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PT. Lintec Indonesia has been carrying out mangrove planting since 2016.By planting mangroves in cooperation with its sales of ce, PT. Lintec Jakarta, local residents, and participants from a local sheries university and following up their growth through periodic observation of the growing conditions, the company contributes to the creation of a better community environment as well as to the livelihoods of local people.Protecting People and the Community by Nurturing a Healthy ForestMangrove PlantingDoing What We Can to Be of Assistance to This CountryIndonesia has more mangroves than anywhere else in the world. Many have already been cut down, however, to create aquaculture ponds and develop ports in coastal areas. The country had 3.058 million hectares of mangrove forests in 1990, but this had dropped to 2.244 million hectares in 2015.*1Compared with typical trees in Japan, mangrove forests are said to absorb twice the amount of CO2 per unit of area. As various living organisms can hide in the forests, they are also called “peri-urban woodlands of the ocean” and play a signi cant role in conserving biodiversity. In addition, because each tree develops an extensive root system, they can prevent land erosion by waves and protect coastal areas from large waves and tsunamis. Land erosion has been a serious issue, especially in the area where PT. Lintec Indonesia carries out its tree planting, and residents in the coastal area have no choice but move to inland.In the face of such circumstances, PT. Lintec Indonesia hoped to be of assistance to the country through its activity speci c to Indonesia and started mangrove planting in 2016. The scale of the activity has expanded year by year, and a total of 112 people participated in 2019, the fourth year. While some had to struggle to avoid being swept off their feet due to the low water level on the day and argillaceous tidal ats, participants, including local residents and people from the local sheries university, helped each other and completed the planting without any major problems.PT. Lintec Indonesia started weeding and cleaning the area near the plant during the national green month (green April) in around 2013, when I was the plant manager. As we hoped to engage in activities more speci c to Indonesia, a group of employees voluntarily started to plant mangroves in 2016.Today, a local sheries university asks us to deliver a lecture, and we are able to communicate to many people the dif culties involved in planting as well as the sense of ful llment felt through participation in the activity. The Lintec Group exists as a global company thanks to the support of society. By carrying out what we can do in cooperation with local people in each region, we hope to keep growing with society.Tomonori Kawakami President, PT. Lintec IndonesiaContributing to the Community in Cooperation with Local People President, PT. Lintec IndonesiaContributing to the Community in Cooperation with Local PeopleContributing to the Community in Cooperation with Local People President, PT. Lintec IndonesiaContributing to the Community in Cooperation with Local People*1 Cited from the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 by FAO (http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4808e.pdf)12Highlight1

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