The Kankyo Way

“If it is worthy of reflecting on a  plan to create a satisfactory basis of existence for a few hundred million people, then such striving for well-governed order is a general task of humanity itself.”
Hans Kuron, professor of agrology and soil conservation, 1959

Kankyo is a Japanese word meaning “environment”, but it can also be interpreted as “surroundings”. My name is Yuki Hayashi and I am the founder of Kankyo Consulting.

Kankyo - Yuki - 001_web - 11x7I am not the only member of my family who looks into the effects of man on nature. My grandfather, Prof. Hans Kuron (whom I have cited above), was an agrologist and researched, among other things, the extent to which agriculture and industry affect the soil and which long-term effects this could have on our environment. I am sure,  he would now appreciate companies rethinking their operations and instead of focusing entirely on production and profitability, are aware of their overall social responsibility and act accordingly.

Unlike my grandfather, I am not working in research but engage in corporate sustainability consulting. However, there is one thing I have in common with him: just like he did, I believe this earth does not only belong to us at the present time, but that it must be kept liveable and intact for future generations.

After years of professional experience in corporate sustainability, IT project management and human resources, I became self-employed in 2018 with my consulting services for corporate sustainability.

What distinguishes my services is the deep conviction of holistic quality management, which does not seek short-lived success, but aims at long-lasting continuous improvement.

When implementing sustainability measures and concepts in my clients’ companies, I value the importance of being attentive towards the respective corporate culture and environment. I take into account important aspects such as geographic coverage, industry (e.g., IT, public sector, banking) and size. I do not provide standardised sustainability concepts, but attach high attention to the needs of my clients’ organisation and the quality of  results in each project at all stages. In order to achieve this high level of quality, I apply W.E. Deming’s PDCA methodology, which is used very successfully by many companies in Japan and around the world.

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