Environmental Contribution Activities

The Nisshinbo Group’s Contributions to the SDGs

The Nisshinbo Group contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through collaboration with local communities, local governments, universities, local companies, supply chains, and other organizations, as well as by participation in environmental contribution and beautification activities.

SDGs in Focus: Goals and Targets and the activities of the Nisshinbo Group

The Nisshinbo Group is actively participating in activities to contribute to and beautify the natural environment, with an awareness of SDG 17.17.

  • 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

  • Targets: 17.17

    Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

Examples of the Nisshinbo Group Activities

Experience of forest-building that protects waters Activities

Japan Radio Co., Ltd., where a total of six employees, three each from the Chugoku Regional Branch and the Yamaguchi Office, participated in the Forest-Building Experiences to Protect Water at Yahazu Forest Park in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on October 23, 2021.

The activities are intended to improve the understanding of the forest as a water source and nutrition functions (the functions of forest soils to store precipitation and level the flow into streams to mitigate flooding and stabilize the flow of rivers), as well as the functions of preventing global warming and promoting maintenance and appropriate control of forests.

On the day of the event, under the guidance of the Yamaguchi Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Office in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the participants experienced tree thinning operations in which broad-leaved trees, such as Japanese oak, were cut down with saws. By thinning the trees, sunlight can reach the ground and promote the growth of grass and other trees. The growth of vegetation leads to increased water retention in forests. Through this work, the employees were able to experience healthy forest building and learn the functions of forests that are required for the stable maintenance of water.

Thinning operation
Thinning operation
Thinning operation
Thinning operation

Contributing to the Community by Cleaning Activities

NJ Components Co., Ltd., voluntarily participates in the cleaning of roads near the Sanyo plant twice a year. The number of participants has increased every year with 11 participants in May and 17 in December of 2021. Over a period of about one hour, the employees clean the roadside for a total distance of about 4 km, where they gathered a lot of waste.

The Sanyo plant is located in a mountainous area with many ponds and agricultural canals in the vicinity. It is surrounded by nature where wild birds, dragonflies, and cicadas fly around. A little down Prefectural Road 225 one will find a residential area with supermarkets and convenience stores.

Unfortunately, these environments contain discarded beverage containers, such as empty cans and PET bottles, as well as waste plastic bags and paper. The prefectural road has a relatively high traffic volume, and dumped garbage not only compromises the aesthetics of the area but also leads to unexpected accidents. The company wants the area to be beautiful and safe, and the employees of the plant hope to contribute to the local community as much as possible through the clean-up activities.

Cleaning along the road
Cleaning along the road
Cleaning along the road
Cleaning along the road

Contributing Activities through environmental beautification around plants

The Saeron Automotive Corporation in the Republic of Korea performed environmental beautification activities around the plants once a month since 2008. In 2021, the activities of many people were interrupted from the impact of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the implementation of fewer activities by small groups.

In March 2021, approximately 20 employees picked up waste in the vicinity of the plant and sorted the collection of recycling-competent substances. Employees who participated commented that they were able to reaffirm the importance of environmental beautification. The company will continue to conduct such activities in the future.

Participate in cleanup campaigns

On October 2, 2021, TMD Friction Romania's Superheroes for the Earth team participated in a fall cleanup campaign sponsored by the Municipal Office of Caransebes. Nine TMD employees and eight of their children helped collect garbage from various places in the city to create cleaner environments.

This provided the company with an opportunity to increase awareness of the importance of supporting the community and protecting the global environment. In addition to learning how to sort waste, the children also had the useful experience of practicing segregated garbage collection. The children were so enthusiastic that they felt like becoming true superheroes for the planet.

The company is actively engaged in environmental projects. Volunteering helps to create cleaner and healthier environments for families, colleagues, friends, and members of the community. The company will continue such activities, believing that small initiatives can be very effective and that environmental conservation begins with the actions of each person.

Event Poster
Event Poster
Campaign goods
Campaign goods