Message from the President

Kenji Takihara, Representative Director and President, Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Since its founding 120 years ago in 1900, the Nisshin Seifun Group has consistently worked to contribute to society through its business activities and build solid foundations in the Japanese food industry under two guiding philosophies: “the basis of business is built on trust”, and “be in tune with the changing climate”, together with our corporate principle: “contribute to a healthy and fruitful life for all”.

Under the Group’s holding company, Nisshin Seifun Group Inc., the Group is engaged in seven business areas: flour milling, processed foods, healthcare foods, yeast and biotechnology, prepared dishes and other prepared foods, engineering, and mesh cloth. By each business utilizing our group-wide capabilities, we aim to maintain or achieve the No.1 position in a range of industries and fields while also actively expanding our activities globally.

In 2022 we adopted a medium-term management plan ending in fiscal 2027. In that plan, we informed stakeholders about our vision for the Nisshin Seifun Group over the medium-term future. Specifically, our vision calls for contribution to society through our business activities, and for the achievement of continuing growth as a core corporate group in the food industry. These efforts will be guided by our guiding philosophies, which state that “the basis of business is built on trust” and emphasizes the need “be in tune with the changing business climate,” along with our corporate principle to “contribute to a healthy and fruitful life for all.” We aim to realize this vision by working with a sense of urgency to implement management strategies that align with our three basic policies, which are: to stimulate the Group’s ability to grow by restructuring the business portfolio; to enhance management by clarifying our business’ relationships toward our stakeholders; and to integrate ESG into management strategy, implement by adapting to social trends.

We remain committed to our ongoing mission to ensure stable supplies of safe, reliable foods, including flour, and maintain high standards of product safety and reliability in all of our business areas. We also aim to contribute to the development of a sustainable society by incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities into our management policies.

We are as determined as ever to maximize our corporate value and earn the continuing support of all stakeholders.