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Environmental Preservation Initiatives

Forest Development Initiatives

In an effort to help mitigate the threat of global warming, which presents a challenge for the 21st century, we are promoting our forest development initiative among employees who participate as volunteers in forest protection and regeneration.

Contributing to Our Forests and Water Resources
Contributing to Our Forests and Water Resources
The Akasai Valley is part of the headwaters of the Ibo River, which faces our Himeji Plant. In order to enhance conservation of the headwater forest that extends to that area, we are undertaking maintenance work in order to leave a beautiful forest for future generations. This initiative also enables us to expand our ties with local residents.
Location Akasai Valley, Hara-chinai, Haga-cho, Shiso-shi, Hyogo prefecture
Activity Forest improvement and forest tours and the like
Start date November 2008
Japan-China Friendship Forest Development and Global Warming Prevention
Japan-China Friendship Forest Development and Global Warming Prevention
Acknowledging the serious problem of global desertification, we are working to prevent desertification in inland China. We are planting trees with local residents and intend to restore the forest throughout the area where it once existed on this land.
Location Ejin Horo Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Activity Afforestation, maintenance, management, and the like
Start date October 2008
Conserving and Popularizing the "Nojigiku" Chrysanthemum
Nojigiku in a conservation garden
Nojigiku in a conservation garden
In order to rescue, conserve, and popularize the endangered "Nojigiku" chrysanthemum, the Hyogo prefectural flower, we began cultivating it in 1972. We have been distributing seedlings every year since 1974 in cooperation with Hyogo Prefecture. In April 2009, we distributed 43,000 seedlings to 340 organizations, including local governments.
Today, 160 varieties of Nojigiku, including foundation stock, have been conserved and cultivated in a 2,000-square-meter green yard at the Himeji Plant.