Hana Group North America, a major supplier of grocery instore sushi, is the first sushi company to earn ISO 14001:2015 sustainibility certification.
An eco-friendly approach has been driving Hana Group’s operations for years, according to the company, which has sushi bar locations in over 300 supermarkets.
“My mission has always been to make Hana Group into the number one Japanese-inspired cuisine provider in the world with sustainable food and responsible service,” says Josh Onishi, CEO of Hana Group. “Our team works tirelessly to foster these goals by addressing economic, environmental and social values in our society, which we see as critical to encouraging a more sustainable outlook in businesses across the board.”
Hana Group prioritizes its core values to identify, measure, and understand the direct and indirect environmental impacts of its operations and mitigate those impacts. Some examples of its Environmental Management System include:
- Achieving the target of sourcing 100% sustainable seafood, which was accomplished at the end of 2016.
- Purchasing only seafood that is ranked either green or yellow by Seafood Watch or certified with third party ecolabel.
- Reducing fleet emissions, waste diversion and water reduction targets.
- Completing a systematic greenhouse gas inventory to set science-based reduction targets.
- Selecting suppliers who improve Hana Group’s sustainable supply chain through traceability, safety and quality.