Cases of Japanese companies

Target1 All land and sea areas are under integrated biodiversity inclusive spatial planning.

NTT DATA CORPORATION / Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company's AW3D Map service makes it possible to identify topography changes caused by natural disasters, the situation of resource extraction at mines, and the situation of forest growth across extensive areas with high accuracy. Therefore, it can contribute to the monitoring and management of conservation areas.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company provides the AW3D Full Global 3D Map service, which describes land areas with the world's highest resolution using satellite images. This mapping service describes land areas across the world with a numerical digital surface model (DSM) with a resolution of 2.5 meters for the first time in the world. It can also provide 3D map data with the world's highest resolution of 0.5 meters (the whole of the Japanese territorial land is already covered).

Nippon Koei CO.,LTD.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

By introducing "ecological corridor," the Company contributed regional scale appropriate management of ecosystems covering an urban area and farmland surrounding the protected areas, and to improve ecosystem continuity.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company implemented the “Jalapao Region Ecological Corridor Project”
in the Brazilian savanna called “Cerrado.” The Company engaged in the development of ecological corridors that connects protected areas and their surrounding ecosystems, including farmland and forests, through creating an institutional mechanism for appropriate management of the nature.

Target2 At least 20 per cent of degraded ecosystems are under restoration.

JFE Holdings, Inc.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

By chemically absorbing sulfuric and phosphorus ions that leach out from sediments, Marine Stone™ can improve the water and sediment quality of tideland areas so that the environment there can be made habitable for wildlife. In addition, as it has a higher density than natural stones, Marine Stone™ has better stability against tidal currents and waves, and therefore, it can also be used as a material of adnation and coadnation bases for benthic organisms and large seaweeds.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Marine Stone™, a granularity-controlled slag product, suppresses the generation of hydrogen sulfide from silty sediments in enclosed coastal seas and improves habitats for marine organisms. Marine Stone™ was adopted for the “Fukuyama Harbor-Port and Harbor Waters Environment Creation Project (Inner Harbor Area) ,” carried out by Hiroshima Prefecture in FY2015, with 38,000 tones of Marine Stone™ used as a bottom sediment improvement material. The effects of Marine Stone™ have continued until now.

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to regeneration of lost seaweed beds by artificially generating and supplying iron humic acids (iron ions) through the installation of the VivaryTM Unit, which supplies iron to sea waters, in sea areas damaged by desertification. A demonstration test started in 2004, and the VivaryTM Unit has so far been implemented in 38 locations across Japan. It has been confirmed that the VivaryTM Unit has the effects of restoring biodiversity through the regeneration of seaweeds and increase in fish catches as a result of biodiversity restoration.

Examples of efforts by private sector

In order to resolve iron shortages in sea waters, which are a cause of sea desertification, the Company has developed the VivaryTM Unit, which is capable of continuously supplying humic acids (iron ions) over a long term, by mixing steel slag, a byproduct of the steelmaking process, with humic soil. It has acquired a safety certification under the JF Zengyoren's safety confirmation and certification system for steel slag products and sells and supplies the product across Japan.

Target3 At least 30 per cent globally of land areas and of sea areas are conserved.

ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to raising awareness among local residents about biodiversity conservation through the conservation of satoyama areas.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company has regenerated satoyama areas at former factory sites and is conducting conservation activity together with local residents. The Company increases the value of green areas and enhances employees' understanding and awareness about biodiversity conservation by planting native species of trees on the premises of factories and promoting nature observation.

Oji Holdings Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

By implementing sustainable forest management, the Company can contribute to maintaining forests' multi-faceted functions and conserving rich biodiversity.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company owns and manages 190,000 hectares of forests in Japan and 390,000 hectares abroad. In Japan, it has acquired a forest certificate for 100% of its forests in Japan (for approximately 170,000 hectares excluding profit-sharing forests) and 91% abroad. In overseas planting areas, the Company manages 130,000 hectares as environment-conservation forests intended mainly to conserve biodiversity riverside areas. For example, in the planting and pulp businesses in Brazil, it manages 110,000 hectares as environment conservation forests. In those forests, the Company conducts conservation and reproduction promotion activities for endangered species, provides environmental education regarding biodiversity, and implements periodic and extensive monitoring concerning animals, plants and water resources in the forests.

Komatsu Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company engages in a broad range of activities related to biodiversity conservation as part of its social contribution activity.

