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Green Volunteers: Experience Report (2016)

(FUJIFILM’s Activities)

2016 “Green Volunteers 19th Cohort” Report

The Green Volunteers, dispatched to China every year by the Fujifilm Workers’ Union as one part of its social contribution activities, is a symbolic activity that has continued for 19 years. The site of the activity will change from next year, making this the last year for the team to be dispatched to the Inner Mongolia, China that we have been visiting for many years; in addition, this was the 10th year of the local organization’s reforestation activities, thus it was a particularly commemorative year for the Green Volunteers. 
The 19th cohort in 2016 was over the period July 30 to August 3, and reforestation activities were carried out in the Horqin Desert in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. 

A total of 16 members from Japan participated, including 12 members of the Fujifilm Workers’ Union, one member of the Fujifilm Cooperative, and three members of the company-based union affiliated with the Fujifilm Group Workers’ Union. In addition, 25 employees from Fujifilm’s Chinese subsidiary, FUJIFILM (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (FFCN), which is also involved in reforestation activities in the Horqin Desert, and we collaborated on work such as planting pine trees, maintenance work on pine trees that had been planted by previous teams, and pruning poplar trees. 

This year, the activities of the Fujifilm Workers’ Union will reach a milestone in addition to this being the 10th year of reforestation activities of FFCN, thus a celebration was held at the hotel and a monument was raised on the land to celebrate each group’s activities. We believe that through this activity, which was started as an overseas activity of the Fujifilm Workers’ Union, we were able to pass the torch onto FFCN.

Lecture on how to plant pine trees

Everyone works together in a bucket relay

Lunch time in between work

Start of the commemoration ceremony

A banner was presented by the Fujifilm Workers’ Union

Unveiling of the monument