Many different species of organisms live on this planet, forming intricately interwoven ecosystems that possess the ability to absorb a wide range of external changes and still return to their original state. The Group recognizes that one of its important duties as a company is to pass on these ecosystems to the next generation and conserve the environment for the continued survival of a diverse range of organisms. To this end, the Group strives to consider the environment in terms of air, water and soil, which are indispensable for life, from the design stages of each type of equipment.
Idemitsu’s business activities span the globe, but Japan forms the core of our operations. Because the country’s land stretches far from north to south, features high and low elevations, and is surrounded by the ocean, Japan is home to a wide range of species and is considered one of 36 biodiversity hotspots around the world.
Preserving even a small portion of this precious biological treasure will be of incalculable value to future generations. The Group upholds biodiversity conservation as one of its environmental protection policies and continues to take action on this front. We have expressed our support for the “Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren and Action Policy”※ from the beginning. We also aim to contribute to the spread of biodiversity in the industry.
|1||Cerrado||19||Mountains of Southwest China|
|2||East Malaysian Islands||20||Philippines|
|3||Guinean Forests of West Africa||21||Polynesia-Micronesia|
|5||Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands||23||Sundaland|
|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|
|14||Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa||32||Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands|
|15||Eastern Afromontane||33||New Caledonia|
|17||Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany||35||North American Coastal Plain|