Material Issue 3: Promote the development of workplaces where diverse personnel can work with vigor and enthusiasm, demonstrating their abilities and individuality

Basic policy

The Sumitomo Forestry Group aims to foster a safe and healthy workplace environment where motivated employees can be actively involved without regards to gender, age, nationality, race, religion or disability. In an endeavor to actively engage female employees in particular, the Group released the “Sumitomo Forestry Group Declaration on Empowering Women.” It was issued to the entire Group under the name of the President, and has been the basis for subsequent efforts.

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Progress of the Mid-Term CSR Management Plan


Current awareness of issues and basic strategies Evaluation metrics FY2017 target FY2017 result Rating FY2018 target FY2020 target
Promote fair employment and treatment Female employees in management positions (%) Sumitomo Forestry 3.3 3.2 × At least 3.8 At least 5
Consolidated in Japan - 4.6 - - -
Female employees including contract employees (%) Sumitomo Forestry 20.0 20.4 At least 20 At least 20
Consolidated in Japan - 31.6 - - -
Ratio of Disabled Employees (%)*1 Sumitomo Forestry 2.2 2.26 At least 2.2 At least 2.0*2
Consolidated in Japan 2.0 1.75 × Target set by each company
Promote work-life balance Paid leave usage Sumitomo Forestry (days) 10 9 × At least 10 At least 10
Consolidated in Japan (%) Target set by each company 43.9   Target set by each company 50
Overtime working hours (Reduction from the average overtime working hours in FY2013) (% reduction) Sumitomo Forestry 14.8 20.7 25.2 30
Strengthen occupational health and safety Number of occupational injuries in Company-owned forests (incidents) *3 Sumitomo Forestry 0 1 × 0 0
Number of occupational injuries at new construction sites (incidents) *4 Sumitomo Forestry 0 9 × 0 0
Number of occupational injuries in other places (incidents) *4 Consolidated in Japan Target set by each company 2 - Target set by each company 0

*1 Data as of June 2017

*2 Original target of the Mid-term Plan. Based on the FY2017 results, the FY2020 target was revised upwardly.

*3 Number of occupational injuries involving contractors at work sites in Company-owned forests

*4 Number of cases covered by temporary absence with work compensation benefits under the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act

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