In January 2012, the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)  announced its Basic Principles and Action Guidelines for Biodiversity. As a JPMA member, the Shionogi Group has set goals for its environmental activities with a focus on biodiversity, promoting related employee education while adhering to the Act Concerning the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity through Regulations on the Use of Living Modified Organisms (“Cartagena Act”) and the Invasive Alien Species Act.
The Botanical Gardens of the Aburahi Facilities own rare plants, including endangered species, which are protected in consideration of their adaptability to the site environment. The Botanical Gardens interact with local students, offering educational opportunities through the conservation and management of plants. Shionogi intends to continue such activities, managing and protecting the Botanical Gardens and using them to support education in the local community.
The Botanical Gardens of the Aburahi Facilities own rare plants, including endangered species, which are protected in consideration of their adaptability to the site environment. The Botanical Gardens interact with local students, offering educational opportunities through the conservation and management of plants. Shionogi intends to continue such activities, managing and protecting the Botanical Gardens and using them to support education in the local community.
Scenes from elementary school programs

“Shiga Prefecture Certificate of Biodiversity Initiatives” for the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens of the Aburahi Facilities has obtained a “Shiga Prefecture Certificate of Biodiversity Initiatives (One Star)” in recognition of the community activities viewed as effective initiatives for the protection of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources.