Aiya Co., Ltd. Environmental Initiatives
①We will strive to protect the local natural environment
by building a 1,000 tsubo (approx. 3300㎡) biotope area
called the “Nishi no Machi no Mori”.
A biotope is the area that restored the ecosystem that was lost due to industrial development and urbanization so that the group of animal and plant species that normally live in the area can live there again.
This movement, which started in Europe such as Germany, has been introduced to Japan, where the national and local governments, schools, NPO/NGOs, companies, etc. have taken in and practiced.
Aiya Co., Ltd. is also committed to contributing to the protection of the natural environment through the “Nishi no Machi no Mori”.
②We use all the raw materials we purchased from farmers
without any waste.
Tea leaves picked in a tea field are steamed and dried to become Ara-cha.
By removing the coarse stems and veins from Ara-cha through various processes, it becomes Tencha, the raw material for matcha.
All removed coarse stems and veins are used as Kuki-cha and Kona-cha.
In addition, matcha that was left after the manufacturing process is also reused as a fertilizer for tea fields.
In this way, Aiya Co., Ltd.’s manufacturing process has a system in place where all purchased raw tea leaves will be used without any waste and reused for future production.
③We purchase our materials from tea fields that have Rainforest Certification and eco-friendly organic tea fields.
At Aiya Co., Ltd., when we purchase raw materials, we also consider the environmental load, such as eco-friendly organic tea fields that do not use pesticides, and tea fields that have Rainforest Alliance certification and meet sustainable agricultural standards, etc..
④We have been engaged in mangrove planting activities to protect the global environment from 2001 to 2015.
Aiya Co.,Ltd.’s Tree Plantation Achievements
- 1st Plantation in 2001 Republic of the Philippines
Palawan Total: 6,300 trees
- 2nd Plantation in 2003 Kingdom of Thailand
Ranong Total: 12,300 trees
- 3rd Plantation in 2005 Republic of Indonesia
Lombok island Total: 4200 trees
- 4th Plantation in 2007 Kingdom of Thailand
Ranong Total: 13,000 trees
- 5th Plantation in 2009 Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu Total: 5,000 trees
- 6th Plantation in 2011 Republic of Indonesia
Bali island Total: 5,700 trees
- 7th Plantation in 2013 Republic of the Philippines
Mahanay island Total: 7,800 trees
- 8th Plantation in 2015 Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Can Gio Total: 17,700 trees