Plan of action based on the theme

We work toward a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a low-carbon society. Through waste reduction measures and a focus on recycling, we push for environmental conservation.

Aiming to reduce CO₂ emissions

Introduction of an option plan to reduce CO₂ emissions to virtually zero for guests when using our hotels

We introduced [CO₂ ZERO MICE®], an option to replace the electricity used at events and conferences with renewable energy, and [CO₂ ZERO STAY®], a carbon offset plan to reduce the amount of CO₂ emissions generated by staying overnight. By providing environmentally friendly events and accommodation opportunities that produce virtually zero CO₂ emissions, we aim to work with our guests to realize a decarbonized society for the next generation.

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Aiming to reduce CO₂ emissions

At the center of our CO₂ emission reduction efforts is the effort to use less power. This effort was started in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, when we replaced all lights in our hotels with LEDs. Currently, to further reduce our impact on the environment, we are promoting energy-saving efforts including the adoption of motion sensor lighting in our facilities.

CO₂ emission reduction

Efforts to remove plastics

A total of 20 items (12 legally compliant items and 8 original items) have been specified.

Based on the Plastic Resource Circulation Act, which was entered into force in April 2022 as a measure against environmental issues, we have set targets to reduce the amount of plastic provided in the 12 items specified by the act, such as guest room amenities.

< Setting statutory targets >
Amount of specific plastic-containing products provided
Values closely related to the amount of specific plastic-containing products provided Basic unit related to the amount of specific plastic-containing products provided
Base year: FY2021 20.5 Number of guests 15.0
Target year: FY2025 15.1 Number of guests 6.0
Rate of change △ 26.2% + 84.0% △ 60.0%
<Changes in the amount of specified plastics provided by us>

In addition, as a business operator that generates industrial waste from products using plastic, we have set “20 specified items” for industrial waste from products using plastic, including 12 specified plastic items and 8 original items that we independently selected. We are working to rationalize usage, reduce emissions, and recycle, based on laws and guidelines.

Efforts to remove plastics
“Changes in the handling of in-room amenities”Added on June,2023

Based on the “Plastic Resource Recycling Promotion Law” that came into effect in April 2022 as a measure against environmental problems, some disposable amenities are provided in the front lobby instead of in the guest rooms.
In addition to “reducing waste generation” by asking guests to take only as much as they need, we are reducing the weight of plastic amenities or gradually replacing them with environmentally friendly alternatives to “reduce environmentally harmful substances as much as possible.”
To ensure a comfortable stay for our guests, we inform them of these changes at check-in and also provided an educational display in the guest rooms.

* These are set in the guest rooms at Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo and Hotel Hankyu International.

Switching to environmentally friendly straws

We replaced plastic straws used in our directly managed restaurants and banquet halls with environmentally friendly straws in July 2019 and have completed the relevant replacement with respect to spoons and forks.We recognize a strong need to further reduce our use of plastic, with Japan coming in at number two, only second to the United States, in annual plastic waste generation at 32 kg per head.
Such being the case, to address the need to further reduce our use of plastic, we have embarked on an initiative at our directly-managed restaurants in our hotels to only provide straws to customers who are in need of one.

※Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report

From disposable slippers to permanent room slippers

In addition to the 12 specified plastic items of legally compliant products, we have been promoting further plastic waste reduction by replacing disposable slippers, which are mainly made of plastic materials, provided in our guest rooms with permanent room slippers. This initiative will lead to a reduction of approximately 61 tons (approximately 1.33 million pairs), or approximately 10.6% of the total plastic emissions of approximately 577 tons.

The hotels which have completed this replacement: 16 hotels excluding Hotel new Hankyu Osaka

*Total plastic emissions and reductions are calculated based on the results of 16 hotels and the amount of disposable slippers used.

Reusing linen to save water and reduce water pollution

With the cooperation of guests who stay multiple nights in using the same linen after the first night, we are saving water and reducing water pollution due to laundry activity.
Furthermore, a part of the money saved due to the reduced amount of laundry is contributed to local nature conservation efforts.

Donation sum 6,802,550yen ( 2023 results )

Promoting the reduction of food waste


Reducing food waste and participating in a recycling society

With food loss becoming an increasingly worrying issue, we decided to start our efforts by putting in place a measurement system, which tracks the amount of food waste generated at our facilities. We are considering further reduction measures from this point onward.
Current waste reduction efforts include recycling of food waste from Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo as compost and that from Hotel new Hankyu Osaka as livestock feed.

Food loss measurement system in place:
Hotel Hankyu International, Takarazuka Hotel, Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo, Hotel Hankyu Respire Osaka, Hotel Hanshin Osaka