Biodiversity and Social Contributions

We contribute to preserve
natural environment.

Although an enterprise performs its business activities by receiving food, water, and other benefits of ecosystem services supported by diverse organisms, it also has impacts on the ecosystem, such as decrease of biological species.
Environmental impact assessment results show that the Pioneer Group is high in environmental impact in terms of energy use amount, wastes, etc. Therefore, based on the concept that we can contribute to preserve the biodiversity by making effort to reduce environmental impact comprehensively such as global warming prevention, resource savings, resource recycling, and management of chemical substances, the Pioneer Group addresses to reduce energy use amount and wastes continuously.
In addition, we continuously conduct the regional contribution activities and make efforts to preserve biodiversity such as the Pioneer Forest activity and improvements of activity areas for animals and plants.

In 2005, Pioneer concluded an agreement with the Saitama Prefectural Forestry Public Corporation to takeover regular management of 2.4 hectares of cypress forest near Kamakita Lake, which we have named the "Pioneer Forest." The forest, which had originally been a dark forest that blocked out sunlight, has grown bright and leafy thanks to the work of Pioneer employees and their families volunteering regularly thinning and pruning trees. This activity was certified to be equivalent to a CO2 absorption amount of 46.3 tonnes- CO2 /year in 2020 by the Forest CO2 Absorption Certification Scheme of Saitama Prefecture. In February 2016, Saitama Prefecture also became involved, and all three parties concluded the new Saitama Prefecture Forest Development Agreement. We will enhance future activities by using forest including workshops for children to experience nature.

Forest CO2 Absorption Certification by Saitama Prefecture

Tree pruning

Forest after the tree pruning

Activities history

Oct.13 2018
The 21th Event
Pruning, Children - Forest Exploration, Woodworking (Wreath making)
May.12 2018
The 20th Event
Thinning, Children - Forest Exploration, Woodworking (Dandelion art making), Forest Yoga Experience
May.20 2017
The 19th Event
Thinning, Children - Forest Exploration, Woodworking (Nameplate, coaster making), Forest Yoga Experience
Nov.12 2016
The 18th Event
Pruning, Children - Forest Exploration, Parent-child Woodworking (Wreath making)
May.14 2016
The 17th Event
Thinning, Forest Concert, Children - Forest Exploration, Balloon Greeting
Jun.06 2015
The 16th Event
Thinning, Children - Forest Exploration, Woodworking (Original coater making)
Oct.25 2014
The 15th Event
Event Pruning using Ladder (Only adults)
Oct.13 2012
The 14th Event
Event Pruning (Only adults)
May.19 2012
The 13th Event
Thinning (Only adults)
Oct.16 2010
The 12th Event
Pruning, Children - Forest Exploration, Woodworking (Strap making)
May.15 2010
The 11th Event
Pruning, Children - Forest Exploration, Parent-child Woodworking (Nameplate making)
Oct.31 2009
The 10th Event
Pruning, Nameko Mushrooms Harvest, Children - Forest Exploration, Parent-child Woodworking (Photo frame making)
Jun.20 2009
 The 9th Event 
Thinning, Nameko Mushrooms Upside down, Children - Forest Exploration, Parent-child Woodworking (Bird call making)
Nov.01 2008
 The 8th Event 
Pruning, Thinning, Children - Forest Exploration, Parent-child Woodworking
Jun.14 2008
 The 7th Event 
Thinning, Nameko Mushrooms Inoculation, Children - Forest Exploration
Oct.13 2007
 The 6th Event 
Pruning, Children - Forest Exploration
Jun.23 2007
 The 5th Event 
Improvement Cutting, Climbing Plant Cutting, Bench Making, Children - Forest Exploration, Bread Making
Nov.23 2006
 The 4th Event 
Pruning, Woodworking Craft Making
Jun.10 2006
 The 3th Event 
Improvement Cutting, Climbing Plant Cutting, Planting (Persimmon, Chestnut, Prunus tomentosa, Aralia elata, Wild cherry tree)
Nov.19 2005
 The 2th Event 
Pruning, Hiking
Jun.04 2005
 The 1th Event 
Installation of the Pioneer Forest Signboard, Bridge Installation, Bench Installation in Open Space

PTM (production corporation in Thailand) performs planting activities of mangrove in Samut Songkhram.
There are mangrove forests along the coastline of Thailand, populated by marine and forest animals and plants. The forests serve important roles as two ecological systems and are called "Paradise for living creatures" and "Cradle for marine lives". However, mangrove forests have been decreasing recently.
Therefore, PTM has started the planting activities since 1996 to improve the environment. In October 2018, activities were conducted and all participants visited the site by boat and worked while covered with mud.

Visit by boat

Participants

Activities

Activities