Message from the Representative
Our ideal vision and perspective towards society is to become a company that is appreciated and always needed by the people and society – to be kind to people and considerate of the society, as we strive to create sustainable frameworks and always provide solutions for problems that arise in any time and age.
In order to achieve and maintain our vision of being “a company that continues to be needed by the people and society”, Kaneko Cord focuses its efforts on contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals through its endeavors in the medical field, various safety projects, and effort for environmental preservation using sustainable technology.
Additionally, using the natural environment and a framework that respects nature, we launched our land aquaculture business in 2013 and as the first step towards our wish to create a safe and secure food business, we began farming sturgeons and the production of caviar.
Our vision is not only focused on producing delicious sturgeon and caviar, but includes continuous research to find ways to better improve and implement sustainable methods through the use of our farm. For example, we plan to collaborate with the City of Hamamatsu and a waste incineration plant to use the waste hot water produced by the plant to create a warm water fish farm. We will focus our efforts into building a futuristic land aquafarm facility using molten slag, and the nutrients from fish manure waste and feed leftover will be used to grow agricultural products (aquaponics).
We believe our mission is to protect our “mother sea” from resource depletion caused by environmental pollution, overfishing, climate change and microplastics, and will continue to exert our efforts as a leader in the development of a sustainable aquaculture industry.
Not only do we focus on the aquaculture business. We also extend our interest into various other directions, and support people and corporations that strive to develop sustainable technologies in other fields.
We have decided to welcome Dr. Michael Nobel, who has been a friend, and interested in Kaneko Cord’s involvement with SDG activities for a while, as Kaneko Cord’s advisor. Dr. Michael Nobel is the great grandchild of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Foundation (Michael is the former President of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Association, Chairman of the Nobel Sustainability Trust, and former Chairman of the Nobel Family Association). With Michael on board, we will be able to create various projects to lead the new era as we continue to exert our efforts to create a better environment and world that will benefit the future of mankind.
Kaneko Cord Co., Ltd