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Yokohama embraces biodiversity

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The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has formulated its "Guidelines for the Preservation of Biodiversity" as part of the company's commitment to protecting the global environment.

That commitment already includes actions to combat global warming and to contribute to building a sustainable recycling society, the company says.

With the United Nations having declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) was held this October in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Japan's Basic Law on Biodiversity was enacted in June 2008. In 2009 the Japan Business Federation issued "Declaration of Biodiversity and Action Policies," and the Ministry of the Environment issued Guidelines for Private Sector Engagement in Biodiversity.

As both a good corporate citizen and as a manufacturer active around the globe, Yokohama Rubber supports these efforts and has formulated its own guidelines to promote preservation of biodiversity throughout the company.

Hereafter, with awareness of the potential effects of their business activities on biodiversity, all of Yokohama Rubber's group companies will work in accordance with the guidelines, together with companies in their supply chains and with their local communities.


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