Green Initiative

Kumon Group Environmental Philosophy

In order to solve global environmental problems it is necessary to combine the knowledge of people from all around the world. The Kumon Group strives to develop individuals who will make a contribution to society. Accordingly, the Kumon Group believes that one of our core values is to fulfill our responsibilities and obligations in regard to solving global environmental problems.

The Kumon Group views the preservation of the global environment as an important challenge to be met as we carry out our business activities. We will incorporate this environmentally-friendly vision into our business planning and will work on a permanent basis to protect our precious planet and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

Annual Usage Statistics

Kumon North America promotes the reduction of electricity usage to reduce greenhouse gases and prevent global warming. Simple activities to reduce energy usage are practiced by all Associates, such as adjusting thermostats, turning off lights in empty rooms and conserving power on electronic equipment. Compared with 2014, there was a decrease of 2.0% in electricity consumption.

The majority of greenhouse gases emitted by Kumon North America are generated by electricity. Therefore, the volume of our CO2 emissions relates to electricity used.

Emissions decreased by 3.0% compared with 2014.

Kumon North America promotes the reduction of paper usage to preserve forest resources. Kumon Associates practice the use of electronic documents, paperless meetings, double-sided printing, and optimization of the layout of documents.

Kumon North America increased the amount of paper used by 22%.

Kumon North America promotes the collection and recycling of paper. The amount of paper recycled in 2015 increased by 11% compared with 2014.