Overall Business and Scope of Impact

We at the Sumitomo Forestry Group strive in a wide range of business activities centered upon wood.

We have built strengths unique to our Group from the technology and know-how in wood accumulated for the almost 320 years since our founding to the brand cultivated with a network in Japan and overseas that connects us to our customers. The Sumitomo Forestry Group utilizes wood as a healthy and environmentally friendly natural resource to provide a diverse range of lifestyle-related services that contribute to the realization of a sustainable and prosperous society. All our efforts are based on Sumitomo’s Business Spirit, which places prime importance on fairness and integrity for the good of society.

Forest Management Logistics Manufacturing Housing and buildings Living
Value Chain
  • Seedling Farming
  • Garden Vegetation
  • Cultivation
  • Harvest
  • Transport
  • Site Preparation
  • Verification of Sustainability/
    Legal Compliance
  • Procurement
  • Delivery/
    Productization
  • Shipping
  • Sales
  • Product Development
  • Raw Material Procurement
  • Processing/
    Production
  • Shipping
  • Sales
  • Sales/Product Development
  • Design
  • Materials Procurement
  • Construction
  • After-Sales Support
  • Procurement
  • Production
  • Power Generation
  • Wholesales

* related to the energy business

Relevant Stakeholders
  • - Customers
  • - Business Partners
  • - Government and Regulatory Authorities
  • - Industries and Companies in the Same Business
  • - NPOs/NGOs
  • - Global Environment
  • - Global Society and Local Communities
  • - Employees and Their Families
Relevant Material Issues*
  • Material Issue 1 >Environmentally responsible society
  • Material Issue 2 >Low-carbon society
  • Material Issue 3 >Strengthen occupational health and safety
  • Material Issue 4 >Strengthen risk management framework
  • Material Issue 1 >Environmentally responsible society
  • Material Issue 2 >Low-carbon society
  • Material Issue 4 >Strengthen risk management framework
  • Material Issue 1 >Environmentally responsible society
  • Material Issue 2 >Low-carbon society
  • Material Issue 2 >Recycling society
  • Material Issue 3 >Strengthen occupational health and safety
  • Material Issue 4 >Strengthen risk management framework
  • Material Issue 1 >Environmentally responsible society
  • Material Issue 2 >Low-carbon society
  • Material Issue 2 >Recycling society
  • Material Issue 3 >Strengthen occupational health and safety
  • Material Issue 4 >Strengthen risk management framework
  • Material Issue 5 >Improve safety and quality
  • Material Issue 5 >Improve communication with customers
  • Material Issue 2 >Low-carbon society
  • Material Issue 4 >Strengthen risk management framework
Relevant SDGs
SDGs13,15 SDGs12,15 SDGs12,5 SDGs11,12,13,15 SDGs7,8,11
Relevant Initiatives

* Material issues are CSR priority issues identified by the Sumitomo Forestry Group in March 2015 based on economic, environmental and social approaches.

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