk of supply interruption at suppliers and production/logistics sites arising from the impact of natural disasters.


Due to the impact of global warming, there is higher risk of reduced supply capabilities and interruptions in the overall supply chain. The Group will build a risk-distributed procurement system in anticipation of changes in yields and production areas by seeking to diversify raw material production and procurement methods (such as distribution of suppliers and rebuilding of the supply network).
[Production & logistics]
It is expected that the increase in natural disasters due to the impact of global warming will affect the overall supply chain. The Group will work on promoting local production for local consumption as well as the establishing of plant factories that produce crops indoors. In the manufacturing of products, we seek to scrutinize details of insurance in preparation for physical damage from natural disasters, strengthen BCP including the reduction of water risks, and build a production/logistics system that has high energy efficiency.
Consumer awareness regarding matters such as environmental activities and ethical consumption remain stagnant and there are higher needs for products and services that promote health and prepare for emergencies. We will roll out businesses that focus on products specializing in health functions, such as nutritionally complete meals.

Impact on business

We report to management, including the CEO, the financial impact of climate change on our business in order to deepen awareness of the risks and opportunities caused by climate change to the Group.
Given the uncertainties of climate change, we also continue to conduct an analysis and evaluation of the impact to finances on a scientific basis. Furthermore, the EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030, which contains the Group’s environmental targets, was established based on the results of the above analysis. We aim to become a company that mitigates climate change risks and creates opportunities.
After estimating the financial impact of the transition and physical risks found in the three scenarios above, we assess that, for every scenario, financial impact will be minimized by carrying out the measures and it is possible to promote resilient management. However, we will continue to estimate the impact going forward as the transition and physical risks are highly uncertain.

Degree of financial impact from main risks and measures (adaptation) against them

Main risks Responses to main risks (measures to reduce financial impact)
Transition risk Regulations such as carbon tax and carbon border tax Introduction of energy-saving facilities and systems at manufacturing plants
Expansion in the introduction of renewable energy
Sale of environmentally friendly products
Physical risk Water risks (such as floods and droughts) Multi-faceted analysis and investigation of water risks at manufacturing plants and other locations
Efficient use of water at manufacturing plants, such as reusing of water
Changes in raw material suppliers Development of plant-derived meat alternatives and cultured meat products
Development of products that use plant-derived meat alternatives, cultured meat, and other such ingredients
Procurement of sustainable palm oil

Climate change risks with a high degree of impact to the NISSIN FOODS Group

1. Raw materials procurement

For wheat, soybeans, shrimp and squid, which are the major raw materials used in our products, we applied simulation model results from several research institutes and assessed the change in harvest and catch yields by major production areas (country/region) due to climate change. This scenario analysis employs the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) scenario and the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP) adopted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to conduct an analysis under various conditions, including the 2℃ scenario sought by the TCFD. In addition, we also assessed the change in harvest yields due to climate change for palm oil. Accordingly, we determined there is little possibility that risks related to the procurement of major raw materials will hinder the Group's medium-to-long term growth.

Applied Simulations

Wheat National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) analysis model for “Responses of crop yield growth to global temperature and socioeconomic changes”
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) analysis model for “Climate Change and Agricultural Risk Management Into the 21st Century”
Soybeans National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) analysis model for “Responses of crop yield growth to global temperature and socioeconomic changes”
Shrimp and squid Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) analysis model for “Projected changes in global and national potential marine fisheries catch under climate change scenarios in the twenty-first century. In: Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture, 63.
[Wheat and soybeans]
We analyzed impacts up to 2050 and 2100 using three scenarios: RCP2.6 (a forecast rise of around 1℃ based on 1986-2005), RCP6.0 (a forecast rise of around 2℃) and RCP8.5 (a forecast rise of around 4℃).
Based on the results of this analysis, the area unit yield for wheat produced in Australia is expected to increase versus 2000 based on the RCP2.6 and RCP6.0 scenarios. The RCP8.5 scenario also projects an increase up to 2050 but a potential decline thereafter. Meanwhile, crop yields in the US and Canada are not expected to substantially change.
Conversely, the area unit yield for soybeans is likely to trend upward versus 2000 based on the RCP2.6 scenario. However, we anticipated a downward trend based on the RCP6.0 and RCP8.5 scenarios. In particular, using the RCP8.5 scenario, the area unit yield is projected to sharply decline in 2100.

