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Mangrove Planting Activities in Thailand, Courtesy Call to Thai Royal Family
Aug 9, 2013

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD

―the 1st "Sekisui Environmental Week” Symbolic Event―

 

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President: Naofumi Negishi, hereinafter called "Sekisui Chemical") designated August 1 to 7 this year as "Sekisui Environmental Week", and the entire Sekisui Chemical Group got involved in environmental contribution activities globally.

On August 1, we started with cleaning activities around our Tokyo head quarters, and then on August 3, implemented mangrove planting activities as a symbolic event in Thailand. Approx. 220 people participated in the planting activities, staring with the president and including the top management as well as local Thai employees and their families.

 

Mangrove Planting Activities in Thailand

This is the third continuous year that we have implemented mangrove planting activities in Thailand.

The mangroves planted during this year's activities will effectively reduce CO2 by approx. 260 tons in ten year's time, provided they grow unhindered. 
 

Date: August 3 (Sat)

Location: Near Samut Songkhram Khlong Khon Mangrove Forest Conservation Center (Approx. 90km southwest of Bangkok)

Quantity: Approx. 2,000 saplings

Participants: President Negishi, President Matsunaga, President Kouge, Managing Executive Officer Kubo, representatives and employees with their families from the locally-incorporated Sekisui Chemical Group*1, and representatives and employees from the locally-incorporated Sekisui Jushi and Sekisui Plastics group; total: approx. 220 people

 

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・SEKISUI S-LEC (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

 

・THAI SEKISUI FOAM CO., LTD.

 

・SEKISUI CHEMICAL (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.

 

・SEKISUI SYSTEMBATH INDUSTRY(THAILAND) CO.,LTD.

 

・SEKISUI-SCG INDUSTRY CO.,LTD.

 

・SCG-SEKISUI SALES CO.,LTD.

 

・SEKISUI JUSHI (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.

 

・SEKISUI PLASTICS  (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.

 

 

Planting activities (President Negishi)

Traveling by boat within the planting area

Traveling by boat within the planting area

Planting activities (President Negishi)

 

 

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Courtesy Call to the Thai Royal Family

On August 5, the core Sekisui Chemical business officers paid a courtesy call to Princess Sirindhorn of the Thai Royal Family, and made a donation (for 1 million THB) to the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park*2.

*2:Sirindhorn International Environmental Park: Princess Sirindhorn International Environmental Park

 

There are Sekisui Chemical production bases for interlayer film for laminated glass, polyolefin foam, and modular houses in Thailand, and further, new construction of a production base for chlorinated polyvinyl chloride is also scheduled for next year.

On the occasion of implementing environmental contribution activities on a grand scale in Thailand, where the Sekisui Chemical Group is developing a wide range of businesses, we would like to raise awareness of the environment among employees on a global level.

 

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*Reference:

 

 July 11 press release: 'Implementing the 1st "Sekisui Environmental Week"'

 

 August 1 press release: "Curtain Opens on the 1st 'Sekisui Environmental Week'"

 

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Corporate Communication Department, Public Relations Group
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Disclaimer

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements due to changes in global economic, business, competitive market and regulatory factors.
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