Examples of efforts by private sector

○ Biodiversity friendliness regarding the use of land: Conclusion of the "Osaka Biodiversity Partner Agreement" (since 2016) at the Osaka factory
Under the agreement, the Company can expect to contribute to the local community and to generate spillover effects, such as an increase in awareness about biodiversity, by establishing an ecological network through biodiversity-friendly management of the green space (Komatsu satoyama) on the premises of the Osaka factory and by using the area as a field of nature observation for citizens.
○ Ecosystem conservation: " Biological Survey (since 2011)" at the Test field
The Company has made the environment more habitable for rare native endemic species of local amphibians by improving forest areas and developing reservoirs of high-quality water into a biotope. To ensure that how favorable the environment is, the Company also conducts surveys to identify the numbers of egg masses and sexually mature individuals during spawning seasons. It has been confirmed that the number of individuals rose following the conservation activity.

Suntory Holdings Limited.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

Through sustainable forest management, the Company can contribute to maintaining forests' multi-faceted functions and conserving rich biodiversity.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Natural Water Sanctuary Initiative -- For the future of water and life: Aiming to ensure the sustainability of water resources, the Company started the Natural Water Sanctuary in 2003 under the goal of enhancing water source areas' water-retaining function and conserving biodiversity. At forests in areas used by the Company’s factories as water-retaining areas, the Company is cultivating water resources in forests which is more than twice the amount of water used by our plants.

Shimizu Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company revived a marsh by linking existing and new creeks to creat an environment that takes advantage of waterside spaces and indigenous plants.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company designated 46% of the premises of a solar power plant as a natural environment conservation zone and developed 16 hectares of the area as the "Kinkai habitat" biodiversity conservation space in order to reconcile solar power development and ecosystem conservation. The Company aimed to improve the feeding environment for birds of prey using existing clumps of trees and reed bushes for the purpose of conserving the rare birds by linking scattered waterbodies via creeks in line with the original topography of the site. The design, creation of a complex waterside space with varied water depths, vegetation based on indigenous plants, and an environment favorable for small animals, is expected to lead to an increase in the populations of birds and mice as food source of them.

Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

By conducting forest management appropriately, it is possible to maintain forests' functions that serve public interests while making use of wood resources.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company owns approximately 48,000 hectares of forests in Japan (equivalent to one-eight hundredth of the entire territorial land of the nation) and has acquired forest certification for all the forests area under the SGEC Japanese forest certification system, which is mutually recognized with the PEFC. Having compiled and distributed the list of endangered fauna and flora Red Data Book, the Company educates those who engage in the forests operations to ensure proper management.In waterfront area, home to various wildlife, the Company ensures appropriate management with the Riparian Forest Management Manual.

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to the conservation of green areas through the monitoring of ecosystems.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Before the development of Tama Hills, the Company closely examined the local ecosystem, confirmed the presence of a food chain with birds of prey at the top and 1,807 species of plants and animals, and secured the conservation of rare species by resettlement. With biodiversity conservation as a town development theme, the Company conducted monitoring of the ecosystem and checked the conservation situation once or twice a month during construction period and for one year after the completion of construction. A third of the entire project area (11 hectares) was conserved as green areas without development. The Company developed a corridor greenbelt, adopted native species of trees for planting and created a biotope.

Hitachi, Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to appropriate management and conservation of company-owned forests, including river ecosystems.

Examples of efforts by private sector

In cooperation with Tokyo Gakugei University, the Company conducts the monitoring of river ecosystems using the environmental DNA technology on the premises of its research institute. The Company contributes to the formulation of measures to protect the river ecosystem by detecting living organisms' DNAs that exist in the river water in a miniscule amount, estimating the species that live in the river and making the habitat situation visible.

MITSUI & CO., LTD.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

Through sustainable forest management, the Company can contribute to maintaining forests' multi-faceted functions and conserving rich biodiversity.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company owns and manages a total of 44,000 hectares of forests at 74 locations across Japan and has acquired both the FSC and SGEC certifications. The Company classifies its forests into "Harvest-oriented Sustainable Cycle Forests," "Natural Restoration Forests," "Biodiversity Conservation Forests," "Productive Naturally Regenerated Forests," "General Naturally Regenerated Forests" and "Other Naturally Regenerated Forests" and individually sets management policies for these categories of forests. "Biodiversity Conservation Forests" account for around 10% of the total. The company conducts ecosystem monitoring for rare species in the forests.

Target4 Recover and conserve biodiversity, including the reduction of human-wildlife conflict.

