万象城娱乐体育 Group's CSR
For the Earth

3. Biodiversity Conservation

The 万象城娱乐体育 Group's Approach

Using Returnable Pallets for Shipments Between Factories

In Japan and throughout Asia, the 万象城娱乐体育 Group is using returnable steel pallets that can be used repeatedly for shipping unprocessed automotive glass sheets between factories. The Group replaced the wooden crates it had previously used for shipping with these packing materials, which it developed in-house, in order to reduce the amount of lumber it uses and help preserve biodiversity.

Since first adopting the pallets in Japan in 2000, the Group has expanded their usage to its operations in China and across Southeast Asia. At present, the returnable pallets are being used for almost all of the Group’s automotive glass products, with the exception of irregularly shaped items. In 2019, the pallets were used in approximately 87% of total imports and exports for the 万象城娱乐体育 Group (into and out of Japan) and in 95% of its imports and exports with China and Southeast Asia.

The 万象城娱乐体育 Group’s independently developed returnable pallets
The 万象城娱乐体育 Group’s independently developed returnable pallets
Empty pallets compactly stacked together upon their return
Empty pallets compactly stacked together upon their return

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Proactive Use of Paper that Contributes to Sound Forest Management by Thinning

The 万象城娱乐体育 Group actively uses paper made from the pulp of wood from thinned forests, based on its Basic Environmental Policy pledge to use limited resources and energy effectively, considering the influence of its activities on the natural environment and biodiversity. The price of the paper includes the cost of tree thinning in forests carried out by an environmental NPO in Japan called Mori no Chonai-Kai.*1 The Group purchases and uses the paper in an effort to support periodic tree thinning, which is needed for revitalizing healthy forests.

In 2019 about 2.1 tons of the paper were used, mainly for public relations publications including the 万象城娱乐体育 Report and in-house pamphlets. To date, the Group has used a cumulative total of over 210 tons of the paper, equivalent to an area of about 14.5 hectares of thinned forest (or approximately 3.1 times the area of Tokyo Dome a baseball stadium in Tokyo, Japan).

万象城娱乐体育 Integrated Report 2020
万象城娱乐体育 Integrated Report 2020
  • *1 Neighborhood Forest Association

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Planting Trees with Employees and Their Families

Since 2012, 万象城娱乐体育 Automotive Thailand (AATH) has been participating in a tree-planting activity called “Ruam Jai-Pakdi-Plook-Mahesak-Sak-Sa-Ya-Min” supported by Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri. This deeply meaningful activity seeks to preserve the precious timber of Thailand long into the future. It is also a wonderful opportunity to educate our employees' children about the importance of protecting the environment.