June Donations toward Java earthquake damages

On May 27, an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in the midlands of Java, just 15km off Paliyan Wildlife Reserve. To support the earthquake victims, our group sent approx. 10 million yen donation to Yogyakarta Special Province and primary schools in Paliyan suburbs. The money was collected through in-house donation system (Disaster Relief Donation Matching Gift Program) and funds of our Indonesian subsidiary, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Indonesia. It will be used as restoration fees for Yogyakarta Special Province and as primary school supporting fees. As part of this, Mr. Waki, former CEO of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Indonesia, visited local primary school and sent pairs of shoes as donation.

  • Donating shoes to primary school
  • Plants to go ahead as, aside from landslides, the damage of plantation site was not so severe.

September: Setting plastic bottles for irrigation

With no rain between July and September, the top of the plantation site where the soil depth is shallow remains extremely dry. To help the weakened seedlings, we commenced irrigation using plastic bottles. Opening holes in 1L bottles so that irrigation lasts 2 to 3 days, we set approx. 8,000 bottles.

  • Setting plastic bottle for irrigation experiment
  • Moist soil after irrigation

January 2007 Donation of textbooks and computers to primary schools

As part of the second restoration support toward earthquake damages in Java midlands last May, we have donated 7600 textbooks and computers along with words of encouragement to 27 primary schools around the plantation site.
(Knowing that it was essential to have local people's understanding and cooperation to realize this forest recovery project, we have been supporting the nearby primary schools with educational equipment right from the start, helping to enrich the education environment of the area near plantation site).

  • Textbooks donated to children
  • Our employees and representatives from each grade

March 2007 Donation of fruit seedlings on Indonesia Forest Day

City mayor gives mango seedling to representative of primary school in ceremony

We donated 300 mango seedlings and 300 asam seedling to the city of Yogyakarta near the plantation site. At the Forest Day Memorial Ceremony hosted by Yogyakarta city, the seedlings were handed from the city mayor to a primary school in Yogyakarta.