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KAO Environmental Reports 2021

Kumon’s Green Initiatives – Asia & Oceania

As Kumon is dedicated to helping each child to have a bright future, we cannot neglect the environment.

In all our activities throughout Asia and Oceania, we endeavour to minimise our carbon footprint and paper usage. And where we use paper, we recycle as much as possible. The below report details the success of our efforts from 2019 to 2020.

 

Annual Usage Statistics

Electricity

Total electricity usage reduced significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where many branch offices were closed due to lockdowns. When in use, Kumon offices continued their energy saving practices.

  • Electricity usage in 2019     1,672,964 kWh
  • Electricity usage in 2020    1,217,020 kWh

 

Paper

Our reduction in paper usage is also attributable to COVID-19 restrictions. Our total paper usage reduced, as below:

Paper usage in 2019     4,229,597 sheets

Paper usage in 2020     1,500,609 sheets

 

Paper recycling

Paper recycling is a major green initiative for Kumon Asia & Oceania. Our latest result is encouraging, with recycled paper increasing, as below:

  • In 2019     22,583 kg
  • In 2020     78,344 kg

 

Greenhouse gas emissions

Electricity usage a source of CO2 emissions, the main greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. From 2019 to 2020, we significantly reduced our carbon footprint from 1,093 t-CO2 to 784 t-CO2.