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Conserving Biodiversity

 Our business activities rely on various ecosystem services, which are provided by natural capital comprising soil, air, water, animals and plants, and other elements.
 The Kubota Group sees conserving biodiversity as one of its materiality. In its business activities and social contribution initiatives, in view of its impact on natural resources, the Group is endeavoring to ensure that care is taken to conserve biodiversity and protect the natural environment.

Kubota's policy on 'Conservation of Biodiversity' & our relationship with biodiversity

 In December 2009, in order to conserve biodiversity and ensurethat natural resources are used in a sustainable way, the Kubota Group incorporated a principle on biodiversity into its Environmental Action Guidelines.

Activities towards achieving SDGs

Related SDGs and targets
Major Activity Content
  • Promotion of activities to preserve biodiversity
    - Reintroduction of young fish into bodies of water, volunteer activities for coral restoration, tree planting activities, protection of wild birds and animals
    - Greening and beautification activities on business office premises or in surrounding areas
    - Social contribution activities (KUBOTA e-Project)
  • Conservation of the natural environment through appropriate management and reduction of wastewater, emission gases, and waste materials, etc.
Activity Targets (KPIs)

  Eco-First Commitment

  • Based on our activity guideline on the conservation of biodiversity, the Kubota Group will appropriately manage environmental impacts and risks accompanying business activities. Also, we will promote the protection of natural environment by greening our establishments and creating biotopes.
  • The Kubota Group will promote the protection of natural environment through our activities to help restore abandoned farmland and conserve rural natural areas and forests, in the framework of our social contribution activity “the Kubota e-Project.”

Relationship between the Kubota Group and Biodiversity

 To impose order on Kubota's relationship with biodiversity, we also drafted the list shown below. Kubota definesits business domains as 'food,''water'and 'the environment.' All our business activities use the bounty of nature in some form, while simultaneously having a major impact on animal and plant life.

Planting trees and installing biotopes on our premises

Keiyo Plant ; Biotope
We have reproducted the water-front environment with local species plants.
keiyo
Hanshin Plant ; Biotope
Every year we can find a lot of newly-emerged dragonflies at the pond.
hanshin
Tsukuba Plant ; Afforestation
We have planted various trees and made a forest in the grounds.
tsukuba
Kubota ENGINE AMERICA Corporation ; Afforestation
We have planted over 50 trees (apple, cherry, etc.) and added bird feeders.
kea
Hirakata Plant ; Rooftop garden
In order to beautify the landscape, the green space has been installed in the rooftop of Training Center. It also demonstrates the effect of energy conservation in the building.
hirakata
Head Office ; Rooftop garden
We have installed a green garden partially of the communications space. It provides a habitat and stopover for insects and birds in the urban area.
head office
Sakai Plant ; Wall greening
In order to beautify the landscape around the plant, we have installed green wall on the north side of the plant.
sakai
P.T. Kubota Indonesia; Afforestation
In order to contribute to the environment and beautify the corporate landscape, we have planted trees and made flower beds.
ptki
KUBOTA Precision Machinery(Thailand) Co., Ltd.; Planting trees
The employees including President planted trees on the grounds within the plant site.
kpmt
Kverneland Group UK Ltd.; Planting trees
They planted fruit trees in the green space within the office site. They can spend their breaks and enjoy nature there.
kvuk

Related Information

Kubota's research and development values thorough hands-on approach. As an agricultural and water expert, we challenge and attain the future of food, water, and the environment, realizing our customer’s needs.

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