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Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods, a Symbol of Fujikura’s Resolve to Protect Biodiversity and the Local Community

Recognized as a Company that Utilizes Natural Capital

The Fujikura Group is keenly aware of the close relationship between its business activities and the global environment, and has set the goal of being a corporate group that is good for both people and the environment and strives to make every effort to protect the global environment. All living things live by mutually supporting one another either directly or indirectly, and our lives and lifestyles are supported by the many blessings generated through biodiversity. The Fujikura Group formulated “Roadmap 2030: A Long-Term Vision for Biodiversity” in January 2013 and is pursuing initiatives aimed at increasing every employee’s awareness of protecting biodiversity.

Impact of Business Activities on Biodiversity

Use of natural resources

  • Energy resources: oil, natural gas, coal, etc.
  • Mineral resources: cupper, aluminium, iron, tin, etc.
  • Renewal resources: water, wood, etc.

Impacts on biodiversity

  • Air pollution:
    - Exhaust gas's impacts on ecosystem in the neighborhood
    - Biological effects by chemical materials emitted to the air in the neighborhood
  • Water contamination:
    - Exhaust gas's impacts on ecosystem in lower reaches
    - Biological effects by thermal discharge in lower reaches
    - Impacts on ecosystem by eutrophication
  • Climate change:
    - Impacts on ecosystem by climate change
    - Acceleration of reduction of the number of living species
  • Habitat loss:
    - Use of lands by constructing plants
  • Reduction of the number of living species:
    - Reduction of living species by climate change
  • Move of living species:
    - Reduction of living species by climate change

Creation of Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

When we redeveloped the grounds of our head office in November 2010, we opened a biotope and garden called Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods next to our head office in response to requests from local schools and citizens for more greenery and the increasing interest in biodiversity.

The name, Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods, incorporates the hope shared with everyone in the Kiba area of Koto-ku that the abundance of nature will persist in the future for 1,000 years.

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods covers 2,200 m2 and contains two ponds and a river that connect them, a floating island, walking paths, and other features. We gave preference to native species in designing it to replicate the abundant forests and woods that existed in the Musashino plateau several hundred years ago, as a space dedicated to wildlife. The woods have now grown enough for the chicks of the spotbilled duck and the common kingfisher to fly out of their nests.

Information on Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

[Hours]
April to September: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
October to March: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
* Free entrance 

[Location]
In Fukagawa Gatharia (1-5-1 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

[Website URL]
http://www.forest1000.fujikura.jp/

Front of Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Common kingfisher

Brown-eared bulbul

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

biotope

Wildlife and Plants in Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Wildlife and Plants in Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Communication with Local Residents

We hold an event to explain biotopes twice a year as opportunities to tell local residents about Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods and interact with the public. It is also used for educational activities for local elementary schools, government-sponsored ecological tours, and other such events. Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods is important to the Fujikura Group as way to pursue activities to preserve an abundant ecosystems for wildlife in the future and as a way to communicate with local residents.

Ecological tour Image1

Ecological tour

Ecological tour Image2

Register for the Edo-Midori Green Area Registration (excellent green space) in Tokyo

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods was registered as an excellent green space in 2017 under the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Edo-Midori green area registration. The objective of this system is to restore an environment suitable for insects, birds, and other wildlife in Tokyo by planting native plant species that are naturally distributed throughout Tokyo on the premises of buildings and other structures. Fujikura participates in the Edo-Midori Restoration Project, a public-private project sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to plant native species. The initiatives aimed at the proliferation of native plant species that we have explored together with related industries have been recognized and registered.

Edo-Midori green area registration (excellent green space) mark

Edo-Midori green area registration (excellent green space) mark

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