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Activities on SDGs

The SDGs are “Sustainable Development Goals” adopted in 2015 as universal goals in the world. TACT CO.,Ltd supports the principle of these goals and we are continuously addressing the SDGs.

TACT CO.,Ltd engages in the improvement of soil and recovery of tree vigor for over 30 years with the concept of “symbiosis with nature”. Under the principle of living with nature by incorporating plants in our daily life, we have been committed to the development of “products that protect the planet earth” over the years.

We introduce our specific activities.

Excerpt from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) is a set of international development goals from 2016 to 2030, which was adopted by the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 building on the success of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The 2030 Agenda listed “Sustainable Development Goals” consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets in order to eradicate poverty and realize a sustainable world. The SDGs are universal goals applicable, not only to developing countries but also developed countries, and pledge “Leave no one behind.” through the implementation process.
Japan makes utmost efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda with international community based on the concept of human security.

Aiming to preserve our society with abundant
nature with people who love gardens

Norimoto Tsubaki, President TACT CO.,Ltd

I think that loving gardens means not just planting
flowers or growing vegetables but that it also
involves living with nature by working with your hands
and feeling the warmth of the earth, which allows
you to live in healthy conditions mentally
and physically with peace of mind.

Concern about real soil that might be lost…
Chemical fertilizer was first invented in the world back in around 1900. Thanks to the chemical fertilizers, human being was able to overcome the food crisis that was raised by the population explosion continuing since the industrial revolution.
In the late decades of 20th century, high-quality chemical fertilizers with sophisticated manufacturing technology permeated widely and they are used also in areas other than agriculture (including landscape management and gardening in ordinary households) as a basic process. Such situation, however, made me feel somewhat uneasy. I had a concern that if we continued using too much chemical fertilizers, it might adversely affect the balance of nature and opportunities for us to touch real soil might be lost in the end.
To achieve the SDGs: “Life on land” and “Zero hunger”
We are not denying at all chemical fertilizers or agricultural chemicals that support growth of agricultural products because chemical fertilizers and agricultural chemicals play significant roles in resolving the issue of food shortage that is connected with one of the SDGs, “2. Zero hunger”.

On the other hand, if people use the products developed by our company in places where people touch soil for fun or comfort, or for growing plants and gardens that people desire to hand down to next generations, those activities also lead to protection of the planet earth including the goal “15. Protect life on land”. We think that each of us should do what we can as much as possible to achieve the SDGs that are common ends in the international society.
What we aimed to achieve to protect real soil
To turn garden soil into real soil like the one in coppices that is rich and full of vital force. To this end, we developed an activator “Biogold”. Plants that are raised using Biogold can take many new roots and grow rapidly on its own by actively using the function of those roots. Plants grown with Biogold, like wild plants, can increase their natural healing power and immunity. Those plants can also recover quickly from damage caused by pests, which leads to reduction of times of disinfection. This will bring about successful co-existence of all lives living on earth and in turn contribute to protection of nature.
Moving forward with people who love gardens
… Dream of TACT
Believing that “using and disseminating Biogold will contribute to protection of the planet earth”, we have been engaged in not only selling our products but also public relations and seminar activities. As a result of these efforts, our products are currently used by many people in 22 countries including the U.S., Brazil, U.K., Spain, Australia and Vietnam.
We at TACT CO.,Ltd desire to protect the planet earth together with people in the world who love gardens and hope for co-existence with nature. We believe that such desire we have in mind is the very driving force of our activities on SDGs.

Keep on protecting the globe with natural materials and unique technology

-- TACT CO.,Ltd and “Biogold” --

Our company operates business with the product called “Biogold” as its core, today. Originally, our corporate history started with environmental microbiology study with the aim of making contribution to society by “developing products using power of microorganism”.

After spending more than 10 years in study at the environmental microbiology laboratory, we discovered a microorganism that would later become the origin of Biogold.

To get the maximum benefits of the microorganism function, our unique fermentation technology was refined and relentless research was continued to create a product that enables plant roots and microorganisms in soil to derive each other’s strength. In 1986, an activator Biogold was finally created that would promote powerful growth of plants at the same time improve the soil environment.

Create
Utilize resources that circulate on the globe to reduce the environmental load and protect nature.

Both creating and using the product contribute to the protection of the earth.
Such product is Biogold.

Use
Using the product that uses sources that circulate on the globe can help plants grow and in turn enrich our society with abundant nature.

SDGs withBiogold
Creating Biogold

Utilize resources that circulate on the globe to reduce the environmental load and protect nature

Specific activities with Biogold

“Environment policy for product development” is defined for Biogold as a sustainable development goal to protect the environment.

Sustainable development of product that can be returned to natural environment
We develop products under the policy of using resources that circulate on the globe as a main material without adding many other things or unnecessary things. In some cases, we may use the function of chemical component if it is deemed necessary for plants or microorganisms in soil, but we never select materials outside the realm of nature as a main material or use bacteria in such a way that would affect or collapse the ecological balance. We use effectively the power of microorganisms already existing in the garden soil, fowl droppings and our own fermentation technology to create rich soil and thus preserve the circulation and the balance in nature.

Reducing environmental load of transportation
Procuring materials from or having a production base in overseas countries inflict a load on natural environment. Our company sets the following two rules strictly as part of the corporate environment policy.
・Procure materials mainly in Japan
・Use only production factories in Japan
We endeavor to reduce CO2 emission caused by transportation and alleviate the environmental load by way of ensuring that the whole process from procuring materials to production should be completed in Japan.

Plants
Insects and animals
Animals and microorganisms in soil
Biogold preserves the circulation and the balance in nature.

SDGs withBiogold
Using Biogold

Using and disseminating Biogold contributes to protection of the planet earth

Reason why it contributes to protection of the planet earth

Growing plants for longer time to prevent them from withering
Do you know that plants discharge CO2 when they wither? And CO2 is further discharged when withered plants are incinerated. If you continuously use Biogold fertilizer and/or activator, your garden soil will turn to soil like natural one in coppice in which rich and well-balanced microorganisms are actively working, so that any one can grow plants easily for longer time without letting them wither. Act of preventing plants from dying down is actually contributing to reduction of the environmental load.

Soil that can be used repeatedly without being thrown away
Once used for growing plants, soil cannot usually be used again and it is disposed of. However, Biogold has a function to improve soil quality during it is used for raising plants and therefore the soil can be used for a number of times. Increasing the capacity of soil is also effective in reducing the amount of use of other materials. In conclusion, continuous use of Biogold fertilizer and activator will lead to the alleviation of the environmental load because, in our company’s point of view, soil is also one of the important resources on earth that may be exhausted.

Connected richness of the ocean and land
Ocean richness and land richness are connected. If you use agricultural chemicals or chemical fertilizers on land, portion of nutrients that are not absorbed by plants remain in soil for a while and then flow into the sea, which leads to eutrophication in the sea and then causes overgrowth of plankton. As a result, the marine ecosystem will become off-balanced. Therefore, using Biogold to protect plants and soil will contribute to preservation of the richness of the ocean.

Our activities are based on “15. Life on land” as the major premise and they are also connected to “14. Life below water”.

We are also making efforts to minimize CO2 emission through elaboration for plants growing and production, which is also contributing to “7. Affordable and clean energy” and “13. Climate action”.

Furthermore, keeping in mind “12. Responsible consumption and production”, we strive to protect the environment with people who use Biogold, aiming at creating a society surrounded by abundant nature. TACT CO.,Ltd will continue to pursue what we can do to achieve SDGs.