Use of certified products

We will continue to expand the use of certified raw materials, as we believe it is important to procure sustainable raw materials.

Procurement of Palm Oil

In August 2020, the NH Foods Group applied for membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This is in response to society’s call to achieve the target of 100% procurement of sustainable palm oil by 2030.

Target: 100% of sustainable palm oil procurement by 2030

MSC/ASC Certification

The Marine Foods Corporation acquired MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) Chain of Custody certification for its head office in August 2018 and for also its Mie Factory in March 2020. In addition, Kushiro Marusui Co., Ltd. acquired MSC CoC certification in December 2019. During FY2019, we sold roughly 8 tons of MSC-certified scallop muscle and 16 tons of MSC-certified northern shrimp with tails attached, and roughly 10 tons of ASC-certified whiteleg shrimp with heads.

(Certified fish species)
 MSC:Snow crab, scallop, pink salmon, sockeye salmon, chum salmon, sockeye salmon
 ASC:Atlantic salmon, sockeye salmon, bull shrimp, rainbow trout, whiteleg shrimp

Use of FSC-certified Paper

Products including the Irodori Kitchen series and Hoko Baby Cheese use paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC). We will continue to increase the use of FSC-certified paper to include things like gift products.