at Hotel Keihan

Hotel Keihan is working on the “BIOSTYLE PROJECT'' to acheive the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “BIOSTYLE PROJECT'' is an initiative aimed at realizing a bright recycling-oriented society in which people can enjoyably and effortlessly incorporate things that are good for people and the earth into their daily lives. This is positioned as "our commitment as Kenhan Group to achieve the SDGs.”

We are also developing various initiatives that focus on "BIOSTYLE PROJECT" to realize a sustainable, recycling-oriented society.

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What is the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established in 2001, and were unanimously adopted by member countries at the United Nations Summit in September 2015. The SDGs are international goals that aim to achieve a sustainable and better world by 2030.

It consists of 17 goals and 169 targets and promises to “leave no one behind” on this planet.

The SDGs are universal goals that not only developing countries but also developed countries themselves are working toward, and we, Hotel Keihan chain, are also actively working on them.



BIOSTYLE is “a lifestyle that incorporates healthy and good things in one's own way while enjoying them.” The Keihan Group proposes this lifestyle and aims to create products, services, and businesses that contribute to a sustainable society. We believe that these guidelines have a high affinity with the SDGs, and we promote them throughout the Group as “BIOSTYLE” = “Keihan's version of the SDGs.” We set and are working on five guidelines (=5GOOD), which are “healthy and happy for the body, mind, community, society, and the Earth.”

“BIOSTYLE” = “Keihan's version of the SDGs.

5GOOD −The five guidelines of the project− Hotel Keihan's efforts in accordance with the guidelines

①Good for Health

Good Health and Well-Being Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production

Good for Health

Businesses and initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles for people and contribute to the realization of a vibrant society

Good for Health
Promotion of Food Safety Measures

We have established the "Committee for Food Safety and Trust" to implement safety measures related to food and beverage (restaurants and banquets).

The committee is also striving for ensuring proper menu labeling and allergy labeling in accordance with the Food Labeling Act.

Introduction of HACCP Standards of Hygiene Management and Standardization of How to Deal with Incidents

Introduction of HACCP Standards of Hygiene Management and Standardization of How to Deal with Incidents

We have introduced standards of hygiene management that incorporate the HACCP concept to quantify and visualize sanitation conditions since 2021. Regular audits are conducted to ensure that a safe kitchen is maintained.

In addition, we have established manuals for dealing with norovirus and other viruses, and managing the sanitation for our facilities in accordance with the Kitchen Sanitation Management Rules.

Infection Prevention Measures

We put our customers and employees’ health and safety first against the COVID-19, and have implemented safety and security measures to ensure that our customers can use our facilities comfortably, and have established the New Normal of Hotel Keihan.

②Good for Minds

3.Good Health and Well-Being 8.Decent Work and Economic Growth 11.Sustainable Cities and Communities

Good for Minds

Realize a stress-free society and a society where people can live safely and comfortably. Provide services that are pleasant and comfortable to use. Become a rewarding company to work for.

Good for Minds
Promotion of Work-Life Balance

We believe that it will improve the competitiveness of the company that employees with childcare or nursing care responsibilities can balance work and family-life and continue to work at ease.

In April 2021, "telework (work-from-home system)" was introduced with the aim of expanding support for balancing work and family-life, and is being implemented mainly in the administrative department.

Education for Employees

We have established the "Hotel Keihan Management College" within the company to provide training to acquire the necessary abilities, knowledge, and skills for each level (job level-specific training), training for promotion and qualification (career advancement training), education and training to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for work, as well as contests for customer service and cooking skills, and we also conduct foreign language (English, Chinese, Korean) conversation level check tests.

Qualification Acquisition Support System

We encourage our employees to actively acquire qualifications related to their work, and promote this program with the aim of enhancing corporate vitality and promoting employee self-development. We provide the cost of acquiring qualifications for employees who have passed the qualification examinations or exceeded the established standard scores prescribed by the regulations.

③Good for Locals

6.Clean Water and Sanitation 11.Sustainable Cities and Communities 14.Life Below Water 15.Life on Land 17.Partnerships

Good for Locals

Businesses and initiatives that can contribute to regional revitalization, local industry development, and local environmental preservation, mainly along the Keihan rail line

Good for Locals
Providing Food Made with Local Ingredients

We contribute to the revitalization of local industry by offering (a part of) dishes made with local ingredients.

Donations and Fundraising Activities

We donate a portion of our sales to charity for earthquake disasters through the Japanese Red Cross Society for the Kumamoto earthquake, the Hokkaido Iburi earthquake, and the July 2008 torrential rain disaster in July 2018.

④Good for Social

3.Good Health and Well-Being 5.Gender Equality 10.Reduced Inequalities 12.Responsible Consumption and Production 16.Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 17.Partnerships

Good for society

Realization of a society where all people can live happily
Businesses and initiatives that contribute to the realization of more beautiful lifestyles

Good for society
Active Recruitment of Foreign National Employees

We actively recruit foreign nationals, as we welcome a wide variety of customers from overseas . In the Tokyo area, we have established rules for managing dormitories for foreign nationals, and the company partially subsidizes the rent.

Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement

Under the General employer action plans (5-year plan from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026) based on Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, we aim to increase the ratio of female employees with 5 or more years of service from 43.7% to 45.0% and the ratio of female employees in management positions from 11.3% to 15.0%.

Promotion of the Employment of Persons with Disabilities

We are actively promoting the employment of persons with disabilities at a level (2.82% as of June 1, 2021) that exceeds the legally mandated employment rate (2.3% < revised on March 1, 2021 >) set by the Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities.

⑤Good for Earth

6.Clean Water and Sanitation 7.Affordable and Clean Energy 9.Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure 12.Responsible Consumption and Production 13.Climate Action 14.Life Below Water 15.Life on Land 17.Partnerships

Good for the Earth

Businesses and initiatives that contribute to environmental conservation on a global scale such as measures against global warming and plastic waste problems

Good for the Earth
Implementation of Eco-Cleaning for Guest Rooms

Implemented "Eco-cleaning" - a simple cleaning service for guests staying for consecutive nights or for a long term in cases when they do not require changing bedlinen.

Use of biodegradable Straws

We have switched to biodegradable straws, except for straws that are difficult to replace such as flex-type ones. Also, some of the plastic bags used at the amenity bar for take-away are also made of plant-based ingredients.

Reduction of Plastic Waste

In accordance with the enforcement of the "Law for Recycling Plastic Materials," we are promoting the reduction of plastic waste by changing the amenities used in guest rooms to those provided at the amenity bar in the lobby and asking guests to bring their own amenities or take them home with them. We will sequentially change the material of toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and razors to environmental protection material.