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Biodiversity Conservation

Seiko Instruments Inc. formulated action guidelines for biodiversity in April 2011 and is engaged in a united group effort for the protection of biodiversity through various activities at 9 business locations around Japan, according to the characteristics of each location.

Planting of Chiba Prefecture's endangered Himekomatsu white pines

A Himekomatsu saplings being grown at the Makuhari Unit
A Himekomatsu saplings being grown at the Makuhari Unit

Seiko Instruments Inc. has registered as a supporter of Chiba Prefecture's Himekomatsu preservation initiative, and is carrying out planting of this endangered variant of the Japanese white pine at 3 business locations within Chiba (the Makuhari, Takatsuka, and Ohno units) to help preserve its genetic stock.
The distribution of the Himekomatsu white pines in the Kanto region is mostly in areas of elevation above 500 m, but in Chiba they are spread around areas of low elevation between 120 and 350 m, and therefore, from the perspective of botanical geography, they are an extremely precious asset. However, since 1970 their numbers have declined rapidly, placing them in extreme danger of extinction.
At each of the business locations, we watch over the growth of saplings and periodically reports on their condition.

Special award from the Association for Business Innovation in harmony with Nature and Community (ABINC)

The ABINC mark and the special award ceremony
The ABINC mark and the special award ceremony

In October 2016, Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. received a special ABINC Award, established by the Association for Business Innovation in harmony with Nature and Community (ABINC). This award recognizes ABINC-certified* places of business that have made particularly significant contributions to raising public awareness of ABINC or mainstreaming of biodiversity.

*ABINC certification
A certification system by which ABINC performs third-party assessment and certification of establishments engaged in the creation of green spaces for biodiversity, using as evaluation criteria the Guidelines for Sustainable Business Sites® developed by the Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB), a group of companies engaged in advanced and proactive efforts for the conservation of biodiversity through business practices.