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Biodiversity

Awareness as a Company that Uses Natural Capital

The Fujikura Group aims to become a corporate group that is friendly to both people and the global environment. Our goal is to dedicate our efforts toward protecting the environment, deeply aware of the close relationship between our business activities and the natural environment. All living things are mutually supported directly and indirectly by one another. Our live and lives are made possible by the many bounties created by 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

Activities to Prevent Even Greater Impacts on Biodiversity

The Fujikura Group manages environmental aspects (factors) concerning business activities and carries out activities to curb increased impacts on biodiversity.

The Fujikura Group's Guidelines on Biodiversity Conservation

We established the Fujikura Group’s Guidelines on Biodiversity Conservation and the Fujikura Group’s Roadmap 2030: A Long-Term Vision for Biodiversity. We are now working to elevate the awareness of each and every employee in the conservation of biodiversity.

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

We constructed the Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods bio-garden in November of 2010, as part of the redevelopment of the headquarters district located in Koto Ward, Tokyo. The forest is Fujikura's current flagship biodiversity project.

In 2013, we created a roadmap up to 2030 and proposed the establishment of a satoyama park as a way to utilize green spaces owned by each of the Fujikura Group’s business sites, in order to spread biodiversity conservation initiatives across the entire Group.

Biological Diversity Road Map 2030

Certified as Excellent Green Space under the Edo Green Space Registration Program

The Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods bio-garden has been recognized as an excellent green space under the Edo-Midori green area registration, a newly established program by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
The program established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in September 2017, registers native species as an initiative to restore an environment suitable to Tokyo’s biodiversity, including wildlife such as insects and birds, by planting native tree species found naturally in Tokyo on the property of buildings and other facilities. The program praised our initiatives for biodiversity focused on native species. As a result, the Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods became the first location to be registered as an excellent green space under this new program.
Looking ahead, we will cooperate with Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s initiatives to encourage the planting of native species and strive to make Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods a part of community activities.

"Green space of Edo's green registration" LOGO

Initiatives at Sakura Works

Sakura Millennium Woods Project

Fujikura’s Sakura Works established the Sakura Millennium Woods Project in November 2016 from the perspectives of the Fujikura Group's Roadmap 2030: A Long-Term Vision for Biodiversity and the activities of employee health management based on the Group's health management declaration. Under this project, Sakura Works is examining ways of using the vibrant natural green spaces found onsite.
In this project, a vegetation survey was conducted by a specialist biodiversity consultant, and a zoning plan for the Millennium Woods was created. Based on this, we have promoted the greening of green lands, such as protecting rare plants, cutting down dense trees, planting native species, and improving walking paths. Through these activities, a green area of ​​about 32,000 m2 was created as the “Sakura Millennium Woods”. The woods is also being used for employee training, promoting the health of employees, and improving the community with neighbors, such as “Searching for woods and potato digging events” for employee families.
In fiscal 2018, with the support of consultants, we considered setting up waterfronts to expand biodiversity and improving the security of visitors. In addition, wood chips (drums, pallets) and wood chips generated in the office will be crushed and wood chips will be laid down on the promenade. And other activities to make the visitors feel familiar.

"Sakura Millennium Woods" Project Image1

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Features of the Fujikura Sakura Millennium Woods Project

Participation in the Chiba Network of Companies for Biodiversity Conservation

Sakura Works participates in the Chiba network of companies for biodiversity conservation as part of the Fujikura Group’s biodiversity conservation efforts. The network is formed by 15 companies along with 7 supporting groups in Chiba Prefecture, who participate in activities at a center sponsored by Chiba Prefecture. Fujikura reports its activities on biodiversity, opened a biodiversity satellite at its cafeteria, and participates in study sessions.

Sakura Works promotes biodiversity activities together with participating companies, Chiba Prefecture, and other support groups.
The Sakura Works has set up a biodiversity satellite in the cafeteria and distributes a biodiversity Chiba newsletter.

 biodiversity activities in Sakura

Initiatives at Suzuka Works

At Fujikura's Suzuka Works, we are moving ahead with studies into activities and management of the vibrant natural green space around the works. In 2018, employees once again led efforts to maintain and manage the green space. In addition, we organize a commemorative tree planting in January of every year for locals who reach adulthood that year. The goal of the tree planting is the conservation of local biodiversity, and participants choose from among native species to plant.

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