CITIZEN WATCH MANUFACTURING
at a tour to observeShijimiaeoides divinus(Japanese large shijimi blue)
Shijimiaeoides divinus(Japanese large shijimi blue)
The area surrounding CITIZEN FINEDEVICE’s Kitamimaki Plant is a natural habitat for the Shijimiaeoides divinus (Japanese large shijimi blue), 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 2016, a total of 150 employees and their families, and local residents participated in this program.
Mt. Fuji Cleanup Strategy
CITIZEN ELECTRONICS TIMEL
Headquartersand Kawaguchiko Office, CITIZEN FINEDEVICE
Kawaguchiko Plant, CITIZEN WATCH MANUFACTURING
Since 2001, CITIZEN Group companies have participated in “the Mt. Fuji Cleanup Mission” as an effort to contribute to local communities. The CITIZEN Group was presented with an award as an organization that has contributed to the beautification of Mt. Fuji over many years. The CITIZEN Group will continue to be thankful for being able to operate on land blessed with the beauty of nature, and will actively participate in environmental conservation activities.
Fujikawaguchiko “Cleanup Activity 10,000”
Headquarters, Kawaguchiko Office, CITIZEN FINEDEVICE
Kawaguchiko Plant, CITIZEN WATCH MANUFACTURING
At a“Cleanup Activity 10,000”
Removal ofSicyos angulatus
The Fujikawaguichiko “Cleanup Activity 10,000” was held on May 22, 2016. The event included nature conservation activities around Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage site, and the removal ofthe non-native plant, Sicyos angulatus 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 and in areas surrounding company offices and dormitories.
Year-End Cleanup Activities along National Route 6
Tohoku Soma Plant, CITIZEN WATCH MANUFACTURING
The afternoon of December 29, 2016, all 100 employees at the 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 two kilometers 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
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 participated in this event since the first time 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 Mission
CITIZEN ELECTRONICS FUNEHIKI
In 2016, employees of CITIZEN ELECTRONICS FUNEHIKI and their families participated in the Miharunosato Cleanup Mission, a local community contribution activity sponsored by the Lake Sakura Area Cooperative Network. Miharunosato, in Fukushima Prefecture, 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 mission 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 increased every year, with 22 people participating in 2015. We 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), (hereinafter, 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 corporate website and donates the proceeds to the foundation. As of December 31, 2015, the company had donated CNY 511,790. These funds went toward afforestation in the Alxa League, of Inner Mongolia, helping to eradicate the desertification that region faces.