Taking green initiatives and finding ways to give back to the community all relates to our corporate philosophy of ningenmi, to respect the people and environment surrounding us. So whether it’s as simple as cutting back on water bottles, getting involved in a charity or changing a lightbulb, we see every bit as a crucial step in operating a more sustainable and smart business.
Vivreau Water System: The food industry talks about “food miles” and the water industry talks about “water miles.” Transporting bottled water from Europe and the Pacific Islands creates a huge negative impact on the environment. Not only is water being transported by road, creating congestion and pollution, there is also the issue surrounding glass and plastic packaging waste.That’s why in 2010, Miku Restaurant invested in the Vivreau System to filter and bottle tap water on-site. Metro Vancouver tests tap water over 136,000 times a year to make sure it is safe to drink, and Vivreau ensures our tap water tastes great. For info on the Vivreau System, visit http://www.vivreau.com
Ocean Wise Program: Miku Restaurant is downtown Vancouver’s first Ocean Wise Japanese restaurant. This conservation program, administered by the Vancouver Aquarium, recognizes restaurants supporting sustainable seafood choices and fishing practices. Menu items approved by the program receive the Ocean Wise logo, which is recognized by diners all across Western and Central Canada. At Miku Restaurant, we firmly believe the importance of empowering our guests to have the option to make sustainable choices. For program details, visit http://www.oceanwise.ca/.
Community Engagement: Giving back to the community that supports us is important to us; that’s why, throughout the year, we try our best to support as many events hosted by local businesses and charity initiatives. Whether it’s sponsoring gift certificates, catering to an event or volunteering we are proud to be engaged in the community beyond restaurant borders. For consideration, please submit your requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help where we can.