Marubeni and the Palace Hotel used green power at the venue of Marubeni's 92nd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders at the Palace Hotel Tokyo on June 24, 2016. By purchasing certified green power (1,500kWh) issued by Mibugawa Power Company, a green power operator and 100% Marubeni-owned subsidiary, the Palace Hotel used green power at the venue of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.
This is the seventh time that Marubeni has used green energy at its Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.
Green power refers to electricity that is generated by natural energy such as hydropower, wind power, biomass, solar power, and geothermal power. Unlike power generated by fossil fuels such as oil and coal, green power curbs the production of CO2.
Marubeni will continue promoting its environmental efforts in various forms going forward.
Since 1998, Marubeni has been sponsoring a national elementary and junior high school student painting competition on the environment.
Through the creation of paintings by the children of the next generation, this program aims to foster attitudes of participating in creating a society in an environmentally-friendly manner by having students think independently about the “importance of the environment” and “cities that are comfortable to live in.”
In 2015, there were a total of 4,012 entries received from 1,921 elementary school students and 2,091 junior high school students.
The award ceremony was held on December 12 at Tokyo Big Sight, the venue of Eco-Product 2015 Exhibition. Along with the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award and Minister of the Environment Award, Marubeni presented the Marubeni Special Prize as a sponsor to one winning work in each category. The award-winning works were displayed at Tokyo Big Sight throughout the Eco-Product Exhibition.
Pacific bluefin tuna stock, playing a key role as one of the top predators in the Pacific Ocean marine ecosystem, contributes to employment and economy in Pacific coastal countries including Japan. However, it remains near the historic low and the sustainability of the stock in the future is a concern.
Responding to this situation, Marubeni Corporation announces to release a joint statement, "PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA CONSERVATION PLEDGE" in November 2016 with five Japanese companies involved in distribution of marine products. This pledge is published on a voluntary basis through WWF Japan’s leadership.
Marubeni have promoted the sales of MSC and other fishing industry certified products, and contributed to a sustainable fishery. Participating in this joint statement, Marubeni will work on the management of sustainable fishery resources.