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Environmental Preservation Initiatives

Forest Development Initiatives

In order to minimize global warming and preserve biodiversity, our employees have volunteered to protect and restore the natural environment. Through these initiatives, we aim to train individuals who can think independently and take action on the environment.

Contributing to Our Forest and Water Resources

Our Forest and Water Resources
In order to preserve beautiful forests for future generations, we have been, for example, undertaking management of the headwater forest in the Akasai Valley where originates the Ibo River that passes by our Himeji Plant. In addition, we are learning to impart the importance of protecting biodiversity through our research on the creatures inhabiting the Akasai River.
In May and October of fiscal 2018, we undertook two initiatives. In our October activity, we held a ceremony marking for the 10th anniversary of this initiative where many guests and employees were attended.
Location Akasai Valley, Hara, Haga-cho, Siso-shi
Hyogo prefecture
Activities Forest improvement, river biological surveys, and other activities
Start of activity November 2008
Contributing to the "Yugawara Myriad Leaves Forest"

Yugawara Myriad Leaves Forest
In the headwater forest of upper reaches of the Shinzaki River in Yugawara-machi, we conduct forest improvement and nature observation tours. Working together with local residents, it has become a place to interact with and nurture the forest.
In May and October of fiscal 2018, we undertook two initiatives. In the autumn, we undertook forest thinning, water resource management activities and tree name plate making activities with the people of Yougawar-machi.
Location Kajiya, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa prefecture
Activities Forest improvement, nature observation tours, and other activities
Start of activity November 2013
Japan-China Friendship Forest Development and Global Warming Prevention

Left : Landscape in 2008 at beginning of efforts
Right : Landscape in 2017
In order to prevent desertification in inland China and regenerate the vast forests that were once there, we have been undertaking tree planting at this area.
From 2017, NPO members and our secretariat have been traveled to the area and checked the growth of the over 1,000 trees that had been planted in the previous nine years. In fiscal 2018, we visited there in October to observe the growth of those trees.
Location Ejin Horo Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Activities Afforestation, maintenance, management, and the like
Start of activity October 2008
Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forest Development in Bantan Bay and Biodiversity Conservation

Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forest
Development in Banten Bay
In order to protect habitats for such as shrimp and crabs and prevent coastal line erosion caused by high waves along the coast of Indonesia, our employees and local group company’s employees have volunteered to carry out initiatives to create mangrove forest at this area.
From the fiscal 2018, we have launched a program to undertake the tree planting of 30,000 plants (including the number of planted trees in the annual tour) in five years with the cooperation of local NGOs.
In September 2018, we held an Opening Ceremony and undertook the first tree planting activity. 300 nursery trees were planted in the activity, and a total of 10,000 were planted in fiscal 2018.
Location Seran regency, Banten province, Indonesia
Activities Tree planting
Start of activity September 2018
Conserving and Popularizing the "Nojigiku" Chrysanthemum

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.