Greenery and Satoyama Conservation, Fujitsu Group Forest
In order to promote conservation and regeneration of biodiversity and to protect the nature around us, Fujitsu Group has been engaging in conservation of Satoyama and maintenance and conservation activities in the "Fujitsu Group Forest".
Fujitsu Group Forest
Fujitsu Group participates in "Corporate Forest" projects promoted by municipalities in Japan and conducts forest conservation activities as Fujitsu Group Forest.
Forest maintenance and conservation such as planting, thinning, and weeding
Kaga Hyakumangoku A forest that will continue into the future
The Hokuriku branch office has been working on forestry activities under the title "Fujitsu Group - Kaga Hyakumangoku. A forest that will continue into the future" together with Hokuriku group companies since 2011. Under these activities, we concluded an agreement with Ishikawa Prefecture to borrow a prefecture-owned area in the forest park in Tsubata-machi and develop it.
Over the course of three years, we cut down 0.89 ha of natural forest and planted a total of 130 trees of Lagerstroemia indica, Cerasus itosakura, Magnolia kobus, Acer palmatum, and Castanea crenata. We can now sense the growth as the seedlings, which were about 1 m when planted, have already exceeded the height of a person, flowers bloom in the spring, and the trees bear fruit in the autumn.
In cooperation with group companies, we currently undertake undergrowth cutting work twice a year. Even though the work is done on holidays, around 100 people participate every time, and the activities are a great help in fostering a sense of unity. In addition, Fujitsu Hokuriku Systems participates in the forestry activities as part of their training for new employees.
Also, we receive a "certification of carbon dioxide absorption amount" from Ishikawa Prefecture every year, and the activities also contribute to the prevention of global warming.
Nakatosa Kuroshio Forest
The Fujitsu Group in the Shikoku district is supporting Kochi Prefecture's "Forestry Project in Cooperation with Environmentally Advanced Companies," concluded an agreement in October 2007, and is developing the forest, such as by carrying out thinning work, in Nakatosa-cho, Kochi Prefecture.
About 113 hectares of forest are named "Fujitsu Group - Nakatosa Kuroshio Forest" and we use the area as a place for environmental tours for employees and their families every year. These environmental tours take in the whole town centering on the forest in Nakatosa-cho, and act as opportunities for employees and their families to think about the environment as they experience the natural elements of mountains, rivers, and sea by conducting thinning work and carrying out surveys of aquatic life and coastal flotsam.
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the signing of the agreement, and last year, to mark the 10th anniversary, the governor of Kochi Prefecture and the mayor of Nakatosa presented us with a letter of appreciation and a commemorative gift to thank us for our activities.
Going forward, we will continue to develop and explore an activities menu that makes our employees and their families familiar with environmental activities.
Fujitsu I-Network Systems South Alps Yamazakura Forest
Fujitsu I-Network Systems began collaborating with South Alps City to carry out activities in the "South Alps Yamazakura Forest" in May 2013. This work is based on the Green Partnership centered on environmental protection and environmental education activities, and activities have been conducted a total of eleven times (twice a year, cumulative total of 493 participants) to date. The Fujitsu Group branch participates together with FINET and South Alps City.
The activities, which participants enjoy taking part in, consist of (1) Learning about plants that can only be seen in the current forest through "Observation sessions to feel the growth of the forest", and (2) Cutting the grass that inhibits the growth of planted trees (wild cherry tree and maple) through "Undergrowth cutting to help forest growth."
Undefeated by the record heavy snow of 2014, wild iris flowers bloomed in 2016, and pretty flowers bloomed on the mountain cherry trees which had grown to 3 m or more by the spring of 2018. Going forward, we will continue activities that grow together with the Yamazakura Forest.