Alpine workplaces are engaged in various efforts to contribute to conservation of the global environment while emphasizing ties with the local community.
Recognition by Local Government
Alpine Giken's contribution to the Fukushima Protocol Global Warming Prevention Project organized by Fukushima Prefecture has been recognized with the Grand Prize in the office & store category six years in a row. In the manufacturing category, Alpine Manufacturing received the Prize for Excellence for the second time in three years. Alpine Precision has also been recognized for its outstanding contributions. Alpine Giken was recognized for staff-wide activities, including an energy reduction contest for all employees.
Energy saving patrol
Environmental education at an award-winning school
Growing Green Curtains
Alpine Precision and Alpine Giken, both Alpine group companies, grow bitter gourd and morning glory green curtains as an approach to energy saving and preventing global warming. The Alpine Giken green curtain won the grand prize at the 2015 Iwaki City Green Curtain Contest.
Alpine is engaged in ongoing tree planting activities all over the world. By participating in the visible environmental conservation activity of tree planting in a number of areas, environmental awareness has increased among individual employees at all facilities, and they are becoming more active in daily environmental activities as well.
Environmental problems are becoming increasingly dire in China, and the government has set forth the Forestry Law to promote forest conservation. In the midst of such circumstances, employees learn the importance of forest conservation firsthand through planting activities and cherry tree donations. Additionally, in March 2015, members of labor unions planted seedlings in the wilderness.
Alpine planted mangroves at the Sir indhorn International Environmental Park (Phetchaburi Province) in November 2015 as a part of our CO2 emission reduction activities. After participating in an orientation, 55 Alpine employees planted approximately 65 mangroves at the park.
Alpine participates in environmental beautification activities in the regions around the world where our offices are located.
In April 2016, employees at the Iwaki Headquarters and their families (46 people in all) participated in a clean-up project along the region's Shin River.
In April, June, August, and October 2015, 46 employees from Alpine Giken participated in grass cutting and other cleaning activities at Yoshima Industrial Park. In addition, Alpine Giken employees continue cleaning activities around the company building. In 2015, a total of 213 employees took part in various cleanup activities.
Cleaning activity in Japan
Since 2010, the Alpine Beijing Office has held an annual event under the theme, “Showing our love for nature.” The activity involves picking up trash found while enjoying nature hikes along mountain trails. In 2015, the event took place on a mountain trail running through a popular tourist area in the city and attracted 150 employees. Approximately 1,000 employees from the Dalian Plant participated in cleaning activities along the local coastline.
Cleaning activity in China
Raising Environmental Awareness Among Employee Families
We included environmental education programs during family workplace visits, providing opportunities to help participants understand the importance of biodiversity through activities such as 3D paper craft insect projects.
Alpine Los Angeles Office held a waste recycling event on Earth Day. We collected 1,509 lbs. of discarded electronic equipment, including TVs, mobile phones, and small electronic devices, 91 lbs. of shoes, and 147 lbs. of clothing.
Electronic waste that was collected
Priority Parking for Eco-Cars
Reducing CO2 Emissions while Commuting
Since many of Alpine's employees commute to work by car, we are conducting a campaign to reduce CO2 emissions from their cars while commuting. The agenda of this company-wide campaign includes raising their eco-awareness by conducting eco-drive classes, distributing eco-drive stickers, designating a preferential parking area for eco-friendly vehicles and expanding the bicycle parking.
Priority parking for eco-cars