MC is committed to environmental conservation efforts in order to pass on our irreplaceable Earth to future generations and to realize a prosperous society where people live in harmony with nature.
Global Coral Reef Conservation Project (Okinawa, Australia, Republic of Seychelles)
Since fiscal 2005, MC has engaged in the Global Coral Reef Conservation Project, a project that is actively researching the causes and effects of the coral reef crisis. This project aims to help conserve coral reefs around the world through a research-based approach. Research is being conducted in cooperation with universities, NGOs and other organizations. As part of the project, MC also recruits volunteers from inside and outside the Company, in a program designed to deepen people's understanding of environmental issues.
Project in Tropical Forest Regeneration (Kenya, Malaysia, China, Brazil and Indonesia)
Through the Project in Tropical Forest Regeneration, launched in 1990, MC is engaged in the intensive, mixed planting of tree species native to each region. The aim of this project is to regenerate near-natural forest ecosystems in a short space of time, about 40 to 50 years.
Forest Conservation Project "Mitsubishi Corporation Thousand Year Forest"
MC began a forest development business in Aki City, Kochi Prefecture, the birthplace of Mitsubishi founder Yataro Iwasaki. This was MC's first forest conservation initiative in Japan. MC will take forest land in Aki City into its care, as a company-owned forest, with the aim of contribution to the protection of the regional environment. In addition, a 212-hectare expanse of forest, which includes some land owned by Aki City, has been named the "Mitsubishi Corporation Thousand Year Forest (also known as Yataro's Forest)." MC intends to conduct forest management and conservation initiatives.
Ecology Education Afforestation Project (China)
For an 11-year period that began in 2006, MC worked with the China Green Foundation (CGF), an organization dedicated to a realizing a “greener” China through forestation work in the Guizhou and Heibei provinces and Inner Mongolia autonomous region. In addition to improving the natural environment, CGF's work is helping to develop the regional economies through proceeds from harvested fruits and other crops. MC volunteers also took part in the tree-planting efforts.