Biodiversity Initiatives

Basic Philosophy of Biodiversity

To realize a sustainable society, the Yaskawa Group recognizes that our business activities are founded on various services provided by biodiversity and shall promote the conservation of biodiversity through business activities and social contribution activities based on our Basic Philosophy of Environmental Protection and our Basic Action Guidelines under the concept that the protection of the global environment is one of the most important themes in common to all human beings.

Action Guidelines

  1. We shall strive to prevent global warming, recycle and save resources, and perform appropriate management of chemical substances in our business activities.
  2. We shall promote our environment/energy business domain to reduce environmental loads from both energy saving and energy creating aspects.
  3. We shall deepen our employees’ knowledge on biodiversity and collaborate with the local community, administration, NPOs, and NGOs to carry out activities both internally and externally.

Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives

・Acorn Tree-Planting Event

In the Kitakyushu area, where our head office is located, we are participating in the “Acorn Bank” initiative of Kitakyushu’s “Environmental Capital One Million Tree Planting Project: Creating Greenery Where Birds Sing in the Hibikinada Region.”
In March, a group of 15 people comprised of employees and their families participated in a tree-planting event held at the Hibikinada reclaimed land site in Wakamatsu ward.
In this tree-planting event, together with people from other companies and Kitakyushu residents, we were able to plant a total of about 2,500 acorn seedlings.

  • Acorn Tree-Planting Event
・Activities to exterminate invasive alien species

Since FY2017, we have engaged in activities to exterminate “Coreopsis Lanceolata,” an invasive alien species inside the plant facilities.
We learned about the invasive alien species that is adversely affecting the regional ecosystem, confirmed appropriate extermination methods, and implemented extermination activities.

Expanded adoption of FSC®-certified paper*

Paper used for business activities on a daily basis is made from precious forest resources that are produced by the biodiversity of the earth. For this reason, we need to protect forest resources while also using these resources. In other words, we need to make “sustainable” commitments. We completed the switch to environmentally friendly paper for copy paper and name cards, and in FY2018, we started to adopt FSC-certified paper for some brochures.
We will continue to actively adopt FSC-certified paper based on paper purchasing guidelines, and indirectly support global forest preservation as a consumer.

  • FSC

*FSC-certified paper: The paper produced in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable manner in accordance with the standards of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council ®).
Our license no.: FSC N003070

Greenbelt

In the new head office (so-called “Robot Village”) opened in June 2015, we created the “Greenbelt” in which we planted approximately 100 species of trees, mainly consisting of locally indigenous species, in consideration of biodiversity. We shall continue to foster this forest, which is open to the general public on weekdays, as a place where citizens can familiarize and interact with nature.
In the future, Yaskawa would like to use this forest as a place for education by planning events, such as observing the organisms and animals that inhabit the forest, as well as planting trees.

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