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Sustainable Approach

As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts to realize a sutainable society, The Nisshin OilliO Group established “The Nisshin OilliO Group Basic Procurement Policy” in June 2018, which serves as a guideline for procurement activities for all raw materials and services. To realize and develop a sustainable society, it is important for the entire supply chain to comply with the Policy, based on which we aim to expand our efforts.
At the same time, in order to deeply understand and recognize the environmental and social issues related to palm oil industry and to contribute to its sound development, we established the “Palm Oil Sourcing Policy” in June 2018, followed by the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation) declaration in December 2018.
Furthermore, we have disclosed the “Certified Volume Sourced” and “Traceability to Mill” along with the “Supplier Mill List” in July 2019. The information will be updated regularly on The Nisshin OilliO Group’s website.

Certified Volume Sourced / Traceability to Mill

Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Others (Fatty Acid, Glycerin) Certified Volume Sourced Traceability to Mill
January to June 2020 39.5% 98.1%
January to December 2019 43.5% 98.4%
January to December 2018 43.8% 96.1%

※All suppliers of Nisshin are 100% risk assessed through desktop and geospatial analysis by 3rd party.

We have established a roadmap regarding palm oil products that are traded and processed by the The Nisshin OilliO Group.

Roadmap (Action plan and Milestones)

Action plan Milestones Target date Status
1 Certified Sustainable
Palm Oil
Publish certified volume sourced (Group total).
- Jan. – Dec. 2019 43.5% (For palm oil: 50.3%)
- Jan. – Dec. 2018 43.8% (For palm oil: 53.3%)
July 2019 Accomplished
Source 100% certified (*1) palm oil (*2)
(*1) Certified by RSPO, MSPO, ISPO or other third-party organization
(*2) Does not contain palm kernel oil or derivatives
2022 On-going
2 Improvement of Supply Chain ①Grasp and evaluate
palm plantations
and mills
Publish supplier mill list. July 2019 Accomplished
Implement risk assessment based on supplier mill list. Nov. 2019 Accomplished
Consider improvement for high risk mills. Sept. 2020 On-going
Assess current traceability-to-plantation rate 2025 On-going
②Share sourcing
policy and business
solution with
suppliers
Explain NDPE and Palm Oil Sourcing Policy to major suppliers. Dec. 2018 Accomplished
③Support
smallholders
Consider addressing together with Group companies. - In progress
④Establish grievance
procedure
Establish and disclose grievance procedure on website. July 2019 Accomplished
3 Transparency ①Certified volume
sourced
Publish certified volume sourced on website and update twice a year.
- Jan. – Dec. 2019 43.5%
- Jan. – Dec. 2018 43.8%
July 2019 Accomplished
(Update continuously)
②Traceability to mill
and to plantation
Publish rate of traceability-to-mill on website and update twice a year.
- Jan. – Dec. 2019 98.4%
- Jan. – Dec. 2018 96.1%
July 2019 Accomplished
(Update continuously)
Assess current traceability-to-plantation rate. 2025 On-going
③Mill list Publish supplier mill list on website and update twice a year. July 2019 Accomplished
(Update continuously)
④Grievances Publish grievance procedure on website. July 2019 Accomplished
Publish grievance log on website. As needed
⑤Policy
implementation
plan
Establish and publish roadmap. June 2020 Accomplished
(Update continuously)
4 Social contribution
activity
Implement together with group companies. 2020 On-going