Timber and Building Materials Procurement

By building a worldwide network in addition to our domestic network in Japan, Sumitomo Forestry can provide stable supply of quality timber and building materials.

Unparalleled Procurement Capability with more than 20-country Worldwide Network

Interior materials (teak)

Our network currently spans more than 20-country worldwide, covering North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Our product lineup features interior materials utilizing the world's finest wood resources, including teak, oak, maple, cherry, and walnut, along with plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF), particle board (PB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and other high-quality timber and building materials. We are also expanding our lineup of highly functional sashes and other metal building materials, modern housing systems and fixtures, and environmentally conscious equipment such as solar power generation systems and high-efficiency hot water systems. Utilizing this network, we have established ourselves as Japan's leading timber and building materials trading company.

Global network

Timber Procurement Philosophy and Policy for Promoting Forest Preservation across the Entire Distribution Process

In recent years, a reduction in forested areas is escalating into a global issues due to excessive commercial logging and illegal logging. Amidst this situation, Sumitomo Forestry established its Timber Procurement Philosophy and Policy in June 2007 to promote forest preservation and revitalization throughout the entire timber distribution process.

Based on this philosophy and policy, we not only abide by all relevant laws and regulations, but collaborate with our business partners on confirming the history of the manufacture, distribution, and sale of traceable raw materials and products, and strive to reduce environmental impact. Under our action plan, we aim to have 100% of our directly imported timber and timberproducts legally compliant, and we continue to achieve this target. For fiscal 2011, we have confirmed the legal compliance of all Japanese timber we sold in the marketplace and the Japanese timber and imported timber we used in our Housing Division projects.

In fiscal 2012, we are conducting CSR-related surveys and other initiatives to confirm the status of human rights and labor practices at our overseas business partners.