NH Foods Group CSR Initiatives

Basic Views

With the Corporate Philosophies serving as the foundation of management, NH Foods Group values communication with stakeholders as it conducts CSR activities focused on five CSR material issues based on compliance.
Furthermore, we believe that addressing these issues together with stakeholders will realize the establishment of a sustainable society.

Basic Views

Producing food that is safe and reliable

Supporting mental and physical well-being through food and sports

Maintaining workplaces that motivate employees

Sustainable food supply for the next generation

Preserving the environment

The Medium-Term Management Plan and the Pursuit of Sustainability


Building systems that pave the way to the future

Business policies

  1. Strengthen profitability by improving the efficiency of existing businesses
  2. Create value through dialog with consumers
  3. Enhance and develop technological capabilities for conceptualizing and realizing the future of food
  4. Change gears in overseas market deployment
  5. Pursue sustainability

On April 1, 2018, we launched our Medium-Term Management Plan 2020. We identified the three years covered by the plan as a period in which we would advance to the next stage in our development, and chose as its theme “building systems that pave the way to the future.” Looking ahead to the future, our goal is to increase our corporate value from the multiple perspectives of the environment, society, and the economy, and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

One of the key components of our business policy is “Pursue sustainability,” and we intend to work towards this goal on the back of the Five CSR Material Issues; in so doing, we will strive to ensure that our business leads to the resolution of societal issues and provides support for healthy lifestyles.

The NH Foods Group and SDGs

The NH Foods Group recognizes that corporations have an important role to play in fulfilling Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is actively engaged in attempts to resolve various issues. In particular, the Group believes that engaging in the Five CSR Material Issues it outlined in January 2016 will contribute both to the realization of SDGs and to the establishment of a sustainable society.

What are Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 goals and 169 targets adopted by the UN in September 2015. They clarify global priority issues and the “Future we Want,” and the UN hopes to achieve the goals by 2030. The SDGs define goals and targets in the three fields of economy, environment, and society, and call on governments, corporations, and civil societies across the world to ensure that the limits of the world are not exceeded, that poverty is eradicated, and that all people are respected and provided with equal opportunities.

Promotion System

Desiring to effectively utilize the strengths and advantages of its management resources and business, in January 2016 the NH Foods Group selected its Five CSR Material Issues from among the wide-ranging problems faced by society and, since then, has engaged in initiatives aimed at the strategic promotion of CSR.

In order to contribute to society as a corporate citizen, in April 2018 we established a CSR Promotion Committee that would conduct a comprehensive review of our csr initiatives and report and make proposals to the Board of Directors.

One of the central pillars of the Medium-Term Management Plan 2020, which we launched in April 2018, is the “Pursue sustainability.” We intend to link our corporate strategies and business strategies, and not restrict our activities to just a few, select departments.

For fiscal 2018, in October we held a lecture on trends in CSR, SDGs, and ESG investments. On April, 2020, to pursue more on sustainability we have change the name of the committee to "Sustainability Committee". The committee meets once per quarter with the President as the Committee Chairperson and its members primarily comprised of directors and executive officers.

Organization Entity Role Organization Frequency
Sustainability Committee ・Development of the Group's sustainability policy and determine the strategy Director
Outside Director
General Manager of Business Division
4 times / year
ES (Environment・Social) Section Meeting ・Incorporating the strategies determined by the Sustainability Committee into the business units
・Formulate KPIs for key issues
Director in charge of Sustainability
Head of Departments and Sections
4 times / year
・Environmental Committee
・CSR Procurement Tasks
・Discuss and promote specifically about important themes related to environmental issues and CSR procurement Environmental Committee 3 times / year
Procurement Personnel 4 times / year

The Establishment of the Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee meets once per quarter, and discusses policies and themes relating to Sustainability for the Group as a whole, and to confirm the status of measures related to Sustainability.

Composition of the Sustainability Committee

* As of April 2021

Position Name Role
President and Representative Director Yoshihide Hata Committee Chairperson
Representative Director and Executive Vice President Tetsuhiro Kito Committee Member
Representative Director and Executive Vice President Nobuhisa Ikawa Committee Member
Director and Managing Executive Officer Sadanori Miyagai Committee Member
Director and Managing Executive Officer Fumio Maeda Committee Member
Director (Outside) Yasuko Kono* Committee Member
Director (Outside) Atsushi Iwasaki* Committee Member
Director (Outside) Hideo Arase* Committee Member
Managing Executive Officer Nobuo Oda Committee Member
Executive Officer Masahito Kataoka Committee Member
Executive Officer Kohei Akiyama Committee Member
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside) Tokushi Yamasaki Observer

Note: In addition to the above members, the committee is comprised of outside experts.

Note: Independent officers