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Environmental Communication

Display at Instructors Conference about environmental management

The World Instructors Conference is an annual event. In 2016 it was held on February 12th at the Pacifico Yokohama with 2,800 participants.

At that conference we set up a display detailing the support that Kumon is providing to WWF Japan for reforestation efforts. The exhibit was aimed at deepening the understanding of Staff and Instructors regarding the importance of forest preservation.

Publication of environment-related books

In October of 2016 a book on the topic of meteorology entitled See the Invisible Atmosphere: From Local Weather to the Future of Climate was published by Kumon Publishing.

The book answers such questions as, “How are clouds created?,” “Where does rain come from?” and “Why does the heat island phenomenon occur?” in an easy-to-understand manner using explanations of experiments, measurements and simulation research.

There is information about familiar weather events as well as about how the environment is changed through human activity. The book is designed to increase the interest and attention of children regarding science.

Information disclosure through environmental reports

Since fiscal year 2013, the Kumon Group has been posting environmental reports on our website making information public about our environmental preservation activities and results (electricity usage, CO2 emissions, paper usage, and paper recycling), in addition to the Kumon Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Policy.

Environmental education for Kumon Staff

The Kumon Group provides environmental education to all staff members in order to help raise their awareness and deepen their understanding of the environment. In FY2016 at training sessions for new management level Staff and at other staff training sessions e learning was used to improve environmental awareness. Staff studied global environmental problems, environmental management and compliance with environmental regulations.

Furthermore, by displaying posters and data about the environment in offices, each Group company has been successful in raising environmental awareness every year. We now provide more opportunities to learn about the environment and share information among staff members.

Distribution of in-company environmental newsletter

Every quarter, the Kumon Group distributes the Kumon Green News Quarterly in Japanese and English to all Group companies. The newsletters include quarterly environmental data by region, as well as environmental activity reports sent from each Group company to be shared worldwide.

In addition, each Group company promotes their own environmental activities, for example by making Associates aware of environmental topics.