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.

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Basic Approach

In the Sustainability Report (web), we report in detail on the materiality and KGI/KPI reviewed in our new medium-term management plan "MNV 2024: Creating the Future of the Ocean and Life" which started in FY2022. While we are committed to disclosing quantitative data, we will strive to strengthen our management and expand disclosure in the future.

In order to communicate the Maruha Nichiro Group's sustainability initiatives to a wide range of stakeholders in an easy-to-understand manner, and at the same time to ensure the certainty, transparency, and comprehensiveness of the information, this report is based on the GRI In order to ensure the reliability, transparency, and comprehensiveness of information, we refer to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards* (hereinafter referred to as "GRI Standards").

*GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards: Guidelines for global standards for sustainability reporting issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization.
Please refer to the "GRI Standard Content Index" for the materiality issues and GRI requirements.

The Group also publishes an Integrated Report, which integrates non-financial and financial information, in print and PDF formats. The report is prepared in reference to the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and disclosed to investors and other interested parties of the Group. Please refer to the map below for the organization of information in the main media published by the Maruha Nichiro Group.

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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

FY2022 (April 2022 - March 2023)

*Some information from April 2023 or later also included.

Organizations Covered by Reporting

Maruha Nichiro Group Companies Subject to Consolidated Reporting.

*Some organizations may not fall within the scope of reporting, depending on the matters being reported. Reporting of limited scope is denoted as such.