Initiatives for our
four areas of priority
TIF will contribute to achieving the SDGs by addressing key issues through corporate activities with the perspective of environment, regional contribution, safety and security, and governance.
Safety and security
- CO2 reduction
- Energy conservation
- Effective resource use
Aiming for a decarbonized and recycling-based society
- Installation of Tokyowater Drinking Station
- Solar heat collecting system
- Solar power generation system
- Energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning
- Energy Management System
- Food waste recycling
- Community revitalization
- Social contribution
Aiming to be a partner for mutual enhancement and mutual growth
- Hosting and co-hosting of events
- Joining of OMY SDGs ACT5
- Active participation in Chiyoda City social activities
- International Tourist Information Center
Safety and security
- Safe and secure facility operations
- Maintenance of
risk management structure
- Transmission countermeasures
Aiming to be a company that contributes toward a sustainable society
- Enhancement of barrier-free facilities
- Response to Tokyo 2020 Accessibility Guidelines
- Preparation as a temporary shelter to take in those who have difficulty returning home after a disaster
- Organization of a private fire brigade and regular training
- Flooding (“guerrilla rainstorm”) countermeasures
- Maintenance of the workplace environment / cultivation of human resources
Aiming to develop a workplace where work feels joyful
- Establishment and observance of Compliance Charter
- Systems for diverse and flexible work styles
- Ensuring a workplace that is conscious of health
- Securing diversity
Installation of Tokyowater Drinking Station
We cooperated in installing Japan’s first outdoor water dispenser for bottles in the Plaza. Tokyowater offers free cold tap water that can be dispensed to portable water bottles and is popular with tourists as well.
Installation of bicycle-sharing Chiyokuru port
In cooperation with the Chiyoda City bicycle-sharing service Chiyokuru, we installed two ports on our premises. This system enables users to rent and return bicycles at any bicycle port in the area.
Discount parking for eco-friendly cars
We offer discount monthly parking rates for car models that are 100% exempt from the motor vehicle weight tax per the “Eco Car Tax Break.”
Solar heat collecting system
Glass evacuated solar collector tubes that use solar heat to warm water are installed on the hall building roof. This warm water is used for the hot-water supply inside the facilities, such as for restroom washbasins, showers, and restaurant kitchens.
The heat-collecting surface area is 400 sq. m, and temperature is 85 degrees. This is equal to the heat quantity needed to draw water for 500 bathtubs at 40 degrees.
Solar power generation system
Solar power generation panels are installed on the hall building roof. The generated power is converted to AC and used inside the facilities. Panel surface area is 600 sq. m, with power generating capacity of 93kW. This is equal to the power usage of about 50 common households.
Energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning
We exchanged facility lighting to LED lighting, which is long-lasting and uses less power. For air conditioning as well, we adopted permanent magnet motors for air blowers and an operating system that optimizes outside air intake to conserve energy.
Energy Management System
To conserve energy, we use the Energy Management System for efficient operations of air conditioning and onsite facilities. Renewable energy usage is displayed in real time on our official website.
Waste water recycling system
Greywater from onsite washbasins and restaurant kitchens, as well as rainwater collected on the premises pass through a waste water recycling system of biological treatment and membrane separation processes. About 90% of this recycled waste water is utilized, such as for flushing toilets, sprinkling plants, and melting snow on the glass building rooftop.
Food waste recycling
Waste generated onsite is meticulously separated for better recycling rates.
Also, food waste generated at restaurants and catering services is reborn to electrical energy. This is collected and taken to a recycling plant in Ota City to be transformed by methane fermentation technology to biogas, which is then transformed with a cogeneration system to electrical energy. Most of this electricity is used by the community near the recycling plant.
Use of Eco Mark products for repair work and upgrades
When conducting repair work and upgrades, we aim to reduce our environmental footprint by actively using Eco Mark products and other materials that cause minimal environmental burden through the lifecycle from production to disposal.
Hosting and co-hosting of events
La Folle Journée TOKYO is a classical music festival that can be enjoyed by everyone young to old, making classical music more inviting, creating a festive mood for the community, and contributing to attractive city development. We have held the event 15 times since 2005 and have welcomed 8.66 million visitors overall.
We also actively co-host events that contribute to Tokyo residents and society, serving as a hub to create and disseminate culture, such as “J-Culture Fest,” which introduces and provides experiences of Japanese cultural traditions, and “TASTE of TOKYO,” which aims to promote the appeal of food in Tokyo.
Joining of OMY SDGs ACT5
In FY2022, we joined the Daimaruyu SDGs ACT5 Executive Committee, which is based in the Otemachi-Marunouchi-Yurakucho area with companies coordinating to promote activities that aim to achieve the SDGs. By engaging in a range of programs under themes such as “environment,” “diversity & inclusion,” “communication,” and other, we will contribute to achieve the SDGs through local company collaboration.
