Hello everyone. This is Takayuki Kondo. We, Kaiho Sangyo, was evaluated as eligible and approved to join in Business Call to Action (BCtA) led by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the first time as a small and medium-sized company in Japan.
BCtA is a global effort where private companies, governments, and aid agencies participate aiming at accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs*), such as poverty reduction, environment conservation, and job creation, which is advocated by the United Nations (UN).
The reason of the approval is our overseas expansion of automobile recycling business is highly evaluated as an effort which realizes both commercial success and sustainable development.
Due to the rapid population and economic growth, the number of automobiles in the world became about 1.3 billion. On the other hand, in most of the countries, infrastructure, technologies, and regulations required for End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) are undeveloped, and they do not have know-how. Disposal of ELVs is very dangerous and involves dirty works without appropriate equipment and techniques. Land pollution by waste oil and lead, and environment contamination by burning fields and illegal dumping of waste plastic, glass, and tires are becoming a major social challenge and threatening public health.
In cooperation with local governments and private companies, we, Kaiho Sangyo, assist to devise automobile recycling policies. We also provide automobile recycling system which packages automobile recycling plant equipment, production process, recycle technology, and management know-how. We contribute to local job creation by creating environment-conscious automobile recycling value chain.
Kaiho Sangyo became the 11th member of BCtA among Japanese companies behind Panasonic, Sumitomo Chemical, Sompo Japan, Shiseido, Asahi Kasei, Ajinomoto, Ryohin Keikaku, UniCharm, Itochu, and Saraya. We are approved for the first time as a small and medium-sized company and venous industry in Japan.
We will continue to work for resolution of a global social challenges through automobile recycling business in emerging and developing countries.
*SDGs are development goals set to achieve in the 15 years from 2016 to 2030 by 193 UN member countries. It was adopted at the United Nations summit in September 2015 in order to realize a sustainable world pledging “Leave no one behind” on the planet.