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Environmental Management System

The NISSIN FOODS Group promotes obtaining the certification of ISO 14001 international standard on environmental management systems, and develops environmental preservation measures tailored to individual business sites. In addition, the Environmental Promotion Division at NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS investigates compliance with environmental laws and regulations and the implementation of environmental management at Group manufacturing plants in Japan based on our in-house environmental survey standards (RISEA*). Results from these surveys are fed back to each plant, and subsequent improvements are monitored. In fiscal 2020, investigations were conducted at 22 of 29 manufacturing plants.

In April 2020, the Group changed the name of the Environmental Committee to the Sustainability Committee, chaired by the CEO, to expand the committee's scope to include themes other than the environment. Five working groups have been set up under the newly-named committee, which includes the Environment working group. To achieve the goals in the environmental strategy EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030, the Group is undertaking various issues. For more information, please see the special page.

  • *RISEA(Food Safety Research Institute’s Inspection Standards for Environmental Activities)

Environmental Strategy EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030

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

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
Overseas NISSIN FOODS (Hong Kong), WINNER FOOD PRODUCTS, ZHUHAI GOLDEN COAST WINNER FOOD PRODUCTS, GUANGDONG SHUNDE NISSIN FOODS, FUJIAN NISSIN FOODS, ZHEJIANG NISSIN FOODS, NISSIN FOODS DO BRASIL, NISSIN FOODS (THAILAND), NISSIN FOODS VIETNAM
As of May 2020

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

Environmental Education for Employees

The NISSIN FOODS Group has set the acquisition of qualifications as one of our Medium-Term Environmental Targets for FY2021, including having 100% of environmental managers passing the Eco Test or Environmental Planner certification. In addition, business sites that have obtained ISO 14001 certification provide education for internal auditors and department-specific and level-specific education. On top of this, we are raising the environmental awareness of our employees by holding seminars conducted by external lecturers and creating opportunities to carry out volunteer activities related to environmental preservation. (Refer to “Biodiversity Conservation”)

In addition, we are grasping changes in employee awareness by implementing an employee attitude survey related to environmental considerations and the social contribution of the company.

Environmental Awareness Initiatives

Improve understanding
  • Published environmental information regarding inside and outside the company in in-house magazines and on the intranet
  • Held seminars for employees on RSPO certified palm oil
  • Held seminars for employees related to the issue of plastic waste and exhibited related products
  • Added a preparation course for passing the Eco Test to our list of education courses, and reimbursed half the tuition fees to employees who completed the course.
Action
  • A switch from plastic to paper straws was made at the employee cafeteria at the Tokyo Head Office at NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS , and the WAVE, the NISSIN FOODS Group’s technology, development and research center.
  • Collecting used books from employees in exchange for cash and donating the proceeds to environmental NGOs
Awards

The NISSIN CREATORS AWARDS is one award given to those employees that contribute to the improvement of brand value at the Group. The Company recognizes employees’ “contributions to solve environmental and social issues” by adding it to the list of evaluation categories in the Small Success Awards.

Biodiversity Conservation

Results of employee attitude surveys

Scope: Employees of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (including employees on temporary assignment to NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, etc.), MYOJO FOODS, NISSIN YORK, and NISSIN CISCO.

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%

Activities by overseas Group companies to raise environmental awareness

At NISSIN FOODS THAILAND, employee training is being carried out on environmental policies and goals through training session and posting inside the plant. Furthermore, in FY2020, 18 employees implemented cleaning activities in areas around the plant.

At Nissin Foods Kft. (Nissin Hungary), contents related to the environment are included in training conducted when employees first join the company. Also, as an initiative to reduce the use of plastic cups in the workplace, Nissin Hungary and NISSIN FOODS DO BRASIL are encouraging employees to use their own cups.

Since FY 2019, NISSIN FOODS (Hong Kong) has been conducting an environmental education tour for employees. In FY2019, 27 employees visited a sludge treatment facility in Hong Kong to learn about the waste management and collection methods, recycling promotion measures, and technologies to convert waste into energy. In FY2020, with environmental NGO Greeners Action as a guide, the company conducted a tour of a plastic waste depository and the first “naked shop” opened in Hong Kong. The 17 employees experienced at the depository the vast amount of plastic waste that is actually emitted. Participants also visited the “naked shop” where products are sold without any containers or packaging and shopped by bringing in their own bottles and containers.

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