Community-based SMEs

Saga Prefecture
Case Study #6

Together with the forest and the people for the future

Oshima Industry Co., Ltd.

Oshima Industry Co., Ltd. is engaged in the promotion of waste recycling and energy conservation through the collection, transportation, and disposal of general and industrial waste in cooperation with local communities with innovative ideas. We spoke to Yohei Katayama, the general manager of the Sales Department, Junji Morisaki, the sub-manager of the Sales Department, and Yukiko Hatsumura, of the Sales Department.

Recognition from Hearing

Points and the necessary support for initiatives that lead to the improvement of sustainability of SMEs with close ties to the community

• Oshima Industry Co., Ltd. has the advantage that the staff including the management layer is young. The younger the age group, the less likely it is to have biased views on businesses that are taking on recycling and environmental issues. Reorganization of the business linked to SDGs will be reexamined from the perspective of sustainability, and public relations materials such as reports and pamphlets will be used to further strengthen the ability to disseminate information to the public.

• Due to the recent increase in natural disasters and other factors, the numbers of cases in which other plants discontinue use of their incinerators are increasing, and it seems Oshima Industry Co., Ltd. is becoming increasingly busy. In considering new business development and future development of existing business that is easier to use, a framework for support from the viewpoint of market research is required.

Linkage with the SDGs

Oshima Industrial Co., Ltd.’s business, which includes environmental considerations and contribution to the community, including initiatives to systemize food recycling through feed production from food residues and the creation of forests together with local people in areas where final treatment plants are located, is an initiative that contributes to the achievement of SDGs goals 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, and 17.

Hearing (Date: July 9, 2019: Hearing cooperation: Green prop Co.,Ltd.)

Corporate Information

Company name: Oshima Industry Co., Ltd.
Date of establishment: January 27, 1975
President and CEO: Kento Oshima
Head Office: 2469-1, Yoshida, Yoshinogari, Kanzaki-gun, Saga Prefecture
Capital: 20 million yen
Business Activities:
– Collection, transportation and disposal of general waste and maintenance and management of sewage treatment facilities
– Inspection of water quality, testing services, simple dedicated water supply and sanitation management services, landscaping design management services
– Dredging of sewage pipe drains, removal of mud, sand, etc., from manhole catchments, etc., on roads
– Collection, transportation, and disposal of industrial waste and landfills managed in-house
– Cleaning, maintenance, and management of miscellaneous drainage tanks (kitchen pits)
– Design and manufacture of building services and recycling plants
Number of employees: 90