(to protect water resources)
● Sawayaka natural forests
We are conducting activities to preserve forests – the water sources of each site – by giving them the name of “Sawayaka natural forests” and entering into an agreement to manage these forests together with the local government in each area. There are nine “Sawayaka natural forests” in western Japan, and the water source conservation area totals about 2,200 ha.
● I LOHAS Water Source Conservation Project
We are engaged in forest conservation activities with six water sources for I LOHAS and other sources of water in various parts of the country including Ebino City.
Our group contributes to the conservation of water sources by donating part of the sales of I LOHAS drinks.
● Water resource conservation activities in Katashina Village, Gunma Prefecture
The many forests near the Katashina Village in Gunma Prefecture, which is one of the water sources of the Saitama and Iwatsuki plants, are owned by both the Nippon Paper Group and Coca-Cola Japan. We entered into a medium- to long-term collaborative agreement with the Nippon Paper Group to conserve and protect the forests and water resources in October 2013.
We have also entered into a memorandum of understanding on forest conservation with the Nippon Paper Group and started the related work.
● Water conservation activities in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture
We have entered into a comprehensive agreement on water conservation activities with the Kanagawa prefectural government.
Under this agreement, we have entered into an agreement with both Atsugi City and Atsugi City Forestry Association to provide long-term support for the “water neutrality” activities that aim to safely return all of the water used at our Ebina plant to nature by 2020.
● Water resource conservation activities in Ena City, Gifu Prefecture
We have entered into an agreement with the Nakanoho Regional Council in Ena City as well as Gifu Prefecture on the cultivation of water resources (“Suigen no morizukuri”). Under this agreement, we promise to conduct activities towards the realization of “water neutrality”, which includes returning the water used in our Tokai plant back to nature by 2020, as well as providing the necessary support.