Editorial Policy

The CSR Report is an important tool for communicating with all stakeholders, and as such, The Sumitomo Forestry Group publishes the report every year on its website.

On the website of fiscal 2018 edition, we have added “Overall Business and Scope of Impact” , "CSR Activity Highlights," "CSR Management," “Management System,” “Social Report,” and “Environmental Report” sections, each of which contains basic concepts and policies to tangible actions the Group has taken.

We have also published a booklet focusing on the CSR Activity Highlights in addition to the website for the readers to utilize depending on their interest.

We appreciate your feedback on our wide range of CSR activities.

Boundary of the Report:

The scope of this report is Sumitomo Forestry, its affiliated companies, and some affiliated companies accounted for by the equity-method.

* In this report, Sumitomo Forestry refers to Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. and the Sumitomo Forestry Group includes affiliated companies in Japan and overseas as well as some affiliated companies accounted for by the equity-method

Published: Japanese Version: July 2018; English Version: November 2018

Reporting Period:

Japan: April 2017 to March 2018
Overseas: January 2017 to December 2017

* The period also includes some activities from April 2018 as well as future expectations

Reference Guidelines:

Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2012 Edition), Japanese Ministry of the Environment / ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility. This report contains Standard Disclosures from the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines: GRI Standards (2016), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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Reliability of Report Content

The environmental and social performance indicators in the report have been assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. with the third-party assurance mark symbol for Independent assurance.

Furthermore, the respective departments of the Sumitomo Forestry Group have endeavored to ensure accuracy by using appropriate measurements and data collection methods for the initiatives and results reported in the CSR Report. These methods are also disclosed when relevant.

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