Expanding Social Contribution Activities Related to Biodiversity Conservation
Protecting Endangered Species on the Premises of Our Sites
The NSK Group continues to protect endangered species within our own premises.
[Fukushima in Japan] Fukushima Plant: Wild grey-headed lapwings*1
*1 Class IB endangered species on the Fukushima Red List.
[Kanagawa in Japan] Kirihara Precision Machinery Plant: Golden orchids*2
*2 Class II endangered species on the Ministry of Environment Red List and Class II endangered species on the Kanagawa Prefecture Red List.
Efforts to Remove Specific Invasive Species
[Shiga in Japan] Ohtsu Plant
Since fiscal 2014, the Ohtsu Plant has been removing invasive fish species from Lake Biwa, which is a Ramsar Site.
[Saitama in Japan] Saitama Plant and NSK Machinery Co., Ltd.
Since fiscal 2016, the Saitama Plant and NSK Machinery Co., Ltd. have been working to protect the native habitat of the waterwheel plant (Aldrovanda vesiculosa), a protected species, in Houzoji Marsh under the guidance of Hanyu City officials and an NPO.
Preservation of Satoyama Forest Areas and Nature Observation Workshops
[Kanagawa in Japan] Five sites in Fujisawa area (Fujisawa Plant, Fujisawa Technology Center, Kirihara Precision Machinery Plant, Fujisawa Plant NSK Micro Precision Co., Ltd., and AKS East Japan Co., Ltd.)
Since fiscal 2015, employees and their family members from five sites in the Fujisawa area have participated in satoyama (woodland areas near human settlements) preservation and nature observation workshops in special green zones.
[Fukushima in Japan] Fukushima Plant
Since fiscal 2018, the Fukushima Plant, working together with town residents and local government officials, has planted Edohigan cherry trees in the Tanagura town covenant forest.
[Shiga in Japan] Ishibe Plant
Since fiscal 2018, the Ishibe Plant has taken part in grass-cutting and tree-planting activities with the local forest association in Konan, Shiga Prefecture.
[Shizuoka in Japan] NSK-Warner K.K. and Chitose Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Under the guidance of an NPO, employees and their family members took part in coastal cleaning and beautification activities, such as collecting trash that has drifted ashore and releasing loggerhead sea turtles (baby turtles).
Tree Planting and Donation of Seedlings
[U.S.] Clarinda Plant, NSK Corporation
To commemorate Earth Day, the plant distributed seeds to all employees. The plant also raises vegetables such as corn, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, chili peppers, bell peppers, cucumbers and pumpkins on its grounds to increase environmental awareness among employees.
[India] NSK Bearings India Private Ltd.
The company has planted 100 trees on its premises to promote afforestation.
Local Cleaning and Beautification Activities
[Toyama in Japan] NSK Toyama Co., Ltd.
In fiscal 2020, 60 employees carried out activities including grass-cutting (once a year) and river beautification for the Class A Sho River (twice a year), a project which NSK Toyama started in 2016. In appreciation of these continuing activities, the company received the 2020 Excellence Award from the Toyama Class A River System Water Pollution Countermeasures Coordination Committee.
[U.S.] Clarinda Plant, NSK Corporation
Nine employees carried out highway cleaning activities with support from the Iowa Department of Transportation. In addition to these activities, they also cleaned its plant grounds and the surrounding area.
[U.S.] Franklin and Liberty plants NSK Corporation, and NSK Precision America, Inc.
A total of 30 employees cleaned the plant grounds and the surrounding area.
[U.K.] Peterlee Plant, NSK Bearings Europe Ltd.
Fourteen employees carried out beautification activities on the plant grounds and along the rich natural river that flows near the plant. They collected around 100 kg of trash.
[South Korea] Changwon Plant, NSK Korea Co., Ltd.
Four times a year, a total of 200 employees conducted cleaning activities on the plant grounds and surrounding area.
[China] Suzhou NSK Bearings Co., Ltd.
Around 300 employees carried out beautification activities such as picking up trash on Tianping Mountain, which is famous for its fall foliage.
[Thailand] NSK Bearings Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
450 employees carried out cleaning activities on the plant grounds.