Environmental Conservation Initiative

Environmental Conservation Initiative

5th Volunteer Bamboo Grove Conservation

On November 2nd, 2019, a group of 25 volunteers made up of our employees and their families participated in bamboo thinning sponsored by NPO "Nihon no Take Fan Club (Japanese Bamboo Fan Club)" at the bamboo grove beside the Yokohama International Swimming pool.

In this year, we cut bamboo into 3 meters length to be able to reuse as bamboo fences.

The participants made a concerted effort to clean up the bamboo grove with hope of changing it into a fun place.
(This program is carried out as a part of the "Hankyu Hanshin Dreams and Communities of the Future Project.")

Held Tokyo Metro Museum Tour

On July 20, 2019, a group of 30 volunteers made up of our employees and their families participated in museum tour at Tokyo Metro Museum.
This year’s theme is "reduction of CO² emissions". The railway companies have been making efforts to reduce power consumption with various ideas, we learned the transport system to be in harmony with the global environment by experiencing hands-on train simulator.
(This program is part of the "Hankyu Hanshin Dreams and Communities of the Future Project.")

Volunteer Bamboo Grove Conservation

On December 16, 2018, 23 volunteers made up of our employees and their families participated in bamboo thinning at Seikatsu Club "Kaze no Mura" (Life Club "Wind Village") in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture.

With the help of Seikatsu Club "Niji no Machi" (Life Club "Rainbow Town") and the Sakura Adventure Base of Seikatsu Club "Kaze no Mura" (both of which are social welfare corporations), the volunteers worked together to clean the grove. After the grove conservation, made "kadomatsu" (the New Year's decorative pine trees) using cut-over bamboos. (This program is part of the "Hankyu Hanshin Dreams and Communities of the Future Project.")

Held Tokyo Water Science Museum Tour

On August 4, 2018, a group of 24 volunteers made up of our employees and their families participated in museum tour at Tokyo Water Science Museum.

As the theme of this year is "water is essential for our lives", we learned the importance of environmental conservation by experiencing mysterious water from the view of science. (This program is part of the "Hankyu Hanshin Dreams and Communities of the Future Project.")

Volunteer Bamboo Grove Conservation in Yokohama

On October 1, 2017, a group of 21 volunteers made up of our employees and their families participated in bamboo thinning at “Rinyoku no Niwa (Forest Bathing Garden)” located in Yokohama International Swimming pool, a program sponsored by the specified non-profit corporation "Nihon no Take Fan Club (Japanese Bamboo Fan Club)."

After the series of work process like felling, pruning, carrying out and weeding, the dense bamboo grove was reborn beautifully. In this time, we also held a bamboo work class, and we enjoyed the conservation activity with feeling the charm of bamboo as a material. (This program is part of the "Hankyu Hanshin Dreams and Communities of the Future Project.")

Held Minato Incineration Plant Tour

On August 5, 2017, 28 volunteers made up of our employees and their families participated in plant tour at Minato Incineration Plant in Minato Ward, Tokyo Prefecture.

As the theme of this year is “Environmental Education”, we learned the process of garbage disposal and improved environmental consciousness through this tour. (This program is part of the "Hankyu Hanshin Dreams and Communities of the Future Project.")

Volunteer Bamboo Grove Conservation

Volunteer Bamboo Grove Conservation

On December 4, 2016, 26 volunteers made up of our employees and their families participated in bamboo thinning at Seikatsu Club "Kaze no Mura" (Life Club "Wind Village") in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture.

With the help of Seikatsu Club "Niji no Machi" (Life Club "Rainbow Town") and the Sakura Adventure Base of Seikatsu Club "Kaze no Mura" (both of which are social welfare corporations) and with guidance from planting/thinning experts, the volunteers worked together to clean the grove and used thinned bamboo to build stilts, etc. while having fun conserving the environment. (This program is part of the "Hankyu Hanshin Dreams and Communities of the Future Project.")

