Policy and Promotion Framework

Policy and Promotion Framework

Plastics are light and durable materials that makes our lives more convenient, yet they are also associated with such societal issues as the problems of waste, marine plastics, and global warming.

As part of its initiatives to address the problems associated with plastics, the Nissui Group is rigorously promoting the management of plastic fishing equipment used in its fisheries and aquaculture business. For plastics used in plants of production and plastic containers and packaging for food products, we are concurrently promoting 3R+R (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, plus Renewable) activities and studying the use of alternative materials. In addition, we are committed to tackling this issue not just as a company, but through the actions of every employee. We clean up public areas around our offices as well as beaches and rivers with a shared sense of purpose, specifically:

  • Giving back to the local community
  • Picking up garbage that is the result of littering or that has washed ashore, including plastics, thereby preventing those things from outflowing into ocean


system, 日本水産株式会社 サステナビリティ推進部, 外部協力者, 日本水産株式会社 コーポレートコミュニケーション部

Nissui Group Establishment of Basic Policy to Address the Problem of Plastics

Nissui Group’s fundamental approach regarding the problems of marine plastics and the use of plastics was deliberated, and a policy was established.

Nissui Group Basic Policy Regarding the Problem of Plastics

We will work alongside other stakeholders to combat the problem of marine plastics as well as other global environmental issues, and to preservethe bountiful sea

1)Plastics outflowing to the ocean

Regarding plastic fishing equipment used in the fisheries and aquaculture businesses, we will prevent them from becoming microplastics and ghost gear (Note) by the use of alternative materials and assiduous management of the use of plastics

2)Waste from the production stage

We will work to reduce plastic waste from our production plants and promote recycling

3)Waste from the consumption stage

We will work to reduce the impact on the environment from our food containers and packaging, making use of plastic’s quality retention ability and other capabilities

  • Reduce the amount of plastic through continued review of product design
  • Use (substitute with) plant-based resources (biomass-based plastic), easily recyclable containers and packaging, and recycled material
4)Initiatives by every employee

Through participation in cleanup campaigns, employees will work to reduce plastic waste in the community, river, and sea, and preserve the marine environment


(Note)Ghost gear: Fishing equipment that is lost or abandoned and remains in the marine environment

Enactment Date: February 21, 2020

system, 日本水産株式会社 サステナビリティ推進部, 外部協力者, 日本水産株式会社 コーポレートコミュニケーション部, 日本水産株式会社 人事部人事課

Promotion Framework - The Marine Environment Subcommittee/The Plastics Subcommittee

In February 2019, the Subcommittee was established, due to concerns over the impact of marine plastics on Nissui Group’s businesses, against the backdrop of social issues including the progression of serious marine pollution on a global scale caused by marine plastics among others, the concerns for the impact of marine plastics on the marine ecosystem and human beings, and the failure of recycling to function as a result of the reduction in the effective utilization of waste plastic.

The Marine Environment Subcommittee

The Marine Environment Subcommittee is promoting zero emission of plastics in the marine environment.

  • Monitoring of the management status of plastics used in the fisheries and aquaculture businesses, making improvements and commitments
  • Investigation of the actual outflow of microplastics and promoting activities to stop such outflow
  • Promoting cleanups on land and activities to collect marine debris and other waste
  • Review of the use of antimicrobials in aquaculture (new issue from fiscal 2021 onwards)

[Figure] The Marine Environment Subcommittee

The Plastics Subcommittee

The Plastics Subcommittee is promoting the 3R + R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle + Renewable) of plastic resources.

  • Promoting reduction and recycling of plastics at plants, at home (disposable plastic packaging) and each stage of distribution
  • Participation in and cooperation with outside organizations(CLOMA)and information gathering

[Figure] The Plastics Subcommittee

system, 日本水産株式会社 サステナビリティ推進部, 外部協力者, 日本水産株式会社 コーポレートコミュニケーション部