Biodiversity

Participating in the Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership

Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. participates in the Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership, which is made up of economic organizations, businesses, NGOs and local governments, and engages in activities to protect biodiversity.

Whereas our Second Medium-Term Environmental Targets focused on investigation, education and awareness activities, under the Third Medium-Term Environmental Targets that went in place in fiscal 2015, we set for each business at least one preceding pilot project for ecosystem preservation. Accordingly, we are undertaking specific biodiversity preservation activities.

Preceding Pilot Project for Ecosystem Preservation

Company, Business Site Related Aichi Target*
Details of Preservation
Wildlife Preserved, etc.
Japan Radio Co., Ltd.
Target: Preservation of marine resources

Activities:

Gathering of basic data on the preservation of marine resources in Tokyo Bay collaborating with the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology.
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Habitat survey of Whitespotted conger from a fisherman’s perspective
Boat fishing for Whitespotted conger, equipped with information-gathering equipment
Boat fishing for Whitespotted conger, equipped with information-gathering equipment
Nagano Japan Radio Co., Ltd.
Head Office Plant
Target: Preservation of natural habitats

Activities:

Afforestation and preservation of a forest near business sites, the “Forest of Nagano Japan Radio” (Matsushiro-cho, Nagano, 0.4ha)
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Ecosystems or endemic species cultivated in Japanese Larch forests (species to be protected not specified)
自Afforestation and preservation activities
Afforestation and preservation activities
New Japan Radio Co., Ltd.
Head Office and Kawagoe Works

Japan Radio Glass Co., Ltd.
Head Office Plant
Target: Preservation of important ecosystems (hot spots and tidal flats, etc.)

Activities:

Preservation of the Shingashigawa River waterfront environment near business sites (Fujimino, Saitama Prefecture)
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Flora and fauna near the Shingashigawa River (species to be protected not specified)
Waterside environmental conservation activities
Waterside environmental conservation activities
Nisshinbo Brake Inc.
Tatebayashi Plant
Target: Preservation of endangered species

Activities:

Preservation activities at the Nakanonuma Nishinuma in Ora-machi, Ora-gun, Gunma Prefecture
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Kin-buna (Ministry of the Environment: Threatened category II), etc.
Activities to preserve endangered species
Activities to preserve endangered species
Nisshinbo Brake Inc.
Toyota Plant
Target: Preservation of natural habitats

Activities:

Setup and ongoing management of the Nishi Hirose-Maruneyama Biotope
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Ecosystem preservation related to protected species, including the Japanese giant flying squirrel, the great purple emperor and the balloon flower
Maruneyama Biotope
Maruneyama Biotope
Nisshinbo Mechatronics Inc.
Miai Machinery Plant
Target: Preservation of important ecosystems (hot spots and tidal flats, etc.)

Activities:

Habitat creation for dragonfly varieties at the on-premises Masuda Park
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Dragonflies (anticipated arrival and breeding of the Asian Bluetail, the lessor emperor and other dragonflies)
Newly created dragonfly pond
Newly created dragonfly pond
Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
R&D Center

Nisshinbo Chemical Inc.
Toke Plant
Target: Preservation of endangered species

Activities:

Surveys, protection and propagation of valuable species living in the surrounding forest (Onodai, Midori-ku, Chiba)
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Cephalanthera falcata (Thunb.) Blume (Ministry of the Environment: Threatened category II)
Cephalanthera falcata (Thunb.) Blume
Cephalanthera falcata (Thunb.) Blume
Nisshinbo Textile Inc.
Fujieda Plant
Target: Preservation of endangered species

Activities:

Preservation of water quality at a pond on the plant site
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Japanese rice fish (Ministry of the Environment: Threatened category II)
Pond for preserving Japanese rice fish
Pond for preserving Japanese rice fish
Nisshinbo Textile Inc. and three other companies
Tokushima Plant
Target: Preservation of endangered species

Activities:

Propagation of fish fry donated by Tokushima Prefecture in fire protection water tanks and release into the river several years later
Wildlife
preserved,
etc.:
Golden venus chub (Tokushima Prefecture: Threatened category IA; Ministry of the Environment: Threatened category IB)
Golden venus chub
Golden venus chub

* Aichi Targets: Targets to be met by 2020, set at the 2010 meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Participating in Prefectural Tree Planting Accompanying the National Arbor Day

In June 2016, Ueda Japan Radio Co., Ltd., participated in prefectural tree planting coinciding with the National Arbor Day, with 18 employees and their family members taking part. Some 1,000 people participated at the Ueda event venue (Shimonogo Natural Sports Park), including Junior Green Friends members, forestry-related people and local residents, planting 4,500 local species, including pin oak and sawtooth oak trees.

The company also planted 50 seedlings that it had taken on the previous year and cultivated successfully, providing a first-hand experience of nature and forestry. Going forward, the company plans to take regular part in such events, participating actively in regional tree planting festivals.

Participants
Participants
Tree planting
Tree planting

Eradicating the Citrus Flatid Planthopper, an Invasive Species

Saeron Automotive Corporation (SAC) of South Korea has been working since 2016 to eradicate the citrus flatid planthopper, an invasive species that lives in nearby forests and farms.

Belying its alias of the fairy nymph, the extremely fecund citrus flatid planthopper spews a highly viscous substance on the surfaces of agricultural crops, causing large-scale damage to farmers.

To minimize damage from such invasive species, between July and August employees worked with outside exterminators to eradicate the species of a 500-square-meter area.

Planting Trees at a New Factory

TMD Friction do Brasil S.A. has constructed a new factory in the city of Salto in the state of Sao Paolo. To commemorate the occasion, guests were invited, including managers from TMD and Nisshinbo Brake Inc., to an event held to support the planting of trees.
Commemorative boards bearing the name of the people planting the trees were attached to their trunks. The greenery gave the factory an altogether different look.

Planting memorial trees
Planting memorial trees