Manufacturing Facilities

Value Chain of Manufacturing Operations

Product Development/Raw Material Procurement

Product Development/
Raw Material Procurement

We work to meet customers’ needs not just through design, but also by moving forward with product development that optimizes the characteristics of raw materials. Our slab and board operations include lightweight plywood and board development using light plantation timber such as Falcata (Albizia falcataria) and balsa. For building materials and carpentry operations, we develop materials for such applications as flooring and furniture that optimize the sense of quality wood. Our manufacturing operations include systems for using raw materials without any waste.

Relevant Social Issues

Forests around the world continue to decline due to practices such as illegal logging and excessive slash-and-burn farming, making sustainable timber procurement a crucial issue.

We procure plantation timber and certified timber which are legal and highly sustainable in order to achieve ongoing timber and materials procurement that considers sustainability and biodiversity.

Relevant CSR Initiatives

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

By operating according to the ISO9001 International quality management system and through management that meets or exceeds JIS/JAS product quality requirements, we go beyond merely manufacturing high-quality products as we strive to build products with even greater safety.

With so many employees working at our manufacturing plants, our Group regards the establishment of a safe, healthy work environment to be our responsibility, and we therefore continually pursue a goal of zero occupational injuries. We also recycle and make energy and resource saving efforts in our manufacturing processes.

Relevant Social Issues

In our manufacturing operations, it is crucial that we strive (1) to manufacture and market safe, reliable products, (2) to create positive work environments, and (3) to reduce environmental impact. In manufacturing products that are reliable and safe, we place great importance on customer feedback in our efforts to promote the development and sale of reliable and safe products and services that consider the environment and society.

In promoting a vibrant work environment where a diverse workforce can unharness their skills and individuality, we enhance our manufacturing plant safety policies and improve working environments, to provide safe, secure work environments. In addition, in order to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities, we are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing recycling rates.

Relevant CSR Initiatives

Delivery

Delivery

We ship and sell processed and manufactured products not only in Japan, but in countries around the world.

We have been moving forward with continual improvements such as redesigning packaging to cut waste, revising delivery methods to provide customers with greater ease of access, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Relevant Social Issues

We do business in each country by complying with the rules and regulations from a compliance perspective for shipments and product sales. The extent to which delivery can be made more efficient by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transport has become a societal issue. In order to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities, our Group is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing recycling rates. We have increased loading efficiency as we use the return trips after construction materials delivery for the transport of waste materials.

Relevant CSR Initiatives

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