Nissin Foods

A Sustainable Future

Nissin Foods is one of the world’s largest producers of ramen and soba noodles. In its environmental strategy titled EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030, Nissin Foods focuses on measures to reduce its impact on the climate and on limited natural resources.


To accelerate the work to achieve the goals of the EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030, they have set three focus areas.

The climate

  • In 2020, Nissin Foods joined the Science Based Targets initiative, as part of which it has committed to reducing carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5-degree target.
  • In order to achieve the SBTi goal, Nissin Foods has started switching all its production facilities to renewable electricity, purchasing raw materials with a lower climate footprint and switching to recyclable packaging.
  • Nissin Foods is participating in the RE100 international initiative, which aims to procure 100% of the electricity used in business activities from renewable energy sources.
  • To accelerate efforts to achieve the targets set out in the EARTH FOOD CHALLENGE 2030, they set two targets for procurement of renewable energy.

Limited natural resources

All production facilities within the group must have an environmental management system certified in accordance with ISO 14001.

  • With an emphasis on ensuring good product quality, Nissin Foods drew up a Green Procurement Policy in 2007 that focused on sourcing raw materials with less environmental impact and traceability from raw material to finished product.
  • The policy covers food safety and respect for the environment and human rights.
  • The company supports the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation) policy, which means that all palm oil in Nissin Foods products is RSPO-certified, and thus traceable and verified by a third party.
  • Nissin Foods requires its suppliers to comply with environmental laws, regulations and agreements and all relevant international standards.

Human Rights

  • Nissin Foods supports the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact and the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
  • The company continuously conducts Human Rights Due Diligence and engages with local communities where they operate to address any negative impacts from the company’s operations throughout the value chain.
  • Nissin Foods Europe is affiliated with SEDEX and Eco Vadis. Eco Vadis is focused on assessing and certifying companies’ efforts regarding the environment. Nissin Foods Europe won the silver medal on EcoVadis in 2023.