Kyokuyukorin Co.,Ltd agreed to apply for a carbon offset certificate after learning that we are a member of the Wood Products Use Campaign (note4) and supports the campaign to improve forests by actively using wood materials produced in Japan. Mr. Nigawara said that Kyokuyukorin does various activities for global environmental conservation : acquisition of ISO14001 (in 2003), planting trees in the their forests (about 30ha), cleaning roads near worksites. He also said he would be pleased if the certificate could make people aware that their work in forestry raises healthy woods which absorb CO2 and is beneficial in environmental conservation.
Note 1 : Carbon offset
Companies and other entities endeavoring to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases but having difficult doing so, can make up for part or all of their targeted emissions reduction by purchasing greenhouse gas emission reduction and absorption credits from other entities.
Note 2 : Subject machines
Machines with forestry specifications (ZX130L, ZX135USL) and high-performance forestry machines (harvesters, processors, swing yarders, feller bunchers) sold by us.
Note 3 : Japanese government’s amortization account
A amortization account managed by the Japanese government. By transferring emissions rights to this account, we contribute to the materialization of the 6% reduction target compared with the 1990 level under the Kyoto Protocol.
Note 4 : Wood Products Use Campaign
http://www.kidukai.com/undou/index.php (written in Japanese) A national campaign led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries that aims to improve forests, raise healthy woods that absorb CO2and to promote forestry through the use of wood materials produced in Japan.