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Kumon’s environmental initiatives

For the future wellbeing of children around the world, Kumon Asia & Oceania takes great care to reduce our impact on the natural environment.

We take initiatives to reduce our electricity and paper usage, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, and evaluate our efforts using the following metrics:

Electricity usage

While Kumon continues to expand throughout the Asia-Oceania region, our total electricity usage has reduced.

Still, we will continue our energy-saving efforts. These are basic but effective measures, such as turning off lights when a room is not in use, installing energy efficient light bulbs and using motion sensors to manage lighting.

  • 2017 electricity usage in Kumon Asia & Oceania: 1,788,102 kWh
  • 2018 electricity usage in Kumon Asia & Oceania: 1,754,757 kWh
Paper usage and recycling

Kumon’s branch offices across the region take many small steps to reduce paper usage. We reduced our paper usage to:

  •  4,905,863 sheets of paper used in 2017 across Kumon Asia & Oceania
  •  4,671,208 sheets of paper used in 2018 across Kumon Asia & Oceania

All our offices also recycle paper as much as they can; paper recycling bins are widespread throughout Kumon offices. As such, Kumon has drastically increased its paper recycling from 10.29 to 21.48 tonnes from 2017 to 2018.

Kumon worksheets in the Asia and Oceania region are printed by Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper in Sumatra, Indonesia. RAPP uses sustainable practices in its printing and hold current certifications from the PEFC and IFCC. 

Greenhouse gas emissions

By reducing our electricity usage Kumon has also reduced our carbon dioxide emissions, the main greenhouse gas contributing to global warming. From 2017 to 2018, Kumon Asia & Oceania reduced overall carbon dioxide emissions by 4.3%.