Sustainability

Preserving Biodiversity

Glory is engaged in a variety of activities for preserving biodiversity in collaboration with stakeholders such as local communities and incorporated NPOs.

Biodiversity Initiatives

Activities in the Glory Yumesaki Forest

Activities in the Glory Yumesaki Forest

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.

Activities in the Glory Yumesaki Forest

Forest Conservation

Making tables out of timber from forest thinning

Making tables out of timber from forest thinning

Glory has been participating in forest conservation activities in the Glory Yumesaki Forest located in Himeji, Hyogo in collaboration with the forestry cooperative.
We thin out one hectare of undergrowth per year among the hinoki cypress and broadleaf groves and plant 20 trees per year, mainly broadleaf trees including mountain cherry and konara oak, from the beginning of spring to early summer every year. We strive to reproduce and maintain the rich natural environment by forming favorable environments for village forests.

In fiscal 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of everyone involved, we decided to cancel the employee involved activities. Instead, we collaborated with the forestry cooperative to thin the forest and plant new trees.

Botanical Survey

Botanical survey underway in a hinoki cypress grove

Botanical survey underway in a hinoki cypress grove

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.

Efforts to Educate the Next Generation

Tracing insects and small animals in a forest

Tracing insects and small animals in a forest

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 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of everyone involved, we decided to cancel the workshop. Instead of this, we provide the Beetle raising kit for employee’s children as a biodiversity learning program

 

Activities in the Kanto Region

Forest conservation activity in Hachioji, Tokyo

Forest conservation activity in Hachioji, Tokyo

In fiscal 2013, Glory began expanding its activities into the Kanto region topreserve biodiversity in collaboration with NPOs.

Since fiscal 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 2020, events were cancelled due to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring the safety of all involved.

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