Environmental Data of Group Companies in Japan

The Sumitomo Forestry Group reports information about its environmental impact of each company and each plant for domestic manufacturers and power plants that have a large influence on the environment.

Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co., Ltd.

Item (unit) Kashima Plant Shizuoka Plant Niihama Plant Imari Plant Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 28,923 25,417 26,528 15,372 96,241
Raw Material Input (t) 10,494 32,123 5,520 7,765 55,902
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 3,496 4,954 10,038 118 18,606
Main Water Source Lakes - Lake Kitaura in Kasumigaura (Protected region: A portion is part of Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park) Groundwater - Oi River Basin - Reservoirs -
Industrial water 0 0 0 201,990 201,990
Main Water Source - - Groundwater (water authority in Niihama City) River - Arita-gawa River basin (partly Mt. Kurokami mammal and avian species wildlife refuge) -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 1,375 976 1,717 873 4,941
Methane (CH4)* 0.31 4.06 4.26 - 8.6
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 0.03 0.38 0.40 - 0.8
Waste generations (t) 2,243 1,954 924 347 5,468
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 2,346 0 10,038 0 12,384
Ocean 0 0 0 191,293 191,293
Rivers 0 4,954 0 0 4,954
Lakes 0 0 0 0 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxide (SOx) - - 453 1,829 2,282
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) - - 479 - 479
Soot and dust - - 585 - 585

* Methane and dinitrogen oxide are converted and calculated as carbon dioxide

Sumirin Agro-Products Co., Ltd. (Current: Sumitomo Forestry Landscaping Co., Ltd.)

Item (unit) Shinshiro Plant Tobishima Plant Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 2,312 5,932 8,244
Raw Material Input (t) 14,393 5,858 20,251
Water discharge (m³)
  Service Water 1,084 552 1,636
Main Water Source River - Kiso-gawa River Basin River - Toyokawa Prefectural Water System -
Industrial water 0 0 0
Main Water Source - Well water -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 136 375 511
Methane (CH4)* - - -
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* - - -
Waste generations (t) 24 15 39
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 0 0 0
Ocean 0 0 0
Rivers 1,084 552 1,636
Lakes 0 0 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxide (SOx) - 576 576
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) - 37 37
Soot and dust - 0 -

* Methane and dinitrogen oxide are converted and calculated as carbon dioxide

Power Plants

Item (unit) Mombetsu Biomass Power Generation Hachinohe Biomass Power Generation Okhotsk Bio Energy Co. Ltd. Japan Bio Energy Co., Ltd. Michinoku Bio Energy Co., Ltd. Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 5,298,986 226,467 15,816 9,348 1,480 5,552,097
Raw Material Input (t) 4,152 17 126,582 55,902 8,127 194,780
Water discharge (m³)
  Service Water 1,019,843 2,994 254 6,651 52 1,029,794
Main Water Source Shokotsu River System Mount Haku Water System Service Reserve Shokotsu River System Lake Sagami, Sagami River System, and Miyagase Dam Mount Haku Water System Service Reserve -
Industrial water 0 60,791 0 0 0 60,791
Main Water Source - Mabechi River - - - -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 105,147 1,140 1,055 203 123,385 107,644
Methane (CH4)* 5,659 339 - - - 5,998
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 84,818 3,317 - - - 88,135
Waste generations (t) 13,309 217 14 593 - 14,133
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 410,003 - 202 - - 410,205
Ocean - 18,192 - - - 18,192
Rivers - - - - - -
Lakes - - - - - -
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxide (SOx) 182,881 1,220 - - - 184,101
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) 262,090 5,482 - - - 267,572
Soot and dust 3,078 - - - - 3,078

* Methane and dinitrogen oxide are converted and calculated as carbon dioxide

Total for All Plants in Japan

Item (unit) Total
Energy Input (GJ) 5,656,582
Raw Material Input (t) 270,932
Water discharge (m³)
  Service Water 1,050,036
Main Water Source As indicated above
Industrial water 262,781
Main Water Source As indicated above
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 113,096
Methane (CH4)* 6,006
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 88,136
Waste generations (t) 24,864
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 422,589
Ocean 209,485
Rivers 6,590
Lakes 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxide (SOx) 186,960
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) 268,087
Soot and dust 3,717

* Methane and dinitrogen oxide are converted and calculated as carbon dioxide

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Environmental Data of Group Companies Overseas

The Sumitomo Forestry Group reports information about its environmental impact for each plant for overseas manufacturers that have a large influence on the environment.