NTT DOCOMO, INC. / NTT PC Communications Incorporated

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

Through measures using ICT, the Companies can reduce conflicts between people and wildlife as well as bird and animal damage to agricultural products even with small manpower.

Examples of efforts by private sector

As part of activity to reduce bird and animal damage, the Companies provide a system using a magnetic sensor and an infra-red camera to detect the presence of wildlife caught in traps (game). In order to promote the use of trapped wildlife as food (game meat), the Companies are also developing a sales-matching system linked to identification information regarding individual animals and birds thus caught. The Companies have already provided solutions for mitigating bird and animal damage to more than 80 local governments, and this activity has led to the acquisition of domestic game certification and sales of game meat.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company can contribute to collecting and conserving important medicinal and other useful plants, including endangered species, by taking advantage of its plant cultivation technology.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company operates the Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation , owns and cultivates around 2,800 species of plants, mainly medicinal plants, and strives to collect and conserve important medicinal and other useful plants, including endangered species. As part of its education support, the Company also continuously implements the Wakuwaku Shizen Fureai Team experience program for pupils and parents of neighboring elementary schools.

FUJITSU LIMITED

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company's voice recognition software has significantly reduced analysis time by automatically identifying hoots of the Blakiston's fish owl. The software enables the collection of information necessary for habitat conservation with small manpower and at low cost. As a result, it makes it easier to increase survey locations and find new habitats, contributing to expanding the size of the conservation area.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company has provided voice recognition software to the Wild Bird Society of Japan, which conducts habitat surveys in order to conserve the Blakiston's fish owl, an endangered species that lives in Hokkaido. Previously, the method of checking the presence of the Blakiston's fish owl was listening to recorded data or visually observing voice spectrums. However, the Company's ICT and AI technology was introduced in order to automatically identify hoots of the Blakiston's fish owl from among recorded data, thereby contributing to the significant reduction of analysis time and the improvement of the accuracy of hoots detection.

Target5 The harvesting, trade and use of wild species is sustainable, legal and safe.

Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co.,Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

Seaweeds grown in the K-hat Reef Beta reef function as "core seaweed beds" that supply seaweed seeds, thereby contributing to the regeneration and conservation of seaweed beds. It is also possible to provide the function of breeding spiny lobsters and abalones. In addition, the fish attracting function of the "Hybrid Artificial Marine Reef Super SK1300S" can be used to increase resources while preventing overfishing.

Examples of efforts by private sector

As a means to prevent sea desertification, since 2004, the Company has developed the K-hat Reef Beta multi-function seaweed-growing reef, which comprises multiple patented technologies and original knowhow, and operated a business using the artificial reef. The Company also operates a business using the "Hybrid Artificial Marine Reef Super SK1300S," which is composed of an original structure 20 meters high that has been designed based on fish habitat research so as to encourage a great variety of fish, both large and small, to stay.

TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The use of the CERALEAN water purifying compound in farming ponds and tideland areas improves the pH level of sediments and promote the breeding of diatoms, realizing the productivity improvement of shrimp farming (survival rate: up from 37.5% to 61.7%) and the regeneration of a sound tideland environment (survival rate of asari clams: up from 40% to 93%).

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company sells the CERACLEAN water purifying compound. There are many cases in which the compound was used to restrain the deterioration of the water and sediment quality and improve the breeding environment in domestic and overseas farming areas. In cases of the use of the compound in natural tideland areas, it was confirmed at several areas that the compound has the effect of improving the tideland environment, including the sediment quality and the survival rate of asari clams.

Target6 Reduce IAS’s rate of introduction and establishment by at least 50 per cent.

Azbil Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company can contribute to the conservation of marine environments by preventing cross-border movement of non-native species of organisms contained in ballast water by providing products and engineering services used for ballast water treatment systems.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Regarding ballast water treatment systems, the installation of which has become mandatory for large ships under the Ballast Water Management Convention, the Company provides solutions using knowledge and knowhow acquired through its ship-related business and products that meet ship-related certification requirements.

Duskin Co., Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to the conservation of habitats for native species of alpine plants and unique ecosystems by preventing the introduction of seeds of non-native species of plants.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Mats manufactured by Duskin are installed at the entrances of and over the mountain trails at Hakusan National Park in order to prevent intrusion by non-native species of plants. Some positive results of the use of the mats have been confirmed. For example, the presence of seeds of non-native species of plants in soil and sand caught by the mats was confirmed.

Target7 Reduce nutrients lost to the environment by at least half, and pesticides by at least two thirds and eliminate the discharge of plastic waste.

