As part of our "Sustainability", we carry out the "Tropical Rainforest Recovery Project" in Republic of Indonesia to prevent and decrease natural disaster – a mission of Domestic Non-life Insurance activities, and to help improve the global environmental problem of rainforest destruction.
Outline of "Tropical Rainforest Recovery Project"
|Project name||Yogyakarta Special Province Wildlife Reserve Restoration and Recovery|
As a result of the above actions, we aim to regenerate the forest and build the sustainable community
|Number of planted trees||Approx. 300,000 of native species, useful trees and fruit trees within Java|
|Location||350 hectares of "Paliyan Wildlife Reserve" in Yogyakarta Special Province, Java|
|Features of Phase Ⅰ:
from April 2005 to March 2011
The first collaboration between Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia and Japanese private enterprise to conduct reforestation
|Features of Phase Ⅱ:
from April 2011 to March 2016
Promotion of the creation of a mechanism to permanently preserve the recovered wildlife sanctuary
|Features of Phase Ⅲ:
from April 2016 To March 2021
Additional activities besides the preservation of Paliyan wildlife sanctuary and the environmental education
KPI of Indonesia Reforestation Project
|Reforestation||Planting trees in 350 hectares of wasteland||number of planted trees||400,000 trees in total
(100,000 replanting included)
|estimation of absorbed CO2||Approx.70,000 tons of CO2 in the next 20years|
|Contribution to the local economy||total number of local employees||15,000 people employed for planting|
|Recovery of biodiversity||Biodiversity monitoring on birds and insects as indicators||number of species||
increase in Shannon-Wiener's H':
|similarity of birds composition against model forest (Wanagama Educational Forest)||increased from 17% to 58% in Bray-Curtis index|
|Environmental education||Environmental education for primary school students||number of participants||195 students (since 2009 to 2011)|
|number of schools||10 schools (since 2009 to 2011)|
|Improvement of environmental education ability for primary school teachers||number of trainees||102 teachers (since 2012 to 2015)|
|number of schools||9 schools (since 2012 to 2015)|
|Exchange program between participants of reforestation project tour from Japan and local schools||number of participants from Japan||91 people (since 2014 to 2017)|
|Livelihood improvement||Instruction of agricultural techniques (for growing red peppers, marketing ability, etc.)||number of farmers in the agricultural cooperative association||40 people (2017)|
|Establishment of the agricultural cooperation and capacity building||sales of the agricultural cooperative association||19,974,000Rp / 3years
(since 2014 to 2016)
|Plantation program in cooperation with local residents||number of distributed seedlings||54,359 / year (2016FY)
43,700 / year (2017FY)
|number of planted trees / number of trained local households of planting methods||45,907 trees / 228households
43,700 trees / 80Groups
Indonesia Reforestation Project Video (subtitled in English)
Reforestation Project PhaseⅡ- Completion ceremony
On October 3, 2016, reforestation project phase Ⅱ-completion ceremony was held at the office building of special province of Yogjakarta.
This ceremony was attended by many key persons including;
-Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono Ⅹ, Governor of special province of Yogjakarta,
-Mr.Firdaus, Member of the Board of Commissioners Indonesia Financial Services Authority and Chief Executive Supervisor of NBFI,
-A member from Embassy of Japan in Indonesia,
-Representative of local farmers in the Paliyan area and so on.
The number of participants was more than 100 in this ceremony. Mr．Firdaus, Member of the Board Commissioners FSA and Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono Ⅹ, Governor, complimented MSI Co., Ltd. and PT Asuransi MSIG Indonesia on this successful project. Mr.Kuroda, Director, Senior Executive Officer of MSI Co., Ltd., received a Letter of Appreciation from the governor.
This project is a representative CSR activity that MSI Co., Ltd. has been continuing in cooperation with PT Asuransi MSIG Indonesia, an Indonesian local company.
It is highly reputed as a successful example of CSR activity that is performed by Japanese Corporation in Indonesia due to the steady contribution to the local community through not only planting trees but also providing agricultural technology guidances for local residents, conducting environmental education for surrounding elementary schools and PT Asuransi MSIG Indonesia's making donations continuously.
This topic was taken up by many forms of local media. In consequence that brought good reputation to both MSI Co., Ltd. and PT Asuransi MSIG Indonesia.
Progress of Reforestation project in 2018
Paliyan Wildlife Reserve Tree Plantation Location
Message to Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd
Sir Wisnu Prastowo (Head of Forestry Department Indonesia Embassy)
This rainforest recovery project is of significant importance to Indonesia. Previously, Java had abundant protected forests that were of high quality. However, much of it was lost to illegal harvesting. Indonesian government prioritizes forestry restoration as part of national policy, making this project a very promising one.
With plantation of not just native species but of fruit trees being put in action, local residents also expect a boost in local economy.
We thank everyone at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd for supporting us.