Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. Donated oil produced from marine plastic waste around World Heritage Site Munakata Taisha Okitsu Shrine Yohaisho to Munakata City

Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
World Heritage Site: Munakata Taisha Shrine – Donation of oil produced from marine plastic waste around Okitsu-miya Yohaisho to Munakata City We carry out a series of corporate citizenship activities related to our business, from beach clean-up activities to oil conversion and giving back to local communities.
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shunichi Kifuji, hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) is carrying out beach clean activities (trash picking) on ​​the coast around the world cultural heritage Munakata Taisha Okitsu-miya Yohaisho on Oshima, Munakata City. ) and delivered approximately 15 liters of oil produced from collected marine plastic waste to Munakata City. The oil that we donated this time will be used as fuel* for agricultural boilers and other equipment. This initiative was undertaken as part of our corporate citizenship activities to leverage the strengths of our group’s people in response to the growing importance and social needs of further promoting the recycling of plastic resources.
*Produced oil is delivered as a fraction equivalent to heavy oil A after adjusting its flash point.
[Image 1:×2025.jpg] Beach cleanup activity in Oshima, Munakata City (July 17, 2023) This is the first time for our group to carry out a series of initiatives to sort out plastic from the garbage collected during beach cleanup activities, turn it into oil, and return it to the local community. Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture, where we operate, is also the hometown of our founder, Sazo Idemitsu. This activity was carried out after our employees heard from people at Munakata Taisha Shrine that “a lot of marine debris washes ashore on the coasts of Okinoshima and Oshima in the Munakata area due to the effects of ocean currents.” Ta. On the day of the beach cleanup activity, a total of 65 people gathered including Group employees and their families, business partners, and Munakata City employees, and collected approximately 100 kg of marine debris such as fishing gear and plastic bottles that had washed ashore on the coast facing the Genkai Sea. I did.
The conversion of marine plastics into oil is carried out by Kankyo Energy Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, President and CEO: Shuji Noda) and Chemical Recycle Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo), a joint venture between the company and our company. , Representative: Hitoshi Okamura).
[Image 2:×2925.jpg] Delivering produced oil to Munakata City (from left: Munakata City General Affairs Department Secretarial Policy Division Chief and Public Relations Policy Section Chief Atsushi Akada, Deputy Mayor Katsuya Kono, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. Kyushu Branch Manager Mikiya Kamino, Chemical Recycle Japan Co., Ltd. )Representative: Hitoshi Okamura)
Marine plastic waste is causing serious environmental pollution around the world, and its impact on nature and ecosystems is becoming a problem. In order to build a sustainable society, it is an urgent social issue to recycle plastic as a resource rather than waste it. In response to this issue, we are promoting the social implementation of technology that generates materials and energy from used plastics, such as through the development of commercial production equipment for oil-based chemical recycling that uses plastic as raw material. In the “Medium-term Management Plan (2023-2025)” announced in November 2022, our company announced that it will promote business portfolio transformation through social implementation of the following three business areas.
[Image 3:×1014.jpg] Idemitsu Kosan Three business areas for business portfolio transformation This initiative combines efforts aimed at social implementation of “diverse resource saving and resource circulation solutions” from the three business areas mentioned above with our corporate
citizenship activities.
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