Message from the President and CEO

Photo:Akiyo Matono

Driven by one of our Founding Principles, namely, "A tap water system is exactly what marine products should be like in production and distribution," we at Nissui have continued to create diverse value through a variety of resources, the most notable which are marine resources.

The history of Nissui began with a single fishing trawler in 1911. In the more than 100 years that have passed, Nissui has faced numerous challenges, including the shrinking of business during World War II and the postwar reconstruction, and the establishment of 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zones, and in response has - through its own efforts - been able to change and evolve, a process which continues to this day.

The Mid-Term Business Plan MVIP+2020, which was launched in April 2018, is based on the Basic Management Policy of "We will champion the sustainable utilization of marine resources and the preservation of the earth environment, continue to create diverse value from resources, including marine resources, and make dedicated contributions to realizing a vibrant life and a promising future for consumers around the world. And upholds the basic concept of "helping individual consumers around the world to stay healthy by eating seafood from sustainable resources using unique technologies developed by Nissui." Our goal is to increase corporate value by reinforcing our efforts to resolve social issues through our business activities while at the same time achieving revenue and income.

Particularly, in terms of CSR, we have put a system in place for promoting activities by establishing subcommittees for each priority issue. Among these issues, Nissui has focused on the issue of "Preserve the bountiful sea and promote the sustainable utilization of marine resources and their procurement," and commenced new initiatives to address the problem of marine plastics, which has become a topic of concern in recent years, by establishing a basic policy. Going forward, Nissui will continue to address its priority issues by promoting initiatives through its business activities and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations.

Currently, we are facing unprecedented hardships as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has made us, the employees of Nissui, even more aware of our responsibility to "Deliver safe and reliable products with due care."
Thus, we will always strive to grow into a better company than we were yesterday. We sincerely appreciate your continued understanding and support.

June 2020
Akiyo Matono
President & CEO,
Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.