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Basic approach

Our group has recognized the importance of biodiversity from an early stage, and has established the "Biodiversity Policy" (revised on January 1, 2024), and has implemented nature conservation activities, including biodiversity conservation, and regional initiatives. We have independently carried out activities such as tree planting and cleaning up rivers and lakes.
In March 2022, the ``TNFD Framework Beta Version'', which involves the management and disclosure of opportunities and risks related to biodiversity, etc., was published, and within it, the ``LEAP Approach'', which is a process for assessing nature-related risks and opportunities, was announced. was shown. The Ministry of the Environment has also formulated the ``30 by 30 Roadmap'' to help Japan achieve the ``30 by 30 goal'' (conserve at least 30% of land and sea by 2030), which is an international commitment.
Our group will evaluate and improve our past activities based on these developments regarding biodiversity.

artience group (hereinafter referred to as the "Our Group") is realizing the sustainability vision "ASV2050/2030," which is a medium- to long-term goal to contribute to improving the sustainability of society and the global environment and aim for sustainable growth as a corporate group. In order to achieve this goal, we have positioned proactive efforts to conserve biodiversity that can be affected by our group's business activities as an important management issue, and aim to prevent and restore biodiversity loss. I aim to do that.

  1. Procurement, resource protection
    Our group takes biodiversity into consideration when procuring raw materials, materials, energy, etc., and also considers biodiversity initiatives when selecting suppliers. We will also strive for sustainable use of biological resources.
  2. Products, production activities
    The Group strives to develop products and services that contribute to sustainability and contribute to the conservation of biodiversity through the provision and dissemination of these products. In addition, we will strive to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste generation in manufacturing.
  3. Water initiatives
    Our group will work on the appropriate use of water resources, such as production process reform and recycling of process water, and will actively promote monitoring and initiatives to maintain and preserve water quality in the regions where we operate.
  4. Atmospheric initiatives
    Our group actively promotes initiatives to reduce VOC (volatile chemical substance) emissions during manufacturing and strives to minimize the impact on biodiversity. This initiative covers not only the product production process, but also the time of use by customers.
  5. Collaboration with local communities
    Our group cooperates with governments and various organizations to implement and support community-based biodiversity conservation activities at our domestic and overseas business sites. We will also publish the results of our efforts and strive to communicate with society.
  6. Awareness/Education
    In order to raise awareness and knowledge of biodiversity within the company and promote the introduction of biodiversity conservation initiatives into all corporate activities, including management and business strategies, the Group has appointed its officers, advisors, and employees. We will carry out appropriate awareness and education activities for the target audience.

Established in May 2009
Revised on January 1, 2024 (Resolved at Board of Directors on December 8, 2023)


Biodiversity risk assessment at our group’s business sites

On January 16, 2023, at the World Economic Forum (Davos), WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) released an online tool called the Biodiversity Risk Filter (BRF). BRF is a collection of over 50 biodiversity-related data sources, including IBAT, UNEP-WCMC, ENCORE, and RepRisk.
Our group has used this BRF to evaluate our domestic and overseas business sites (manufacturing sites, factories) regarding the possibility that our business activities will impact biodiversity (industry classification: Chemicals & Other Materials) Production).
In BRF, it is possible to grasp the first overall picture based on two factors: physical risk and reputational risk. The evaluation is based on the indicators of ``Water Condition'', ``Protected/Conserved Areas'', ``Key Biodiversity Areas'', and ``Other Important Delineated Areas''. I did it.
As a result, 33 of the 45 businesses evaluated were rated as "High risk" (scores 3.4 to 4.2) or "Very high risk" (scores 4.2 to 5.0), indicating that they pose a high risk to biodiversity. This has been shown.
Based on these results, we will identify business sites that will prioritize biodiversity conservation activities and strengthen their activities.

Biodiversity risk assessment results at domestic and overseas business locations (number of applicable business locations)
region Number of offices physical risk water shortage water condition reputational risk Protection/Conservation Area biodiversity
important areas
important areas
Japan 14 0 0 5 1 14 3 0
North America/Central and South America 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Europe 4 0 2 4 0 2 0 0
Asia 22 5 6 10 0 3 0 1
total 45 5 9 21 1 19 3 1

*Number of establishments rated as "High risk" (3.4 to 4.2) or "Very high risk" (4.2 to 5.0) by BRF



Participation in organizations related to biodiversity
  • Keidanren Biodiversity Initiative
  • CLOMA (Clean Ocean Materials Alliance)
  • 30by30 Alliance for Biodiversity
Main biodiversity conservation activities
  • Ecosystem surveys of company-owned forests and activities to preserve valuable species
    (TOYOCHEM Co., Ltd. Kawagoe Factory)
  • Environmental beautification activities on Lake Biwa Day
    (TOYO VISUAL SOLUTIONS Co., Ltd. Moriyama Factory)