Change rate for area unit yield for wheat and soybeans

Raw materials Country of origin RCP2.6, SSP1 RCP6.0, SSP2 RCP8.5, SSP3
2000⇒2050 2000⇒2100 2000⇒2050 2000⇒2100 2000⇒2050 2000⇒2100
Wheat Australia ↑↑ ↑↑ ↑↑
Soybeans U.S.A. ↑↑↑ ↓↓ ↓↓↓
How to read the table
+ impact - impact
50%-plus ↑↑↑ ↓↓↓
25%-plus – 50% ↑↑ ↓↓
5%-plus – 25%
Within ±5%
[Shrimp, squid]
We assessed the catch yield by 2050 and 2100 based on the RCP2.6 scenario and the RCP8.5 scenario.
According to the results of these two scenarios, the catch yield in India for shrimp is expected to decline based on either model. In addition, the catch yield in Peru for squid is also likely to decrease based on either model.
Meanwhile, in Chile, there were signs of a decline and an increase depending on the model. On average, there is no major change projected based on the RCP2.6 scenario but an increase is anticipated based on the RCP8.5 scenario.
When analyzed taking these factors into account, although the catch yield for seafood, including shrimp and squid, is likely to decline, we determined that the risks related to the procurement of raw materials is likely to have little serious impact to business operations.

Rate of change for expected catch (%)

Raw materials Country of origin RCP2.6 RCP8.5
2000⇒2050 2000⇒2100 2000⇒2050 2000⇒2100
Shrimp India ↓↓
Squid Peru ↓↓
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+ impact - impact
50%-plus ↑↑↑ ↓↓↓
25%-plus – 50% ↑↑ ↓↓
5%-plus – 25%
Within ±5%
[Palm oil]
We used reports, mainly from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)* and the IPCC regional climate change scenarios to analyze palm oil production risks as we were unable to obtain a simulation model from a research institute. Palm oil from Malaysia and Indonesia accounts for 85% of our palm oil production. In light of this, our survey targeted the Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra, which are major production regions in these two countries.
An average high temperature of 30℃ - 32℃ and average low temperature of 21℃ - 24℃ are said to be ideal for cultivating oil palm. An assessment using the RCP2.6 scenario, estimates a disparity of around 0℃ - 2℃ from the upper threshold of both the maximum upper and lower temperatures suitable for growth. Although there is a risk of a decline in harvest yields for palm oil, we found that it is possible to continue cultivation. Meanwhile, based on an assessment using the RCP8.5 scenario, we discovered that palm oil harvest yields will decline as it is forecast temperatures will diverge from levels suitable for growth.
The Group plans to calculate the financial impact, including raw materials procurement costs, taking into account the Group's procurement ratio for palm oil by country and region.
  • *IUCN, Oil palm and biodiversity, June 2018; and SEnSOR, Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Oil Palm Cultivation, December 2017

2. Physical risks (storm damage and water risks) to the manufacturing plants of NISSIN FOODS and its suppliers

We assessed the impact to Group manufacturing plants from water risks, including drought and water stress (shortage) and irregular weather conditions (flooding and high tides).
The assessment method first pinpointed manufacturing plants at high risk of exposure to flooding and high tides, according to public documents and materials provided by outside experts. We then applied two scenarios from the RCP2.6, RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios to these plants and analyzed the change in the level of damage from disasters from 2030 to 2100 for each plant. Those manufacturing plants assessed to be high risks based on the results of this analysis will be subject to further detailed surveys and we will work to alleviate risk by developing BCP measures as needed.
Furthermore, at manufacturing plants of suppliers with strong ties to the Group, we use Aqueduct*’S Global Water Tool to grasp the water risks at plant locations. At plants where analysis results determined that risk is high, we have a system in place that implements supplementary surveys consisting of hearings with plant managers and tours of local plants.

