Sustainability Principles and Management

Basic approach

The Nisshin Seifun Group’s approach to sustainability

We consider the Group’s responsibility to society to be the steady implementation of our guiding philosophies of “the basis of business is built on trust” and to “be in tune with the changing business climate,” along with our corporate principle of “contributing to a healthy and fruitful life for all.”
“The basis of business is built on trust” expresses the foundation of the Group’s addressing of its social responsibility, which is to win the trust of stakeholders by listening sincerely to their interests and advancing business that takes the impact on society and environment into consideration.
Furthermore, regarding to “be in tune with the changing business climate,” we will address the various issues facing modern society by viewing them as business opportunities with the aim of creating new social value through our business. We will advance these social responsibility initiatives together with all employees and business partners and, in order to contribute to the sustainable development of society, we will engage in the following efforts.

  1. Corporate Governance
    We will build and maintain a sound and effective corporate governance structure.

    Corporate Governance Policy (131.0KB)

  2. Fair Business Practices
    We will work to ensure consistent observance of fair and ethical business practices based on compliance with laws and regulations and respect for international norms. We will build and maintain internal controls systems to achieve this.

    Responsible Procurement Policy (189.5KB)

    Request to Our Valued Suppliers (Supplier Guidelines) (286.8KB)

    Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Policy (178.0KB)

  3. Information Management
    All information, including personal information, will be managed in an appropriate manner. We will build and maintain the information security systems needed to achieve this.

    Privacy Policy (Japanese)

  4. Disclosure and Dialogue
    In addition to continuously disclosing impartial information in a timely and appropriate manner, we will remain conscious of the interests of the various stakeholders connected to the Group by advancing constructive dialogue.

    Disclosure Policy (Japanese)

  5. Quality Assurance and Responsibility to Consumers
    We will continuously pursue greater customer satisfaction by adopting a consumer-oriented perspective to provide a stable supply of safe, reliable, high-quality, and health-conscious products and services. We will also carry out fair and responsible customer communication and marketing activities.

    Quality Assurance Policy

    Voluntary declaration of consumer orientation

    Universal Design Policy (Japanese) (72.0KB)

  6. Respect for Human Rights
    We will ensure that the human rights of all people connected to our business value chains are respected, including employees, customers, and business partners.

    Human Rights Policy (106.6KB)

    Appendix: Priority Issues on Human Rights (107.2KB)

  7. Employee Satisfaction
    We will make work more fulfilling and enhance employee satisfaction by providing safe, healthy workplaces, training and educating employees, and promoting diversity.

    Nisshin Seifun Group Health Declaration

  8. Environment
    We will reduce the environmental impact of every aspect of our business and work to maintain harmony with the global environment through sustainable procurement and the effective use of resources.

    Environmental Basic Policy (122.8KB)

  9. Social Engagement
    We will contribute to the development of a healthy, sustainable society by actively engaging communities.
  10. Social Value Creation
    We will address customer needs and social issues as business opportunities and leverage all of the Nisshin Seifun Group’s various tangible and intangible assets to actively take on business challenges based on new ideas.

Sustainability management structure

Sustainability initiatives by the Nisshin Seifun Group are directed by the Sustainability Committee, which is chaired by the President of Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. Members include the presidents of other Group companies. The Sustainability Committee monitors progress on key sustainability priorities (materiality), including those covered by medium- to long-term targets for environmental issues, and discusses policies and strategies for initiatives on new issues. It also oversees and facilitates the activities of the Environment Committee, the Human Rights Promotion, and the Work Style Reform Committee. Together these committees form the sustainability action structure for the Nisshin Seifun Group.

Action Structure