Approximately 76.2 tons of resources are used for the principal structural members and building materials that go into a single house built to the Company's standard specifications. Therefore, first of all the Company is working to reduce the environmental impact and effectively utilize resources, focusing on zero emissions initiatives, including reducing the generation of waste, reusing resources, and recycling.
In addition, at the time of inputting raw materials, it is necessary to eliminate redundant materials and use components that generate a low amount of offcuts, in order to reduce the volume of resources. The Company also believes it is important to utilize recycled products in order to advance the recycling of resources. Sumitomo Forestry is working to complete the loop of recycling by using recyclable resources, thoroughly separating wastes at construction and demolition sites, and promoting the use of recycled products.