Taikisha Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

It is possible to produce agricultural products without using any agrochemicals because the closed space keeps out pests and germs. It is also possible to significantly reduce water usage in the water-washing process.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company is operating fully artificial lighting plant factory business based on its air conditioning control technology. It has realized the world's only mass production of crisphead lettuces at a full artificial-lighting, water cultivation plant factory capable of accurately controlling light, temperature, humidity, and nutrient solutions and conducting cultivation best suited to plant physiology.

TOYO RICE CORPORATION

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company's rice processing system curbs the discharge of pollutants contained in Togijiru (Rice Rinsed Water), leading to the prevention of water quality deterioration. In addition, it contributes to the improvement of the soil environment by producing organic fertilizers as a byproduct.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company processes rice skin bran, an ingredient of Togijiru which is removed during the milling of rinse free rice. This promotes soil activity and contributes to the production of delicious crops. The Company also produces the world's only rinse free rice, which has made recycling agriculture feasible.

Target8 Contribute to mitigation and adaptation through ecosystem-based approaches, contributing at least 10 GtCO2e per year to global mitigation effort.

Itoki Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

By promoting the use of domestically produced wood, the Company restrains the deterioration of domestic forests and encourages appropriate, periodic forest management, thereby contributing to the improvement of ecology services.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Itoki is implementing the Econifa project to integrate domestically produced wood into offices and urban spaces by using the wood to create stylish furniture and interior products.
Using conifers, which are the dominant type of trees in Japan, in products of sophisticated design and applying the design template, Itoki aims to realize a high-level recycling society by means of contributing to an increase in forests' carbon absorption capacity through appropriate forest maintenance and an increase in CO2 sequestration due to the use of wood in urban areas.

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

Through mangrove forest conservation, the Company mitigates the threat from climate change and disaster damage, protects the rich diversity of sea and land areas and makes people's lives and society safe, secure and sustainable.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Since 1999, under the concept of "Insurance for the Future of the Earth," Tokio Marine and Nichido has provided mangrove-based solutions on a global scale in cooperation with stakeholders, including planting NGOs, local communities, employees, insurance agents and customers. The Company published the Mangrove Planting 100-Year Declaration in 2007 and Mangrove-Based Value Co-Creation 100-Year Declaration in 2019 and participated in the United Nations Community of Ocean Actions for supporting implementation of SDG 14. In addition to planting activities abroad, the Company is engaging in various environment conservation activities in Japan and is implementing the mangrove-themed education program "Green Lessons" for raising environmental awarness. The cumulative total economic value created between April 1999, when it started planting, and the end of March 2019, came to 118.5 billion yen. The cumulative total value to be created in the period through 2038 is estimated to increase to 391.2 billion yen.

Target9 Ensure benefits, including nutrition, food security, medicines, and livelihoods for people through sustainable management of species.
Target10 Manage all areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry and increase the productivity and resilience.

Kagome Co., Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company can mitigate the negative impact of agricultural production on biodiversity as a result of developing tomato growing technology and reducing the use of water, chemical fertilizers and agrochemicals.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company, jointly with NEC Corporation, has developed the most advanced precision farming technology for tomato cultivation. The use of weather and soil sensors installed in tomato fields and satellite data enables for the visualization such as tomato crop growth and field conditions.
In addition, the use of AI which learned master grower’s farming policy combined with model-based crop simulation provides optimized irrigation and fertilization amount and timing. As a result, regardless of the level of growers’ skills, it can realize the tomato production stabilization as long as cultivation cost optimization.
Moreover, the Company guides the way to minimize the use of agrochemicals by indicating the appropriate timing of agrochemicals spraying based on a disease pressure forecasting model. The cutting-edge tomato-growing technology can realize an environment-friendly, sustainable agriculture.

Lawson, Inc.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

"Lawson farms" can mitigate the negative impact of agricultural production on biodiversity by reducing the use of agrochemicals and fertilizers. In addition, Lawson farms contribute to the dissemination of biodiversity-conscious agriculture by promoting the acquisition of JGAP certification.

Examples of efforts by private sector

In order to supply vegetables and fruits to the Lawson group in a stable manner, the Company operates "Lawson farms," which have the status of a legal person eligible to own farmlands, at 17 locations across Japan. Lawson farms conducts ideal fertilization based on examination of the balance of nutrients through detailed soil analysis. They also engage in the Nakasima-style farming, which constantly keeps track of the crop growth situation and conducts appropriate growth control.
In addition, Lawson farms strive to acquire GAP certification and to secure the sustainability of quality improvement, food safety and environment conservation.

