In order to solve global environmental problems, it is necessary to combine the knowledge of people from all around the world.
The Kumon Group strives to develop individual who will contribute to society. Accordingly, the Kumon Group believes that one of our core values is to fulfill our responsibilities and obligations with regard to solving global environmental problems.
The Kumon Group views the preservation of the global environment as an important challenge to be met as we carry out our business activities. We will incorporate this environmental-friendly vision into our business planning and will work on a permanent basis to protect our precious planet and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.
The Kumon Group will endeavour, throughout all our business activities, to conserve natural resources and to preserve the natural environment through the development of human resources.
Hence in Kumon Asia & Oceania (KAO), at all our business activities, we endeavour to reduce the usage of electricity and paper and thus the CO2 emissions, and encourage paper recycling so as to reduce the organisation’s impact on the natural resources. We have launched Environmental Management (“EM”) efforts to reduce non-essential printing, power management, recycling. We measure our efforts using the following indicators.
We continued to encourage member countries to practice energy-saving practices such as turning off lights when not in use, install energy-saving devices such as LED lights, etc., where possible. Such efforts have helped to further reduced electricity usage.
Electricity usage in 2020 1,217,020 kWh
Electricity usage in 2021 1,002,464 kWh
KAO members continued to practice paperless activities such as conducting meetings and seminars online, and switching documents submission and storage electronically. This effort has paid in in further reduction of paper usage during the year.
Paper usage in 2020 1,500,609 sheets
Paper usage in 2021 1,340,478 sheets
As a result of doing activities online, thus reduce printing, and converting to submitting document electronically, the quantities of paper sent for recycle reduced substantially.
In 2020 78,344 kg
In 2021 19,677 kg
CO2 is the primary greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming and electricity usage is one of the main sources of CO2 emission. As the result of KAO members’ effort to reduce electricity usage, CO2 emission was down by 15.9%.
In 2020 784 t-CO2
In 2021 659 t-CO2
EXAMPLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS IN KAO
Under the slogan of “Protect the environment, protect our lives,” Kumon Vietnam has engaged in the following activities:
This enables us to notice that we have forgotten to turn off a light, or if our underground water system is malfunctioning.