On October 27, 2019, the Hachioji General Plant participated in the emergency drill conducted by Kitanomachi, Hachioji. The Plant displayed and distributed papers that summarized the maps of the local evacuation areas and the flooding hazard maps, as well as introducing and distributing Nissui’s fish sausages as part of emergency stockpiles.
In 2019, the Asa River, which flows through Kitanomachi, reached flooding levels, due to a large typhoon making landfall, which has prompted many participants to take a look at the papers, especially the flooding hazard map. The Plant was also able to communicate to the residents of the area that fish sausage could be kept for approximately four months at room temperature and could be used as a source of high-quality protein in emergencies.
There is a deep well on the premises where the Hachioji General Plant, and the Group companies, Chilldy Co., Ltd. and the Hachioji Office of Carry Net Co., Ltd. are located. The water from the well, under strict daily water quality supervision, is being used in the plants and the offices.
The Hachioji General Plant, in preparation for water supply stoppages due to various causes including natural disasters, has made an arrangement to offer this well water as drinking water, by entering into the “Disaster Control Measure-related Agreement” with the City of Hachioji. This arrangement is part of Nissui’s regional contribution activities borne from the desire to be of service to the people living in the same community in emergency situations as well as in ordinary times.
The Nissui Group company, Salmones Antártica S.A.(SA), is engaged in the business of farming, processing, and selling salmon in Chile. While salmon aquaculture is a thriving business on Isla de Chiloé, in the Los Lagos Region, where SA is headquartered, the high-quality salmon products are almost all exported overseas, and generally on the Isla de Chiloé, the local resident can only get their hands on the substandard products or products whose sources are questionable.
In 2013, the year in which SA commemorated the 25th anniversary of becoming a member of the Nissui Group, it opened an antenna shop in Castro, the center of the Isla de Chiloé, to sell its safe and reliable salmon products. The antenna shop became extremely popular resulting in strong sales and providing the opportunity for the local residents to get to know the high-quality products of SA. In response to its popularity in Castro, SA decided to open a second shop in Santiago, the capital of Chile in November 2019. By opening a shop in Santiago, SA has been able to bring its salmon products to an even greater number of people.
SA, a pioneer in salmon farming in Chile, has been selling the FIVE STAR brand products to its customers around the world but going forward it also hopes to become a company that is loved by its local residents.
The Nissui group company, Kyowasuisan Kabushiki Kaisha, which is located in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, has been making donations to the fisheries scholarship of the "Sakaiminato Unabara Fisheries Foundation" since 1985. Scholarship recipients are selected from out of high school students who are planning to receive fisheries education in Tottori Prefecture or hoping to find fisheries-related work. Kyowasuisan hopes to support the young people who will lead the fisheries of the future while also promoting fisheries education at home in Tottori Prefecture and aiming to further develop the local fisheries industry.
Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture where the Nissui Group company, Nippon Marine Enterprises, Ltd., is located, is promoting a career education project called “MTT.” This project consists of adults working in Yokosuka City providing career education, as an M (My) T (Town) T (Teacher), at the local junior high schools, and communicating such messages as “What it means to work” and “What are the joys and hardships of working.” Nippon Marine Enterprises has been participating in this project since 2011 and as of January 2020, a total of 47 employees have cooperated in providing career education as MTTs.
The Nissui Group company, Yumigahama Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., which is located in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, is engaged in the farming and processing of salmon and other marine products. Each year, the Food and Business Course of the Sakaiminato Sogo Gijutsu High School (Sakaiminato Comprehensive Technology High School) offers a practical training course on the processing of Aramakijake (salt-cured salmon). This training course is a traditional course at the high school with a history of over 70 years. Yumigahama Suisan offers the coho salmon (Sakaiminato Salmon), which it farms at Miho Bay on the shore of Sakaiminato City, as teaching materials for this training course. In November 2019, the training course was held five times and a total of 1,200 Aramakijake were processed. And in December the processed Aramakijake was used in the practical training course to market the fish to the general public. This training course provides an opportunity for high school students who will be the leaders of tomorrow to learn about the processing and marketing of marine products as well as becoming familiar with local foodstuff.
Photo Credit: The Nihonkai Shimbun Co., Ltd. (Posted on November 28, 2019)
For the purpose of contributing to the development of the marine industry in New Zealand, Nissui provides in-house training for young Maori.
