Environmental Targets and Results

We have identified the NH Foods Group's "Five Materialities (Key Issues)" as important social issues that must be addressed in order to realize the NH Foods Group's "Vision 2030," and have also set medium-term environmental targets. We will strive to solve social issues through our business and contribute to the formation of a sustainable society by promoting both our business strategy and our sustainability strategy through the resolution of the Materialities.

Medium-term Environmental Targets

We face various environmental issues such as climate change, food loss, and marine plastic litter. The NH Foods Group’s businesses involve bringing our customers the bounty of nature, and we are determined to help solve issues such as greenhouse gases, food loss, and plastics throughout the value chain. In the medium-term environmental targets for the period from FY2021 to FY2030, we have set the following targets and will continue to work on them.

Action Items Measures and Indicators
Responding to climate change Reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels by at least 46% by FY2030 (compared to FY2013)*
Resource saving and recycling Reduce water consumption by 5% by FY2030 (compared to FY2019: Basic unit per production quantity)*
Reduce waste emissions by 5% by FY2030 (compared to FY2019: Basic unit per production quantity)*
Achieve a waste recycling rate of at least 92% by FY2030*
Addressing biodiversity 100% use of RSPO-certified palm oil by FY2030 (including B&C)

Note: Medium-term environmental targets are for Japan only.

Results of the Medium-Term Management Plan 2020

The Medium-Term Management Plan 2020, which started on April 1, 2018, sets environmental targets based on average values for the period from fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2016.
The results of “Medium-Term Management Plan 2020" are 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