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NH Foods

NH Foods is a diversified food processing conglomerate, with over 50% of revenue coming from its fresh meats business, which also accounts for 20% of the total Japanese fresh meat market. Outside of livestock, the company has significant business activities across processed foods, marine products and dairy products. Operationally, the company owns 152 farms, 2 fish farms, 94 plants and 3 research facilities, as well as several overseas businesses. Among these, NH Foods owns Whyalla Beef in Australia, the largest feedlot in the country with a herd of 140,000 cattle.

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Governance and strategy

#1 4.2 /10 #120


#1 6.9 /30 #142


#1 1.3 /30 #225

Social inclusion

#1 5.0 /30 #172
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #121

Segment ranking summary

NH Foods ranks 121st in the food and beverage manufacturers and processors segment. By not disclosing any nutrition-related objectives, any social inclusion-related projects or objectives, nor animal welfare-related policies, the company lags behind many of its leading peers. Overall, NH Foods could strengthen its sustainability strategy by setting time-bound targets covering nutrition, social inclusion, and environment.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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Osaka, Japan
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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