President's Message

We created Vision2030 as an expression of our aspirations for 2030, our continuing commitment to our corporate philosophy as a company that enables people everywhere to experience the Joy of Eating, and our determination to unleash new potentials for protein. We also identified Five Materialities that require prioritized efforts based on our strengths as a company.

In recent years, we have seen unprecedented changes that could jeopardize the stability of food supplies, including world population growth and increasingly serious global environmental problems, such as climate change. Additionally, because of our involvement in the livestock industry in Japan and overseas, we need to address a wide range of social issues, such as labor shortages in the Japanese livestock sector, and animal welfare. We are one of Japan’s biggest protein suppliers and a key contributor to food infrastructure. Even in this challenging environment, we believe that we have a social mission to maintain reliable supplies of protein as the power of life.

To ensure that we can continue to fulfill this mission, we are rapidly restructuring our business models and expanding our lineup of plant-derived protein products, while also developing new types of proteins, such as cultured meat and other cell-based foods. At the same time, we are adopting sustainable livestock farming methods as part of our efforts to protect the global environment and contribute to the solution of social issues.

We believe that our business ultimately depends on the efforts and potential of each individual employee. That is why our corporate philosophy also states that our company should be a place where employees can feel truly happy and fulfilled. We are working to realize Vision2030 by enhancing our human capital policies as the framework for a dual commitment to the provision of training programs that support personal and organizational growth, and the creation of an environment in which diverse individuals can participate and succeed.

In March 2023, we opened Hokkaido Ballpark F Village as a complex that includes a new ballpark for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. Based on the concept of a co-creative community space, this project reflects our commitment to co-creation and shared prosperity with local communities and society, as defined in our materiality. We will continue to work with baseball fans, the people of Hokkaido, and our supportive partners in industry, government, and academia to develop Hokkaido Ballpark F Village as part of our commitment to sustainable community development in Hokkaido. Going forward, we will work toward the realization of a sustainable society through initiatives focused on our Five Materialities.

Nobuhisa Ikawa
President and Representative Director

 

Click here to view our Sustainability Report, which summarizes our sustainability initiatives to achieve a sustainable society.