Message from the President

The Nisshin Seifun group is helping to build a sustainable society by helping people to enjoy healthy and fruitful lives. Kenji Takihara, Representative Director and President, Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Our mission is to ensure reliable supplies of wheat flour and other key foods. While evolving in step with changing food needs, the Nisshin Seifun Group has continually contributed to enjoyment of healthy and fruitful lives by supplying its customers with high-quality products and services through its various business activities.

In recent years, global environmental changes, globalization, advances in technology, and other factors have caused dramatic changes in our business environment. We believe that in order to adapt flexibly to these changes and strengthen our governance as a framework for sustainable growth and the improvement of corporate value, we need management policies that will create close links between the new value chains that we will build, and our contributions to the environment and society. Based on this approach, we have identified our CSR priorities, comprising five social issues that need to be addressed as the highest priorities to ensure the sustainability of the Nisshin Seifun Group. Efforts in these areas are positioned as our top management priorities and we are proactively advancing initiatives.

Within these CSR priorities, we will place particular emphasis on addressing climate change and water resource issues. We see these issues not only from the perspective of natural disasters affecting our business sites and production areas, but also as factors that will impact directly or indirectly on our supply chains. These issues could also affect supplies of wheat, which is a vital raw material for our products. Therefore, we have set clear medium- to long-term targets for addressing climate change and water resource issues, as well as for the efficient handling of product and packaging waste, and we are accelerating specific initiatives for achieving these. In conjunction with this, we have declared our support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.

Additionally, we are working to address human rights issues concerning our business activities by practicing human rights due diligence procedures in our main businesses, including supply chains, and we are taking steps to mitigate or eliminate any human rights risks identified.

The Nisshin Seifun Group is working to provide solutions to social issues through all of its business activities. Our aim is to create a cycle in which society benefits from new value created by those activities. We are determined to continue to earn the support of our stakeholders by being a corporate group that is helping to build a sustainable society through embodying our corporate philosophy of “contributing to a healthy and fruitful life for all.”

CSR priorities (materiality) and areas contributing to the SDGs

Five CSR priorities (materiality) Areas contributing to the SDGs
Provide safe and healthy food and responsible consumer information SDGs3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Enable secure and sustainable raw material procurement SDGs14 LIFE BELOW WATER, SDGs15 LIFE ON LAND
Efficiently handle product and packaging waste SDGs12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUTION
Prepare for climate change and water resource issues SDGs13 CLIMATE ACTION, SDGs6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Provide work environments that are healthy and fulfilling