In Gifu Prefecture a pact has been concluded involving the company Gifu Zohen to realize a government-citizen forest-creation project. The activities will cover a 14.66-ha of satoyama woodland, which is integral to local communities.
The Forest of Toyota is a company-owned forest on the outskirts of Toyota-city. Of the 76-hectare plot, some 15 hectares are forest that has been maintained as a model of so-called satoyama woodlands since October 1997. A nature guide is stationed on site to support nature study activities and monitor the results of forest maintenance activities.
Since 2005, we have collaborated with research institutes on an array of research designed to preserve coral reefs, in addition to engaging in similar research around the Midway Atoll and Seychelles islands since 2006.
Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) Plan A (a 5 year corporate responsibility programme) is unique in its design amongst all sectors reviewed by the NVI. In developing it, M&S evaluatedits activities in respect to customer concern, scale of the issue and ability to influence it. This resulted in Plan A, a clearly documented plan of action fully integratedinto M&S’ key business objectives.
Committed to conserving more water than it uses in India, PepsiCo has engaged in a water use reduction program in agriculture, a sector that accounts for over 85% of the country’s water consumption, and which offers significant water saving opportunities.
This project is based on the “Yamato River time deposit”, a product marketed by Yamato Shinkin Bank and designed to improve the water quality of the Yamato River, which flows through the basin of Nara. Additional interest is paid to deposits when prescribed improvements are seen in water quality, specifically the BOD (biological oxygen demand) levels.
This project has established a wet-paddy winter approach for Hokkaido and is a multifaceted endeavor with myriad benefits, among them establishing and spreading farming rice paddies without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. This has contributed to the conservation of biodiversity and the production of rice that is both safe and has added value. In addition, it has also helped environmental education and the development of local communities.
Committed to neutralize the environmental impacts associated with its paper invoicing process, EDP has engaged in a compensation program based on (1) life cycle assessment and (2) externalities compensation through agroforestry good practices that restore the ecosystem service originally impacted by invoicing activities.
The Granby Zoo is a zoological park as well as a water and amusement park founded in 1953. It covers 100 acres in the City of Granby, Quebec. This organization, governed by the Zoological Society of Granby employs over one hundred permanent employees and up to 425 young seasonal workers. The collection of Granby Zoo consists of over 1,000 animals from some 200 species and it welcomes an average of 600,000 visitors each year.
Portucel Soporcel, an important landowner in the paper and pulp sector, has developed a systematic methodology to map, define, implement and monitor action plans in zones of special conservation interest, in order to preserve ecosystems integrity. Through this strategy, the company aims to improve plantation management as well as increase biodiversity in the areas of implementation.
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