Biodiversity Conservation

Stance on Biodiversity Conservation

Stance on Biodiversity Conservation

A wide variety of organisms live on the earth, and by intricately intertwining these organisms to form an ecosystem, it has a restoration function that absorbs various external changes and restores them to their original state. Idemitsu Group recognizes that passing on this ecosystem to the next generation and maintaining an environment where diverse organisms can continue to live is also an important mission for companies to fulfill. Therefore, from the design stage of various facilities, we are striving to consider the environment in each area of air, water, and soil, which are indispensable for the habitat of living things.

The territory of the Group's business activities is expanding all over the world, but Japan, which is the core of our activities, has a land with a long north-south difference in elevation and is surrounded by the sea. It is home to many species and is one of the 36 hotspots for biodiversity in the world.

In order to leave a treasure trove of precious biological resources in such a world to posterity as much as possible, the Group has positioned the preservation of biodiversity as one of the policies for environmental conservation and is continuing its activities. In addition, we have expressed our support for Keidanren's "Keidanren Declaration of Biodiversity and Action Guidelines"* from the beginning, and aim to contribute to the penetration of biodiversity in industry.

List of the Biodiversity Hotspots Around the World
1 Cerrado 19 Mountains of Southwest China
2 East Malaysian Islands 20 Philippines
3 Guinean Forests of West Africa 21 Polynesia-Micronesia
4 Indo-Burma 22 Succulent Karoo
5 Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands 23 Sundaland
6 Mediterranean Basin 24 Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena
7 Mountains of Central Asia 25 Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
8 Tropical Andes 26 California Floristic Province
9 Wallacea 27 Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests
10 Atlantic Forest 28 Forests of East Australia
11 Cape Floristic Region 29 Horn of Africa
12 Caribbean Islands 30 Irano-Anatolian
13 Caucasus 31 Japan
14 Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa 32 Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands
15 Eastern Afromontane 33 New Caledonia
16 Himalaya 34 New Zealand
17 Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany 35 North American Coastal Plain
18 Mesoamerica 36 Southwest Australia

Source: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund(CEPF)Website

  • * Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and the Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation have made efforts to mainstream biodiversity in the Japanese business community including the formulation of "Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren and Action Policy" in March 2009 prior to the adoption of the "Aichi Biodiversity Targets", and its revision in October 2018 in response to overall trends such as the adoption of the SDGs.
出光興産, DFF Inc.