Environmental ReportSocial Responsibility 2015

Recognizing that our business activities affect the entire planet and that protecting the global environment is essential for our survival and activity, we work voluntarily and proactively to protect the environment under the Nisshin Seifun Group's Basic Environmental Policy, including initiatives to reduce waste and CO2 emissions and to effectively use resources and energy.

Material Balance

We have identified the major environmental impacts of our operations as electricity and water consumption, CO2 and waste emissions. We strive to promote effective environmental management and reduce environmental impacts through such means as understanding our footprint from production and distribution to consumer use and eventual disposal of residual packaging.

Food waste recycling ratio (%)
Total amount of discharged water (1,000m3)
BOD loading volume (t)

*Based on Act concerning the Promotion of Utilization of Recyclable Food Waste

Environmental Management

Under the leadership of the Director for Environmental Issues, we implement our Group Environmental Policy to conduct business in an environmental responsible manner. We evaluate each business site, including offices and plants for compliance with laws and regulations through internal audit according to our stringent standards. We also ensure our continuous improvement through group-wide certificated Environmental Management System under ISO14001.

Group environmental audit record
Number of
Number of
FY2012 10 30 1 1
FY2013 12 23 1 1
FY2014 13 23 0 0

Climate Protection

Trend of CO2 emissions (excluding transportation and delivery)

We have been thoroughly reviewing the Group-wide use of electricity by introducing energy-efficient facilities at our plants and energy-saving air-conditioners, lighting apparatuses and OA equipment at our offices.
Also, we used green electricity to cover a part of domestic power usage.

Although we accomplished our group’s original target, from the effect of increase in production and by the addition of CO2 emissions of newly acquired overseas companies, total CO2 emission has been increased since 2013.

Introduction of Renewable Energy Facilities

Solar panels installation (Tsurumi Plant of Nisshin Seifun)

The Tsurumi Plant of Nisshin Seifun and the Tatebayashi Plant of Nisshin Foods installed solar photovoltaic facilities. The facility at the Tsurumi Plant is expected to generate power equivalent to annual consumption of 160 households, and to relieve the environmental impact by reducing approximately 250 tons of CO2 emissions annually compared with thermal power plant.

Waste Reduction

Final disposal wastes
*Excludes overseas sites

We actively worked on reducing waste on a group-wide basis by improving production efficiency and reviewing procedures at the manufacturing division, as well as strengthening supply and demand and inventory management at the sales division. Additionally we made efforts to promote the use of waste for fertilizers and foodstuffs. As a result, final disposal waste in FY2014 reduced nearly 99.6% from that in FY2000.