Develop Co., a leading container construction company headquartered in Ichikawa City, Chiba, and operator of 30 hotels in Japan, has acquired "SDGs Business Certification" from the Japan SDGs Association.

The company achieved its certification for its pursuit of three of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations, divided between its two main business operations:

Rescue hotel business

  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Develop Co.'s rescue hotels enable local governments to significantly reduce the burden of reconstruction infrastructure, by shifting from permanent ownership of rescue facilities to temporary usage when the need arises.

The R9 The Yard Series are business hotels during normal times, but in the event of a disaster, they can be mobilized and turn into "mobile hotels" in the service of reconstruction efforts.

Non-emergency: HOTEL R9 The Yard Series Exterior (Location: Ami, Ibaraki Pref.)

Emergency: Deploying as rescue hotel

Container-based modular construction project

  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12: Responsibility Production and Consumption

Develop Co. promotes the use of building units composed of shipping container modules equipped with auxiliary equipment for various purposes. In so doing, the company is realizing next-generation buildings that can be relocated, expanded, and reused.

Through the widespread use of next-generation buildings, Develop Co. aims to promote sustainable regional urban development, address environmental issues, and encourage recycling in society.

Advantages include:

  • Reduction of labor load due to short construction period
  • Durable and easy to reuse
  • Recycling and Reducition of waste at the time of removal, etc.

Usage case:

Containers that were used as lodging facilities for reconstruction workers after the Great East Japan Earthquake, were relocated to Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture, and converted into a hotel.

Before relocation: Hotel Sunplaza Annex (Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture)

After relocation: HOTEL R9 SANOFUJIOKA (Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture)

For more information about Develop Co., visit their website here.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.