The Initiatives of TOKYO SKYTREE®
to Address the SDGs

The Initiatives
of TOKYO SKYTREE
to Address the SDGs

TOKYO SKYTREE agrees with the philosophy of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aims to realize a sustainable society by helping to solve social issues through business activities based on our corporate philosophy.

What Are the SDGs?

Adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are global objectives to be achieved by 2030. They were included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted at the Sustainable Development Summit with the unanimous approval of all member states as an action plan for people, planet, and prosperity. The SDGs comprise goals covering 17 fields and 169 targets. While striking a balance among the social, economic, and environmental dimensions, the plan aims to achieve these goals by 2030 through collaboration among not only governments but all kinds of people and organizations. Advocating that no one should be left behind, the agenda seeks to put an end to all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, tackle climate change, and realize a sustainable society. Specific goals are outlined in the SDGs.

Examples of TOKYO SKYTREE’s Initiatives to Address the SDGs

GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Donation of part of revenue from the sale
of W1SH RIBBON products

〇 TOKYO SKYTREE donates part of the revenue earned from the sale of ribbons for the W1SH RIBBON project to the Covid-19 emergency support program of Peace Winds Japan, a certified nonprofit organization.

QUALITY EDUCATION

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education
and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Transmit new Japanese culture and information to the world.
【Corporate Philosophy】
Provision of learning experience program

〇 TOKYO SKYTREE provides opportunities for junior and senior high school students to learn about the structure (technology), disaster-prevention functions, environmental considerations, research site functions, and decorations of TOKYO SKYTREE, as well as history, traditional crafts, industry, and peace.

Role as a research site

〇 TOKYO SKYTREE provides opportunities for cutting-edge research. Various research institutes take advantage of the height of TOKYO SKYTREE to conduct meteorological and other observations and experiments.

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Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Adoption of uniform designs in consideration
of gender equality

〇 Newly designed staff uniforms, including pants for female staff, were introduced in October 2020, and rules were changed so that female staff can freely choose between wearing skirts or pants.

〇 Rules were also changed for shoes. Instead of heeled shoes being essential, female staff are allowed to freely choose shoes that are comfortable for them.

〇 In addition, rules were changed to enable both male and female staff to freely choose whether to wear jackets and whether to wear long- or short-sleeved shirts.

“W1SH RIBBON DISCOVER
& CONNECT THE WORLD” campaign

〇 Since April 22, 2021, we have launched a global campaign “W1SH RIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD” which is designed to gather and connect people’s hopes and wishes from all over the world. Through this campaign, we have been promoting and informing activities that to develop an atmosphere to create a society that is based on diversity and equality. In this campaign, we created an original campaign song, a music video, and pamphlets with our messages “know differences, show differences, accept wide range of values, and equality for all people” and present them in the observation deck as well as disseminate through our official website, SNS to all over the world. In addition, we have installed a symbolic monument “Tree of Hope” to represent our “hope” that TOKYO SKYTREE will be the “Tree of Hope” of the world. There are colorful W1SH RIBBONs tie to the monument displaying many of our gust’s wishes.

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Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water
and sanitation for all

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Adoption of anhydrous dye processing
for new uniform print

〇 Anhydrous dyeing processing was used for the pattern print on the new uniforms introduced in October 2020. By curbing the use of excessive dye and chemicals, such processing reduces the amount of water, chemicals, resources, and energy involved in cleaning.

Use of rainwater (TOKYO SYTREE TOWN)

〇 About 60 rainwater collection tanks with a total capacity of 2,635 tons have been installed in the basement of TOKYO SYTREE TOWN®. Of this total capacity, 800 tons of rainwater is used to water rooftop greenery and so on, and the remaining tanks (1,835 tons) play a role in controlling discharge to the surrounding area in the event of torrential rainfall, etc.

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Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable
and modern energy for all

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Complete LED conversion of lighting equipment

〇 All 2,362 lighting units have been converted to LED bulbs so as to enhance both the beauty of TOKYO SKYTREE’s illuminations, which light up the nighttime sky, and energy saving.

Heat supply by using the district heating and cooling (DHC) system (TOKYO SKYTREE district heat supply facility)

〇 The system supplies heat that utilizing a part of heat source of geothermal to TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN and its surroundings. Achieved over 1.3 of the annual plant energy efficiency, which is the top-level value in Japan.

Introduction of photovoltaic panels
(TOKYO SYTREE TOWN)

〇 Photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 20 kW have been installed, with the generated energy being used in the facility.

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Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive
and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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Deliver safety and security worthy of society’s trust.
【Corporate Philosophy】
Role as a broadcasting tower

〇 TOKYO SKYTREE serves as infrastructure for digital terrestrial broadcasting covering the whole of the Kanto region. Since the many skyscrapers rising 200 meters or more in Tokyo obstructed the transmission of radio waves, the realization of a 600-meter tower has ensured stable radio-wave transmission. Furthermore, TOKYO SKYTREE has contributed to widening the area of access to One Seg, a digital broadcasting service for mobile phones.

〇 TOKYO SKYTREE is also expected to fulfill a role as a disaster-prevention center. For example, the power-supply system has been duplicated and an emergency generator installed so that it can continue operating as a broadcasting tower in the event of a major disaster as well.

