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Emissions into the Atmosphere

Management System

The Nichirei Group manages and stores PRTR substances and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in accordance with statutory standards for the management of chemical substances. Furthermore, during FY2019, there were no environmental accidents or violations of laws or regulations that could have a material impact on the environment.

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Initiatives

Reduction of NOx, SOx, and PM Emissions

Nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur oxide (SOx) are produced when fuel oil and gas are burned in food factory boilers. Through proper facility management at its factories, Nichirei is complying with emissions standards stipulated by law and aiming for an overall reduction in emissions volume. The Nichirei Logistics Group is promoting increased logistical efficiency through joint shipping and modal shifts making use of railways and ferries. The Group is making progress on the reduction of NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions by using exhaust regulation-compliant vehicles, conducting proper vehicle maintenance, and promoting such initiatives as eco-driving. Furthermore, there are no emissions from the Nichirei Group’s business corresponding to the volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standards.

SOx Emissions

SOx Emissions

  • *Facilities where measurements of smoke and soot are taken. Not including emissions derived from vehicles.
Use and Management of CFCs

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are said to be among the substances destroying the ozone layer. Their production is being phased out, and management regulations have been put into effect in sequences, starting with freon, which is the most destructive of the ozone layer.
The Nichirei Group uses freon as a refrigerant in the cooling facilities at its food plants and logistics centers. Although appropriate equipment management ensures that the refrigerant, which circulates within sealed cooling equipment, does not leak, the Nichirei Group disposes of it as required by law when major equipment repairs are carried out.
Meanwhile, the fact that freon is one of the gases that causes global warming has also become an issue. Since the CO2 of the energy sources used for cooling equipment are also linked to global warming, the Group is determining the refrigerant it prefers in new equipment based on its energy-saving properties.
During FY2017, Nichirei Foods installed freezing facilities which use natural refrigerants at its Shiroishi Factory. Part of the cost of installing the new freezing facilities was subsidized under the Ministry of the Environment’s CO2 emission reduction business expense subsidy. Furthermore, the basic policy of the Nichirei Logistics Group is to select natural refrigerants when building new cold storage facilities or when extending existing facilities. It is also promoting a switch from freezing facilities that use CFCs to freezing facilities that use natural refrigerants for all its other existing facilities.

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Environmental Management

Basic Philosophy

The Nichirei Group established a Group Environmental Policy focused on th...

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The Nichirei Group, comprising a wide variety of different businesses, prom...

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Goals and Priority Challenges toward FY2021

■ Long-term Goals for FY2012–FY2021 (formulated in FY2011) ...

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Medium-term Targets and Results

■Group’s medium-term environmental plan Group medium-term env...

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Prevention of Global Warming

In addition to the Group working to reduce CO2 emissions at its places of b...

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Promotion of Sustainable Recycling of Resources

The amount of waste discharged outside worksites in FY2019 was 45,400 tons,...

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Water Resource Conservation

The Nichirei Group grasps and manages its consumption of water and quality ...

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ISO 14001 Certification, etc.

The Nichirei Group prioritizes ISO 14001 certification at its food factorie...

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Environmental Audits

In addition to covering areas such as organizational management and busines...

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Environmental Accounting

To gain a quantitative picture of the costs and environmental benefits of i...

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Status of Environment-related Incidents, Legal Violations

In FY2019, there were no legal violations or environment-related incidents,...

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Ecology Committee Leads Environmental Resource Management

Most of the energy consumed by Nichirei Biosciences Inc. is used by its dev...

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Initiatives for Sustainable Raw Ingredients

Basic Philosophy

To provide value to society and to continue to survive, it is vitally impor...

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Initiatives for Sustainable Raw Ingredients

Management System

To promote efforts to maintain a sustainable supply chain for all of Nichir...

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Initiatives for Sustainable Raw Ingredients

Priority Challenges for FY2021 (focus on business activities)

・ Procure materials produced or caught in consideration of sustainable util...

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Sustainable Procurement in Symbiosis with Nature and Neighborhoods

Mauritanian potted octopi are one of the quality materials used at Nichirei...

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Efforts for MSC/ASC-certified Materials

Nichirei Fresh developed the Forest of Life Project, which it has maintaine...

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Initiatives for FA Ingredients

Drug-resistant bacteria—bacteria on which antimicrobial agents (antibiotics...

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Suppression of Methane Gas Emissions by Cattle

Suppression of methane gas emissions by cattle

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Initiatives for Energy and Climate Change

Basic CSR Policy

Established as an environmental initiative, the Nichirei Group’s Environmen...

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Initiatives for Energy and Climate Change

Management System

Environmental management system Regarding the actual values for the ...

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Initiatives for Energy and Climate Change

Initiatives

The Nichirei Group’s approach to environmental conservation Eliminat...

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Initiatives for Water Resource Conservation

Basic CSR Policy

Established as an environmental initiative, the Nichirei Group’s Environmen...

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Initiatives for Water Resource Conservation

Management System

Regarding water resources used in business, the volumes of water used and w...

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Initiatives

In terms of water-related initiatives associated with business activities, ...

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Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation

Basic CSR Policy

Biodiversity Policy

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Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation

Management System

As “living in symbiosis with nature” is one of the three priorities of the ...

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Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation

Initiatives

Collaboration with WWF Indonesia and WWF Japan Promoting Biodiversity Conse...

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Protecting endangered orchids, biodiversity conservation

https://www.nichirei.co.jp/english/csr/environment/action/office ...

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Emissions into the Atmosphere

Management System

The Nichirei Group manages and stores PRTR substances and PCBs (polychlorin...

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Emissions into the Atmosphere

Initiatives

Reduction of NOx, SOx, and PM Emissions Nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur ...

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Management of Wastewater, Waste Matter, and Chemical Substances

Basic Philosophy

Established as an environmental initiative, the Nichirei Group’s Environmen...

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Management of Wastewater, Waste Matter, and Chemical Substances

Management System

Environmental management system

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Management of Wastewater, Waste Matter, and Chemical Substances

Initiatives

The amount of waste discharged outside worksites in FY2018 was 45,200 tons,...

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Initiatives in Products and Services

Basic Philosophy

Committed to manufacturing and service solutions that are conscious of mini...

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Initiatives in Products and Services

Management System

Environmental management system

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Initiatives in Products and Services

Initiatives

Suppression of Methane Gas Emissions by Cattle (Nichirei Fresh) Suppre...

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Processing Environmental Complaints

Basic Philosophy

Based on the management principle below, each Nichirei Group company commun...

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Processing Environmental Complaints

Management System

The Group accepts a range of inquiries via telephone, letter, and online po...