Biodiversity Preservation

Planting flowers

In Yokkaichi Plant, we are running a flower project that fills the factory with flowers. This is helping to improve environmental consciousness among the employees there – as well as our factory's image – and is creating a more relaxing environment. In June 2018, the second transplantation event was held, and many employees attended.

Flower project kickoff event

Flower project kickoff event

Owl protection project

KIOXIA engages in biodiversity conservation activities with an understanding of the impact of such business activities on biodiversity in order to reduce such impact and promote social contribution activities.

Aiming to promote the owl protection project advanced by the Natural Study Group of Yokkaichi-Nishi High School in Mie Prefecture, our Yokkaichi Plant signed the Mie Biodiversity Partnership Agreement to form an industry, government, and academia partnership in March 2018. Under this partnership, we will unite with people in the region to support the activities of the partnership, which aims to pass down the region’s rich natural environment to the next generation through provision of equipment used for observation.

As part of this activity, we have installed bird boxes in Mie Prefecture’s Forest Park to observe owls inside and outside the boxes with observation cameras. In March 2019, we observed egg laying, and we could observe baby owls that hatched in April and fledged in May.

Yokkaichi-Nishi High School’s presentation on the project

Yokkaichi-Nishi High School’s presentation on the project

Activity results and plans

  Main activities and outcomes
2017 Signed the Mie Biodiversity Partnership Agreement.
2018 Provided observation equipment; started to promote the project within and outside the company.
2019 Improve the specifications of the observation and recording equipment, etc.
Observation equipment installed on trees

Observation equipment installed on trees

Solar battery panels for the equipment installed on-site

Solar battery panels for the equipment installed on-site

Baby owls inside the bird box

Baby owls inside the bird box

An owl feeding its baby

An owl feeding its baby

Fledging of a baby owl

Fledging of a baby owl

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