Target11 Regulate air quality, quality and quantity of water, and protect from hazards.

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to the creation of favorable water environments and the conservation of river and ocean ecosystems.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Toyota has been, in each plant, minimizing impact on water environment through 'thoroughly reducing the amount of water usage' and 'purifying wastewater thoroughly and return'. For example, it has been promoting various initiatives such as collecting rainwater to reduce industrial water usage, cutting water usage in production processes, recycling wastewater to reduce amounts withdrawn from water sources and returning high-quality water to local environments.

NGK Insulators Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to biodiversity conservation and the reduction of the environmental burden from the viewpoint of preventing air pollution.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company has developed and sells the Honeyceram® substrate for automobile catalytic converters, which purifies harmful substances contained in automotive exhaust gas and the NOx sensor which is the world's first on-vehicle sensor that can measure the density of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in exhaust gas with high precision in real time. The cumulative shipment volume of Honeyceram substrates amounts to more than 1.5 billion units, a sufficient volume to reduce NOx emissions by 4 million tons per year (equivalent to double the volume of annual NOx emissions in Japan).

Target12 Increase the areas of green and blue places to access.

Obayashi Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company is creating urban spaces in which people and wildlife cohabit. A rich environment hosting 34 species of birds and 152 species of insects, including Brown Flycatcher (Endangered Species II as designated by Osaka Prefecture), Eastern Crowned Leaf Warbler (Semi-Endangered Species as designated by Osaka Prefecture), Conocephalus chinensis, and Orthetrum triangulare melania, has been developed there.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company is growing 500 species of trees and flowers totaling 100,000 stocks on half of the around 11,500 square meters of the roof-top garden space of the Namba Parks redevelopment complex. It strives to realize cohabitation with the natural environment in urban areas and to reduce the burden on the environment. At the same time, it continuously monitors the improvement effects of those measures. A dedicated staff has operated and managed the rooftop green area for more than 10 years. In this way, the Company has created urban spaces in which people and wildlife cohabit.

SEKISUI HOUSE

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company created habitats for wildlife and corridors for movement by planting a cumulative total of 17.09 million trees in customers' gardens by the end of January 2021 as a result of planting more than 1 million trees annually, thereby contributing to the formation of ecosystem networks in urban areas.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Between 2001, when the Five Tree Plan started, and FY2020, the Company planted a cumulative total of 17.09 million trees, mainly native species, under the plan. Under the "Gohon no ki" Plan, in order to implement the greening of detached houses and condominiums, the Company engages in ecosystem-conscious garden and town development by mainly planting native plants, after obtaining customers' understanding. The Company also created a system to enable online access to tips on how to appreciate and maintain planted trees and information on butterflies and birds that may be attracted by the green.

Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to improving urban-area residents' access to green by supporting urban greening activity.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Since 1990, when it established the Green Environmental Plans Award, Dai-ichi Life Insurance has supported greening activity in order to contribute to urban greening. Currently, the Company is a special supporter of three environmental awards, including the Green Environmental Plans Award, the Green Cities Award, and the Competition for Specialized Greening Technology for Rooftops and Wall Facings. The number of green areas for which the Company provided support increased to more than 330 by 2020. As a result, the Company has contributed not only to the development of communities where people and nature can cohabit but also to environment conservation, including climate change mitigation measures, mainly planting, and biodiversity conservation.

Futago Tamagawa Rise Council
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Tokyu Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company connected neighboring ecosystems along the Tama River under a plan for the planting of seedlings of native species of plants, including the Aster kantoensis, which is the endangered plant and inhabits the Tama River area. The Futago Tamagawa Rise complex provides opportunities for learning about the local natural environment and ecosystems.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Futago Tamagawa Rise complex, which comprises commercial facilities, offices, a cinema complex, a hotel and condominiums, is intended to create spaces for cohabitation with the local nature based on the “eco-museum“ concept, which seeks to create a natural environment by connecting local ecosystems. The complex contributes to the creation of a network that connects the ecosystems of the Kokubunji cliff line and the Tama River area. The Company takes special care to adopt native species of plants in order to reproduce the original local natural environment.

Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to urban biodiversity conservation by creating urban spaces in which people and wildlife can cohabit.

