SCREEN Forest (Kyoto Model Forest Initiative)

The SCREEN Group has joined the Kyoto Model Forest Initiative*, 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 Miyazakicho-Miyagawa  district of 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, 2021, the forest conservation activities at the SCREEN Forest could be converted into 3.3 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. Unfortunately, we were not able to carry out these programs during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants of a SCREEN Forest event held May 25, 2019

* 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.

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
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.