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Sango's forest is the symbol of our growth as we strive for true technical
development that can co-exist with the earth's environment.
In Sango Group, all group companies strive for harmony among
the human resource development, manufacturing skill development and
environmental policy through this creation of wooded areas,
as we aim to become a business that is well-respected
and well-liked by the local communities.

Sango’s Tree Planting Activity and its Achievements

All companies in the Sango Group participate in activities to plant trees that are native to its land. We continue promote the initiative, with the aim of planting 350 thousand tree in the Sango Group as a whole.

Creating Wooded Areas around the World

Sango Group promotes creating wooded areas at our plants and at group companies since 2006. We plant trees not only in Japan, but also in the oversea companies.
*Please click the name under the map to learn about activities at each site.

Relationships with Local Communities

Relationships with local communities ''Tree Planting Activities at Bodagaike park in Miyoshi city''

In Bodagaike park located at Miyoshi city, Aichi, Sango planted trees working together with City of Miyoshi and Bodagaike Donguri-no-kai, a neighborhood organization. We have grown tree seedlings in collaboration with them from acorns which were gathered by members of the group. The tree seedlings were planted by our employees and local residents. Sango actively supports local tree planting activities.

Sango employees and local residents united to plant trees.

Employees from Sango participated to the activity as staff.

Forest Seawall

A forest seawall at Toyohashi Plant

Sango's Toyohashi Plant is located in Akemi-cho in Toyohashi city, an area where the Prime Minister's Cabinet Office has announced that a tsunami of up to 3.2 meters is predicted in the event that an earthquake were to occur in the Nankai Trough. In order to restrict tsunami damage to a minimum, we have planted trees on mound around the perimeter of the plant, creating a seawall of trees.

How seawall works

Wooded area in Toyohashi plant

Support in Tohoku Region “Creation of Forest Seawall” that Protects Life

To build a “forest seawall” along the Sanriku shore, a stricken area of the Great East Japan Earthquake, we assist by growing tree seedlings from acorns collected in Tohoku region.



How Sango tree planting started

In 2006, the former site of Sango's Nagoya Plant and the birthplace of Sango was reborn as ECO 35; this was also the beginning of Sango's Tree Planting activities.

The start of the Sango Tree Planting was inspired by a television program featuring Dr. Miyawaki, which President Tsunekawa happened to see. In the NHK program, "Taking Pleasure in Knowledge", a story was told about tree planting at Nippon Steel which took place in 1970. President Tsunekawa was impressed by the seriousness with which Dr. Miyawaki undertook this endeavor, when, as a pre-requisite for providing guidance in creating a wooded area on the periphery of the company's Oita Steel Factory, Dr. Miyawaki said, "I want you to take this project seriously, so if these trees wither and die, please stop the fires of your furnaces". For a steel maker, stopping the fire of a furnace would be like having an automobile maker stop his stamping or welding operations. Thus, with his deep impression of Dr. Miyawaki' s determination to protect the people of the local community, President Tsunekawa traveled to Yokohama to visit Dr. Miyawaki' s office in February of 2006, where he asked Dr. Miyawaki for his guidance in creating wooded areas at Sango.

The teachings of Dr. Akira Miyawaki

Over the span of 60 years, Dr. Miyawaki has planted 40 million trees in Japan and abroad. Planting trees is the same as bringing up a child. He advocated the creation of 'real' woods, instructing us to hold clear principles and remain devoted to them, even when up against a harsh environment. Sango is now carrying out activities aimed at creating 'real' woodlands.