  • *Map showing water risks in regions around the world provided by the international environmental NGO World Resources Institute (WRI)
At present, there are four manufacturing plants in Japan and one overseas that likely are exposed to a high level of risk. There is no risk change further out.
Flood risk Number of sites assessed to be high risk
At time of assessment 2050 2085
- RCP4.5 RCP8.5 RCP4.5 RCP8.5
Domestic plants
(out of 29 sites)
4 sites 4 sites 4 sites 4 sites 4 sites
Overseas plantsOverseas plants
(out of 23 sites)
1 site 1 site 1 site 1 site 1 site
[High tides]
There are four manufacturing plants in Japan exposed to a high level of risk.
High tide risk Number of sites assessed to be high risk
At time of assessment 2050 2100
- RCP2.6 RCP8.5 RCP2.6 RCP8.5
Domestic plants
(out of 29 sites)
3 sites 4 sites 4 sites 4 sites 4 sites
Overseas plants
(out of 23 sites)
0 sites 0 sites 0 sites 0 sites 0 sites
In comparison with figures at the time of evaluation, we discovered that risks are likely to rise by 2055 and 2090 at plants in South America and Europe.
Drought risk Number of sites assessed to be high risk
At time of assessment 2055 2090
- RCP4.5 RCP8.5 RCP4.5 RCP8.5
Domestic plants
(out of 29 sites)
0 sites 0 sites 0 sites 0 sites 0 sites
Overseas plants
(out of 23 sites)
2 sites 3 sites 3 sites 2 sites 3 sites
[Water stress (shortage)]
We confirmed water stress at our manufacturing plants in Japan and abroad, utilizing the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas* water stress forecast (2030, 2040). The results confirmed that four manufacturing plants in Japan and seven manufacturing plants overseas are exposed to the highest risk. We will strive to secure the water quality and quantity required for plant operations by identifying the physical, regulatory, and reputation risks, and implement measures to avoid each risk in these respective areas. Furthermore, on top of reducing the use of water necessary for product manufacturing processes at our production plants, we are constantly working on reusing water, including washing equipment using water which has been used for cooling.
  • *Report disclosed by the international environmental NGO World Resources Institute (WRI)
Water stress Number of sites assessed to be high risk
At time of assessment 2030 2040
- RCP4.5 RCP8.5 RCP4.5 RCP8.5
Domestic plants
(out of 29 sites)
0 sites 4 sites 4 sites 4 sites 1 sites
Overseas plants
(out of 23 sites)
5 sites 7 sites 7 sites 7 sites 7 sites

Reduction of water use

3. Carbon pricing

We calculated the impact of carbon tax and the emission trading scheme on the Group by employing forecasts for CO2 total emissions trends for the Group through 2050 and future forecasts for carbon prices, based on the IEA WEO 2019 Sustainable Development scenario. In the EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030, we set our target for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, which conforms to Science Based Targets (SBT). By achieving this SBT target, it will be possible for us to reduce carbon pricing (cost) by around ¥1.1 billion by 2030 and by roughly ¥3.2 billion by 2040. Nonetheless, the impact of carbon pricing differs substantially owing to the policies of each country. We will therefore regularly calculate this estimate going forward based on the most recent information available.

Impact estimate

(Upper level: Million JPY/year, Lower level: USD thousand/year) (1USD=110 yen)
2030 2040 2050
Should measures not be taken to attain the SBT goal of WB2℃ (well below the 2℃ global temperature rise prior to the industrial revolution) 3,747
In case where the SBT goal of WB2℃ is achieved 2,623
Difference 1,124

Opportunities provided by climate change

In recent years in particular, large-scale natural disasters, typhoons and flooding, have struck various countries. Instant noodles, which are the mainstay of the Group, can be preserved for a long time and is a simple hot meal during times of disaster. It is effective as a contingency food supply and therefore an expansion in sales opportunities can be expected.
In addition, CUP NOODLES Rolling Stock Set, which was launched in September 2019, includes three days of food (nine servings), a portable stove, water, a solar-powered light, and other items to make it easier to store reserves of instant noodles. Through a subscription service, replacement products are automatically delivered every three months, so there is no need to pay attention to best-before dates or to buy replacements. It allows a certain quantity of food to always be kept in stock while regularly consuming older stock.


