We at the Nissui Group issued our CSR Action Declaration in 2016, where we identified three key issues (material areas) based on opinions expressed to us by stakeholders. With the goal of solving those issues, we independently established a committee system and are proceeding with a number of initiatives.
In its business activities, a company faces a variety of societal issues that often include the environment or human rights. We believe it is vitally important to tackle those issues while pursuing sustainable growth. We need to face each of these problems head on and continue to engage in dialogues and other forms of communication with our stakeholders to actively remind ourselves not to become complacent.
In April 2018, we launched our new Mid-Term Business Plan, entitled “MVIP + (Plus) 2020” in which we set ourselves the aim of creating value by leveraging our unique technologies and utilizing marine resources in a sustainable way to help people be healthy around the world. We believe that tackling the key issues to full this promise is inextricably linked with working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015.
The Nissui Group cannot solve these societal issues alone; cooperation and collaboration is essential—with companies both in and outside of Japan, non-governmental and non-political organizations, and government agencies from around the world. To this end we have begun to communicate with a range of affiliated organizations, and joined the Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), an initiative aimed at promoting sustainability in marine resource businesses.
The Nissui Group is extending its efforts to further reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and waste materials it produces, along with the water and other resources it uses. We are committed to the sustainable use of marine resources and are working as part of the international community to actively establish rules for marine resource utilization and to ensure compliance as a way to full our corporate citizenship responsibility and promote healthy living among people across the globe.
Representative Board Member,
President & CEO
Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.