We have accepted 1 or 2 trainee(s) in one year since 2002. During the one-year training, trainees visit or stay in fish farms and research facilities nationwide to participate in practical work and lectures ranging from catching, farming, processing, selling and distributing. The training program also focuses on understanding Japanese culture and consumer's needs as well as Japanese language study.
Trainees who have completed the training return to New Zealand, and actively engage in the home marine industry and other relevant businesses.
The feed plant of the Nissui Group company, Salmones Antártica S.A.(“SA”), is located in Los Ángeles in the State of Bio-Bio. Many indigenous people live in the Trapa Trapa Region near the Andes mountain range in the same State. The village of Ralco in this region is home to over 70 such households where the people in winter are completely isolated from the rest of the world for months due to the snow. SA donates food to these households, as a way of supporting the livelihood of the people faced with mobility difficulties. SA is involved in an activity to support and protect the indigenous people.
The Nissui overseas group company, King & Prince Seafood Corp. (K&P) manufactures and sells frozen foods in the US. On December 9, 2019, K&P was awarded the 2019 Business Partner of the Year Award at the 12th Business & Education Summit (Note) held in Gainesville, Georgia.
K&P, which is located in Brunswick, Georgia, has long been engaged in support activities for the local charter school, Golden Isles College and Career Academy (GICCA). K&P was given the award in recognition of its various commitments toward the school, including holding guest lectures by employees, providing counseling sessions to students, participating in the school’s strategic plans, recruitment of graduates, in addition to providing financial support. K&P also accepts GICCA students for hands-on training and the students expressed their satisfaction with the program with such comments as, “I’ve been able to work closely with the people in the shop,” and “It will also help me because I’ve never had a jobexperience.”
For K&P, activities to support GICCA represent not only a way to invest in the future through human resources development but also to contribute to the regional community by protecting the local, high-quality educational institutions.
(Note) The Business & Education Summit: The summit which is sponsored by Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and awards companies, educational institutions, and students that have contributed to the expansion of career education and the development of the labor force in the state of Georgia.
|Name of business location||Details of Activities||Date of activities||Employee participation||Endowment, donation, co-sponsorship||Others|
|Fine Chemicals General Plant Tsukuba Plant||・Acquired certification as “Tsukuba SDGs partners”||December 2019||〇|
|Fine Chemicals General Plant Kashima Plant||・Cooperation with the “Kamisu Health Mileage program”
||February 16, 2019 to February 15, 2020||〇|
|・Participation in the “Kamisu City Flower and contact town development promotion business”||May 25, 2019 to October 26, 2019||〇|
|Anjo Plant||・Distributed sausages at the “140th Anniversary Meiji-yosui Canal Walking” event||September 21, 2019||〇|
|Funabashi Food Processing Plant||・Cooperation with the Regional Youth Support Station||From April 2019||〇|
|Chushikoku Branch||・Participated in the “Clean-up of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park”||November 24, 2019||〇|
|Tokyo Innovation Center||・Co-sponsored the summer festival of Hyoe Kumano Shrine in Hachioji City by providing sausages||August 24, 2019||〇|
|Name of the company||Details of Activities||Date of activities||Employee participation||Endowment, donation,
|Kunihiro Inc.||・Participated in a festival in Onomichi City and engaged in volunteer activities||July 27, 2019||〇|
|・Supported vaccines by recycling plastic bottle caps||Every year||〇|
|Nissui Marine Industries Co., Ltd.||Supported vaccines and wheelchairs by recycling plastic bottle caps and pull-tabs and used stamps||Every year||〇||〇|
|FARMCHOICE Co., Ltd .||・Participated in a festival in Kusuura Region, Amakusa City and engaged in volunteer activities||November 16, 2019||〇|
|Hokuriku Fresh Foods Co., Ltd.||・Cleaned up the irrigation canals in the areas surrounding the office in Toyama City||December 27, 2019||〇|
|Country||Name of the company||Details of Activities||Date of activities||Employee participation||Endowment, donation, co-sponsorship||Others|
|Thailand||Nissui (Thailand) Co., Ltd.||・Invited the children of employees and local residents to the zoo||June 22, 2019||〇|
|・Participated in the “Samila Beach Clean-up”||May 1, 2019||〇|
|USA||F.W. Bryce, Inc.||・Donated toys to the local shelter||Every year||〇|
|USA||King & Prince Seafood Corp.||・Cooperated with the United Way® (Charitable organization headquartered in the US)||May 15, 2019||〇|
|Chile||Salmones Antártica S.A.||・Donated to the local fire department||August to December 2019||〇||〇|
|・Local clean-up||Every year||〇|