Oji Forest Nature School
The Oji Forest Nature School was first held in 2004 through
collaboration with the Japan Environmental Education Forum.
It is an environmental education program for children that
provides opportunities to experience nature by using forests
owned by the Oji Group and Group mills. The program
deepens understanding of the connections among forests,
people, and industry and is an important opportunity to
convey the Group’s attitudes and approaches to environmental
preservation to future generations.
|Thinning experience (Fuji School)
||Factory tour (Fuji School)
Forest Picture Book Contest and Environmental Class
Since 2015, Oji Holdings has hosted the Forest Picture
Book Contest with WWF Japan. To provide children with a
catalyst for creating picture books, Oji Holdings conducts
an environmental class on the Oji Group’s sustainable forest
Website of WWF Japan Forest Picture Book Contest (Japanese only)
|An environmental class
||Outstanding picture books exhibited at EcoPro
Protecting and Nurturing Forests for Thriving Oceans
The 69th Oji Paper Tomakomai Mill Tree Planting Festival was
held on May 22, 2019 at the Ojiyama company-owned forest
in Tomakomai Takaoka. The festival has been held since 1950
based on the idea that preservation and nurturing of forests
leads to thriving oceans. Since 1995, the festival has been held
with the Tomakomai fishery cooperative.
In 2018, a total of about 100 persons including mill
employees and other involved persons, members of the
fishing association, local co-op, Tomakomai River Office of
the Tomakomai Ekimae Commerce Association, Muroran
Development and Construction Department, Hokkaido
Regional Development Bureau as well as personnel from
the Tomakomai City Environmental Preservation Section
and others participated as a part of implementation of the
Tomakomai City Environmental Preservation Plan. A total
of 1,150 seedlings (500 red pine and 650 Japanese oak) were
planted on a 0.65 ha area that was damaged by strong winds in
The participants hope that the planted seedlings will grow into
beautiful trees and will continue protecting them in the future.
|Participants planting seedlings
Community-Based Forest Plantation Activities
At present, the total forest plantation area of the overall Group is 250,000 hectares. What is important for continuing the forest plantation business this far is not only the economic performance of the business but also its sustainable symbiotic relationship with the local environment and communities. Accordingly, Group companies engaged in the forest plantation business carry out a range of environmental and social support activities that are appropriate for the characteristics of each region.
These activities include biodiversity preservation activities for protecting endangered and valuable species. They also include support for areas with poor accessibility to public services such as healthcare and education, including the support for healthcare activities such as the provision of health examinations, open access to health clinics, support for medical emergency transport, as well as support for education such as the maintenance and repair of facilities for nurseries and schools.
Initiatives of the Oji Group(Biodiversity Conservation)
|Nursery school in Vietnam where fences were installed
||Dispatch of doctors to remote areas
|Rebuild a bridge broken by flood
Social Contribution Activities of CENIBRA
Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. (CENIBRA), our consolidated subsidiary in Brazil, engages in the procurement, processing, and sales of raw wood and woodchips and manufacturing and sales of pulp. CENIBRA contributes to local communities through diverse activities including helping farmers increase their income by lending them company-owned land that is appropriate for farming, the conclusion of partnerships with local beekeepers, and dispatching doctors, teachers, and barbers to remote areas to provide local people with opportunities for health examinations, social education, and haircuts.
|A beekeeper keeping bees on land owned
|A doctor engaged in health promotion
in a local community