CSR (Environmental initiatives)

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

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:

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.

The renovation of Joyful Athletic Club Tsuchiura has been completed and it was partially opened on April 1, 2019. The building is the Company’s second ZEB building to be constructed with a subsidy from the FY2018 ZEB Demonstration Project. The building is Japan’s first athletic club to obtain ZEBReady.

Reduction in CO2 emissions

LED lighting

By replacing store and head office lighting with energy-saving LED lighting and reducing power consumption, Joyful Honda is striving to prevent global warming through a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Air-conditioning

We are striving to prevent global warming and reduce CO2 emissions by replacing store and head office air-conditioning units with new ones so as to save electricity and reduce power consumption in a similar way to LED lighting.

Replacing lighting and air-conditioning units has helped reduce CO2 emissions of the entire Group by more than 30 percent over three years. (CO2 emissions: 38,011 tons April 2014 – March 2015: → 24,635 tons April 2017 – March 2018)

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.