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 seven years in a row. In the manufacturing category, Alpine Manufacturing received the Grand Prize for the first time.
These prizes were awarded in recognition of our implementation of a number of well-received activities, including staff-wide activities, such as the promotion of our environment staff’s energy conservation patrols and an energy reduction contest for all employees, as well as mutual exchange with Fukushima Protocol prize-winning companies, and environmental education activities with Fukushima Protocol prize-winning schools.
Energy saving patrol
Exchange with Elementary School via Environmental Education
Growing Green Curtains
Alpine Manufacturing 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, each facility is engaged in ongoing tree planting activities and donations of cherry trees.
Tree Planting Activities in Beijing
Tree Planting Activities in Dalian
Alpine participates in environmental beautification activities in the regions around the world where our offices are located.
In April 2017, employees at the Iwaki Headquarters and their families (45 people in all) participated in a clean-up project along the region's Shin River. On the day of the project, the participants gathered enough trash to fill a small truck.
Cleaning activity in Japan
At our Dalian Office, we are engaged in ongoing clean-up activities near our office. In 2016, employees and their families (about 1,100 people in all) participated in cleaning activities along the local coastline, and in 2017, about 200 people picked up trash in a nearby park. At our Beijing Office, 150 people participated in an event where they picked up trash along the road while enjoying a picnic surrounded by nature.
Clean-Up Activities in Beijing
Clean-Up Activities in Dalian
At our Thailand Office, we released crabs on the shore in Pattaya, which is about 160km southeast of Bangkok. Forty-six employees participated as about 10kg of crabs were released during spawning season to address the rapidly declining population resulting from overfishing.
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.
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