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Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

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Installation of worship space

〇 Worship space has been newly installed for Muslims (believers in Islam).

Universal design (TOKYO SYTREE TOWN)

〇 TOKYO SYTREE TOWN has received certification for meeting standards relating to smooth barrier-free passage in buildings, meaning that it is a user-friendly facility for all visitors. Among other things, there are barrier-free toilets and low counters that are accessible by wheelchair users as well. In addition, some of these toilets have care beds that can be used by elderly people and adults too.

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Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe,
resilient
and sustainable

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Provide a space full of thrills and hope that will continue into the future.
【Corporate Philosophy】
Highly secure design to maintain function as broadcasting tower

〇 As a 600-meter-class structure, TOKYO SKYTREE has earthquake-resistance and wind-resistance standards exceeding those that are obligatory for ordinary high-rise buildings. Thanks to a main pillar vibration control system, the only one of its kind in the world, the structure is able to reduce swaying in an earthquake by up to 50%.

A complex equipped with various functions, including commerce, entertainment, culture, and disaster prevention, and collaborating with the surrounding community
(TOKYO SYTREE TOWN)

〇 The complex contributes to vibrant community building together with the local district. It has created a landscape transcending time and space and provides safety and peace of mind in terms of disaster prevention too.

Three-dimensional greenery
(TOKYO SYTREE TOWN)

〇Endeavoring to enhance the perceivable greenery ratio, we have created a “green hill” by such means as ground-level roadside greenery, balconies with plants in the lower part of the facility, green curtains using vines, and green walls. The total area of greenery is about 8,100 m2.

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Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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Extended period of sale of food products nearing best-before date

〇 To reduce food loss and waste, the rule stipulating that confectionery and other food products sold in shops should be withdrawn (scrapped) 14 days prior to the best-before date was revised in June 2020 to shorten the period to 3 days prior to the best-before date.

Dexterous use of food product ingredients

〇 Since June 2020 efforts have been made in the café menu to use the same ingredient in several menu items, thereby reducing waste.

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Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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Complete LED conversion of lighting equipment

〇 All 2,362 lighting units have been converted to LED bulbs so as to enhance both the beauty of TOKYO SKYTREE’s illuminations, which light up the nighttime sky, and energy saving.

Recommended reuse of vinyl shopping bags
and switch to biomass compound material

〇 Notices are issued to customers recommending the reuse of vinyl shopping bags. Also, a switch has been made to vinyl shopping bags using 25% biomass compound material. Environment-considerate initiatives are publicized in shops as well.

Switch to FSC-certified paper bags

〇 In October 2020 a switch was made to paper shopping bags certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which operates an international forest certification system. Our paper bags use 30% or more recycled paper. In addition, water-based ink is used for the prints on shopping bags so that, in consideration of the environment, no harmful liquid waste is discharged at the time of manufacture.

※FSC certification: The nonprofit FSC operates an international certification system with the aim of spreading responsible forest management in the world.

Heat supply by using the district heating and cooling (DHC) system (TOKYO SKYTREE district heat supply facility)

〇 The system supplies heat that utilizing a part of heat source of geothermal to TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN and its surroundings. Achieved over 1.3 of the annual plant energy efficiency, which is the top-level value in Japan.

Introduction of photovoltaic panels
(TOKYO SYTREE TOWN)

〇 Photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 20 kW have been installed, with the generated energy being used in the facility.

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Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, sea
and marine resources for sustainable development

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Recommended reuse of vinyl shopping bags
and switch to biomass compound material

〇 Notices are issued to customers recommending the reuse of vinyl shopping bags. Also, a switch has been made to vinyl shopping bags using 25% biomass compound material. Environment-considerate initiatives are publicized in shops as well.

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Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial
ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat
desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation
and halt biodiversity loss

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Switch to FSC-certified paper bags

〇 In October 2020 a switch was made to paper shopping bags certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which operates an international forest certification system. Our paper bags use 30% or more recycled paper. In addition, water-based ink is used for the prints on shopping bags so that, in consideration of the environment, no harmful liquid waste is discharged at the time of manufacture.

※FSC certification: The nonprofit FSC operates an international certification system with the aim of spreading responsible forest management in the world.

Three-dimensional greenery
(TOKYO SYTREE TOWN)

〇Endeavoring to enhance the perceivable greenery ratio, we have created a “green hill” by such means as ground-level roadside greenery, balconies with plants in the lower part of the facility, green curtains using vines, and green walls. The total area of greenery is about 8,100 m2.

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Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable
development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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“W1SH RIBBON DISCOVER
& CONNECT THE WORLD” campaign

〇 Since April 22, 2021, we have launched a global campaign “W1SH RIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD” which is designed to gather and connect people’s hopes and wishes from all over the world. Through this campaign, we have been promoting and informing activities that to develop an atmosphere to create a society that is based on diversity and equality. In this campaign, we created an original campaign song, a music video, and pamphlets with our messages “know differences, show differences, accept wide range of values, and equality for all people” and present them in the observation deck as well as disseminate through our official website, SNS to all over the world. In addition, we have installed a symbolic monument “Tree of Hope” to represent our “hope” that TOKYO SKYTREE will be the “Tree of Hope” of the world. There are colorful W1SH RIBBONs tie to the monument displaying many of our gust’s wishes.