The NRI has taken steps to optimize office air-conditioning temperatures and lighting levels and implemented power saving settings for office equipment, including PC displays and multifunctional devices. We also promote green procurement for office equipment to select highly energy efficient products.
In March 2014, NRI obtained the Certificate of Green Power, which is issued by Japan Natural Energy Company Limited. This certification attests that the Tokyo-Marunouchi Center housing NRI's headquarters offset 220,000 kWh of electricity, approximately 10% of the power used in fiscal 2012, with green electricity (natural energy) produced from biomass power generation.
In addition to our use of environmentally friendly products, the NRI Group is also serious about re-using and recycling PCs and waste paper. We promote green purchasing for our office supplies as well.
A preference for a paper-free working environment has also taken root at our meetings and informal gatherings.