Joyful Honda is working on “creation of stores with a lower environmental impact” and “promotion of environmental activities through products” for the sake of a more prosperous future.
Creation of stores with a lower environmental impact
Promotion of Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) Initiative
The Home Center Chiba Store has completed its renovation and reopened on April 23, 2018. The store received a support grant from the fiscal 2017 ZEB Demonstration Project, which is aimed at promoting energy conservation investment by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
A Zero-Energy Building (ZEB) is a building which provides a comfortable indoor environment with significantly low energy consumption annually through energy conservation by using high-heat insulation materials, sunlight shading, renewable energy and highly efficient equipment, as well as through energy creation with solar power generation, etc.
For the goals of the ZEB Initiative, please see:
By converting store lighting to energy-saving LED lighting and promoting energy conservation, Joyful Honda is striving to prevent global warming through a reduction in CO2.
We are making efforts to prevent global warming by replacing store air-conditioning units with new ones with an expectation of saving electricity and by promoting energy-saving in a similar way to LED lighting.
Solar power generation
We have installed solar panels at our large stores (the Chiba New Town store and the Chiyoda store), and are making efforts to utilize renewable, natural energy.
Electric car battery-charging facilities
We have installed ordinary battery chargers and rapid battery chargers for electric cars at all stores (except the Chiba store) in line with the spread of eco-friendly electric cars.
Promotion of environmental activities through products
Environmentally friendly packaging containers
We are promoting adoption of environmentally friendly product packaging for merchandise packaging and containers with the aim of achieving labor savings in waste disposal.
* The photograph shows a sales floor for water-based pouch paints that enable us to decrease trash and reduce CO2.
Unwanted soil collection service
Our garden centers provide an unwanted soil collection service and also sell recycled potting soil made from the recovered soil.
* The soil collection service is available only to customers who have purchased potting soil designated by the Company and bring the unwanted soil placed in its empty bag to our stores. The collected soil is intended for recycling and therefore must be free of things like trash, branches and pebbles.