We did not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children
Suzuki Herb Laboratory's Environmental Education Initiatives
Suzuki Herb Laboratory is a cosmetics distributor and manufacturer that utilizes mother nature's blessings and the power of herbs. When talking about herbs, the precious raw material in our cosmetics, the topics of nature and the environment arises.
In the year 2009, our CEO Suzuki Sachiyo found out about the Environmental Education Program at the Furano Nature Seminar and started the same program for the whole company in 2010, which continues until today.
From 2011, the participation in the environmental education program is no longer limited to the company personnel. The courtesy has extended to Ibaraki prefecture residents, students and staff from nearby schools, and government officers.
Ten years ago, the term "Global Warming" posed as an issue in the distant future, but the erratic weather patterns in recent years have forced us to think about what we can do for the environment now.
At the end of every Environmental Education Program, we would leave the participants with this quote from an American essayist and ask them to reflect on it.
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
Are we, as an advanced civilization, returning the Earth to our descendants in a better condition than when we borrowed it? A loan must be paid back one day.
Holding this spirit to heart, our company respects nature and will continue to take every step we can, no matter how small, to protect it.
Note: In honor of this program and other initiatives led by Suzuki Herb Laboratory, Ibaraki prefecture awarded us with the title "Environmentally-Friendly Company" in 2016.