December 2, 2021
Promoting internal company measures and awareness raising to reduce our environmental impact
KIKUKAWA Kogyo Co., Ltd., a bespoke metal architect for interiors and exteriors, launched a package of measures on October 29, 2021, entitled the KIKUKAWA SDGs. These measures are designed to align with and help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations.
KIKUKAWA has long been engaged in measures to reduce our environmental footprint. In response to the growing awareness of society as a whole in recent years, we decided to mobilize the entire company and adopt a more systematic approach. As such, we have developed a framework for the implementation of a package of measures that we are calling the KIKUKAWA SDGs.
Going forward, as well as taking a company-wide approach to working on specific measures, we will work on raising awareness among our employees by displaying posters in our offices and being open about our performance. In doing so, we aim to continue to be a company that is valued as necessary by society.
■ Overview of the KIKUKAWA SDGs
●Recycling waste materials (paper products, wood waste, waste plastic)
・Sorting waste materials by type to promote material recycling (*1)
●Reducing energy consumption
・Using electric tools instead of pneumatic tools (*2)
・Setting air conditioning at appropriate temperatures (cooling at 28℃, heating at 20℃)
●Reducing purchase of raw materials and secondary materials
・Reducing material loss, using standard components
・Simplifying packing to reduce the use of packing materials
●Raising awareness among staff
・Building awareness through poster displays in our offices
・Reporting performance at management meetings
*1 Material recycling:
the process of recovering raw materials from product waste in order to reuse them. This kind of recycling is more efficient in reducing environmental footprints than waste-to-energy recycling, in which waste is processed into a fuel source in order to recover its thermal energy.
*2 Pneumatic tools:
Pneumatic tools, or air tools, are driven by compressed air. They are powered by air compressors, which consume high levels of energy, making them less energy efficient than electric tools.