Targets and Results

As part of its three-year medium-term management plans, the NH Foods Group has formulated environmental targets aimed at reducing the environmental impact of its business activities. In April 2021, the Group formulated Vision2030 and the Five Materialities, while also setting medium- to long-term environmental targets for 2030. We will continue to contribute to the development of a sustainable society by working to reduce environmental loads and use resources efficiently.

Medium- to Long-Term Targets (to Fiscal 2030)

One of the Five Materialities is “Contributing to a sustainable environment.” Based on this, we have made addressing climate change, resource saving and recycling, and tackling the biodiversity issue into priority issues and have set targets for each one.
In addition, from fiscal 2022 we instituted environmental targets with of bringing our overseas in line with medium- to- long-term environmental targets in Japan. Going forward, we will work to promote efforts to achieve a sustainable society from a more global perspective.

Priority issue Target:Year of achievement 2030
Responding to climate change Reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels
 ・Japan:FY2023 target of 15.9% or higher compared to FY2013 and
        FY2030 target of 46% or higher compared to FY2013
 ・Overseas:FY2030 target of 24% or higher compared to FY2021
Promote research and technological development to control and reduce greenhouse gases derived from livestock

Resource saving and recycling

Reduce waste emissions 5% reduction per production unit compared to FY 2019 in Japan
Improve the waste recycling rate 92% or higher in Japan
Reduce water consumption per production unit
 ・Japan: Reduce 5% compared with FY2019 levels
 ・Overseas: Reduce 5% compared with FY2021 levels
Identify which of our business sites in both Japan and overseas are in regions with high levels of water risk, take action to lower this risk in accordance with the situation in each region, and use water resources in a sustainable manner
Addressing biodiversity Raise the ratio of RSPO-certified palm oil used (target: 100%, including book & claim)

Note: For overseas operations, based on FY2021 results, with reduction targets set as equal to yearly reduction targets in Japan

Note: Coverage of the Plan:
Reduction of fossil fuel-derived CO2 emissions at NH Foods Group business sites in Japan and Overseas
Waste discharges at NH Foods Group manufacturing factory in Japan
Improvement of waste recycling rates at NH Foods Group business sites in Japan
Water consumption at NH Foods Group manufacturing factory in Japan and Overseas

Results of the Medium-Term Management Plan 2020

Under the Medium-Term Management Plan 2020 (April 2018 - March 2020), we set environmental targets based on average values for the period from fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2016, and we proceeded with our efforts. The results were as follows.

Action Items Baseline
(Average between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2016)
(Average between fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2020)
(Average between fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2020),
(From the Baseline)
Mitigation of climate change CO2 emissions per unit of production *1 701.1kg-CO2/t 8.0% reduction*1
10.0% reduction
Resource saving Thermal energy per unit of production 12.0GJ/t 8.0% reduction*1
3.3% reduction
Water consumption per unit of production 17.7m3/t 3.0% reduction*1
4.5% increase
Discharged waste per unit of production*2 207.5kg/t 6.0% reduction*1
14.3% increase*3
Promotion of recycling Waste recycling rate 90.8% 94.0% 88.9%
  • Note: CO2 emissions and thermal energy calculated by using factors in "Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures" in Japan about each year
  • Note: Coverage of the Plan: business sites of NH Foods Group in Japan
  • Note: Primary unit of each intensity is per unit of product
  • Note: Reduction rate in target value is reduction rate from Baseline
  • Note1: Water consumption and discharged includes some estimated values from production departments
  • Note2: Excluding farm excreta
  • Note3: Excluding the waste from Typhoon Jebi and the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake in the FY 2018