Climate Change

Basic Views

At the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), the Paris Agreement was adopted and a target was set to limit the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

NH Foods Group is cognizant that climate change is a pressing issue in people’s lives and our business activities, and we are working to cut emissions throughout the Group such as by reducing CO2 emissions, using energy efficiently, and conducting environment-conscious procurement.

Promotion Systems

Sadanori Miyagai,a Director and Managing Executive Officer,is in charge of the execution and operation of climate change initiatives.
The CSR Promotion Committee debates important policies, the development of measures,and initiatives related to climate change.The matters discussed and decided on by management committees are taken up for discussion by the Board of Directors.

Major Initiatives

The NH Foods Ltd. participates in the Japan Climate Initiative.
CDP Worldwide-Japan,the World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF Japan), and the Renewable Energy Institute serve as the secretariat for the Japan Climate Initiative. This network aims to strengthen the distribution and exchange of information among companies, local governments, NGOs, and others in Japan and to achieve a low-carbon society.
The NH Foods Ltd. has set environmental performance target values for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 within the Medium-Term Management Plan 2020, and works together with external organizations in efforts to conserve energy and resources, and reduce the environmental burden.

Third-Party Verification

Third-Party Verification

The Group undergoes third-party verification.

Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Raising Livestock and Factories

Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Raising Livestock and Factories

An introduction to the Group’s measures to reduce environmental impacts from business activities (livestock raising and factories)

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Logistics

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Logistics

An introduction to the Group’s measures to reduce environmental impacts from business activities (logistics)

Conducting Life Cycle Assessment

Conducting Life Cycle Assessment

We conduct assessment of products throughout their entire life cycle from the production of raw materials to disposal from the perspective of environmental impact.

Changes in CO2 Emissions and Energy Consumption

The Group will continue to promote measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions such as through energy-saving activities.

FY2017 results (compared with FY2016)

  • Note1: Emissions basic unit
    Amount of CO2 released when producing a certain volume of products
    CO2 emissions (kg) per product volume (t) are calculated.
  • Note2: GHG emission data may differ from past disclosures due to revised calculation methods.

Energy Consumption

UnitsFY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018
Heavy fuel oil ATJ 1,0871,0221,0231,040968
Kerosene TJ 470 483 525 563 542
Town gas TJ 1,001 1,060 927 946 971
Liquefied natural gas / LNG TJ 2 1 204 201 217
Liquefied petroleum gas/LPG TJ 304 325 354 373 361
Light Oil TJ 444 421 420 379 375
Gasoline TJ 72 65 69 56 52
Electricity purchased TJ 5,688 5,708 5,825 5,689 5,772
Steam, cold water,hot water purchased TJ - - 12 9 21
Total calories TJ 9,068 9,085 9,361 9,255 9,278
Total calories(fossil fuel only) TJ 3,380 3,377 3,522 3,558 3,486

Future Initiatives

The Group will determine greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire supply chain and take reduction measures.