K.K. Meguro Gajoen supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is engaged in a variety of initiatives to contribute to the realization of a better and more sustainable world through the management of its hotel and wedding venue.
What are the SDGs?
2030. They are found in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted unanimously by the member nations
of the UN at a United Nations Summit in September 2015. Consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets, the SDGs pledge to “leave
no one behind.”
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website
Installation of LED Lighting
We are progressively switching to LED lighting throughout the premises in our efforts to reduce our electricity consumption.
E.g., Hotel Gajoen Tokyo 1st floor and guest suites, guest floor corridors, and banquet rooms.
Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Initiatives
■To help conserve forest environments, all the paper products we use, including paper bags and envelopes, are made with
Sakura Restoration Project（※）. The wood has been used to make the plaques marking the stair numbers of the Hyakudan Kaidan,
the Tokyo Metropolitan Area designated tangible cultural property inside the hotel, as well as coasters and teaspoons used in OUKA, the executive lounge for the exclusive use of staying guests.
Cherrywood chips from the felled cherry trees were also used to prepare smoked foods served by the hotel’s restaurants and
sold in the hotel shops during the 2023 cherry blossom season.
≪Meguro Sakura Restoration Project≫
This project aims to preserve the cherry trees in Meguro Ward through a variety of activities, based on a restoration plan prepared after consulting with the local community, tree doctors, and other experts. Activities include replanting hazardous trees, dealing with exposed roots, securing appropriate planting spacing, protecting the areas around the trees’ roots, and managing the planting.
The hand-made Japanese-style ornaments decorating the Christmas trees in various locations throughout the hotel were made
by fashioning scraps of kimono and undergarment fabric discarded from the hotel’s wedding costume room into temari balls,
using the traditional kimekomi technique.
Safety and Security Initiatives
Infection Prevention Measures
We employ a range of infection prevention measures to ensure that all our guests can enjoy the hotel’s facilities with peace of mind.
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Food Hygiene Management
Our hygiene control advisors conduct workshops for all employees on topics such as food hygiene, training on cleaning up vomit as part of norovirus countermeasures, and handwashing workshops, in our efforts to raise awareness of hygiene throughout the entire company.
Disaster Readiness Initiatives
As such, we have established a fire prevention and disaster readiness plan, and, in coordination with the local fire department,we carry out disaster readiness training in a planned manner. We have established our own self-defense fire brigade comprising employees, and we conduct exhaustive training and education of employees so that they may properly guide guests to safety in the event of an emergency. In terms of emergency aid measures, we have also installed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in several locations around the hotel, and we hold general first aid courses on a regular basis to raise awareness among employees.
Contribution to Community and Society
Environmental Beautification Measures
Donations to the Meguro Sakura Fund
To support the preservation and replanting of the cherry trees that line the Meguro River, Hotel Gajoen Tokyo endorses the Meguro Sakura Restoration Project, which provides guidelines for preservation projects. We also donate a portion of the proceeds from merchandise sales during cherry blossom season to the Meguro Sakura Fund.
Participation in TABLE FOR TWO
In April 2017, we introduced a special menu in the employee cafeteria in support of TABLE FOR TWO*. When employees choose from the special menu, 20 yen from every meal is donated to provide one school meal for a child in a developing country through TABLE FOR TWO International.
*TABLE FOR TWO: A non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the food imbalance that is occurring on a global scale and to simultaneously improve the health of people living in both developing countries and developed countries.
Source: TABLE FOR TWO official website
Creating Comfortable Workplaces
Enhancement of Human Resources Development Programs
In addition to orientation programs for our new recruits so that they may join the company with peace of mind, we conduct a variety of training programs throughout the year in a planned manner to assist our employees’ growth and to create an environment in which they can demonstrate their skills to their fullest ability. Training programs include business etiquette training, hospitality training, service training, new supervisor training, new manager training, English language training, compliance training, food hygiene training, first aid training, and training on the Act on the Protection of Personal Information.
We also have mechanisms in place to support employees with their self-directed career development. This includes subsidizing 50% of the costs incurred by employees who obtain qualifications or licenses related to their work.