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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.

Supporting the Maintenance of Ecosystems through Handmade Insect Hotels

Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. is focusing its efforts on preserving biodiversity within its plant premises. As part of these efforts, the families of employees made insect hotels that attract and gather a diversity of insects.

Insect hotel
Insect hotel built using vegetation and other natural materials

Promoting Greening at Precision Components Plant in Dalian, China

Dalian Seiko Instruments Inc. (China) established a biodiversity area within its premises and planted tall trees, including acacias and ginkgo, and shorter trees, including lilac and forsythia. Circulation is achieved by using no pesticides or herbicides and turning dead branches and fallen leaves into compost.

Dalian city flower “acacia”
Dalian city flower “acacia” planted within the expansive premises

Planting of Chiba Prefecture's endangered Himekomatsu white pines

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.

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