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Kumon’s Environmental Initiatives

Kumon Asia-Oceania Environmental Report 2022

Environmental Philosophy

As Kumon strives to develop sound, capable individuals who will contribute to the global community, one of our core values is to conduct our operations in an environmentally-friendly manner. We incorporate our environmental-friendly vision into our business planning, and continue our work to protect our planet and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

Environmental Policy
Throughout all our business activities, Kumon endeavours to conserve natural resources and to preserve the environment in the following ways:

  • We recognise how our business activities affect the environment and work to conserve energy and resources, and recycle, in order to reduce waste. Our overriding aim is to prevent environmental damage and reduce pollution.
  • We work with associated parties and business partners to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment, and promote restorative activities such as forest regeneration.
  • We strive to make each and every Kumon staff member more aware of environmental issues through education and awareness-raising activities. As responsible corporate citizens, we also will make information relating to environmental issues publicly available.


We measure the success of our environmental policy and efforts through our electricity consumption, paper usage and recycling, and CO2 emissions. The below statistics show that 2020-2021 was another successful year for reducing our environmental impact:


We continued to encourage member countries to continue energy-saving practices. Such efforts have helped to further reduced electricity usage:

  • 2020 – 1,217,020 kWh
  • 2021 – 1,002,464 kWh


KAO members continued to practice paperless activities such online meetings and seminars, and using electronic documents where possible. This effort has reduced our paper usage even further:

  • 2020 – 1,500,609 sheets
  • 2021 – 1,340,478 sheets

Paper Recycling

As many of our business operations are online, we are using far less paper, substantially reducing the amount that we need to recycle:

  • In 2020 – 78,344 kg
  • 2021 – 19,677 kg

CO2 Emissions

As we have reduced our electricity usage, our CO2 emissions have gone down, as follows:

  • 2020 – 784 t-CO2
  • 2021 – 659 t-CO2