Biodiversity Action Guidelines

The SCREEN Group places great importance on the idea of maintaining the environment in a state that will enable us all to continue enjoying the benefits of its natural capital. To support our efforts, we have created the following set of action guidelines. The Group is fully committed to the conservation of biodiversity worldwide.
We also deeply respect the United Nations Global Compact and the 10 principles that have been adopted in four key fields. The entire Group is taking action to help international society develop in a sustainable manner.

SCREEN Group Biodiversity Action Guidelines

  1. We affirm the importance of conserving biodiversity and are striving both to educate our employees and present information to outside parties about it.
  2. We are pursuing the following efforts so that we may benefit from diverse living beings and achieve a sustainable society.
    (1) Checks on Global Warming
    Curtailing the volume of CO2 emissions from our products, activities and services
    (2) Promoting a recycling-oriented society
    • Reducing the volume of final waste disposal and promoting the three Rs
    (3) Direct efforts at conserving biodiversity
    • Protecting habitats and conserving species
    • Taking biodiversity into account in the procuring of raw materials
  3. We will work toward the purification of water quality in order to protect the water environment.
  4. In order to conserve the natural environments adjacent to our plants and offices, we will strive to protect the environment in concert with activities in those local communities.
  5. We will take biodiversity into account when building new plants, engaging in major expansion and renovation efforts, and continuing our development work.

April 1, 2017

SCREEN Forest(Kyoto Model Forest Initiative) 

The SCREEN Group has joined the Kyoto Model Forest Initiative,1 a project dedicated to protecting and cultivating regional forests, and is providing funds to support maintenance work. In this initiative, we are cooperating with the Kyoto Model Forest Association, Kyoto Prefecture, Kameoka City and the Miyagawa area of Miyamae-cho in Kameoka City.
For a five year period starting in 2018, we will pay the costs of maintaining an approximately 53 hectare block of forest in the Miyagawa area. Group employees are also scheduled to take part in volunteer activities to help maintain the area.
Because our company benefits greatly from the surrounding forests, we are in full support of Kyoto Prefecture’s forest conservation efforts. We cooperate in such activities and do our part in mitigating global warming. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, the forest conservation activities at the SCREEN Forest (total 1.31 ha: 1.04 ha of Japanese cypress and 0.27 ha of pine) could be converted into 9.22 metric tons CO2e/yr of carbon dioxide assimilated by forests. We also strive to deepen understanding of biodiversity through forest conservation activities and other such events for current and former SCREEN Group employees and their family members.

Participants of a SCREEN Forest event held May 25, 2019

Kyoto Life and Culture Collaborative Rejuvenation Project

SCREEN Holdings is headquartered in Kyoto, an area rich in nature, culture, and history. We work to boost awareness among employees of the natural environment and traditional culture surrounding us, and we contribute to local communities through biodiversity conservation activities.
In December 2017, we joined the Kyoto Life and Culture Collaborative Rejuvenation Project* run by the city of Kyoto. We were officially certified by the city as the 18th contributor to the project. Under a three-year plan, we are growing more than 10 species of plants—including rare, endangered ones—in green spaces on the head office premises. The futaba-aoi (hollyhock) we grow here are presented as offerings to the annual Aoi Matsuri festival in Kyoto.

Green space on the head office premises

* The project is designed to preserve and revive the use of plants that have played a role in local festivals and traditional culture. Kyoto City certifies the activities of project members and sends experts to support cultivation efforts when necessary.