SUSTAINABILITY / ENVIRONMENT / ACTIVITIES IN NONBUSINESS

Enlightenment

We’ve undertaken a wide variety of educational programs and implemented group-wide environmental activities to enhance employees’ awareness and understanding of environmental issues.

The NTT DATA Group is carrying out various activities to conserve biodiversity.

The NTT DATA Group, together with its member companies, is committed to continuous improvement under ISO 14001. To enhance employee understanding and awareness of environmental issues we are pursuing a wide range of initiatives and undertaking environmental protection activities as a group.

Eco-cards

Eco-cards displaying our Environmental Policies and group targets are distributed throughout the group. We have employees write in their own departments’ targets and keep the cards with them to enhance their awareness of the group’s environmental efforts.

Environmental Education

In NTT DATA Group we are dedicated to providing environmental education to ensure that each employee fully understands the meaning and purpose of NTT DATA Group’s environmental activities and the ISO 14001 environmental management standards, and to enhance their awareness of environmental issues.

Each year we offer a variety of online courses*-environmental basics, a course for environmental managers and advocates, and a course for waste-disposal supervisors-as well as training for internal auditors and training geared to each workplace.

We are working especially hard to raise environmental awareness and further improve activities by offering general environmental training at partner firms and group companies that are not ISO 14001 certified.

*NTT DATA Group uses its online e-Learning System for a wide range of educational purposes and thereby reduces environmental impacts by curtailing the movement of people and paper consumption during the training process. In fiscal 2007 this system yielded a CO2 reduction benefit of 2,600 tons (98%).

Involvement in Volunteer Community Activities

The NTT DATA Group stays involved in environmental protection at the community level in a variety of ways, including participation in volunteer community cleanups and forest-conservation projects. In 2008 we participated in “Tokyo Greenship Action” a volunteer forest-conservation program sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Nature hikes and hands-on activities like thinning trees and trimming undergrowth allowed employees to get in touch with nature and reaffirm the importance of protecting the environment.

The NTT DATA Group has been carrying out various activities to conserve biodiversity based on the NTT Group’s concepts of “Preservation of the Earth’s ecosystem”.

 

 

Activities How to conserve the biodiversity
Greening by IT

Publicize the information

Make public the information relating to the environment and biodiversity through the issuance of “ECOLOGY EXPRESS

Support biodiversity analyses

To meet social needs, provide support for establishing the GIS and remote sensing technology, making ecosystem models and developing support tools.

We also assist organizing a wide range of environmental information associated with such technology and tool development

Make a lifecycle assessment

Through a lifecycle assessment (LCA), acquire a quantitative grasp of the environmental impact on the ecosystem of our systems deployed to our customers

Greening of IT

Cut down the electricity consumption

Reduce the electricity consumption through energy-saving activities in office buildings and Data Centers to minimize the effect of climate change

Promote recycling and reusing

Promote recycling and reusing to ease the environmental impact made during waste disposal

Aim for Zero Waste

Cut down the amount of final waste to alleviate the impending problem of depleted land for waste disposal plants and to lessen the effect on the ecosystem

Reduce the use of copy paper

Decrease the amount of copy paper used for business activities to contribute to forest conservation

Greening with team NTT DATA

Tokyo Greenship Action

Preserve the ecosystem by conserving woodlands near populated areas, known as satoyama

Tree planting

Conserve forests and the ecosystem

Cleanup activities

Preserve the ecosystem

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