Our view towards the environment
Based on our corporate vision of “Better Systems, Better World”, it is in our DNA to build a better society. To realize a sustainable society, we are working on achieving environmental impact reduction as well as maximizing our corporate value. Since our printing and logistics services consume energy and materials such as paper, we will strive to reduce environmental impact by designing an environmentally friendly sharing platform.
Our policies on climate change
- Climate change has had a significant impact on people’s lives and the state of business. At the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos in recent years, abnormal weather and a failure of climate change measures were deemed to be of high risk. To fulfill our duties for the future of our planet, our company and employees are committing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
- We will improve energy efficiency based on the appropriate measurement and disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the entire industry value chain, supporting our clients and partners through our services and activities.
Endorsement of and Response to TCFD Recommendations
In April 2021, we expressed our support for TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) recommendations and joined the TCFD consortium, which is comprised of companies and financial institutions etc. that endorse this initiative.
In addition, we have started scenario analysis based on the TCFD recommendations from 2022.
Greenhouse gas reduction
Our activities in the office
In order to go beyond the “Cool Biz*” policy that many companies have adopted, we encourage casual office attire and set the air conditioner temperature higher in the summer and lower in the winter. In addition, we have implemented measures such as setting the lighting in each area, switching off the lights frequently, adjusting the air conditioning temperature in each office space, and introducing new multifunctional printers.
In addition to the above, in order to promote energy and resource conservation activities, we switched to LED lighting in some areas of our Meguro office in May 2021. We will continue our dialogue with the building management company, and in the future, we are considering switching all fluorescent lights in our Meguro office to LED lighting.
* “Cool Biz” is a lifestyle advocated by the government as part of its efforts to combat global warming, in which people can enjoy summer comfortably at a room temperature of 28 degrees Celsius when using air conditioning.
Hacobell, our logistics service, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by visualizing and improving efficiency of delivery operations. This solution proposes optimal delivery methods and routes, improving operational efficiency of our partners as well as reducing the environmental footprint.
We also provide solutions to visualize CO₂ emissions during delivery, and support the partners’ efforts towards decarbonization by providing data in relation to Scope 3.
Efficient use of paper resources
Raksul, our printing service, prioritizes the efficient use of paper resources. In the normal printing process, multiple copies of the same document are printed on a sheet of paper large enough to print eight A4 sheets. Because of this, during the cutting process and test printing process, it is common to print more than necessary. In comparison, Raksul reduces the use of wasted paper by creating printing data for orders received from all over the country through our EC site in a way that maximizes the use of paper and minimizes waste.
Environmentally friendly commercial products
FSC® Forest Certification System
In order to meet customer needs such as the use of sustainable materials and to further promote environmental conservation efforts, we acquired FSC COC certification under the FSC forest certification system on March 7, 2023. The CoC certification certifies the continuity from procurement of raw materials to production, processing and distribution that enables traceability (tracking of production and distribution history) of the product and indicates that it is a highly reliable product made from properly managed forests. We will strive to promote the use of forest certified products, which are environmentally friendly resources, through our sales.
*FSC® certification is an international forest certification system based on principles and criteria of responsible forest management endorsed by a consensus of environmental, social, and economic stakeholders. The label identifies products made from properly managed certified forests and other low-risk sources, and consumers can support responsible forest management by purchasing these products.
Packing and cushioning materials
Danball One,our packaging service,promote sustainability initiatives through environmentally friendly packaging and cushioning materials. We one-stop planning, development, and production of corrugated board made from FSC® certified paper optimizes transaction costs and contributes to the price point for customers. We are also developing environmentally friendly products such as Arrow Air Cushion, a cushioning material that reuses cutting scraps and used paper from printing companies and contains no harmful chemical substances.