Initiatives for Biodiversity
The Group shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations in the countries and regions in which it operates, maintain a positive attitude toward environmental conservation through its business activities, and contribute to the development of society by working to conserve biodiversity.
Major activities for biodiversity conservation
The Group conducts activities to conserve biodiversity at each of its stores, including Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores, which is one of the Group's main businesses.
Environmental conservation efforts at Daimaru Shinsaibashi store
The main building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store has approximately 900 square meters of greenery on its rooftop. Considering biodiversity, environmental preservation, and coexistence with the local community, we started the urban beekeeping “Shinsaibashi Honey Project” on the roof of the main building in March 2021. Bees play an important role in the ecological cycle by pollinating trees, plants, and flowers in the heart of the city. In addition, in order to let people know about our environmental conservation efforts through the Shinsaibashi Honey Project, we also sell the collected honey in cooperation with the shop in the store.
Link: https://www.daimaru.co.jp/shinsaibashi/honeyproject/ (Japanese only)
GINZA SIX was certified as an “Urban Oasis” under SEGES
In 2017, the GINZA SIX Garden, a rooftop garden of GINZA SIX, was certified as an Urban Oasis under the SEGES (Social and Environmental Green Evaluation System)* (administered by the Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure), which recognizes comfortable and attractive urban green areas.
The GINZA SIX Garden, an about 4,000-square-meter rooftop garden, is located on the roof of the about 56-meter-high building with 13 floors above ground. A green area of approximately 2,200 square meters, which accounts for about 56% of the rooftop garden, was newly created. Our large-scale greening efforts in the prime downtown location were highly recognized and we obtained such certification.
*SEGES (Social and Environmental Green Evaluation System):
A system to recognize and certify outstanding green areas of the companies that contribute to society and the environment through greening activities