Examples of efforts by private sector

At Tokyo Midtown Hibiya (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo), the Company made active efforts to introduce the same species of trees as those planted in the adjacent Hibiya Park, mainly native species, out of consideration for harmony with the park's lush green. In addition, the Company created green areas totaling around 2,000 square meters (greening rate of 40%) by installing the Park View Garden (sixth floor) and the Sky Garden (ninth floor).

Target13 Implement measures to facilitate ABS.
Target14 Integrate biodiversity values into policies, regulations, planning, development processes, etc.

TAISEI CORPORATION

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to creating diverse green structures, including grasslands and forests, and securing diversity by proposing plant varieties that take account of the process of local vegetation succession. It also raises interest in biodiversity and creates a favorable environment by making clear the impact of the creation of diverse green structures on the biota based on predictive assessment. In addition, the Company contributes to the conservation of as many species as possible by facilitating the formulation of conservation plans for rare waterfront animals and plants.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company developed the "Ikimono Concierge" predictive assessment tool to identify animals that may be introduced in light of the locations of the planned conservation areas and requests (e.g., requests to create a forest, a grassland or a waterfront), the "Mori Concierge" plant variety selection tool to propose plants best suited to the planned areas in light of the local characteristics, and the Mizube Concierge tool for formulating conservation and for rare waterfront animals and plants.

Target15 All businesses assess and report on their dependencies and impacts on biodiversity and reduce negative impacts by at least half.

MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The analysis and evaluation of the impact of business activity on natural capital helps to minimize the ecological impact and damage.

Examples of efforts by private sector

Simplified evaluation service regarding water-related risks: Evaluate water-related risks (water depletion, contamination, floods, droughts, etc.) at domestic and foreign business locations in order to avoid the threat of depletion of water resources to business operations.
Environmental supply chain consulting: Analyze environmental business risks related to the procurement of raw materials on an industry-by-industry basis, prioritize the risks to address and support the development of supply chain management in order to establish sustainable procurement networks for raw materials.
Biodiversity-conscious land usage consulting: Provide a comprehensive set of support services, including investigation and analysis regarding utilization of properties hosting green areas, including business offices and condominiums, and the formulation of development and action plans based on the investigation and analysis.

Sumitomo Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to biodiversity consciousness through sustainable procurement of raw materials.

Examples of efforts by private sector

In addition to acquiring FSC-FM certification for 2.6 million hectares of forests owned by Terneyles in the Russian Far East, the Company acquired FSC-CoC certification for all production items, including raw wood and locally processed timber, boards, and wood chips for paper making. The Company also acquired FSA-CoC certification for itself. In this way, the Company has established a network of FSC certification that fully covers trees logged in Terneyles' forests, including wood products delivered to end users.

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company selects products capable of responding to the loss of biodiversity and raising the biodiversity level. The Company widely demonstrates the appeal of products contributing to biodiversity and also contributes to biodiversity conservation through the expansion of sales of contributing products.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company selects products making significant contributions to biodiversity conservation from among products in its business fields, including functional productions and materials, and healthcare products, based on a comprehensive evaluation of factors such as direct contributions to biodiversity, life-cycle environmental footprint, and financial impact. Specifically, among the products selected are the following: a “decentralized water supply system installed with slow sand filtration equipment and drip irrigation equipment; the Gobimat, which is a blockmat for controlling soil erosion; the Tensar geogrids used as reinforcing elements in reinforced fill structures and slopes; a membrane separation bioreactor, which uses a hollow fiber membrane; and the BioPBS biodegradable plastics.

Mitsubishi Estate Company CO., LTD.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to the conservation of urban biodiversity by conserving and restoring the living environment for wildlife in urban areas in particular, by connecting individual green areas to create a "green network" and by conducting monitoring surveys of wildlife and disseminating information on the survey results.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company is implementing biodiversity-conscious planting plans on the premises of condominiums that it sells. By connecting individual condominium buildings with neighboring green areas and street greenery and creating greenspaces that function as transit points for plants and animals, the Company formulates extensive ecological networks.

Rakuten Group, Inc.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to the reduction of the negative impact of production activity and supply chains on biodiversity by introducing and selling foods, beverages, clothing, and daily products that have acquired certification (or have been manufactured in an environment-conscious manner).

Examples of efforts by private sector

At the EARTH MALL with Rakuten, a special site at Rakuten MarketIchiba, the Company introduces and sells certified products (FSC, MSC, ASC, RSPO, etc.) that have been manufactured under sustainable resource management for the purpose of creating a sustainable shopping culture (increasing the number of consumers who routinely purchase products manufactured with due consideration for the environment, society and economy during the processes of production, distribution, sales, usage, disposal and recycling).

