GNI (Global Network Initiatives) is an opportunity for students who have learned the joy of communicating in English to discuss and make presentations on issues in English regarding current international events.
In FY2020, this was scheduled to be held in Tokyo and Osaka on April 5 but, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it was cancelled. Instead, Special Online Sessions (SOS) were held on April 19th with 12 participants ranging from elementary school to university students, four camp leaders and 10 staff members.
The theme this time was: Environment
- What environmental issues do you know about? What do you think about it?
- Have you ever done anything to protect the environment? What did you do? How did it go?
- What do you think you can do to protect the environment?
In addition, they listened to the camp leaders' stories about their countries, and learned the differences between countries and regions. Finally, they came up with their own slogans and thought that if we all continue to work together, even in small ways, we will be able to protect the earth in the future.
We hope that students will become more interested in the various issues happening in the world, have dreams and goals, and grow up to be people who can contribute to society.
Information disclosure through environmental reports
Since FY2013, the Kumon Group has been posting environmental reports on our website making information public about our environmental preservation activities and data (electricity usage, CO2 emissions, paper usage, and paper recycling), in addition to the Kumon Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Policy.
Environmental education for Kumon staff
The Kumon Group is implementing environmental education for all staff members to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the environment.
In FY2020 also e-learning for environmental education was implemented in training for new management staff. Participants learned about global environmental problems, environmental management, and environmental law.
Opportunities for sharing are increasing such as posters raising environmental awareness and environmental data being posted in offices, and environmental awareness in each company is rising each year as staff learn from one another about the environment.
Distribution of in-company environmental newsletter
Every quarter, the Kumon Group distributes the Kumon Green News Quarterly in Japanese and English to all Group companies.
The newsletters include quarterly environmental data by region, as well as environmental activity reports sent from each Group company to be shared worldwide.
In addition, some Group companies are distributing environmental news to their staff, etc. We are proactively engaged in environmental communication.
- Environmental activities by North America, South America,
Asia and Oceania, China, Europe and Africa, and Japan