Disclosure Policy

Maruha Nichiro Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "the Company") provides accurate information to shareholders and investors in a timely and appropriate manner, based on the principles of transparency, fairness and continuity. In addition to disclosing information in compliance with the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law and the timely disclosure rules stipulated by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Company will also strive to disclose information that we believe is effective in helping people understand the Company in a timely and proactive manner.

Method of Disclosing Information

If there is important information that falls under the Timely Disclosure Rules set by the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), the Company will disclose it in accordance with the said rules by registering the information in the TSE's timely disclosure information system (TDnet) after an explanation in advance to the TSE. The Company will post the same materials on its website without delay.

Business Forecasts and Future Prospects

The Company's plans, future outlooks, strategies, and other statements on our website, other than those relating to past or present facts, are outlooks on future performance based on judgments and assumptions made using the information available at the time. Therefore, actual results may differ materially depending on external factors such as various risks, uncertainties, and economic conditions.

Quiet Period

In order to prevent leaks of information related to financial results and ensure fairness, the Company observes a quiet period from two weeks prior to the announcement of financial results to the date of the announcement. During this period, the Company will refrain from answering questions or commenting on financial results. However, if it becomes likely during this quiet period that the Company's earnings forecast will change significantly, the Company will make an appropriate public announcement in accordance with the disclosure rules. Even during the quiet period, the Company will respond to questions and comments within the scope of information that has already been made public.

Report Profile

Basic Approach

The Sustainability Report (web version) uses the Medium-term Sustainability Management Plan (FY2018 to FY2021), which was launched in April 2018, as a framework for management, and reports on major activities, events, and changes in FY2021, focusing on main objectives (materiality). It also reports materiality and KGI/KPI reviewed in the new Medium-term Management Plan “For the Ocean, for life MNV 2024”, which began in FY2022. While we are also striving to disclose quantitative data, we will work toward further expanding information disclosure by strengthening our management.

This report provides a wide array of stakeholders with clear information on the Maruha Nichiro Group's sustainability efforts. To ensure the accuracy, transparency, and comprehensiveness of this information, the disclosures herein conform with the Core option requirements of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (“GRI Standards” below). These standards provide a common global set of guidelines on disclosing information on sustainability.

*GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards: Guidelines published by the non-profit organization Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) that provide global standards for sustainability reporting.

*For the main objectives and GRI requirements, see the GRI Content Index.

The Group also publishes the Integrated Report, available as a printed booklet and in PDF format. This report contains both financial and non-financial information. The report is compiled by referencing the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and disclosed to investors and other interested parties of the Group. For more on how we organize the information in the main media the Group publishes, also see the map below.

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Reference Guidelines and Indicators

  • GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards
  • ISO26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility
  • Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Guidance for Value Creation

Reporting Period

FY2021 (April 2021 - March 2022)
*Some information from April 2022 or later also included.

Organizations Covered by Reporting

79 companies subject to consolidation in the Maruha Nichiro Group
*Some organizations may not fall within the scope of reporting, depending on the matters being reported. Reporting of limited scope is denoted as such.