Active participation in Chiyoda City social activities
We participate in activities such as with the Marunouchi Volunteer Fire Corps (disaster relief, firefighting drills, etc.) and Disaster Prevention Neighborhood Association, in Chiyoda City Cleanup Day, and more.
International Tourist Information Center
As a local landmark facility, we serve as a Tokyo Tourist Information Center and JNTO Tourist Information Center (partner facility).
Enhancement of barrier-free facilities
Our facilities include elevators available to wheelchair users, parking lot spaces and seating spaces reserved for wheelchair users, tactile paving blocks for the visually impaired, tactile maps, voice guidance systems, entrance chimes, special needs changing table, ostomy toilets, and other.
Assistive facilities for the hearing-impaired
Assistive listening systems using induction loop antennas are installed in each hall. Compatible hearing aids are also available for free rental.
Response to Tokyo 2020 Accessibility Guidelines
We installed handrails along the seating area aisles in Halls A and C. Also, all multipurpose toilets in the facilities were updated, with ostomy facilities and changing tables added in some. We are also working to make our anti-disaster facilities barrier-free such as by adding foreign languages and pictograms.
Preparation as a temporary shelter to take in those who have difficulty returning home after a disaster
In coordination with the Tokyo Metropolitan government, local fire department, police, and surrounding community, we conduct training to open up the facilities as a temporary stay location and manage emergency supplies.
Organization of a private fire brigade and regular training
・We organized a private fire brigade entirely comprising TIF employees, resident cooperative companies, and tenant employees. Periodic training is conducted to ensure agile response should an emergency occur on the premises.
・We participate in the private fire brigade meet for businesses in the jurisdiction of the Marunouchi Fire Station.
・We cooperate with the Marunouchi Police Station and other relevant organizations to conduct anti-terrorism security training (to handle suspicious items and persons).
Flooding (“guerrilla rainstorm”) countermeasures
Measures are taken to prevent flooding damage to B3F, such as by installing water stop plates for the transformer room etc., backflow prevention devices for rainwater piping, and rainwater storage facilities, and by switching to anti-inundation manholes.
Supplying of services and equipment to prevent infection
・Anti-infection equipment is available for rental.
Ex: Acrylic panels, clinical thermometers, floor signage, etc.
・We implement the various transmission countermeasures when holding events.
Ex: Wearing masks, diligent temperature-taking; sterilization of tableware, tables, and other; meals served in individual portions; wiping down of microphones, video equipment, audience chairs, and other.
Establishment and observance of Compliance Charter
With an awareness of our social responsibilities and public duties as a company, we observe the (1) Compliance Charter, (2) Code of Conduct, and (3) Standards for Ethical Behavior.
Systems for diverse and flexible work styles
We will address the implementation of telework and staggered working hours, upgrade regulations for caregiving and parenting, and encourage men to take childcare leave.
Ensuring a workplace that is conscious of health
We will reduce long working hours by reducing overtime work, encourage taking vacations as appropriate, enhance health exam systems to exceed statutory health screenings, implement interviews with industrial physicians as appropriate based on health exam results, and upgrade systems to prevent harassment.
We will harness the elderly workforce, observe employment acts such as the Act to Facilitate the Employment of Persons with Disabilities and Elderly Persons Employment Stabilization Act, develop evaluation standards that do not discriminate against disability or nationality for hiring/promotions etc., actively appoint women managers, and promote non-discriminatory and fair hiring practices.
Philosophy and SDGs
While aiming to boost corporate value by practicing our management philosophy of being a company that aims to create sensations and generate excitement, Tokyo International Forum will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, which are a worldwide initiative, and aim to resolve social issues.
Practicing the Management Philosophy of being a company that aims to create sensations and generate excitement
- Leading convention
- A one and only brand
the “now” of Tokyo and Japan
- Sharing happiness
and satisfaction with customers
- Contributing to the community
as a center of
attractive city development
- Highly transparent
creating high added value
- Hub of information
Code of conduct: “The first step toward excitement” Ambition / hospitality / communication / a clean environment / observance of rules
With the SDGs Promotion Committee at the center, we will coordinate with the Board of Directors to develop plans based on the sustainability vision, monitor and share progress of the various matters, and verify tasks and issues.
February 14–15, 2023
Held Sustainable Brands 2023 TOKYO-Marunouchi
November 23–25, 2022
“I Can/Can’t See You From Here Now” performance with the appearance of 11 OMY workers reprised in Hall D7
November 11, 2022
Held “OMY SDGs ACT5 Meeting to Contemplate the D&I (diversity & inclusion) of OMY”
October 5, 2022
Held the OMY SDGs ACT5 Marunouchi Shall We Concert, inviting disabled children who attend special needs schools in Tokyo.
Photo courtesy of NPO Triton Arts Network