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
Forest after the tree pruning
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