Environmental Management

Environmental management system
Based on the Policies prescribed in the Environmental Code

Nissui has established an environmental management system based on the Policies prescribed in the Environmental Code. Nissui will aim to build a sustainable society through its business activities.

Environmental Code

Environmental philosophy

The basic corporate stance of Nissui, whose business relies on the bounty of nature, is to respect natural resources and interact with the Earth and the sea with gratitude.

We shall engage in global business activities which enable us to live in harmony with the global environment, and make continuous efforts to build a sustainable society.

Policies

  1. We will promote activities mindful of the preservation of the natural environment and biodiversity, and the sustainable use of resources.
  2. We will continuously endeavor to build a recycling-oriented society through energy conservation, resource saving, waste reduction, less packaging & containers, environmentally-friendly procurement, and other activities which alleviate the environmental burden.
  3. We will build an environmental management system, and aim to operate the system in an effective manner. We will also conduct environmental audits, and strictly enforce compliance with environment-related laws, regulations, etc.
  4. We will raise the environmental awareness of each and every one of our employees through environmental education.
  5. With respect to society, we will carry out environmental communication activities, and place great importance on environmentally-friendly coexistence with the local community.
  6. We will endeavor to make this Environmental Code common to companies affiliated with the Nissui Group.

Environmental Management

Acquisition of ISO14001 certification

Nissui promotes the acquisition of ISO14001 certification, which is the international standard for environmental management. As of the end of July 2014, a total of 63 locations (offices, domestic consolidated subsidiaries, and Group companies combined) had acquired ISO14001 certification.

Environmental risk management

In FY2013, there were no instances of accidents or trouble that would severely impact the environment at any of Nissuiā€™s business locations. In addition, Nissui continued to meet all standards on air, water quality, odor, noise and vibration set forth in the laws and regulations following the last year. Nissui is in compliance with the Act on Promotion of Recycling and Related Activities for Treatment of Cyclical Food Resources, Act on the Rational Use of Energy, and the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.

Environmental training and education

In addition to the regular education conducted in the course of training new employees and at conferences for persons in charge of environmental matters, Nissui, starting from FY2012, has been conducting environmental education focusing on biodiversity in which students learned about the current conditions of the earth environment and the steps being taken by Nissui toward the establishment of a sustainable society. In FY2013, 436 employees at 20 business locations took this course.

System of Environmental Management

Nissui has established an Environment Committee to oversee and promote environmental preservation activities for the entire Group. Additionally, business locations and Group companies within each business segment have developed environmental management systems to carry out their environmental initiatives and are making efforts to achieve their targets.

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Environment Committee

  • Deliberates and determines basic matters regarding environmental initiatives for the entire Group
  • Promotes and monitors the progress of environmental preservation activities (Meetings were held four times in FY2013

Environment Office

  • Plans and proposes measures regarding environmental initiatives for the entire Group
  • Monitors the progress of environmental load reduction activities in each segment, issues information
  • Introduces exemplary cases across segments

Meeting of Persons in Charge of the Environment

  • Monitors the progress of activities in each segment, conducts exchanges of information
  • Introduces exemplary cases across segments (Meetings were held two times in FY2013)