Recent increase in the average global temperature have triggered many
environmental issues such as desertification, glacier reduction, and raising
levels. It seems to me that we see more news than before about weather
issues such as abnormal drought and water floods caused by concentrated
heavy rain in Japan. Last year, we were attacked
by more typhoons than usual, and it is difficult to think that all
these phenomena happened with no relation to global warming. Whatever the
case may be, it is very clear that the battle between nature
and civilization becomes more acute year by year.
I would like to emphasize that our corporate basis, Agriculture, is the
most environment-friendly industry with blessed sun, water, and four definite
seasons. It is our corporate mission to esteem nature
highly, to support the agricultural industry, and to play a part in the
world food security.We, Iseki, since its foundation about 80 years ago,
walked side by side with farmers by providing
them with agricultural machinery.
At the same time, Iseki has strived to
fulfill our corporate governance so as to establish fruitful relationships
with our stockholders, customers, and stakeholders. We believe that it
is our highest priority management task to disclose information, to
be concerned about global environmental preservation, and to recognize
that the acknowledgement
of such issues is the obligation of companies
like us, while strictly complying with legal requirements.
We would like
to further reduce stress on the environment at each stage, such as the
product use and materials and parts procurement, through further streamlining
of agri-business, improvement of productivity by reducing stressful
work, and aiming to provide further environment-friendly products.