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Volunteer Tree Planting Activities

(FUJIFILM’s Activities)

At the Fujifilm Group, we not only develop corporate initiatives, but unique social contributions through the Workers’ Union. Fujifilm Workers’ Union developed volunteer tree planting activities in China from 1998, which then became spearheaded by FUJIFILM (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (FFCN) by 2017. 
Furthermore, Fujifilm workers’ Union began mangrove reforestation activities in the Can Gio region of Vietnam from 2017.

1998

2001:

1st

4rd Cohort

  • The Fujifilm Wokers’ Union started the tree planting activity in Engebei (Kubuqi Desert), collaborated with the Japan Association for Greening Deserts.

2002

2006:

5

9th Cohort

  • From 5th Cohort, activities expanded into the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Horqin Desert), collaborated with the NPO “Green-Net”.

2007

2016:

10

19th Cohort

  • Chinese subsidiary members participated in earnest from 2007. In 2008, Unit tree planting began. It was named the Fujifilm Workers’ Union Forest.
  • In July 2009, the Eco Planning Dialogue was held in Shanghai, China.
  • In July 2012, the 15th Anniversary Reception was held in Kanchika, China.
  • In August 2016, Fujifilm Workers’ Union final dispatch/FFCN Activity 10th Anniversary Ceremony was held.

2017

2019:

20st

22en Cohort

  • In July 2017, Fujifilm Workers’ Union started mangrove-planting activity in the Can Gio region, Vietnam.
  • In August 2017, FFCN organized tree planting activity.

Fujifilm Workers’ Union continues to dispatch Green Volunteers overseas for social contribution activities. From 2002 to 2016, we participated in annual volunteer tree planting activities in Horqin Desert of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. Afterwards, we took the foundation of the collaborator FFCN’s activities, planned a reform of Green Volunteers’ social contribution activities upon reaching our 20th year in 2017, and initiated mangrove reforestation activities in Can Gio region, Vietnam.

Can Gio region was once an area rich in nature with an expanse of mangrove trees where various creatures lived, but due to the defoliants sprayed by U.S. military during the Vietnam War, 40,000 hectares of mangrove forest was damaged. After the war, the area was designated as a national park, and 75% of the forest was recovered due to the tree planting activities of local people and volunteers from overseas. Even so, coastal erosion has progressed, tree planting activities are still required to preserve and restore the ecosystem. Fujifilm Workers’ Union continues to strive to propagate mangroves with the desire to learn from history and remember the damage wrought by war.

Mangrove Planting Activities by Green Volunteers

Seedling transplanting

Planted seeds

Planting a sapling

Green Volunteers: Experience Report 2019

This is a report regarding activities of the Green Volunteers in 2019.

From July 19 to July 22, 2019, FFCN engaged in their 22nd volunteer tree planting activity in Horqin Desert of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. This time we received support from Green China, a welfare project officially sanctioned by the Chinese government, gathering 48 members from Fujifilm’s Chinese affiliate companies. Under the guidance of local NPO organization Greeting Network, we preserved planted trees and added 300 more seeds to the area known as “Fujifilm Forest.” 
Over 22 years of activity, approximately 42,000 trees have been planted, expanding the greening area to 19 hectares.