Tree planting project
The Recruit Group promotes activities for the conservation of biodiversity.
One of these is tree planting, which Recruit Communications has been involved in since 2006, under joint funding with Recruit Holdings. As the circulation figures for our free newspapers/magazines grew and led to increased consumption of paper resources, this activity was launched in the context of corporate social responsibility, that as a company dealing with paper media, Recruit Communications should not only consume trees but also plant them as its contribution to society.
Visit to the tree planting site
Recruit Communications' tree plantation stretches over 520 hectares in total across eight sites in North Perth, Western Australia. The trees planted are eucalyptus, which grow more than three meters a year, and can be harvested in ten years. Local staff from WAPRES (the largest tree plantation operator in Western Australia), the partner for operations such as selecting land with good soil and introducing appropriate pest/weed control, manage the tree plantations and regularly carry out maintenance.
Tree trimming started in 2016. The tree trimming plan up to 2031 expects to harvest woodchips amounting to 179,404 GT (green ton: wet weight or air-dried weight of woodchips including moisture). In the operation cycle, the cut/harvested trees are
processed locally to produce woodchips, which are then delivered to paper manufacturers for use as raw material for paper production.
Overall global demand for paper is expected to grow slowly. Recruit Communications believes that running tree plantations as part of its business will lead to generating social and future value, and plans to continue with this activity.
・Tree plantation size: 520 ha
・Trees planted: Eucalyptus
・Estimated CO2 absorption rate: 10,400 to 18,200 t-CO2/year
*CO2 absorption rate of eucalyptus assumed at 20 to 35 t-CO2/year.