Social Contribution Initiatives
Kumagai Gumi actively contributes to environmental conservation activities in the region.
Participated in the "Osaka Marathon Clean-up" campaign to clean up Osaka City
On November 22, 2017 (Wed), we participated in the "Osaka Marathon Clean-up" campaign to clean up Osaka City.
This campaign was held by Osaka City and enabled participants to select a public space to clean up at a selected day and time. On the day, 51 people from the Kumagai Gumi Group participated in cleaning around Utsubo Park, which is close to our Kansai branch.
Since the campaign was held one month later this year, we had to clean up in the cold weather of late November, but the beautiful autumn leaves made for a refreshing experience. The hard work of all the participants contributed to the beautification of Utsubo Park.
The Kumagai Gumi Group has been continuously involved with the campaign from its first year, and this was the 16th time we participated. We will continue these activities to help create a beautiful city and further improve the environmental awareness of the Kansai branch and group companies.
(Kansai branch, K&E, Gaeart, Techno Space Creates, Kumagai Gumi Association)
Contributing to the landscape with flowers and greenery as a "Green Partner Business" of The City of Hiroshima
We have participated in the Green Partner Business program of The City of Hiroshima for 13 years now. Kumagai Gumi manages the flower bed in front of the NHK Hiroshima Broadcasting Center Building on Peace Boulevard (a 100 m street).
We replanted flowers on May 25, 2018 (Fri). Before replanting, we plowed the earth and added humus and fertilizer to prepare the land. After that we carefully planted about 300 pentas and globe amaranth flowers while being photographed by foreign tourists heading towards the Peace Memorial Park. We completed the task by giving the flowers a lot of water and cleaning the surrounding area.
Now each department will take it in turns to manage the flower bed each month. Please come see our flower bed when you are visiting The City of Hiroshima for a business trip or sightseeing.
Participated in the "Love Earth Clean Up in Hokkaido"
On June 3, 2018 (Sun), we participated in the usual "Garbage Pick-up Beach Walk" main event of "Love Earth Clean Up in Hokkaido" held by the Hokkaido Environmental Community Network at Ishikarihama Beach.
Despite the unfortunate weather bringing rain and strong wind and making everyone sandy, a total of 9 employees from Kumagai Gumi and K&E picked up garbage along the beach. Despite the vast amount of garbage, a total of 618 participants managed to clean the beach.
*Total garbage collected: 1,500 kg of burnable garbage, 600 kg of unburnable garbage, 1,200 kg of recyclable garbage, and 1,050 kg of oversized and other garbage
- 1,050 kg of fishing nets, 530 kg of waste plastic, 10 kg of waste oil, 100 kg of automobile parts, 5tires, 6 televisions, and 1 stocker.
Participated in the "Love Earth Clean Up 2018"
On June 10, 2018 (Sun), we participated in the "Love Earth Clean Up 2018" held in Fukuoka City.
This event was started in Fukuoka City 27 years ago, where it quickly spread to the prefectures of Kyushu, Okinawa, and Yamaguchi, and is now as held as far away as Ishikawa Prefecture, Hokkaido, and the city of Busan in South Korea. Last year the event was attended by about 44,000 people inside Fukuoka City and 300,000 over the entire Kyushu region. This year it was held simultaneously at approximately 200 parks and coastlines inside Fukuoka City.
Our Kyushu branch conducted cleaning at Maizuru/Ohori Park for the 11th time. Maizuru/Ohori Park is one of the only waterscape parks in Japan, with ponds accounting for over half its total surface area, and is beloved by the citizens of Fukuoka City as a place for relaxation. The day was attended by about 840 people, including both families and company employees. Many employees also participated in other regional activities such as industry groups, neighborhood associations, and children's groups at other locations.
Rain was forecast for that day, but the weather held up, and our employees were able to work together to collect various types of garbage such as cigarette butts, paper scraps, empty cans, and empty bottles at Maizuru/Ohori Park, and thereby increase their environmental awareness.