Environmental Management

Environmental Management

Basic Views

The NH Foods Group fosters the lives of cattle, pigs, chickens, and other livestock, conducting corporate activities by receiving the blessings of life. We believe it is important to conserve the natural environment, which serves as the foundation for all life, and so we promote the effective use of resources and work to reduce our environmental impact.
We will promote Group-wide efforts to realize a sustainable society in harmony with the environment.

Environmental Policies

The Group formulated its Environmental Charter in August 1998 as its basic policy on environmental conservation. We revamped the initiative in April 2011 as the NH Foods Group Environmental Policy.
Every individual Group employee undertakes a variety of environmental conservation efforts in keeping with this policy.

Environmental Policies of the NH Foods Group

In appreciation of nature's blessings, we at the NH Foods Group will promote environmentally sound business activities toward the realization of a sustainable society.

  1. Environmentally conscious products and servicesWe will strive to develop products and provide services that arc environmentally conscious.
  2. Improvement of environmental performanceWe will strive to conserve energy and resources and reduce adverse environmental impact that may arise during the course from our business activities.
  3. Continual improvementsWe will make continual improvements through the effective application of our environmental management system.
  4. ComplianceWe will strive to enhance the level of our environmental conservation by complying with applicable legal requirements and, when appropriate, setting our own requirements.
  5. Cooperation with communitiesWe will work together with our host communities to promote environmental activities through close communications with them.

Environmental Declaration

In April 1998, senior management issued a declaration to Group employees that measures to address environmental problems would be included among management issues.

Environmental Declaration

Looking to the 21st century, environmental problems are among the most important issues that we face.
Today, we live in a prosperous society where we are able to fully enjoy the gifts of nature created by the global environment and the benefits of civilization.
In order to support this prosperity, however, we use, consume, and discard massive amounts of resources and energy. As a result, global environmental problems that threaten the foundations of human existence including global warming, acid rain, and destruction of the ozone layer have occurred.
It is necessary that we take the global environment into consideration in our ordinary business activities and day-to-day lives. It is essential that we preserve the beauty of the earth for the benefit of our children.
Based on the concept of producing food that creates happiness, the Group has contributed to making connections with people around the world and to creating healthy and happy lives for all people.
We, the members of the NH Foods Group, believe that addressing these environmental problems is our responsibility and our mission as a business enterprise. We have made respect for the workings of nature, achieving harmony with the natural environment in our business activities, and acting in an environmentally friendly manner a part of our management issues. The Group requires that all personnel engage in environmentally-friendly practices in business activities and their day-to-day lives.

Promotion Systems

The Group strive to reduce adverse environmental impact and comply with laws and regulations in accordance with the Environmental Policies of the NH Foods Group.
Sustainability Committee carries out activities such as formulating sustainability policies and strategies, and checking the progress being made by each Group company. Those contents are summarized and submitted to the Board of Directors, which is the decision-making body. We have established a system for implementing policies and strategies decided upon in cooperation with the Sustainability Department, which serves as secretariat, and each business division.

Sustainability Promotion Framework

Environmental Management System

The Group conducts environmental activities through the application of our environmental management system.
Twenty six of our manufacturing sites have acquired ISO 14001 certification, the international standard for environmental management, and are engaged in environmental activities through the application of ISO 14001.
We are also implementing environmental management based on the PDCA cycle at sites that have not yet acquired ISO 14001 certification.

Major Initiatives

Targets and Results

Material Flow Analysis

Certification Acquisition

Internal Audits