The Sumitomo Forestry Group contributes through various activities that consider the business activities and relevance to the Group's CSR material issues by supporting SDGs as a company that is growing its businesses globally.

Endorsement of SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. SDGs have the objective of achieving 17 goals with 169 targets that include poverty, inequality, education and the environment in all regions of both developing and developed nations founded in the success of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000 with the aim of realize a better global society by 2015.

The Sumitomo Forestry Group mainly contributes to various activities relevant to the Group's CSR material issues by supporting these goals as a company that is growing its businesses globally.

Promotion System

The Sumitomo Forestry Group has established a new Sustainability Committee as of fiscal 2018 and conducts progress management of the Mid-Term CSR Management Plan, which incorporates business strategies to contribute to reaching these SDGs.

*Information about the Sustainability Committee is included in “Corporate Governance.”

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SDGs and Group CSR Material Issues

SDGs SDGs Group CSR Material Issues and Basic Strategies Specific Target Examples and Initiatives
Material Issue 3 > Promote fair employment and treatment
Material Issue 5 > Improve safety and quality
Highlight 3: Biodiversity Conservation (Target 3.8)
Material Issue 3 > Promote fair employment and treatment Highlight 6: Promotion of Work Style Reforms (Target 5.1)
Material Issue 2 > Low-carbon society Highlight 5: Renewable Energy (Target 7.2)
Material Issue 3 > Promote fair employment and treatment Highlight 6: Promotion of Work Style Reforms (Target 8.5)
Material Issue 2 > Low-carbon society
Material Issue 2 > Recycling society
Material Issue 5 > Improve safety and quality
Highlight 3: Biodiversity Conservation (Target 11.3)
Material Issue 1 > Environmentally responsible society
Material Issue 2 > Low-carbon society
Material Issue 2 > Recycling society
Material Issue 5 > Improve safety and quality
Highlight 4: Responsible Timber Procurement (Target 12.2)
Material Issue 1 > Environmentally responsible society
Material Issue 2 > Low-carbon society
Highlight 1: Adapting to Climate Change (Target 13.1)
Material Issue 1 > Environmentally responsible society
Material Issue 2 > Low-carbon society
Highlight 4: Responsible Timber Procurement (Target 15.2)

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Promoting Understanding of SDGs

The Sumitomo Forestry Group organizes contributions toward achieving SDGs via Group CSR material issues and the Mid-Term CSR Management Plan in addition to providing education such as workshop-type training to facilitate understanding of the SDGs. In fiscal 2018, we evaluated our contributions to reach SDGs through businesses and technology at each division and research institute with the purpose of setting specific targets.

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CSR