Developing the land, protecting the environment
Forestry was the first enterprise undertaken by Shimadzu Ltd. when the company was founded in 1922. We carefully maintain our forests so that they are not only pleasant to look at, but also so that they are safe from forest fires. As well as absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, forests have recently become an important part of water conservation. Shimadzu Ltd. owns forests with an area of 2585 hectares, and the Forestry Division presently maintains 2046 hectares.