Reducing CO2 Emissions

NISSIN FOODS GROUP is implementing a CO2 reduction project at each of its manufacturing sites. When new facilities are built or upgraded, heat pumps and cogeneration systems are introduced. In addition, energy efficiency and conservation assessments are conducted by outside specialists at NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS' directly managed factories*, and the Sustainability Promotion Department proposes energy efficiency and conservation measures, including the introduction of renewable energy, to each factory in accordance with the results of the assessments.

2019 2020 2021 2022
Number of CO2 Reduction Projects 20 59 54 57
Reduction by Project 3,028 t-CO2 5,389 t-CO2 21,346 t-CO2 26,816 t-CO2
  • *Coverage: Plants directly managed by NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (Kanto Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Kansai Plant, Shiga Plant, and Shimonoseki Plant)

Expanding Procurement of Renewable Energy

The NISSIN FOODS Group aims to procure 100% renewable energy for electricity being used for business activities in Japan and overseas by fiscal 2051.
The Group joined RE100* in February 2021 and is expanding the procurement of renewable energy. In fiscal 2023, we introduced solar panels at HIGASHINIHON MYOJO Kobe Plant and SAGAMI FRESH.

  • *An international initiative for companies to achieve 100% renewable energy for business activities

List of facilities using renewable energy sources

Year Installed locations
January 2021 NISSIN FOODS DO BRASIL Ibiuna Plant
NISSIN FOODS DO BRASIL Gloria do Goita Plant
April 2021 NISSIN FOODS PRODUCTS Shizuoka Plant
April 2022 the Tokyo Head Office of NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS
NISSIN FOODS (U.S.A) Gardena plant
NISSIN FOODS (U.S.A) Lancaster Plant
Myojo USA
April 2023 the WAVE

Solar Power Generation Installation State

Type Installed locations
Hong Kong’s FiT scheme NISSIN FOODS (H.K.) Hong Kong Plant, Yongnan (Winner) Plant, and Wing On Plant; WINNER FOOD PRODUCTS Wintai Plant

Target Procurement Ratio of Renewable Energy in Electricity Used for Business Activities in Japan and Overseas

Procurement ratio of renewable energy 0.02% 17.2% 31.9% 60% 100%

Use of Electricity Generated by Incinerating Waste

Containers for instant noodles often have oil residue and such after consumers finish eating, making them difficult to recycle. They are generally disposed of as burnable waste in Japan. We are promoting an initiative that leads to effective use of resources by using electricity generated through such incineration of waste. Since March 2020, NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS has switched to electricity generated by incinerating waste for more than 50% of the electricity used at the Tokyo Head Office.

Introduction of Internal Carbon Pricing System

In May 2023, the NISSIN FOODS Group introduced the "Internal Carbon Pricing System" to accelerate its climate change measures toward achieving "carbon neutrality" by setting its own carbon dioxide (CO2) price and using it as a criterion when making capital investments. By using this system to promote the introduction of equipment that is highly effective in reducing environmental impact, and by visualizing the costs associated with CO2 emissions and the benefits of CO2 reduction, we will raise the awareness of each employee toward achieving "carbon neutrality".

NISSIN FOODS Group's Internal Carbon Pricing System

Internal carbon price 21,600円JYP/t-CO2*
coverage Investment in energy-saving facilities and introduction of renewable energy at domestic business sites
Application Method The CO2 emissions of eligible projects will be -CO2rted into monetary values by applying an internal carbon price, which will be used as a reference for capital investment decisions.
  • *The internal carbon price will be reviewed f based on the progress of CO2 emission reductions and changes in the external environment.

Supply Chain Engagement

Supply Chain Engagement is an assessment of how a company is working with its suppliers to address climate change issues. Based on the "NISSIN FOODS Group Sustainable Procurement Policy," the Group aims to achieve the goals set forth in the "EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030" environmental strategy and "carbon neutrality" with the cooperation of suppliers.
Furthermore, we have been participating in the "CDP Supply Chain Program" since 2023, which requires suppliers to disclose information on their efforts regarding climate change issues.

