Initiatives at Offices
Alongside efforts to preserve the environment in production processes at factories, the Yamaha Group also engages in activities to conserve energy and resource and reduce waste at administrative offices, sales offices and other non-production business sites.
Activities to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Offices
The Yamaha Group takes measures to reduce CO2 emissions at offices as part of measures against global warming.
Initiatives to Conserve Electricity
The Yamaha Group worked to conserve electricity at business offices throughout Japan in fiscal 2011 in light of a power supply shortage due to the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This initiative was continued in fiscal 2012.
[Key Measures to Conserve Electricity]
Efforts included reducing the amount of lighting (after examination of luminance), introducing LED lighting, turning off advertising lights, suspending elevators and notifying employees of power consumption to raise awareness.
Implemented “Cool Biz” and “Warm Biz” initiatives (since 2005)
Summer (June to September) (Fiscal 2011: May to October): Encourage light attire such as no necktie and set air conditioning temperature to over 28℃
Winter (November to March): Wear warmer clothes so as not to rely too heavily on heating equipment and set temperature of heaters to under 20℃
Participated in the Ministry of the Environment's Lightdown Campaign (since 2006)
The Yamaha Group's offices and facilities have participated on an individual basis in the Lightdown Campaign, where businesses turn off illuminated outdoor advertising. The campaign raises awareness of saving electricity and realizing use of daily lighting.
Performance of fiscal 2012: 18 facilities conducted and cut back electric power consumption by 3,160kwh while reducing CO2 emissions by 1,190kg.
Green Eco Curtain Activities (since 2009)
These activities conserve energy and boost awareness by planting “curtains” of morning glories and other vine-type plants along the windows and walls of office and factory buildings.
In fiscal 2012, over 10 business locations in Japan participated in the Green Eco Curtain project. In addition to being a point of observation for the National Green Curtain Forum held in Hamamatsu City in August 2011, the general public also came to view the Green Eco Curtain at Yamaha Corporation's headquarters during leader training to promote the greening of Hamamatsu City in September 2012.
Green Eco Curtain at Yamaha Corporation's headquarters
Green Eco Curtain at Yamaha Kagoshima Semiconductor Inc.
Green Eco Curtain at Yamaha Labor Union office
Observation group listen to a leader in training to promote greening activities in Hamamatsu City
Yamaha Resort Corporation's Tsumagoi resort and Yamaha Music Retailing Co., Ltd.'s Kurashiki store installed Green Eco Curtains on the outside of windows in the lobby and the store, respectively. Customers enjoyed the cooling effects of the curtains.
Green Eco Curtains in front of the lobby at Yamaha Resort Corporation's Tsumagoi
Green Eco Curtain at Yamaha Music Retailing Co., Ltd.'s Kurashiki store