Sustainability - This section of our website introduces what Tsurumi is doing through its business activities to help shape a sustainable world.
Message from Top Management
In September 2015, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted as international goals intended to make a better and sustainable world by 2030. That same year was also adopted the Paris Agreement as a long-range goal for making the world carbon-neutral.
The kinds of climate changes that these united efforts are fighting are not being manifested in any one particular place but rather on a global scale through frequent occurrences of abnormal weather that is resulting in flooding, massive forest and grassland fires, rising sea levels, stronger typhoons and hurricanes, and so on. These scary events are stirring a sense of crisis that the planet is on a path of self-destruction. Add to that the World Wildlife Foundation has reported that, over the past 50 years, populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and other wildlife have decreased by 68%. Should this disheartening situation continue to worsen, it is easy to imagine the serious impact it could have on mankind let alone the threat to wildlife.
In the face of such enormity, there is only so much we can do by ourselves at Tsurumi to change things, although we have for some time been replacing lighting with LED fixtures and introducing energy-efficient equipment to reduce our CO2 emissions. Furthermore, in 2021, we launched an SDGs Promoting Bureau in order to address issues more constructively. So, now, we are looking to make a social contribution by using our technologies for vacuum and submersible pumps to develop and supply environmental equipment and products of lower environmental load for social infrastructure, while, within our business activities, we are proactively working to reduce CO2 emissions, plastic waste and paper consumption by, respectively, using renewable energies and introducing environment-friendly vehicles, changing the materials we use, and promoting digitalization.
At Tsurumi, we are working with the communities that host our business operations and all of our stakeholders so that we can conduct business in ways that are good for a sustainable society.