Carbon Footprint Calculation of Major Products

Carbon footprint" is a system for converting greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire life cycle of a product, from procurement of raw materials to disposal and recycling, into CO2 emissions. The Group calculates the "carbon footprint" of its major products based on the Product Type Calculation Standards (PCR) for instant noodles established by the "Carbon Footprint System Pilot Project. By visualizing and quantitatively understanding the CO2 emissions of our products, we use this information as a decision-making criterion when procuring materials with low greenhouse gas emissions and conducting R&D.

NISSIN FOODS Group’s Joint Transportation and Modal Shifts

NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS and MYOJO FOODS deliver jointly in Hokkaido as well as the Tohoku, Chubu, Shikoku, and Chugoku regions. We are also implementing modal shifts from trucking to ships and rail transportation. NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS is promoting the use of ships for medium- and long-distance transportation. Meanwhile, MYOJO FOODS is using maritime container transportation for a part of freight transportation from its Saitama Plant to its Kyushu logistics center, and NISSIN FROZEN FOODS is using ships and railway for some transportation from SAITAMA NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS to the Kyushu region.

Joint Transportation with Other Companies

NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS commenced joint transportation with Asahi Soft Drinks and Nippon Express between Kanto and Kyushu in September 2020. As the instant noodles of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS are lightweight goods, filling the entire cargo bed of a truck still fell short of the allowable loading weight. On the other hand, the products of Asahi Soft Drinks are heavy goods. Therefore, pallets could not be stacked, leaving empty space in the upper part of the cargo bed.

Through repeated discussions and verifications by the three companies to improve the load efficiency of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS and Asahi Soft Drinks, expertise on efficient mixed loading by adjusting product type and quantity combinations was developed for the two types of pallets* which were difficult to combine due to difference in size. As a result, compared to the past method of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS and Asahi Soft Drinks separately transporting products between Kanto and Kyushu, it was possible to reduce the number of trucks required by 20%.
We will continue to expand joint transportation with other companies in the future and work on improving logistics efficiency.

  • *NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS uses T12 pallets, while Asahi Soft Drinks uses beer pallets.

Reduction of Driver Burden through Pallet Transportation

At NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, loading and unloading of trucks for trunk line transportation (transportation from manufacturing plants to logistics warehouses) was carried out manually by people one case (box) at a time in the past. The company started to switch to loading and unloading by pallet using forklift trucks in August 2015 to improve logistics efficiency, and the switch to pallet transportation for all trunk line transportation was subsequently completed in August 2020.

Previously, loading or unloading required two to three hours of time. The use of pallet transportation shortened this time to 30 minutes to one hour, and also reduced the time that drivers spend waiting for completion of these tasks. As the logistics industry is facing a driver shortage, the company contributes to reducing work and improving working environments for drivers by ensuring stable transportation modes and pursuing greater logistics efficiency.

NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS Declaration for Voluntary Action

NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS endorses the White Logistics movement* being promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and has submitted a declaration for voluntary action in December 2019.

  • *Given the serious shortage of drivers, this movement aims to (1) raise productivity of truck transportation and improve logistics efficiency, and (2) realize working environments that make it easy for drivers, including women and people 60 and over, to work. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries are encouraging companies to participate in the movement.

Scope of Declaration for Voluntary Action
  • Extend lead times (Achieve efficient shipment operations by implementing second-day delivery year-round to create a grace period for securing vehicles)
  • Use palettes or other tools (Promote palletization of trunk line transportation, reduce loading/unloading time)
  • Introduce a truck reservation system (Install a system at directly managed plants to reduce vehicle waiting times)
  • Improve shipper facilities (Install specialized facilities for handling palettes at the plant shipment port to reduce loading time)
  • Propose and cooperate for improvement of logistics (Consult with logistics partner, optimize positioning of warehouse sites)

Reduction of Environmental Impact Arising from Company Vehicles

The company vehicles of the NISSIN FOODS Group* are environment-friendly vehicles which are either hybrid vehicles or vehicles that meet the highest exhaust emission standards. We also added an electric vehicle in December 2022. Furthermore, employees are encouraged to use eco-driving techniques as well as to use means such as public transportation and rental vehicles for long-distance travel.


