Odakyu Group Environmental Mission

The mission of the Odakyu Group is to pass on a beautiful global environment and a kind society to future generations and
actively engage in solving environmental issues, such as reducing CO2 emissions, recycling resources, conservation,
and utilization of natural resources, through our business activities.

Traveling Sustainably
with Odakyu

Environmentally friendly stations

The Higashi-Kitazawa, Shimo-Kitazawa, and Setagaya-Daita Stations are equipped with solar-power-generating systems, skylights, light ducts, and geothermal heat pump systems to reduce their impact on the environment. Going forward, we will work to construct environmentally friendly stations which fit the areas in which they are built.

Recycling PET bottles at stations

With the cooperation of our customers in recycling caps and labels, we recycle used PET bottles into new PET bottles for beverages. We hope to improve the recycling cycle and make effective use of limited global resources.

Environmental advantages of rail and buses

When it comes to transporting people, trains emit approximately one-fifth of the CO2 emissions of private vehicles per unit, and thus could be said to be an environmentally friendly form of transport.
(Source: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,
Transport and Tourism website)

Conversion to digital tickets

We are implementing digital tickets that can be purchased with a smartphone, with the smartphone itself becoming the ticket. In addition to allowing people to purchase tickets without waiting in line at a ticket window, this system will produce less waste than conventional paper tickets.

Operation of the
Zero-Carbon Romancecar

Over the period from April 1, 2022, to September 30, 2027, we will operate our Limited Express Romancecars with virtually zero C02 emissions. Excess reductions in CO2 emissions*1 generated through our emission reduction efforts from FY2010 to FY2014 at seven locations, including the main building of the Odakyu Department Store in Shinjuku, will be used to offset Romancecar operations through Tokyo's Cap-and-Trade Program*2.

*1 Reductions in excess of those required by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
*2 A system implemented by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government mandating reductions in CO2 emissions by large-scale businesses within the metropolitan area

The natural scenery of Hakone

The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park has been chosen by the Ministry of the Environment as an area that they hope will become a world-class travel destination at which travelers from around the world will want to stay for extended periods. Great efforts are being made to revitalize the region's natural resources and traditional local culture.

Environmental initiatives at hotels

The Odakyu Hotel de Yama in Hakone operated by Odakyu Resorts has operated a commercial food waste processor since 2008. Food waste created during food preparation is recycled into high-quality compost in this processor rather than burned, helping to reduce CO2 emissions and food loss. This compost is then used for the azaleas and roses in the surrounding area, helping to keep the Hakone landscape beautiful.

Green Campaign activities on the seashore

Every year the Odakyu Electric Railway and Enoshima Electric Railway hold a joint "Clean Campaign" at the Katase Higashihama Beach, where Odakyu Group employees and their families take part in beach beautification and cleanup activities.

Share cycling

We are developing a bicycle sharing system in the Shonan area using electrically assisted bicycles. This service is environmentally friendly and is used by local people for trips nearby, as well as a means of transportation for sightseeing around Shonan.

Long-term environmental goals of the Odakyu Group

  • ・The Odakyu Group aims to achieve virtually zero CO2
    emissions by 2050
  • ・To achieve this goal, we aim to reduce CO2 emissions by
    50% (compared to 2013) by 2030

*We aim to achieve a 50% reduction by 2040 (compared to 2013) in our bus and taxi business through the adoption of EVs and FCVs, as well as the introduction of charging stands and hydrogen fueling stations.

Information Disclosure Based on TCFD Recommendations

The Odakyu Group announced its endorsement of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD), which was established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
We will disclosure information based on TCFD recommendations.