Efforts at Overseas Group Companies

Overseas Biodiversity Measures

Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company located in the state of Kentucky in the United States, has a campus of 425,000 m2, where for many years they have been conserving natural trees and planting many other trees. They have also constructed ponds where fish can live. Employees can fish in these ponds, but they practice a strict catch-and-release policy.

As a result, the expansive LBCE campus has preserved a rich natural environment that is inhabited by many wild creatures. Among them are skunks, bats, woodchucks, turtles, opossum, muskrats, various small birds, geese, and bees.

There are wild geese that breed on the campus, and the goslings are hatched at the factory. Some of the goslings become prey for creatures such as foxes, hawks, coyotes, snakes, and raccoons, but this is the working of nature, and the employees do not try to interfere by saving the goslings.

Sometimes one will see a procession of goslings led by a parent goose, and the employees refer to these by adding the company name and calling them "Link- Belt Geese."

Our other factories worldwide are likewise contributing to biodiversity by engaging in afforestation and planting activities.

Woodland scene

A procession of geese

Cherry trees at Sumitomo Heavy Industries (Tangshan), Ltd.