Century of the environment ? The environment is a finite resource
Global warming, water pollution, ozone depletion, mountains of garbage, flooding, heat waves with so much attention focused on the local, national, and global environment, we surely seem to be living in the “Century of the environment.” Actively seeking ways to lessen the burden on the environment is both a condition for corporate survival in the 21st century and a concern of each and every person who lives on this Earth. The preservation and effective use of finite resources is no longer a secondary consideration.
In these circumstances, we regard the environment as an irreplaceable treasure. One of our corporate social responsibilities is to help pass on a beautiful and healthy environment to the coming generations. The small individual efforts of each of our employees, working together in a company, are able to make a bigger difference.
Since 2011, Resorttrust has issued an annual report of its Group environmental activities.Resorttrust Environmental Report 2016 (Japanese)
The 6th IUCN World Conservation Congress
The 6th IUCN World Conservation Congress was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States of America on September 1-10, 2016.
This conference is open once every four years. About 10,000 people from 192 countries joined this time.
The participants discussed the trend and problems of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation for next four years.
We, RESORTTRSUT, LLC staff took part of the congress and exhibition with Japan Committee for IUCN and did demonstration of Origami Action*.
During the Congress, Ms.Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director, IUCN Global Business and Biodiversity Program, and Mr.Ueda, Vice president of RESORTTRUST HAWAII, LLC had a small private session to discuss about Nature Conservation in Business sector and Biodiversity Conservation.
*Origami Action is a program to raise awareness on biodiversity by holding Origami, Japanese traditional paper art.
Message to future Earth: Let's Origami Action
The Japan Committee of the ICUN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) launched “Let’s Origami Action”: people are invited to fold paper animals and to write on them a message to send to the future. Resorttrust saw the value in this activity. Many of our hotels organized animal origami workshop events, which attracted numerous guests. While sharing the enchantment of richly varied origami, our staff appreciated the opportunity to think about the importance of nature with our guests.
Via the ICUN, the messages that we gathered were delivered to COP10 and COP11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and to other meetings.
Let’s Origami Action: Resorttrust events to December 22, 2014
XIV plot gardening
At some facilities, members of the hotel staff have been trying their hands at growing vegetables. Experience programs have also been carried out to allow guests to take part in harvesting.
|Participating facilities||XIV Tateshina, Grand XIV Karuizawa, XIV Toba & Annex, XIV Shirahama & Annex, XIV Awaji Island, Resorpia Atami|
Hotel Trusty eco alternative
Guests staying for more than one night at Hotel Trusty may decline room cleaning and replacement of towels, sheets, and other amenities. In return, they receive a complimentary bottle of mineral water and a donation is made on their behalf to an environmental conservation organization (WWF Japan).
Implementation of Earth clean-up “Machi Pika”
Contributing to the local community and improving the surroundings of facilities, intending to maintain a neat and attractive townscape for visitors and residents, our staff have carried out clean-up activities in the streets near our hotels and office buildings.
All over Japan our hotels prepare locally produced food
By bringing to hotel kitchens the pick of the local harvest in the freshest condition, “local production for local consumption” enables our hotel chefs to provide delicate flavors. Besides also reducing energy consumption for food transport, it helps to sustain traditional local cuisine and pass on food culture to the coming generation. All of our resort hotels are committed to this movement. The company also backs Food Action Nippon, promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, an initiative to increase the self-sufficiency of the nation. Resorttrust has signed on as a promotion partner.
Prius adopted company wide
To cut CO2 emissions and reduce global warming, since March 1998, company cars used for business have been hybrid Honda Prius vehicles.
|Nagoya Branch||Tokyo Branch||Osaka Branch||Yokohama Branch||Total|
|26 cars||9 cars||24 cars||7 cars||66 cars|
ISO 14001 certification
Reducing environmental impact is a focus of the PDCA circle activities of all employees. To improve our environmental performance, coordinated by the headquarters General Affairs Department, cross-divisional projects are being carried out to acquire ISO 14001 certification (environmental management), and to constantly review and sustain these activities.
Throughout the company, at each site of business, collection of used stamps and cards is carried out under the “Green Post”.The organization that collects the Green Post stamps and cards conducts planting programs in desert areas.
Garbage separation and recycling
To reduce the environmental burden of garbage, waste generated from our offices is rigorously separated by disposal into different bins labeled combustible, non-combustible, plastic, bottles, steel cans, aluminum cans, and so on. For more effective recycling, paper is further subdivided into copy and printer paper, mixed waste paper, cardboard, newspapers and magazines, and confidential documents.