Bamboo Grove Conservation in the Kozukue Castle Site's Nature Conservation Woods

Bamboo Grove Conservation in the Kozukue Castle Site's Nature Conservation Woods

On October 3, 2015, a group of 21 volunteers made up of our employees participated in bamboo thinning at the nature conservation woods in the site of Kozukue Castle, a program sponsored by the specified non-profit corporation "Nihon no Take Fan Club (Japanese Bamboo Fan Club)." Bamboo groves should be thinned regularly to prevent them from spreading into neighboring woods and killing plants and trees, having an adverse impact on the forest environment.

With the guidance from planting/thinning experts, the volunteers used saws to thin the grove while paying attention to safety.

Thinned bamboos were used to build about 5,000 lanterns for the Bamboo Lantern Festival, which was held on October 24 in the nature conservation woods. (This program is part of the "Hankyu Hanshin Dreams and Communities of the Future Project.")

Hankyu Hanshin Osaka Cargo Terminal (HOCT) Receives Letter of Appreciation from Osaka Municipal Government, Recognized as "Waste Reduction Model Facilities"

Hankyu Hanshin Osaka Cargo Terminal (HOCT) Receives Letter of Appreciation from Osaka Municipal Government, Recognized as

HOCT (located at Nanko-Higashi, Suminoe Ward, Osaka City), which is certified with the environmental management system standard ISO 14001, was recently recognized by the Osaka Municipal Government for its achievements in reducing and properly treating industrial waste.
HOCT is striving to reduce waste in line with the ISO 14001-based environmental management system. Specific measures include setting waste reduction targets, holding regular in-house workshops, segregating waste for disposal and recommending a switch to reusable lunch boxes. These company-wide efforts have been rewarded with the recognition they deserve.

Volunteer Cleanup Through Hiking in Inbanuma, Narita

Volunteer Cleanup Through Hiking in Inbanuma, Narita

In October 2014, the "Inbanuma Cleanup Hiking" was organized with the Narita Environmental Network to collect empty cans and trash while hiking through the northern part of Inbanuma, Narita.

Inbanuma supplies water to nearby farmlands, factories in the Keiyo industrial area and residents in Chiba, Narashino and Funabashi. The cleanup hiking also contributes to improving the living environment.

The day was fine and a total of 32 volunteers made up of our employees and their families hiked the area with local residents for cleanup, each of whom was provided with a valuable opportunity to recognize the importance of environmental conservation in the rich natural environment of Inbanuma.

Reed Cutting and Cleanup in the Komatsugawa Natural Area on the Arakawa River Bank, Tokyo

Reed Cutting and Cleanup in the Komatsugawa Natural Area on the Arakawa River Bank, Tokyo

Following a cleanup program in Amanohashidate in 2011, the Hankyu Hanshin Express Group participated in a 2012 winter program on the Arakawa River bank, with 26 employees volunteering for reed cutting and cleanup efforts. Reed cutting in winter contributes to producing thick reed fields in spring, purifying river water and conserving biodiversity. It also provided the participants with an opportunity to learn the importance of environmental conservation in Arakawa River and Tokyo Bay.

Promoting Modal Shift and Environmentally Friendly Driving

Promoting Modal Shift and Environmentally Friendly Driving

Hankyu Hanshin Express and Hankyu Hanshin Logipartners are striving to reduce CO² emissions by introducing modal shift and promoting environmentally friendly driving.

An example of modal shift is a change from an all-truck transportation method to one that involves using consolidated rail freight, to transport customs cleared goods from a port to a mid-point where the goods are transferred to trucks for delivery to factories in inland areas. Changes like this contribute to reductions in CO² emissions.

As part of our efforts to promote environmentally friendly driving, we commenced installation of devices to prevent engine idling in 2010. All trucks have now been fitted with these devices. We are aiming to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO² emissions by the amount of CO² that 4,500 cedar trees absorb in a year.

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