Workplaces Surrounded by Greenery and an Abundance of Nature

Basic Stance

Biodiversity refers to the rich individuality of all living things on earth and the connection between various life forms. Our way of living is supported by the blessings of nature created from biodiversity.

By educating itself on biodiversity and working together with local communities, DENSO is engaged in the maintenance and preservation of ecosystems. Moreover, we will continue to promote the creation of workplaces surrounded by greenery and an abundance of nature through tree planting and acquiring natural planting techniques* centered on saplings.

* Natural planting techniques involve creating and maintaining greenery while drawing on the diverse and abundant potential of nature.

Specific Initiatives

(1) Protecting Locally Endemic Biodiversity and Rare Animal and Plant Life at Work Sites

Our factories worldwide implement activities befitting regional characteristics to protect locally endemic biodiversity and rare animal and plant life that include monitoring, surveying and establishing bird sanctuaries.

    • Eco Garden (DMUK: UK)

    Eco Garden (DMUK: UK)

    Since the Eco Garden opened in September 2011, it has provided a space for local people to engage in environmental activities, such as planting trees and setting up student-made bird nests. It is also a place where employees can come to relax and view a variety of wild animals.

    • Wild Flower Garden (DMMI: United States)

    Wild Flower Garden (DMMI: United States)

    DMMI established a Wildlife Conservation Committee in 1998. The company continues to carry out activities with regard to conserving rare plant species at the on-site Wild Flower Garden (approximately 400m2 ) and building nest boxes to support the breeding of bluebirds in the Muscicapidae family.

    • Biotope (DENSO CORPORATION: Japan)

    Biotope (DENSO CORPORATION: Japan)

    When Pseudorasbora pumila subsp., an endangered species of freshwater fish, was discovered in 1998, the Zenmyo Plant took the opportunity to build a biotope (approximately 3,000m2) and is now creating a mountain lowland ecosystem for spot-billed ducks. In addition, efforts are being made to breed killifish and bring back the local takanata butterfly at the Takatana Plant’s biotope (1,500m2 area), which was built with the cooperation of local elementary school students in 2004.

    • Biotope (DNIN: India)

    Biotope (DNIN: India)

    Since the Eco Park opened in 2004, every year senior management conducts environmental events and family days, and plants fruit trees and other medicinal plants with enployees' familiy. The garden also produces mulch, among other eco-friendly activities.

Main Rare Animal and Plant Life in the Vicinity of Work Sites [DENSO CORPORATION and domestic Group companies]
Work Site Animals/Plants Category
Zenmyo Plant
(Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture)

Pseudorasbora pumila subsp.
(freshwater fish)

[CR: Critically Endangered]
(assigned by the Ministry of the Environment)

Daian Plant
(Inabe City, Mie Prefecture)

Tanakia limbata
(freshwater fish)

[NT: Near Threatened]
(assigned by the Ministry of the Environment)

Abashiri Test Center
(Abashiri City, Hokkaido Prefecture)

Hynobius retardatus

[DD: Data Deficient Type 1]
(assigned by the Ministry of the Environment)

Paeonia obovata
(seed plant)

[VU: Vulnerable II]
(assigned by the Ministry of the Environment)

(2) Creating Factories and Offices Surrounded by Greenery

In addition to creating working environments where employees can work comfortably and with enthusiasm, DENSO is aiming to enhance its employees’ awareness of the environment by having them grow plants and other greenery in and around workplaces. To that end, we are promoting handmade greenery activities in which are employees participate.

    • green curtain
    • green curtain

Handmade greenery activities performed voluntarily by employees on Company premises (green curtain)

Topic: DENSO Wins Grand Prize at Green Curtain Contest

  •  green curtain contest

DENSO CORPORATION’s “DENSO Green Project,” which involved activities to grow green curtains, won first prize in the Business Division at the Fiscal 2022 Green Curtain Contest, held by Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture. We received this award in recognition of the various efforts we pursued to ensure that employees could engage in this project without taking up too much of their time or having them spend too much time in the workplace, as the frequency of teleworking increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These included sending green curtain kits to the homes of employees who requested them.

Topic: DENSO Wins Director-General of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in the Fiscal 2022 Excellent Greening Factor Awards (Anjo Plant)

Following up on the Daian Plant’s receipt of the Chairperson’s Award of the Japan Greenery Research and Development Center in the fiscal 2020 Factory Greening Award Program, and the Nishio Plant’s receipt of the Director-General of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in the fiscal 2021 Excellent Greening Factory Awards, the Anjo Plant won the Director-General of the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in the fiscal 2022 Excellent Greening Factory Awards (held on October 22, 2021). The Anjo Plant won this award in recognition of its efforts to create green spaces that enhance environmental awareness, an initiative inherited under the “Green×2” environmental policy of Eco Vision 2025, as well as its efforts to expand and enhance the quality of green spaces based on concepts that include the perspectives of employees, customers, and local community members. Specifically, through expert methods to manage aging trees, the Anjo Plant has been working to increase the lifespan of the row of cherry blossom trees, which is well-known among local community members, spanning a total of roughly 1,700 m in the area surrounding the plant. The plant has also been striving to preserve the health of young trees by improving soil quality. In these ways, the plant has been working to enhance the maintenance and management of green areas. Furthermore, the Anjo Plant established “Fureai-no-sato,” a green space opened up to the public by moving back the fence that surrounds the plant. Featuring plant arrangements where people can enjoy flowers in all four seasons, a waterfront area where the relaxing sound of a stream can be heard, and a spacious green lawn, “Fureai-no-sato” has become a popular rest area for local residents.

    • anjo