Numata BASE LLC becomes a member of WOS(The World Oyster Society)
Numata BASE LLC (Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, CEO: Michio Imai, hereinafter referred to as Numata BASE) is pleased to announce that it has become a member of The World Oyster Society (hereinafter referred to as WOS), which will hold its first international symposium on oysters.
We are pleased to announce that Imai, the representative of Numata BASE, has joined WOS from January 2021, having previously applied for membership. We have been aiming to solve comprehensive social issues that transcend industries such as fisheries, transportation, and welfare from various angles, including “turning pallets into oyster rafts”.
From now on, as a WOS member, we will continue to study oysters scientifically.
History of Numata BASE
|July 2019||Numata BASE LLC established.|
|Nov. 2019||Participated in the final presentation competition of the Palette Award 2019, and “Palette as an Oyster Raft” won the grand prize.|
|Dec. 2019||Expanded the scope of support for people with disabilities and started consultancy for welfare offices.|
|Jan. 2020||Announced the commercialization of “Pallets into Oyster Rafts.|
|Aug. 2020||Selected as a Sido Next Innovator 2020.|
|Jan. 2021||Joined The World Oyster Society.|
Numata BASE’s new project, “Creating the World’s Most Sustainable Brand of Oysters,” is based on “Turning Pallets into Oyster Rafts,” which won the Grand Prize at the “Pallet Award 2019” held in November 2019. By incorporating oyster rafts manufactured using Numata BASE’s know-how on supporting people with disabilities and the processing method of wooden pallets, and parts made of materials that do not emit microplastics into the manufacturing process of oyster farming, we will reduce costs while curbing the environmental impact and creating employment for people with disabilities. In addition, this model was selected for the “Sido Next Innovator 2020” held in August 2020, and is currently being brushed up and moved forward in cooperation with various partners.
About The World Oyster Society (WOS)
The World Oyster Society brings together the oyster people of the World for the benefit of Mankind.
The Mission of the World Oyster Society is to be an instrument of goodwill, friendship and cooperation for all who have some linkage to oyster research, production and use anywhere in the World.
-To host the International Oyster Symposium, etc.
-To improve public knowledge of the oyster and of its benefits to Mankind.
-To develop children’s understanding and love for oysters.
-To cooperate with existing organizations for sharing and distributing oyster science.
-To encourage and support the sustainable culture of oysters.
-To encourage and support the use of oysters as human food.
-To work with the oysters to improve water quality in coastal environments.
-To explore and understand the role of natural oyster beds and of oyster culture in maintaining and restoring biodiversity in coastal marine ecosystems.
[About Numata BASE, LLC.]
Our corporate philosophy is to “make the world more interesting. We are working to eliminate barriers such as age, gender, nationality, disability, hobbies, LGBT, etc., in order to eliminate the “difficulty of living” for all people. As a first step, I chose the social welfare industry where I can support people to live their own lives regardless of their disabilities. We are planning to develop projects to solve depopulation and labor shortage in rural areas. This activity requires a lot of understanding and accomplices. New things are often viewed with criticism and colored glasses, but we are determined to overturn those prejudices and stereotypes.
Representative:Michio Imai, Chief Executive Officer
Business activities: Self-reliance support business for the handicapped, waste wood processing business (mainly wooden pallets), temporary staffing business, consulting business