Butterfly Protection Activities
Kitamimaki Plant, and Miyota plant, Citizen Finedevice
Citizen Watch Manufacturing
The area surrounding Citizen Finedevice’s Kitamimaki Plant is a natural habitat for the Shijimiaeoides divinus (Japanese large blue butterfly), a Class I endangered species. The plant is a member of a local organization dedicated to protecting the butterfly, and since 2003 its employees have been involved in growing and protecting sophora, a legume that the butterfly larvae eat, and have taken measures to eliminate harmful insects in an effort to prevent the butterfly’s extinction. Employees also cooperate in conducting tours for parents and children and open the plant’s grounds and facilities to the public to draw attention to these butterflies. In 2015, a total of 150 employees participated in this program.
Mt. Fuji Cleanup Strategy (2001 to present)
Citizen Electronics Timel
Head Office and Kawaguchiko Office, Citizen Finedevice
Kawaguchiko Plant, Citizen Watch Manufacturing
Since 2001, Citizen Group companies have been participating in the Mt. Fuji Cleanup Strategy as an effort to contribute to local communities. On October 28, 2015, the Citizen Group was publicly acknowledged as an organization that has contributed to the beautification of Mt. Fuji over many years. The Group will continue to be thankful that it is able to operate on land that is blessed with the beauty of nature and actively participate in environmental conservation activities.
Fujikawaguchiko “Cleanup Activity 10,000” (2004 to present)
Head Office, Kawaguchiko Office, Citizen Finedevice
Kawaguchiko Plant, Citizen Watch Manufacturing
The Fujikawaguichiko “Cleanup Activity 10,000” was held on May 24, 2015. The event included nature conservation activities around Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage site, and the removal of Sicyos angulatus, a non-native plant, from the banks of Lake Kawaguchi. Approximately 600 employees from Citizen Group companies located in the area of Lake Kawaguchi participated. Employees split into two groups and carried out cleanup activities around Lake Kawaguchi as well as in areas surrounding company offices and dormitories.
Year-End Cleanup Activities along National Route 6 (2008 to present)
Tohoku Soma Plant, Citizen Watch Manufacturing
On December 25, 2015, all 100 employees at Citizen Watch Manufacturing’s Tohoku Soma Plant conducted annual cleanup activities along National Route 6. In extremely cold weather, employees split into four groups to clean both sides of a 2km stretch of National Route 6 that runs in front of the Tohoku Soma Plant. With heavy oncoming traffic of trucks for recovery construction and other vehicles, employees participating in the activities paid the utmost attention to staying safe. Going forward, employees of the Tohoku Soma Plant will continue these activities to enhance their awareness toward social contribution.
Environmental Picnic along the Tenryu River (1994 to present)
Iida Plant, Citizen Watch Manufacturing
The Citizen Group participates in cleanup activities held at the end of May along the main tributary of the Tenryu River, which runs from Tatsunomachi to Iida. These activities are sponsored by the Nagano Techno Foundation. Approximately 90 employees of Citizen Watch Manufacturing’s Iida Plant and their family members have been participating in this event since the first time it was held in 1994. In these activities, employees work to keep the surrounding environment beautiful by picking up empty cans and bottles, which helps them to understand the significance and importance of separating garbage. At the same time, these activities raise employee awareness of the Tenryu River’s surrounding natural environment, which in turn motivates them to improve their moral behavior and contribute to the realization of a recycling-oriented society.
Participation in the Miharunosato Cleanup Strategy
Citizen Electronics Funehiki
In 2015, employees of Citizen Electronics Funehiki and their families participated in the Miharunosato Cleanup Strategy, a local community contribution activity sponsored by the Lake Sakura Area Cooperative Network. Miharunosato, in Fukushima, has many well-known tourist spots, including the Miharu Dam reservoir, the area surrounding Lake Sakura, and the Miharu Takizakura and other cherry blossoms located around the river basin near the dam. Accordingly, many tourists visit the area from all over Japan. Participants in the cleanup strategy picked up garbage in the park near Miharu Dam and other areas so that visitors to Lake Sakura are able to comfortably view the surrounding cherry blossoms.
Cleanup Activities for Local Rivers
Citizen Machinery Philippines
Citizen Machinery Philippines is located in the First Philippine Industrial Park and cooperates with other companies in the park every year to conduct cleanup activities along nearby rivers. The number of participants in these activities has been increasing every year, with 22 people participating in 2015. Citizen Machinery Philippines will continue to contribute to environmental conservation through these cleanup activities and other efforts.
Responding to Desertification
Citizen Watch (China)
Since 2011, Citizen Watch (China) Co., Ltd. (CCW), has collaborated with the China Green Foundation to support afforestation activities within China. To support this cause, CCW holds an auction event via its public website and donates the proceeds to the foundation. As of December 31, 2014, the company had donated 404,400 yuan. These funds went toward afforestation in the Alxa League, of Inner Mongolia, helping to eradicate the desertification that region faces.