Related Information and Data

CO2 Emissions

Breakdown of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

2019 2020 2021 2022
CO2e emission (1000t) Composition ratio CO2e emission (1000t) Composition ratio CO2e emission (1000t) Composition ratio CO2e emission (1000t) Composition ratio
Scope1 254 6.3% 284 6.4% 293 6.9% 296 7.1%
Scope2 *1 174 4.3% 178 4.0% 165 3.9% 134 3.2%
Scope3 3,601 89.4% 3,975 89.6% 3,783 89.2% 3,745 89.7%
Category1: Purchased goods and services 2325 57.7% 2,659 59.9% 2,475 58.4% 2,451 58.7%
Category2: Capital goods 123 3.1% 112 2.5% 96 2.3% 74 1.8%
Category3: "Fuel-and-energy-related activities not included in Scope 1 or 2" 75 1.9% 80 1.8% 96 2.3% 89 2.1%
Category4: Upstream transportation and distribution 353 8.7% 404 9.1% 405 9.5% 412 9.9%
Category5: Waste generated in operations 21 0.5% 26 0.6% 19 0.4% 15 0.4%
Category6: Business travel 5 0.1% 5 0.1% 4 0.1% 7 0.2%
Category7: Employee commuting 22 0.6% 13 0.3% 11 0.3% 11 0.3%
Category8: Upstream leased assets Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant -
Category9: Downstream transportation and distribution 268 6.7% 213 4.8% 218 5.1% 224 5.4%
Category10: Processing of sold products Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant -
Category11: Use of sold products 291 7.2% 325 7.3% 327 7.7% 332 7.9%
Category12: End of life treatment of sold products 119 3.0% 139 3.1% 132 3.1% 131 3.1%
Category13: Downstream leased assets Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant -
Category14: Franchises Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant -
Category15: Investments Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant - Not relevant -
Total of Scopes 1, 2 and 3 4,029 100.0% 4,437 100.0% 4,241 100.0% 4,175 100.0%

Scope 2 GHG emissions (a market-based method and a location-based method) *2

CO2 emission (1000t) 2019 2020 2021 2022
Scope2 A market-based 174 178 165 134
A location-based 187 192 195 193


Greenhouse Gas

  • SCOPE1,2: CO2
  • SCOPE3: CO2e

Based on Science Based Targets (SBT) certification standards, fluorocarbons as well as CH4 and N2O derived from biomass are excluded as they make up a minute portion of overall emissions.

Scope of Aggregation

  • NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS (Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Head Office, and “the WAVE” R&D center), and MYOJO FOODS (Research Center) *1
  • Manufacturing plants of Group companies (for Zhuhai Nissin Packaging, only categories 1 and 2 of Scope 3 applies) *2
  • *1Including energy consumption and CO2 emissions
  • *2KOIKE-YA and Koikeya Vietnam are included in the scope of aggregation from 2020, except for water per unit sales, for which they are included from 2021.

Aggregation Period

  • Aggregation for 2019 is based on fiscal year (April to March of the following year), while that for 2020 to 2022 is based on calendar year (January to December).

Calculation Method

Calculation Protocol
  • Scope 1 and 2: Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures
  • Scope 3: GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity
  • Scope 1 and 2:
    List of calculation methods and emission factors for calculation, reporting, and disclosure schemes (issued by the Ministry of the Environment)
    Emission factors by electricity provider (for calculation of greenhouse gas emissions of specified emitters) (issued by the Ministry of the Environment)
    IEA Emissions Factors (issued by the International Energy Agency)
  • Scope 3:
    Life cycle inventory (LCI) database IDEA (issued by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
    Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain (issued by the Ministry of the Environment)

As the figures have been rounded up or down, grand totals may not exactly match the sum of itemized totals.

  • *1Market-based method for Scope 2
  • *2 Market-based method: Calculation standard using the electricity CO2 emission factors disclosed by the respective electric companies
    Location-based method: Calculation standard using the average electricity CO2 emission factor of a region, regardless of the energy source composition of the respective electric companies

Third-Party Verification: