Activities to raise environmental awareness
The Nissui Group, in FY2009, commenced activities to raise environmental awareness with the mission of promoting efforts to increase environmental awareness so that every one of the Nissui Group’s employees can take eco-friendly actions. Each employee is engaged in activities that are closely connected to the regional community and to our everyday lives.
The Nissui Group has been engaged in ongoing initiatives to raise the environmental awareness of its employees by providing accessible field experience. In FY2013, such initiatives included the hands-on river preservation lecture held for Nissui employees and their families at the site of the Tama River; the 6th Cleanup Project, in which 1,177 people from 75 business locations of the Nissui Group took part to clean up the areas surrounding their business locations; and the hands-on forest preservation lecture held at Utsunuki Green Zone, which is adjacent to the Nissui Tokyo Innovation Center.
As an enterprise that coexists with the community, Nissui contributes to the conservation of biodiversity
In addition to initiatives involving marine resources, the Nissui Group contributes to the conservation of biodiversity through various activities.
For example, at its Anjo Plant, Nissui has set up a biotope and has recreated an ecological system consisting of fish, aquatic insects and plants.
The biotope is used for water-quality monitoring and for environmental education for the community. Nissui also articipates in activities to conserve the Utsunuki Green Zone, which is adjacent to the Tokyo Innovation Center in Hachioji, Tokyo, and cooperates in the conservation of the forest.
Additionally, the efforts of each business location, including shoreline clean-up activities to prevent the pollution of the seas,
are also related to the conservation of biodiversity.
Conducted the Nissui Group Cleanup Project
The Nissui Group once again conducted its “Cleanup Project.” In FY2012, the operation was conducted twice, in June and in November. In June, 1,077 employees from 86 business location and in November, 1,216 employees from 74 business locations participated in the operation and cleaned up areas surrounding their respective business locations. Through these activities, Nissui intends to continue raising the environmental awareness of its employees as well as building good relationships with the regional community.
Nature observation tour in the Yatsu Higata (Mudflats)
As part of Nissui’s activities to raise environmental awareness, a nature observation tour was held in the Yatsu Higata in Narashino City, Chiba Prefecture on November 10, 2012. Employees of Nissui Group companies joined 32 of their elementary school-age children at the Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center to learn about various living organisms including wild birds that live in the mudflats and the importance of protecting the lives of plants and animals.
Activities at each plant and business location
Nissui also promotes voluntary activities by the employees of the plants and business locations. The Nissui Kashima Plant once again planted a “green curtain” that surrounded the premises this year. The Kashima Plant entered and won an incentive award at the Kamisu City Green Curtain Contest. Mogami Foods Co., Ltd. is also continuing its environment slogans. Through such accessible activities, Nissui intends to continue raising environmental awareness.