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Initiatives for Biodiversity

The Fujikura Group aims to become a corporate group that is friendly to both people and the global environment. As a means to attain this goal, we have established and begun to apply the Group's guidelines on biodiversity conservation this fiscal year. Biodiversity refers to the diversity of ecosystems, species and genes. All creatures on Earth are directly or indirectly connected with and supported by each other based on biodiversity, which brings about many blessings such as rich ecosystems, and also supports our lives and daily living. Each and every employee of the Group is expected to be keenly aware of this fact and to conduct their business operations in line with the Group's guidelines on biodiversity conservation.

The Fujikura Group's Guidelines on Biodiversity Conservation

The Fujikura Group's Commitment to Biodiversity Conservation

Relationships Between Our Activities and Biodiversity

The following shows the relationships between Fujikura Group activities and biodiversity.

Relationships Between Our Activities and Biodiversity

Risks to Biodiversity From Production Bases

Mean Species Abundance (MSA) Transfer

The loss of biodiversity is measured by an index called Mean Species Abundance (MSA), which is recognized as a trusted measurement of biodiversity by the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The Fujikura Group is present in Europe, China, and India, so awareness of the risks of those production centers will be vital in the future.

Fujikura Group's overseas base (FY 2016)

Fujikura Group's overseas base (FY 2016)

Main Efforts of 2016

Implementation of the Fujikura Group's Roadmap 2030: A Long-Term Vision for Biodiversity

Constructed in November of 2010, the "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods" bio-garden has entered its 6th year. The forest is Fujikura's current flagship biodiversity project. In addition to spot-billed ducks, in recent years kingfishers have been nesting in the bio-garden.

Currently, many species around the world are moving toward extinction due to global warming and human industry. "Roadmap 2030: A Long-Term Vision for Biodiversity" was drafted in January of 2013 in an effort to spread the Fujikura group's activities - saving these species from extinction through biodiversity preservation - to a group-wide level.

In FY2016, the "Sakura Millennium Woods Project" began as part of the nature activities within the Sakura plant. By maintaining footpaths in these woods, Fujikura preserves endangered species, fosters employee health, and protects biodiversity. In the future, there are plans to use these woods are a space for communication with local residents.

Roadmap 2030: A Long-Term Vision for Biodiversity

Initiatives at Sakura Works

The Sakura plants is engaged in activities based on the "Fujikura Group Biodiversity Long-Term Vision / Roadmap 2030" formulated by the Fujikura Group Global Environment Committee and the activities of employee health management based on the Group's health management declaration , We are considering the utilization of a rich natural environment spreading within the facility. In November 2016, we set up the "Sakura Millennial Woods Project" and set up an activity plan for three years and started full-fledged activities. From now on, we will incorporate a wide range of opinions, and we will consider the placement, design and utilization methods etc. of green spaces.

Sakura Millennium Woods

Sakura Millennium Woods

Promenade laying wood chips

Promenade laying wood chips

Kinran native to green spaces

Kinran native to green spaces

The Sakura Works of Fujikura Ltd. participates in the Chiba network of companies for biodiversity conservation as part of the Fujikura Group biodiversity conservation activities. The network was founded on April 1, 2013 by the Chiba prefectural government to support companies in conducting biodiversity conservation activities in a sustainable manner, and to contribute to achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity by 2020. Companies participating in the network are implementing measures in collaboration with Chiba Prefecture and related support organizations.

As part of the activities conducted by the Chiba network of companies for biodiversity conservation, an exhibition space was established in March within the cafeteria of the Sakura Plant with support from the Chiba Biodiversity Center, where panels on biodiversity provided by the Center are displayed and copies of the brochures and PR magazines published by the Center are distributed. We hope that this space will be utilized to provide information about biodiversity to employees as well as those who visit the Plant for business meetings or other purposes.

Establishing an Exhibition Space for Biodiversity at the Sakura Works

The Suzuka Plant's Efforts

At Fujikura's Suzuka plant, studies into activities and management of the natural green space around the plant are progressing. Also, in FY2016, employees joined in management and maintenance of green spaces. In addition, in January of every year locals who reach adulthood that year have a commemorative tree planting. The goal of the tree planting is the protection and improvement of local biodiversity, and participants choose from among native species to plant.

Life Study Database

For a period of 2 years starting in April of 2014, Fujikura participated in Tokyo's "Edo Green Recovery Business," which aims to spread the planting of local plant species. As one of the activities of this project, Fujikura gathered information on the animal and plant life in the "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods" through efficient life-form monitoring to gauge the effectiveness of biodiversity preservation and planting efforts. In August of 2014, we completed a database system to register information about plants and animals and started investigations. Fujikura head office area departmental environmental specialists primarily conducted the investigations and entered investigation data into the system. The data was appraised by specialists when necessary. This "Millennium Woods" life monitoring saw the participation of nearly 230 employees by March of 2016 and roughly 1,900 pieces of life information (including automatic photography) were recorded.

Biological Surveying Registration Information Screen

Biological Surveying Registration Information Screen

Examples of Biological Trafficking (ex. Kingfisher)

Examples of Biological Trafficking (ex. Kingfisher)

Bio-Garden "Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods"

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods was created as a biotope garden for local communities adjacent to the head office of Fujikura Ltd. in November 2010. The bio-garden extends over 2,200 square meters and consists of two ponds connected by a brook, a floating island, and a promenade. It is designed to reproduce a part of the rich forest that existed on the Musashino Terrace several hundred years ago. Since fiscal 2014, Fujikura Ltd. has been participating in the Tokyo metropolitan government's project to plant native species for the restoration of greenery from the Edo period, and employees have been conducting surveys on living creatures in the bio-garden under this project. A range of birds and insects can be observed in the Woods, through which we are committed to contributing to the restoration of ecosystems in the urban district. In the Woods, two groups of baby spot-billed ducks were observed leaving their nests in fiscal 2015, while baby kingfishers and spot-billed ducks were also seen leaving their nests in May 2015.
[Opening hours] 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during April to September / 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during October to March
*No entry fees 
[Location] Inside Fukagawa Gatharia (1-5-1 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
[Website] http://www.forest1000.fujikura.jp/ (only in Japanese)

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods

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