TOKYO ART GROUP, as a manufacturer and marketer of packaging products, marketer of glass products and novelty merchandise, and manufacturer and marketer of mineral water, is striving to preserve the rich blessings of the Earth through environmentally friendly activities. At the AZUMINO ARTHILLS MUSEUM, which exhibits works by the glass artist Émile Gallé, we are supporting society by operating the culture-related business of an art museum, where you can sense the nature which Gallé loved, and the four seasons of Japan.
- １．We shall remain cognizant of the effects our business has on the environment, and strive to prevent environmental pollution.
- ２．We shall comply with environmental laws and environmental site standards, and strive to voluntarily preserve the global environment.
- ３．We shall strive to conduct environmentally friendly product and technological development, from material procurement to disposal.
- ４．We shall reduce the burden on the environment by practicing resource and energy conservation.
- ５．We shall practice waste emission reduction and recycling, while aiming to create a resource-recycling society.
- ６．We shall work to mitigate climate change and improve climate-related adaptations, and we strive to protect biodiversity and ecosystems.
- ７．In consideration of the above environmentally related activities, we shall establish an Environmental Management System,
establish environmental goals and targets, periodically evaluate them, and continuously improve our environmental activities.
*This Environmental Policy shall be distributed to all employees in printed form and posted in all areas.
April 1, 2017
CEO and President
To promote environmentally friendly business activities and actively conduct such activities, TOKYO ART has made all offices as the scope of certification and established an Environmental Management System.
・ October, 2006: Obtained ISO14001 certification. ・ March, 2008: Obtained FSC certification
With the heightening environmental awareness in society, we have established an environmental policy and are conducting activities such as "environmentally friendly product development", "global warming prevention", and "use of recycled materials".
We offer the following environmentally friendly products.
Paper Bags/ FSC Certified Products are guaranteed not only to be made from wood harvested from properly maintained forests, but also guarantee that only certified paper, which is processed and distributed according to strict rules, is used. FSC certification plays a role in controlling disorderly and illegal logging, and protects forest ecosystems.
To offset our carbon footprint, we established a "Forest Production Project". By planting Japanese larches in Inner Mongolia in China, we are offsetting the CO2 produced in paper bag manufacturing, distribution, and incineration stages. At our Tokyo Factory, to reduce the burden on the environment when printing paper bags, we utilize water-based ink flexographic printing, thus increasing environmental friendliness. We also offer other environmentally friendly printed products, using methods such as waterless printing, which doesn't use large amounts of dampening agents so no waste water is produced, and recyclable vegetable ink which mainly made from plant-derived oils.
Plastic bags/ We are striving to popularize goods made from eco-friendly materials, such as nano-hybrid capsule 2 (NHC2), which has been made into a thin film that prevents an increase in greenhouse gasses, and bioplastics, which are plastics made from biomass. Both of these materials lead to conservation of petroleum resources. In recent years, we have also begun carrying products that use biodegradable plastic.
Novelty Items/ We are expanding the marketing of fans by conducting a "Fan Campaign", promoting the use of fans as an energy-saving device during summer that is also an effective advertisement. To respond to the demands for eco-friendly bags, we carry a variety of appropriate materials such as cotton, non-woven fabric and polyester. Use of eco-friendly bags leads to a reduction in plastic shopping bags and other packing materials.
Mineral Water/ We are striving to reduce the weight of plastic bottles, caps and labels, as well as conserve resources and energy. To close cardboard boxes, we have switched from using adhesive tape to using hot-melt adhesives, which not only reduces resource consumption but also lessens the burden when disposing.
To create a resource-recycling society that supports both the environment and the economy, TOKYO ART is actively working to select and develop appropriate materials.