Water Stewardship

Water Stewardship

Basic Views

Water is a key resource that is essential for our business activities. There are concerns that regions where access to water will deteriorate (water stress) as a result of climate change and economic activity will increase around the world. It is with this understanding that the NH Foods Group strives to reduce its environmental impact by effectively using limited water resources in its business activities and by discharging wastewater following proper treatment.


In regard to effectively using water resources and taking action on water stress, we have established the following targets for medium- and long-term environmental goals.

  • Reduce water consumption per unit of production
    • Japan: 5% reduction compared to FY2019
    • Overseas: 5% reduction compared to FY2021
  • Identify regions with high water risk at domestic and overseas sites, and implement risk mitigation measures according to the circumstances of each region to ensure sustainable use of water resources

Promotion Systems

Please refer to promotion systems on the environmental management page.
Policies, policy formulation, and initiatives are discussed by the Sustainability Committee, deliberated on by management committees, and referred to the Board of Directors, which is the decision-making body.

Major Initiatives

Responsible Water Usage

Wastewater Management

Water Risk Assessment