In June 2015 OKI DATA planted 300 mangrove trees along the coast of Chonburi Province in the eastern part of Thailand, where we have a production site, to help preserve nature in coastal areas. This tree-planting event involved the participation of 81 employees from OKI Precision (Thailand), and it was the eighth time and eighth straight year that it has been conducted.
The mangrove trees over an area of 400 m² are expected to provide a rich habitat for many living creatures and help prevent disasters caused by tidal waves and tsunamis.
The OKI Group will continue to engage in environmental protection activities that are locally rooted for the sustainable management and protection of forests around the world.
Juvenile Fish Release Event Conducted in China on UN’s World Oceans Day Oki Electric Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (President: Kazuhiko Isobe; Headquarters: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China; “OSZ”) a China affiliate of the OKI Group that manufactures ATMs and printers, conducted a juvenile fish release event at Dongshan Pearl Island in Shenzhen to help protect marine ecosystems and contribute to the local region in commemoration of the UN’s World Oceans Day on June 8. Sixty employees and their families participated as volunteers in the event, which involved releasing 150,000 juvenile fish, including black porgy, butterfish and Japanese sea perch, into Daya Bay off the west coast of Nan’ao Peninsula.
In recent years in China as the economy has rapidly developed, environmentally, marine ecosystems have changed substantially, in seawater constituents and other characteristics, due to overdevelopment, unregulated fishing activities and contaminated water discharge from on land, and this is causing serious concern about a decline in marine species.
OSZ planned this event in accordance with the OKI Group Environmental Policy and in cooperation with the NPO Blue Ocean Environment Protection Society, focusing specifically on biodiversity protection and sustainable usage. On the day of the event, juvenile black porgy, butterfish, Japanese sea perch and other fish were released under the direction of specialists at Dongshan Pearl Island, which had been designated by Shenzhen’s Municipality Oceanic Administration. The activity is expected to raise awareness of marine ecosystems protection and also help improve those ecosystems.