Taiyo Oil has decided to remain involved in the "corporate afforestation activities" organized by Ehime Prefecture. We have been part of this project since August 2007.
A tripartite agreement on forest protection and reforestation was concluded on 28 March between Ehime Prefecture, Imabari City and Taiyo Oil.
"Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City" in Ehime
Forest in Jingamori District, Tamagawa cho, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture (area of 41.8 ha)
From 1 April 2013 through 31 March 2018
Taiyo Oil has carried out Forest Regeneration Volunteer activities, such as tree planting, and organized learning programs using natural materials, at "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City." We will continue to be involved in these activities, thereby increasing interaction with local Imabari citizens and making a greater contribution to both society in general and to the local community.
Note: The amount of CO2 absorbed in fiscal 2011 was 31.5 tons/year.
"Corporate afforestation activities" is a program designed to enable Ehime Prefecture and participating municipalities in the prefecture to collaborate with companies that are active in the field of environmental preservation for the purpose of protecting and nurturing forests and ensuring coexistence with nature. The activities entail forest development activities in the prefecture (water conservation and prevention of mountain disasters) and programs aimed at promoting interaction between companies and local citizens.