Environment ： Activities for reducing our own environmental burdensBiodiversity conservation
Recognizing that corporate activities benefit from the riches of the Earth's biodiversity while at the same time impacting it, the Fujitsu General Group will work to conserve biodiversity and utilize natural resources in a sustainable manner.
Fujitsu General Group Biodiversity Action Principles
In order to specifically tackle biodiversity under the Fujitsu Group common philosophy, we rearranged the "Fujitsu Group Biodiversity Conduct Guidelines" of Fujitsu Limited for Fujitsu General and formulated the "Fujitsu General Biodiversity Action Principles" in 2012.
Fujitsu General Group is working on the conservation of a sustainable natural environment through afforestation and Satoyama (Village) activities. As an event of "World Environmental Day”, FGA (THAILAND) CO., LTD. carried out afforestation activities around the office and participated in the mangrove conservation project implemented on the nearby river.
Afforestation activities around the office (left) and "Mangrove conservation project” (right) at FGA (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
Water resource conservation activities
Fujitsu General Group participates in regional activities to conserve the water resources around our business sites. FGA (THAILAND) CO., LTD. participated in the “Environmental Quality Monitoring Project” organized by Thailand Industrial Estate Corporation and carried out the garbage collection in the nearby residential area and coast aiming to restore marine coastal resources and enhance the awareness of conservation.
Also, Matsubara Business Office participated in the “Yamato River/Ishikawa Clean Operation” organized by the River Environment Division of Osaka Prefecture. The number of participants is increasing year by year, and 20 people including employees, their families and business partners participated in the activity this time and collected garbage such as plastic pieces and empty cans. The water quality is improving and trout have been moving up to this river since several years ago.
“Environmental Quality Monitoring Project” at FGA (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
“Yamato River/Ishi River Cleanup Strategy” at Matsubara Business Office
Creating a Network of Ecosystems by Developing a Biotope
The Hamamatsu Business Office maintains a biotope that it created in the green space on its premises in FY2012. Conservation of the rare species of Tanakia lanceolata (yaritanago; bitterling) and Pronodularia japanensis (matsukasagai; mussel), both of which are listed as endangered species IA (Note 1)in the Red Data Book of Shizuoka Prefecture has been achieved inside the biotope, and their natural breeding has been confirmed at present.
Many other species of plants and animals also live and grow here, including the Oryzias latipes (minamimedaka; Japanese rice fish; quasi-threatened according to Shizuoka Prefecture's RDB), the Persicaria japonica (shirobanasakuratade; Japanese knotweed), and the Lycoris radiata (higanbana; red spider lily). We are also thinning out excessively abundant plants and removing invasive species to create an environment that attracts native species living in the vicinity of the location. The variety of species found in the biotope, including the Lyriothemis pachygastra (harabirotonbo; a native dragonfly) and the Rhabdophis tigrinus (yamagakashi; tiger keelback), is increasing every year.
In September 2019, the yaritanago bred at the Hamamatsu Business Office was released into a biotope under construction by Hamamatsu City with the help of local elementary school students as part of the city's yaritanago conservation project, thus further expanding the circle of intervention through the biotope.
We will continue to maintain the site to help develop a network of ecosystems around the site and conserve rare species outside their habitats.
A bird's-eye view of the biotope at the Hamamatsu Business Office, and Tanakia lanceolata, Pronodularia japanensis, and other creatures under conservation outside of their natural habitats.
Fauna and flora inhabiting and growing in the biotope are introduced in the following page.
- Note 1：
- Category for species with a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the very near future.