Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Conservation

Fundamental Policies

The Oji Group clearly states in the Group Environmental Action Program that it will maintain and manage the multi-faceted functions of forests through biodiversity conservation* and other initiatives.
* Biodiversity conservation refers to activities under the Biodiversity-Conscious Forest Practice Policy (established in 2003), including well-planned forest practices, designation of environmental protection forests, restoration of natural forests, protection and nurturing of rare species of animals and endangered species, and ecosystem surveys.

The Oji Group has set a goal of conserving biodiversity in its Environmental Vision 2050 and Environmental Action Program 2030. We promote ecosystem-friendly forest management, the protection and cultivation of rare animals and plants, and have established and implemented a policy for research and development of biodegradable and biomass materials to maintain ecosystems.
The Oji Group engages in activities for protecting and nurturing endangered species, maintaining and recovering ecosystems, and other activities in cooperation with governments, administrative authorities, environmental NPOs, academics, local residents, and other parties.

Major Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Restoration Programs

Country Area Group company Program
Japan Hokkaido Oji Forest & Products Sarufutsu Itou Conservation Activities
Japan Kochi Oji Forest & Products Measures to Protect the Fairy Pitta (Koyagauchi company-owned forest in Kochi Prefecture)
Brazil Minas Gerais CENIBRA Mutumu Project
New Zealand Hawke's Bay Pan Pac Conservation activity for Kiwi
Brazil Minas Gerais CENIBRA Initiatives for preserving biodiversity
New Zealand Hawke's Bay Pan Pac Efforts to preserve and restore natural forest
New Zealand Hawke's Bay Pan Pac Efforts to improve water quality and biodiversity by restoring riverside vegetation