Glory is engaged in a variety of activities for preserving biodiversity in collaboration with stakeholders such as local communities and incorporated NPOs.
Society receives immense benefits from nature, and therefore efforts to maintain and preserve biodiversity are necessary to enjoy these benefits continuously and far into the future.
Glory clearly recognizes the impact of its business activities on biodiversity and pursues a variety of initiatives to maintain and preserve biodiversity in collaboration with stakeholders, including local communities and NPOs.
Glory entered into the Forest Cultivation Agreement with the Greenery Association of Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture in 2011 and has been participating in forest conservation activities in Yumesaki, Himeji, Hyogo. The location of these activities is the Glory Yumesaki Forest, a name selected from among entries submitted by employees based on the aspiration that a forest be a place where dreams (yume) bloom (saki).
We conduct forest conservation activities from the beginning of spring to early summer every year. We thin out one hectare of undergrowth each year among the hinoki cypress and broadleaf groves in collaboration with the forestry cooperative to encourage plant growth on the forest floor. We also strive to reproduce and maintain the rich natural environment by forming favorable environments for village forests through activities such as planting conventional trees including mountain cherry and konara oak as ways to ensure the conservation of the species.
In fiscal year 2018, we conducted a forest conservation project in April, and a total of 83 Glory Group employees, business partners, and family members participated.
We conduct joint botanical and biological surveys with specialists to look into the types and growth status of plant life in order to scientifically examine the effectiveness of the Glory Yumesaki Forest for preserving biodiversity. During the course of conducting the surveys, it was also confirmed that a rare species of woodpecker and a frog listed in the Hyogo Prefectural version of the Local Red Data Book were living in the area. We will continue to conduct this survey periodically in order to confirm the effectiveness of forest conservation as well as to determine what policies are required for future activities.
Each year in autumn we hold the Kids’ Nature Workshop. Various programs are designed for parents and children to stroll through the forest while observing insects and plants and to have fun in nature with the goal of passing on an appreciation of it to the next generation.
In fiscal year 2018, we held the workshop in October with 94 Glory Group employees, business partners, and family members.
In fiscal year 2013, Glory began expanding its activities into the Kanto region to preserve biodiversity in collaboration with NPOs.
Since fiscal year 2017, we have participated in the Restoring Satoyama project in a designated greenery conservation area in Hachioji, Tokyo as a forest conservation activity. We also conduct a clean-up on the banks of the Arakawa River, Tokyo and offer opportunities to learn about biodiversity with the aim of promoting environmental preservation.
In fiscal year 2018, 82 Glory Group employees, business partners, and family members participated.
|GLORY(PHILIPPINES), INC.||• Participated in the planting event: Adopt-A-Tree Park Program
• Participated in an ocean regeneration project in the municipality of Rosario in the province of Cavite, Philippines (donation of reef buds)
|Sayo Factory of GLORY Products Ltd.||Developed a biotope for preserving the natural environment and improving biodiversity|
|GLORY Engineering Ltd.||Participated in an annual tree-planting event in the forests of Takao near Tokyo for the purpose of creating a diverse and rich forest|