yonekyu

yonekyu

yonekyu
 

Contribution to Society

The Yonekyu Spirit is the gSpirit of ContributionhActively, flexibly and securely. Actively, flexibly and securely.

Participation in gThe Shizuokafs future forests supporter programh|protecting and nurturing the woodlands

We have concluded an agreement with Shizuoka Prefecture and Fuji City to become a supporter of Shizuokafs specific forest conservation program of which base at the Mt. Fuji Childrenfs World. It is our intention to continue with our woodland conservation activities in order to contribute to the beautiful natural environment at the base of Mt. Fuji and to ensure that designated woodland grows healthily by trimming the undergrowth and by thinning out the forest consisting of cedar and cypress trees.

Our own recycling operations produce fertilizer from byproducts.

The residual food byproducts generated by our plants are recycled to produce fertilizer. Some of the vegetables raised on this fertilizer are used in our roll cabbage and other delicatessen products.

The production of fertilizer at our Eco-Project Center.

The Eco-Project Center is the centerpiece of Yonekyu's food resource recycling activities. It produces 700 tons of fertilizer (Compost Power) every year from dried residual food products that have been pre-treated at our plants, and from the biomass treatment of cattle dung, coffee grinds, and brewery waste. This fertilizer is then used at our contracted farms and for growing grass at sports facilities, etc.

Contributing to the local society through our positive approach
to volunteer activities.

In addition to all of our individual branches taking part in local cleanup campaigns and work-related talks at primary and secondary schools in Numazu, etc., Yonekyu constantly displays a positive approach to activities that contribute to society, such as our own coastal clean-up activities.

Supporting conservation activities at Mr. Fuji.

As a company based at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Yonekyu started fully supporting the bid to get Mt. Fuji registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site from 2009. And we continue to support post-registration activities. We donate a part of the sales to the Mt. Fuji Trust, and those donations exceed 28 million yen to date.

Playing our part in the promotion of renewable energy with
the introduction of solar power.

We have installed a 250kw solar power system on the roof of logistics center in the grounds of our head office, and have been generating our own electricity since 2013. Making use of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy, we sell all of our generated electricity to a power company. Thus, on top of making the most of our facilities, we are working to popularize renewable energy as part of our concern for the natural environment.