In fiscal 2017, Casio started taking part in The Biodiversity Working Group of the 4 electrical and electronic industry associations (JEMA: The Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association, JEITA: Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, CIAJ: Communications and Information Network Association of Japan, JBMIA: Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association).
In March 2018, the working group published a booklet, “Let’s Try Biodiversity! (LTB),” for enterprises wishing to commence biodiversity conservation initiatives in the future. The working group also holds annual seminars to share information on biodiversity preservation with member companies.
As examples of its activities in fiscal 2020, the working group produced a publication to help address the problem of marine plastic pollution (LTB Pick Up! Let’s Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution by Working on Land!). It also held a practical seminar for member companies on the same issue (Learn About Biodiversity Conservation Activities: What Companies Can Do to Reduce Plastic in the Oceans). At the request of the seminar instructor, Kazuyuki Imamura, Director of the non-profit Arakawa River Clean-aid Forum, Casio gave a presentation on Lateco, a new label writer designed to reduce plastic waste. Casio employee volunteers also participated in a cleanup on the banks of the Arakawa River, which was part of the seminar program, and helped capture the event using a video drone.
Details regarding the working group can be found on the JEMA website below.
The Biodiversity Working Group, The 4 Electrical and Electronic Industry Associations (in Japanese)
Let's Try Biodiversity! (LTB) (in Japanes)
Seminar to Learn About Biodiversity Conservation Activities (in Japanese)