Target16 Enable people to make responsible choices and have access to relevant information to reduce by at least half the waste.

Seiko Epson Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

As the Company's PaperLab papermaking machine exclusively uses used office paper, it can contribute to the conservation of forest resources by eliminating the use of new wood materials. The PaperLab can also contribute to the conservation of water resources by reducing water usage to one-hundredth (including the volume of water consumed for growing trees) of the volume of water required when the same quantity of non-recycled paper is used.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company has made it possible to produce recycled paper at offices by developing the Paper Lab dry-type paper machine based on the dry fiber technology. As a result, effective use of forest resources and "local production, local consumption" of paper (on-site recycling of paper) can be realized.

Target17 Prevent, manage or control potential adverse impacts of biotechnology.
Target18 Reduce the most harmful subsidies.
Target19 Increase financial resources from all sources and international financial flows to developing countries.

THE SHIGA BANK,LTD.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to promoting biodiversity-conscious corporate activities (e.g., mitigating the environmental footprint of supply chains) through environmental rating loans.

Examples of efforts by private sector

In 2005, the Company independently formulated the Principles for Lake Biwa for the purpose of conservation of the global environment, including Lake Biwa, and it is calling for support widely from clients. The Company implements environmental rating (PLB rating) based on original evaluation standards when requested to do so by supporting companies. At the same time, it provides loan products offering preferential interest rates based on ratings when borrowers introduce renewable energy-related equipment and energy conservation equipment. In 2009, the Company formulated the biodiversity rating system (PLB rating BD) in order to support clients' biodiversity conservation activity. Under this system, preferential interest rates, as well as PLB ratings, may be provided for activities of clients who support the goals of passing down rich biodiversity to future generations and creating a society harmonious with nature based on the measurement and evaluation of the activities using prescribed benchmarks.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company can contribute to the exercise of forests' functions, including land preservation, water retention, and global warming control, by reviving the forestry industry through improved productivity of forest management and revitalization of the domestic lumber market.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company started forestry trust business activity in Nishiawakura Village, Okayama Prefecture. Forests account for 95% of the village's area size, and 84% of the forest area there is comprised of artificially planted trees. The entire village has taken on the challenge of developing a group of trees planted around 50 years ago into a majestic century-old forest. The forestry trust business provides a solution unique to a trust bank—that is, using a trust scheme to support the "100-Year Forest Plan."

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company contributes to the promotion of biodiversity-friendly corporate activities (e.g., reduction of the environmental footprints of supply chains) through the Environmental Rating Loans with the Evaluation of Natural Capital Preservation.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company started providing the Environmental Rating Loans with the Evaluation of Natural Capital Preservation in 2013. Among the loan screening criteria are the evaluation of corporate activities related to the environment (e.g., climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation) and an optional evaluation of the impact on natural capital and activities related to natural capital (e.g., water usage volume, area size of land used, and GHG emission volume.

Target20 Guides decision-making for the effective management of biodiversity, enabling monitoring and by promoting awareness, education and research.

Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company is implementing a project to encourage diverse entities to participate in biodiversity conservation activity.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company cooperates with NPOs to raise interest in the natural environment and provide citizen-participating opprtunities for the education of the next generation by using funds obtained through cost reduction due to customers' selection of web-based contract terms and insurance policies and through the use of recycled products for car repairs needed due to accidents. Through cooperation between the Company's branchs across Japan and diverse local stakeholders, it is possible not only to promote understanding on biodiversity but also to encourage efforts to identify and resolve local challenges.

Target21 Ensure equitable effective participation in decision-making related to biodiversity by indigenous peoples, women and youth.
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ANA HOLDINGS INC.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The Company engages in a broad range of initiatives related to biodiversity conservation as part of its social contribution activity.

Examples of efforts by private sector

○ Team Tyura Sango (from 2004): A corral conservation project in Okinawa. A team of 18 companies is conducting activities.
○ OISCA Coastal Forest Regeneration Project (from 2011 to 2020): A coastal forest regeneration project in Natori City launched in response to the damage caused by floods triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
○ ANA Forest of the Heart (from 2012): Forest-growing activity by employee volunteers in Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture. ANA has continued collaboration on the activity with Boeing Japan Office.
○ Removal of foreign species of wildlife requiring urgent action in Yambaru National Park (from 2018): We are carrying out volunteer activities to remove invasive plant species such as bitter vine that has significantly harmed the ecosystem within the park.
This is part of our efforts to support activities for its Naural World Heritage Site registration and then the park has been registrated in July 2021.
○ Buckingham Palace declaration (from 2018):We have jointly held anti-wildlife trafficking workshops with a world leading NGO "TRAFFIC", and having develped training programmes based on the ROUTES Partnership we also had a workshop for participants in and outside of the company.

