Reducing CO2 Emissions from Packaging Materials
We are confronted by the issue of how to maintain a good balance between maintaining quality and environmental issues including final waste disposal sites and depletion of resources with regard to the containers and packaging used with the products that we supply to customers.
Appropriate packaging is essential for ensuring safety and maintaining the freshness of products, but once the products are consumed, that packaging becomes waste material. The Group is focusing on these circumstances, examining what we should do with regard to containers and packaging, and taking action.
Simplifying Packaging to Reduce Waste
We use trays to maintain the integrity of products and other packaging to maintain freshness and flavor. The NH Foods Group explores ways to simplify packaging to retain freshness and flavor while reducing the consumption of packaging materials.
Report on Outsourcing of Container and Packaging Reuse
Japan’s Containers and Packaging Recycling Law, requires companies that use containers and packaging to reuse those materials. The Group outsources the recycling of materials into products to the Japan Containers and Packaging Recycling Association and pays recycling outsourcing fees according to product manufacturing and sales volumes.
|Contracted year||Projected waste packaging volume (t)||Year used as basis for projected volume under contract|
|Fiscal 2018||7,188||54||547||0||Fiscal 2016|
|Fiscal 2017||7,735||41||509||0||Fiscal 2015|
|Fiscal 2016||12,661||933||1,454||0||Fiscal 2014|
Note: The projected waste packaging volume is based on production and sales results two years earlier.