CSR / Environment

Biodiversity Protection

Protecting Biodiversity

Biodiversity Protection through Business and Social Action Programs

While Sharp’s business activities impact biodiversity, the company also benefits from the resources that biodiversity provides. That is why the Sharp Group is carrying out a multifaceted approach in which it protects biodiversity through business activities and social action programs at worldwide bases.

Based on the Sharp Group Policy on the Sustainable Support of Biodiversity, Sharp formulated the Sharp Biodiversity Initiative in fiscal 2009. The Initiative describes biodiversity in an easy-to-understand manner, and it outlines concrete measures for business activities and social action programs that take biodiversity into account.

Sharp's Efforts for Protecting Biodiversity

Case Study

Conserving Bamboo Lilies

The Tenri Plant (Tenri, Nara Prefecture) is committed to preserving biodiversity on ancient burial mounds located within its grounds. Bamboo lilies, a rare wild plant species, naturally grow on these mounds. This species has become scarce in Japanese fields and mountains due to land development and overharvesting. To nurture and conserve these lilies, our employees maintain the area by periodically cutting down withered bamboos and weeding the grounds.

Bamboo lily, a rare wild plant

Case Study

Planting Mangroves

In Indonesia, Sharp’s local production base SSI joined mangrove planting activities conducted under the slogan of “Plant Mangroves to Save Our Coast.” SSI employees planted mangroves with people from 37 other companies operating in Karawang and the Indonesian environmental and sanitation bureau.

Planting mangroves on the seashore