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

As part of its social contribution activity, the Company engages in a broad range of activities related to biodiversity conservation.

Examples of efforts by private sector

The Company provides scrap generated in the production of Neo Lumber FFU as materials for fishway structures that allow native fish species to migrate upstream into rice fields. The Company fabricates and installs the fishladders in cooperation with local municipalities. Efforts are made, such as adjustments to the structure (changes in the inclination angle and the distance between weir boards) and improvements to workability (reducing weight and ease of installation).

Panasonic Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

The company contributes to the conservation of marine ecosystems by promoting sustainable use of fish resources.

Examples of efforts by private sector

In March 2018, for the first time in Japan, the Company started to continuously use MSC- and ASC-certified sustainable fish resources at company cafeterias. By the end of March 2021, it introduced such fish resources at a total of more than 50 of its own facilities and at 38 facilities of four supporting companies. The Company aims to extend the influence of this initiative to the outside by promoting employees' understanding on sustainable seafood as the starting point for encouraging change in consumption behavior. The Company also supports the establishment of a sustainable fishing industry by promoting the acquisition of MSC/ASC certification at manufacturing bases across the world in cooperation with WWF Japan.

East Japan Railway Company(JR East)

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

As part of its social contribution activity, the Company engages in a broad range of initiatives related to biodiversity conservation.

Examples of efforts by private sector

○ Local forest development in (from 2004): Activity to regenerate forests by planting native species of trees.
○ Reduction of plastics (from 2019): A plastics reduction campaign that promotes the replacement of plastic shopping bags and straws used at JR East Group's directly operated shopping and other facilities, including railway station shops and hotels, with bags and straws using biomass-based and bio-degradable materials.
○ The Company has developed tidal flats at the WATERS takeshiba multicomplex facility and conducted observation and survey activities regarding aquatic creatures in cooperation with local schools.
○ Visiting lessons for environmental education (from 2009): An education program whereby employees working as station staff and train conductors and operators visit elementary schools in person and help students understand environmental issues.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

As part of its social contribution activity, the Company engages in a broad range of initiatives related to biodiversity conservation.

Examples of efforts by private sector

○ Biodiversity preservation at business sites: The Mitsubishi Electric Group’s business sites are devoting efforts to creating an environment favorable for symbiosis with living creatures. One of them whose environmental initiative, such as building biotope, installation of green louvers, and Satoyama Woodland Preservation activities, has been approved, has acquired certification from external organization. Using this biotope, the business site held creatures observation for local nursery children, creating opportunities for them to commune with nature. Another business site contributes to developing local ecosystem networks by turning green areas on its premises into "resting green zone" for birds and insects. The Company is also striving to raise interest in biodiversity by actively disseminating information to employees.
○ Satoyama Woodland Preservation Project: Since October 2007, the Company has engaged in activities to restore local nature across Japan, including parks, forests and rivers around its business sites (39 activities held in FY2020). For example, the Company has signed an agreement on corporate forest development named “Kigyou No Mori Zukuri”, under which its factories and branch offices engage in the development of prefecture-owned forests and beautification activity in cooperation with local residents and relevant organizations.
○ Mitsubishi Electric Outdoor Classroom : Employees act as leaders and engage in activity for hands-on nature experience together with local children (26 lessons provided in FY2020). Employees and children at nurseries in the neighborhood engage in nature observation in forests. Children can become familiar with animals and plants to which they are not accustomed and learn the importance of nature.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

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Contributions to and effects on biodiversity conservation

As part of its social contribution activity, the company engages in a wide range of initiatives related to biodiversity conservation.

Examples of efforts by private sector

○ Environment Education Project Midori-no-e Contest
The Company holds Environment Education Project Midori-no-e Contest in order to encourage children to become familiar with nature and learn about its beauty and importance.
○ Supporting the Activities of UNESCO Associated Schools
Based on the idea that, in order to protect the richness of the natural environment and pass it down to children on whose shoulders the future rests, it is important to create a sustainable society with a small environmental footprint, the company is actively supporting SDGs education at schools in cooperation with the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan in order to foster future generations of people who play an essential role in realizing and maintaining a sustainable society.

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