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Environmental Initiatives

Environmental management

Environmental philosophy

Recognizing that protecting the global environment is humanity's most important issue and that the plastic products and services that KYORAKU CO., LTD. develops, manufactures, and sells, as well as our business activities, are deeply connected to the global environment, we strive to protect the global environment in all aspects of our corporate activities. All employees participate in efforts to address environmental issues and aim to become a company that minimizes its impact on the environment.
In addition, in order for people to live healthy, safe, and prosperous lives, all employees recognize that our business activities are deeply connected to the environment, and strive to harmonize the global environment with our global corporate activities. Comply with laws and regulations, effectively utilize resources, reduce waste, and protect the environment, including efforts to combat climate change, prevent environmental pollution, reduce environmental risks, and contribute to building a recycling-oriented and carbon-free society. I will work on it.

Environmental policy

In order to recognize the importance of environmental conservation, reduce the burden on the environment, and work together with all employees to conserve the environment, we promote environmental measures based on the following policies based on the basic concept of reduce, reuse, recycle, and refuse. To do.

  1. In cultivating and starting new businesses and expanding existing businesses, we fully consider the environmental burden at each stage of the life cycle, such as development, production, distribution, sales, use, and disposal. Procurement, sales of eco-friendly products, etc.
  2. We will comply with applicable environment-related laws, regulations, ordinances, agreements, and other agreed-upon requirements and customer requirements for our business activities and products.
  3. We will continually improve our management system by setting environmental objectives and goals based on this policy, implementing specific activities to achieve them, and regularly reviewing them.
  4. Through our business activities, we strive to conserve energy and resources, reduce waste, reuse and recycle resources, properly manage chemical substances, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste.
  5. In response to climate change, we strive to minimize greenhouse gas emissions through our business activities.
  6. We will strive for environmental conservation and coexistence and co-prosperity through cooperation, cooperation, and information exchange with business activities, products, and service-related companies.
  7. In addition to developing an internal environmental activity system and environmental education, we will deepen each employee's awareness of the importance of environmental issues through employee education and training.
  8. This policy will be made known to all employees and made available to the general public upon request.

Acquisition of ISO certification

Acquired ISO 14001 certification

We have established an environmental management system for our business activities, products, and services related to the design, manufacture, and sale of plastic products, and have acquired ISO14001 certification, an international standard.

Nagoya Branch, Gifu Plant (molding business), Toyohashi Plant /Toyohashi 2nd Plant, KYORAKU PLATEC CO., LTD head Plant

Tokyo Branch

Environmental Initiatives

Plastic has many excellent features not found in other materials, making it one of the materials that are essential to our lives.
On the other hand, there are also disadvantages such as environmental impact. The development of environment-friendly products has become the most important issue in response to the heightened environmental awareness of society, including the SDGs.

Advantages of plastic

  • light
  • Hard to break
  • Highly durable
  • Does not rot
  • Does not rust
  • Recyclable
  • Easy to process
  • Can be molded into various shapes
  • Mass production possible
  • Ensuring sanitation of medical materials, etc.

Disadvantages of plastic

  • The raw material is petroleum, which is a finite resource
  • Negative impact on the environment due to improper disposal
    ・CO2 is generated when burned
    ・ Does not decompose even if buried
    ・Marine microplastic problem
Point 01

Efforts toward non-petroleum-derived raw materials
Commercialization of biomass and plant-derived raw materials

Plant-derived polyethylene can be blended into food containers, Foamed Duct automobiles, etc.

  • 12.Responsibility to produce and use
  • 13. Take concrete action against climate change
Point 02

Addressing post-disposal issues
Commercialization of biodegradable plastic

We are developing fully biodegradable multilayer containers that are naturally decomposed by the power of microorganisms in the soil.

  • 12.Responsibility to produce and use
  • 13. Take concrete action against climate change
Point 03

Initiatives based on proprietary technology and products

  • Barrier packaging materials and antioxidant containers have made it possible to extend the expiration date of food, contributing to the reduction of food loss.
  • We are contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions during transportation and driving through technologies for reducing the weight of automobile parts, such as Foamed Duct.
  • We provide floating solar power generation/infrastructure support as part of the structural change in society's power supply structure/utilization of renewable energy.
  • 2. Zero Hunger
  • 7. Energy for everyone. and clean
  • 12.Responsibility to produce and use
  • 13. Take concrete action against climate change
  • 14.Let's protect the richness of the sea
  • 15. Let's protect the richness of the land

Local environmental conservation and thoughts for the next generation

Our company, which originated in Kyoto, participates in the Kyoto Model Forest Movement through the Kyoraku Centennial Forest Fund, which was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of our founding, and contributes to local environmental conservation activities and environmental education for the next generation. .

Point 01

Efforts to protect the abundance of greenery
Kyoraku Centennial Forest Fund

Established the Kyoraku 100-Year Forest (Higashikakesakura Pass, Higashibetsuin-cho, Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture), and conducted forest maintenance activities (tree planting, mowing, thinning of artificial forests, protection fences from wild animals) in cooperation with local residents and production forestry associations. installation, etc.).

  • 7. Energy for everyone. and clean
  • 13. Take concrete action against climate change
  • 15. Let's protect the richness of the land
Point 02

Kyoraku Children's Forest Development and Hands-on Learning Project

We have established the "Kyoraku Children's Forest Development and Hands-On Learning Project" so that children who will be active in the future can become familiar with the forests of Kyoto and experience its importance, and support hands-on activities for children.

Kyoto Model Forest Association

  • 4. Quality education for all
  • 15. Let's protect the richness of the land