For the purpose of promoting and supporting biodiversity conservation on electrical and electronic industry, the four electrical and electronic industry associations (JEMA: The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association, CIAJ: Communications and Information Network Association of Japan, JEITA: Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, JBMIA: Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association) established the Biodiversity WG in May 2011.
The Biodiversity WG developed a learning tool for biodiversity conservation activities “Let's Try Biodiversity (LTB)” on April 2018. LTB is a first comprehensive guidance for business sectors to start biodiversity conservation activities easily, and providing quick references to find activities by capability or interests of each company.
On October 2020, we produced a full English translation of LTB and two themes picked up from it: Sustainable Paper Use (Pick Up 1) and Contribution to the Marine Plastics Problem (Pick Up 2).
We hope that LTB will help much more companies to start those activities.
The Biodiversity WG developed an education and awareness-raising tool “Let’s Study Biodiversity (LSB)” on September 2016. We hope that the use of LSB will help company employees and stakeholders interested in biodiversity to deepen their understanding of the relationship between corporate activities and biodiversity, as well as help them to conduct biodiversity conservation activities. You can also use LSB as an educational tool in introductory biodiversity training sessions for your employees.
It comes in the form of Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, so that you can choose the slides needed in accordance with the usage and the type of audience.
Chapters: “What Is Biodiversity?” “Trends of Biodiversity in Japan and Overseas,” “The Relationship between Companies and Biodiversity,” and “Activities by the Electrical and Electronic Industries.”Date of Issue: September 2016
We realized the needs for an educational material on biodiversity which can be used as a part of general environmental education. Therefore we pick up essential points of LSB and compile this document (in 2018).
To download click here (ppt, 2MB)
The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (commonly known as the “Aichi Biodiversity Targets”) was adopted at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD-COP 10) held in Nagoya, Aichi in 2010. The Aichi Biodiversity Targets are the targets that the international community should achieve in the field of biodiversity by 2020. The achievement of the targets requires activities by all parties including local governments, research institutes, companies and citizen groups, in addition to the national government.
The Biodiversity WG formulated the Guidelines for Action by the Electrical and Electronic Industries concerning Biodiversity Conservation in order to clarify our industries’ contribution to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and to accelerate our biodiversity conservation activities.
The Biodiversity WG made a case study report (the second edition) as the summary report of each member company's consideration of the biodiversity conservation activities for the electrical and electronic industry. We would be pleased if you could consider the report as a way to understand biodiversity when considering business activities as the responsibility to the society, to find how to promote biodiversity conservation activities within your company and make efforts for further development in this area.