The Nissui Group has established an environmental management system under the CSR Action Declaration and it will strive to build a sustainable society.
By utilizing this environmental management system, we will make effort to solve social issues in the areas determined to be material, particularly toward achieving sustainability in the marine environment.
The basic corporate stance of Nissui, whose business relies on the bounty of nature, is to respect natural resources and interact with the earth and sea with gratitude.
We shall engage in global business activities which enable us to live in harmony with the global environment, and make continuous efforts to build a sustainable society.
Enactment Date： June 1, 2003
Revision Date： February 20, 2014
The Environmental Subcommittee, chaired by an Executive Officer who has been designated by the CSR Committee, is convened five times a year. It deliberates the following matters and gives progress reports to the CSR Committee.
The Environmental Subcommittee, chaired by an Executive Officer who has been designated by the CSR Committee, is convened four times a year. It deliberates the following matters and gives progress reports to the CSR Committee.
Functions as the secretariat of the Environmental Subcommittee and convenes periodic meetings for persons in charge of the environment.
The persons in charge of the environment from approximately 80 business sites are gathered and a meeting of persons in charge of the environment is convened once a year.
In November 2021, Nissui declared its support for the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) recommendations and joined the TCFD consortium. In line with the disclosure framework proposed by the TCFD, we will assess the risks and opportunities related to climate change and disclose information in terms of governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets. In addition, based on the results of scenario analysis, we aim to strengthen governance and business strategies related to climate change.
The Nissui Group maintains a broad range of business sites including production plants for foods and marine products, fine chemical plants, logistics centers, research and development facilities and ship-building companies. While the type of business may vary, the importance of environmental activities, such as mitigating the environment burden by reducing CO2 emissions, water usage and waste and protecting the natural environment in the areas surrounding the business sites, remains the same. The Nissui Group is systematically operating its environmental management system by having each business site acquire ISO 14001 certification and by building a system for ongoing checks led by the Environmental Management Committee.
Status of ISO 14001 certification
|Number of certified business sites|
|Business sites in Japan||53/72 sites|
|Business sites outside Japan||2/9 sites|
As of March 2021
Scope of business sites: Business sites in Japan include Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. and its group companies in Japan (excluding unconsolidated affiliate companies), business sites outside Japan include its nine major group companies outside Japan. Administrative offices have been excluded.
Check items relating to the environment have been included in the operational audits conducted by the Internal Audit Department on Nissui plants. The audits confirm the progress made in the achievement of targets for reducing the environment impact.
At the Hachioji General Plant, management-level employees and persons in charge of the environment of Group companies located on the same premises (Hachioji Site) (Chilldy Co., Ltd. and Carry Net Co., Ltd.) and the Tokyo Food Order Section are invited to the Environment Council, which is held on a quarterly basis. Actual initiatives made by each person to reduce the environmental load and the progress made in the achievement of environmental targets are reported and effective case studies are proactively shared. Additionally, members are familiarized with any revisions to environmental laws and regulations or the implementation of any new laws, and environmental management for the entire Hachioji Site is promoted.
The Himeji General Plant has launched the Eco-promotion Team comprising the heads of the Human Resources & General Affairs Section, the Frozen Foods Plant, the Processed Foods Plant and the Himeji Food Order Section. It meets once a month to make the employees more aware of the environment, while at the same time promoting environmental activities close to home, such as encouraging employees to use the stairs within the facility, and collecting plastic bottle caps.
Himeji General Plant Eco-promotion Team
List of activities
|Description of initiatives||Period||Number of participating employees|
|Eco-Action Point activities||FY2020 (full year)||Total of 299 employees|
|Eco and safety senryu (Japanese three-line satiric poems)||May - July 2020||・Eco senryu: 126 employees
・Safety senryu: 124 employees
|Experiential activities (Japanese paper fan class/decorative money envelope class)||May 2020/December 2020||・Japanese paper fan class: 79 employees
・Decorative money envelope class: 62 employees
|Eco-art contest||August – October 2020||・Art segment: 21 employees
・Poster segment: 20 employees
・Photo segment: 43 employees
|Eco-exercise (using stairs instead of elevators)||January 5 – March 31, 2021||204 employees|
Energy management in a company requires sustainable ways to reduce energy usage.
The Nissui Group company, Gorton’s, Inc. (USA), began a new Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) initiative in 2019. This program aims to achieve even better results from energy management initiatives through organizational commitment coupled with the repetition of the processes of planning & implementation and measuring & reporting. As part of this commitment toward continued energy savings, Gorton’s has entered National Grid’s (Note) CEI energy cohort with seven other companies in the American Northeast. This 3-year program is designed to assist companies in developing energy management programs that will yield even more results in various aspects, including greater energy and cost savings.
In 2020, Gorton's completed its first year in National Grid's CEI program.
(Note 1): An energy company supplying electricity and gas whose business location in the USA is in Massachusetts, where Gorton's is also located.
(Note 2): An initiative by Walmart Inc. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the global value chain by 1 billion metric tons (i.e., a gigaton) by 2030.
Sealord Group, Ltd. (New Zealand), which is a fishery and marine products processing/sales company, incorporated sustainability into its long-term strategic priorities in 2020. Ahead of this, the Sealord Group had calculated its businesses' carbon footprint with external organization Catalyst Ltd. and set reduction targets in concrete terms.
(Note) Carbon offset: This relates to the hard-to-reduce portion of greenhouse gas emissions and involves purchasing carbon credits, investing in reduction activities commensurate with the emissions volume and employing other methods to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions released.