Environment-Related Policies

The Nichirei Group Environmental Policy

Basic Policy

If the Nichirei Group is to pass on to future generations the natural abundance that is the source of food and good health?and to continue providing freshness and good taste—together with its stakeholders, it must use its superior products and first-class logistics network to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities throughout the entire supply chain and help create a sustainable society.

  • Climate change initiatives

    We seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced as a result of our food-related business activities throughout the entire supply chain, including procurement, production, storage and distribution, and to carry out activities that support changes in business style and lifestyles, in order to address the impact of climate change in this area by realizing a carbon-free society. In addition, we will bolster business continuity by engaging in the analysis of and adaptation to the effects (risks and opportunities) of climate change.

  • Promotion of sustainable recycling

    In addition to making the best use of limited natural resources, the Nichirei Group is reducing the waste resulting from its business activities, and the reuse and recycling of resources throughout the entire supply chain. We are also helping realize a recycling-based society by planning the recycling of resources and purchasing these resources.

  • Symbiosis with nature

    The Nichirei Group, recognizing that natural resources are the product of diverse ecosystems and life forms, is making an effort to maintain symbiosis with nature through efforts to sustainably utilize and protect the blessings of nature (water resources, fishery resources, etc.) used throughout the supply chain as well as conserve and restore biodiversity.

Action Guidelines

As stated in the Nichirei Pledge, since the Nichirei Group believes that environmental problems are a major management issue, environmental considerations are a vital aspect of all its business activities.

  1. Creating and implementing a management system

    With a solid understanding of the environmental problems involved in the creation of a sustainable society, we are constantly evaluating and reviewing our activities so as to maintain and improve our management system. This we do in addition to promoting problem-solving activities, based on the implementation of relevant regulations and the establishment of environmental targets.

  2. Legal compliance

    We have created and abide by our own standards, based on our grasp of the relevant laws and demands of society.

  3. Environmentally appropriate products and services

    We promote products and services and conscientious craftsmanship that work to minimize environmental impact at each stage, from the planning, design and development of each product and service through to procurement, production, distribution, sale, use and disposal.

  4. Increasing awareness

    We use environmental education and awareness-raising activities to increase individual awareness, and proactively undertake environmental conservation activities as both employees and citizens.

  5. In harmony with society

    In addition to proactively disclosing information, we pursue various avenues to help improve the environment in close communication with society at large, including participation in local environmental activities.

Revised April 1, 2021

The Nichirei Group Biodiversity Policy

Biodiversity is both the foundation on which the survival of life forms depend, and a valuable asset that we must pass on to future generations.
Our lines of business are made possible by, and have an impact on, biodiversity and its many benefits. This we firmly grasp, and are constantly seeking to cooperate and collaborate with our stakeholders in order to conserve biodiversity and use it sustainably.

For our raw material procurement, we work with our partners to ensure that the materials from fisheries and processed items we procure reflect the principles of sustainable use.

When it comes to the biological resources intrinsic to our business activities, we use them to their fullest extent for the sake of society. For example, we do our best to provide them as products to our customers and to recycle resources into fertilizer, feed and energy.

We promote sustainable development and work to reduce environmental impact on biodiversity by conserving energy and resources; adopting a policy of reducing, reusing, and recycling; encouraging green procurement; and introducing harmful substance management.

We put great effort into activities that contribute to the preservation and restoration of biodiversity in our facilities, land, and adjoining areas, and in areas surrounding the sources of our raw materials.