Twice a year since 2010 the Nissui Group has been carrying out the “Cleanup Campaign,” activities to clean up the areas surrounding the Group’s domestic business locations around the country. In the advance information given prior to the cleanup , the participants learn that litter could potentially flow into the rivers and reach the ocean and that this activity is not merely a cleanup exercise but a way to prevent litter from flowing into the ocean, and are made aware of the relationship between this activity and Nissui’s business.
In the 18th Cleanup Campaign held during May and June 2019, 1,659 employees of the 111 domestic offices participated and picked up a total of 2,831 kg of rubbish.
Nissui Group companies in outside Japan are also carrying out activities to clean up the areas surrounding its business locations.
Nissui (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
Salmones Antártica S.A. (Chile)
Since 2017, Nissui, with the cooperation of the NPO, The Arakawa Clean-aid Forum , has been learning about the river environment, experiencing biodiversity and conducting cleanup activities to pick up litter. In fiscal 2019, in addition to the seminar for new employees to get to experience the importance of the sea which started in fiscal 2018, a seminar was held in May at Arakawa for the CSR Promotion Team Members of the head office who were responsible for promoting CSR activities (One member has been assigned to each department). Additionally, in September a program for employees and family members was carried out with 20 participants. In the classroom, the participants listened to a lecture on the social issues surrounding the problem of marine plastics based on the latest data and came face-to-face with the problem in the subsequent fieldwork conducted on the riverbed. The participants were astounded at the volume of rubbish and the mounds of plastic wastein the river and thought about the tasks that could be done by each person close to home in order to solve this problem.
In 2018, Nissui, as part of its efforts to combat food loss, made and distributed My Boxes (personal food containers made of LIMEX) to its employees. LIMEX is a new material made mainly of lime stone to replace paper and plastics. My Boxes can be used as a doggy bag to take home food left over from dining out or as an alternative to the disposable plastic containers used by food stalls and other venues. The message, “IMA JIBUNGA DEKIRUKOTO (What I can do now)” is printed on the top of the box, while the bottom shows the related SDGs and the message, “We will act responsibly and finish our food, considering there are people who do not have enough to eat ” and “This is a challenge that will lead to bountiful seas.”