With the deterioration of the habitat environment of living creatures and the destruction of ecosystems becoming increasingly serious concerns, more effective and rapid efforts to realize a world that people can live in co-existence with nature are needed. The strengthening of frameworks for biodiversity preservation both inside and outside Japan, including the Aichi Targets adopted by COP10 in 2010 and the Biodiversity National Strategy 2012-2020, has given companies an increasingly significant role, and systematic efforts are required to ensure that business activities are considerate of biodiversity and to preserve biodiversity.
Guided by its Eco Promotion Plan 2020, the JVCKENWOOD Group recognizes the importance of minimizing the impact of business activities on biodiversity and tackling its preservation based on the JVCKENWOOD Basic Environmental Policies, and pursues preservation activities in the neighborhoods of our business locations both in Japan and overseas in collaboration with governments, experts, and local residents. In FY2019, we implemented three initiatives in Japan and six abroad, and we will be continuing efforts tailored to the circumstances of our business regions.
JVCKENWOOD established biotopes (green land and wetland) at its head office and Yokohama Business Center in 2006 as “forest of coexistence” that serve as places of relaxation for customers and employees. Subsequently, in agreement with the spirit of the How Far Does a Dragonfly Fly Forum, an activity project under the Keihin Forest Development Business implemented by the Yokohama City Environmental Planning Bureau, we arranged our biotope in Dragonfly Pond. Also, as a company operating in the Keihin Seaside Zone, we are undertaking sustained environmental preservation activities together with local communities.
We continued to improve the pond and conduct surveys in FY2019, with a total of 9 employees participating in these efforts over a period of three days. We perform a survey of ecosystems at our business location every year. In our surveys conducted thus far, we have confirmed the existence of a total of 15 species and plants, including ferocious water bugs and bladderwort in addition to dragonflies. We will continue to perform monitoring surveys to preserve biodiversity as well as pursue activities to heighten the environmental awareness of employees.
JVCKENWOOD Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. sent 41 employees to Tanjung Piai National Park, famed as the southernmost tip of Eurasia Continent, on November 9, 2019, to help protect the park’s flora and fauna and natural environment by transplanting mangrove seedlings and cleaning up a mangrove forest. After being briefed on the importance of ensuring safety in the mangrove forest and given general information by the park staff, the participating employees planted about 200 mangrove seedlings and cleaned up the forest, collecting about 10 bags of garbage.
JVCKENWOOD Optical Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. planted seed balls and approximately 700 trees in Khao Yai National Park as part of its environmental activities aimed at forest restoration. Held for the third time, the forest restoration activity helped raise the environmental awareness of 146 employees who participated as they contributed to protecting the natural environment of Nakhon Ratchasima Province.
JVCKENWOOD Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. inspected a 5-meter-diameter dam and collected trash along a stream flowing through Chet Sao Noi Waterfall National Park in Saraburi Province. This initiative, which aims to conserve natural resources and the environment, has led to an increase in the number of various plants, animals, and insects that live in Chet Sao Noi Waterfall National Park. Executive officers and employees who participated in this activity also constructed a ditch and check dam along the stream that runs through the park. A check dam collects rainwater and reduces the velocity of water flow, thereby mitigating flooding. It slows down the erosion of the riverbanks and contributes to conserving lush forests and the natural environment.
JVCKENWOOD Optical Electronics (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
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