CSR Activities

The Hankyu Travel International Group's
Environmental conservation activities

“Clean-up volunteer activities” in Kanto, Chubu, Kansai and Kyushu

Clean-up volunteer activities

Clean-up volunteer activities

Clean-up volunteer activities

Clean-up volunteer activities

In order to ensure regional environmental conservation and enjoyable sightseeing in the scenic spots of each region, we carry out "cleanup activities" with volunteers from among our Group's employees.

  • <Kanto> Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka Conducted since 2015 (general customers also participated in 2018)
  • <Chubu> Nagoya Castle, Aichi Conducted since 2013
  • <Kansai> Amanohashidate, Kyoto from September 2011 to October 2018
  • <Kyushu> Minami Aso Railway, Kumamoto Conducted from 2017 (general customers also participated in 2018)
    The Minamiaso Railway was born in 1985 as the third sector "Minamiaso Railway" from the former JNR Takamori Line. It is used as a local public transportation system, and it is a scenic route, so it is enjoyed by many tourists as a sightseeing train and is loved as an indispensable railway for sightseeing in Aso. However, with the desire to restore the Minamiaso Railway, which temporarily suspended operations after suffering considerable damage in the Kumamoto earthquake that occurred in April 2016, we carried out support activities such as weeding work on the track.
We will continue to expand the scope of our activities in the future.

【Our clean-up activities so far】

  • <Kanto>Arakawa river bed, Tokyo February 2013
    Asagiri Plateau, Shizuoka September 2014
  • <Kansai>Takeda Castle ruins, Hyogo  March 2014

“World Heritage Mt. Koya Pilgrimage Route Road Repair Activities"

Mt. Koya Pilgrimage Route Road Repair Activities

Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Poster Gallery

“World Heritage Mt. Koya Pilgrimage Route Road Repair Activities" The Mt. Koya Choishi-michi trail was registered as a World Heritage Site (Cultural Heritage) with the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" in July 2004, and the Nyonin-michi was later registered in October 2016. The Kii mountain range is a region that sees a lot of rainfall throughout the year, and it is also frequently hit by disasters such as typhoons, and road damage caused by the increase in walking and sightseeing tourists to Mt. Koyasan has been confirmed. Under these conditions, in order to look after these registered assets and pass them on to the next generation, the Group is carrying out maintenance activities (soil mulching work) with employees of the Group.
・Implemented since 2014
(General customers also participated in 2018)

We carried out "Saving young lives with vaccines" PET bottle cap collection activities.

PET bottle cap collection activities

We run a "PET-bottle cap" collection campaign in which all Group employees can take part in all workplaces. The proceeds from the sales of caps are donated to the non-profit organization "Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World’s Children (JCV)".

Implementation of Environmental Protection Enhancement Months

Implementation of Environmental Protection Enhancement Months

Every year, June and December are designated as “Environmental Protection Enhancement Months”, and in addition to promoting energy and resource saving, appropriate management of heating and cooling temperatures, and separation of waste throughout the Group, we actively promote "Cool Biz" (light summer clothing), "Warm Biz", and green purchasing (purchasing environmentally friendly goods).

Cool Biz Initiative

Cool Biz Initiative

Every year from May to October, in collaboration with our Group companies, we implement the "Cool Biz initiative (wearing no tie, etc.)" and work to reduce the amount of electricity used.

We use eco-friendly ink and FSC certified paper

We use eco-friendly ink and FSC certified paper

Hankyu Travel International's monthly travel information magazine "Trapics Club" (2.4 million copies issued nationwide) is printed using environmentally-friendly vegetable-based ink *1, and our Group's original calendar and public relations magazine are also printed with vegetable-based ink on FSC-certified paper *2. We also strive to protect the environment by using recycled paper for all of our business cards and envelopes.

  • ※1:Unlike soy ink, vegetable-based ink uses not only soybean oil but also renewable soybean oil, linseed oil, tung oil, coconut oil, palm oil and other plant-derived oils, as well as recycled oil.
  • ※2:FSC-certified paper is paper that has been proven to have been made using wood that has been harvested from properly-managed forests.

Collection of bento waste

Collection of bento waste

With the cooperation of bus companies and other interested parties, we take responsibility for the collection and processing of empty containers and waste from the boxed lunches we prepare and sell on the bus tours we organize.

Green purchasing

Green purchasing

We are actively purchasing green (environmentally-friendly) products, such as the copy paper and stationery products we use in our company. This is a group-wide initiative, with the goal of achieving a green-purchasing ratio of "at least 5% over the previous year."

Paper recycling and toner recycling

Paper recycling and toner recycling

In order to promote the collection of paper for recycling, we place special importance on paper resources, such as installing special eco-boxes in the office. In addition, we use recycled toner in our printers and fax machines and also reuse the containers.

Past activities

Installation of "eco-toilets"

eco-toilets

Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Poster Gallery

We donated maintenance-free eco-toilets, which break down waste using the power of microorganisms in sawdust, including co-sponsored installations, in five locations, to aid in the protection of Japan's world natural heritage and cultural heritage sites.

  • <Yakushima>December 2007
  • <Kumano Kodo>June 2009
  • <Shiretoko Peninsula>July 2010
  • <Rebun Island>June 2011
  • <Ogasawara Islands>March 2013

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