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Global Environment Awards: Mori Building's Biodiverse Green Spaces Take Grand Prize

Mori Building, Ricoh, and Toray were among the winners of the 32nd Global Environment Awards, honored for their contributions to sustainability.



The 330-meter Azabudai Hills Mori JP Tower (back left) and the gracefully curved low-rise Garden Plaza (in the foreground). Construction of the building aimed to address local issues such as the redevelopment of Sakura-asa Street (center). December 8, 2023, Minato Ward, Tokyo (©Sankei by Miho Suzuki)

Read the full story on Japan 2 Earth - Global Environment Awards: Mori Building's Biodiverse Green Spaces Take Grand Prize

The winners of the 32nd Global Environment Awards have been announced. The awards recognize companies and organizations for their efforts and achievements in global warming mitigation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mori Building won the coveted grand prize for the rich green spaces and advanced systems installed in its high-rise buildings in central Tokyo. 

Winners will officially receive their awards at a ceremony scheduled for April 4 at  The award ceremony will be held on April 4th at the Meiji Kinenkan Hall in Tokyo.

Green Spaces and Advanced Technologies

Mori Building opened Toranomon Hills Station Tower in October 2023 and Azabudai Hills in November of the same year. Both incorporate biodiversity-rich green spaces and streams, including rooftop gardens and terraces. The buildings were designed to contribute to realizing a sustainable society through community building.

32nd Global Environment Awards

Winning Companies and Organizations

Global Environment Awards

The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize went to Ricoh. The company launched cutting-edge eco-friendly multifunction printer/copier devices. The devices' total CO2 emissions reduction totals roughly 88,000 tons annually.

Continue reading the full story on Japan 2 Earth to learn about emissions reduction initiatives and other projects that were recognized.

And find more great articles on the environment and the challenges of achieving the SDGs on our affiliated website Japan 2 Earth (J2E), sparking a transition to a sustainable future.


(Read the article in Japanese.)

Author: The Sankei Shimbun


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