Overseas Manufacturers 1/2

Item (unit) PT. Rimba Partikel Indonesia (RPI) PT. AST Indonesia (ASTI) PT. Kutai Timber Indonesia (KTI)
Energy Input (GJ) 523,293 81,549 874,957
Raw Material Input (t) 99,851 83,992 537,248
Water discharge (m³)
  Service Water - 582 -
Industrial water - 32,773 263,840
Ground water 48,854 - 126,112
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 19,062 5,972 47,772
Methane (CH4)* 467 - 374
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 44 - 35
Waste generations (t) 22,526 4,302 32,769
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 0 34,700 0
Ocean 0 0 8,140
Rivers 50,085 0 0

* Methane and dinitrogen oxide are converted and calculated as carbon dioxide

Overseas Manufacturers 2/2

Item (unit) Nelson Pine Industries Ltd. (NPIL) Vina Eco Board Co., Ltd. (VECO) Canyon Creek Cabinet Company (CC) Total
Energy Input (GJ) 1,782,874 384,163 69,553 3,716,389
Raw Material Input (t) 771,897 183,636 2,052 1,678,677
Water discharge (m³)
  Service Water 378,431 81,013 - 460,026
Industrial water - - - 296,613
Ground water - - - 174,966
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 13,287 16,075 3,407 105,576
Methane (CH4)* 1,426 103 - 2,372
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 133 10 - 222
Waste generations (t) 117,698 22,010 - 199,307
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 366,554 23,650 3,280 428,184
Ocean 0 0 0 8,140
Rivers 0 0 0 50,085

* Methane and dinitrogen oxide are converted and calculated as carbon dioxide

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Environmental Accounting Results for Fiscal 2017

Sumitomo Forestry publicizes aggregated data of environmental protection costs and effects and also economic impact of its activities for the purpose of promoting environmentally sound management.

* The basis of calculation includes Sumitomo Forestry on a non-consolidated basis and certain Group companies

Environmental Protection Costs

Cost Category Main Activities Total Cost (Million yen)
Costs within operational area Global environmental protection costs*1 Sustainable forestry cultivation 632
Environment-related business
(Overseas consulting, REDD+ business, etc.)
144
Carbon offset 35
Resource recycling costs*2 Promotion of appropriate treatment, reduction, and recycling of industrial waste 6,386
Waste wood chip distribution operations 276
Recycling Used Activated Carbon, etc. 294
Upstream / Downstream costs*3 Green purchasing 38
Management activity costs*4 Operation and promotion of environmental management activities
(ISO14001 certification, environmental education, LCA surveys, etc.)
158
Monitoring of environmental impact 1
Disclosure and administration of environmental information
(CSR Report, environment-related advertising, environment-related exhibitions, etc.)
20
R&D costs*5 R&D activities related to environmental protection 700
Social contribution costs*6 Management and operation of Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori 20
Management and operation of Forester House 7
Other social contribution activities 3
Donations to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund 2
Total 8,716

*1 *1 Global environmental protection costs: Expenditures for preservation and management of Company-owned forests to foster sustainable forestry, expenditures in Japan and overseas relating to the environmental business, and overseas reforestation expenses for implementing carbon offset.

*2 Resource recycling costs: Expenditures on waste wood distribution operations and sorting, recycling, appropriate treatment, transportation and management of construction waste, as well as costs incurred in the recycling of used activated carbon, etc.

*3 Upstream/Downstream costs: Expenditures for green purchasing.

*4 Management activity costs: Office expenses and auditing costs relating to maintenance of ISO 14001 certification; expenditures relating to disclosure of environmental information through advertising, environment-related exhibitions and the CSR Reports; expenditures relating to lectures on environmental education; costs for life cycle assessment inspections; and monitoring environmental impact.

*5 R&D costs: Expenditures for environment-related research conducted at the Tsukuba Research Institute.

*6 Social contribution costs: Expenditures related to operating the Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori natural forest restoration project, and maintaining and operating Forester House; expenditures related to other social contribution activities; donations to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund; and provision of financial assistance to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund commissioned by the Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation.

Environmental Benefits

Category Effects Benefits
Benefits from costs within operational area Volume of recycled waste wood from distribution operations (converted into chip equivalents) 1,154 thousand m³
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 15kt
Benefits from Upstream/Downstream costs Green procurement ratio 69.5%
Benefits from management activity costs Employees designated as internal environmental auditors 334
Benefits from R&D costs Success in cultivating Senhime clone cherry blossom seedlings of Choukouzan Shoutai-ji Temple weeping cherry blossoms
Contributions to urban development and preservation of culture by protecting and cultivation of heritage trees invaluable to the traditions of each region
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Biodiversity-friendly Forest Garden Hadano
First ABINC certification for detached housing estates
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To Foster More Efficient Reforestation Operations
Sumitomo Forestry has furthered the development of the TABITO-03 power assist suit for forestry prototype exhibited at the International Robot Exhibition 2017 which aims for practical adoption by 2025.
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Started operations of the Tomakomai Biomass Power Generation Plant
Supplied electricity equivalent to roughly 10,000 households via local unused wood materials
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Started operations of the Hachinohe Biomass Electric Power Co., Ltd.
Supplied electricity equivalent to electricity to roughly 27,000 households via local unused forest materials
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Launched FRD roadway design support software
Supported more efficient development of better roadways to contribute to the revitalization of the forest industry
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Benefits of social contribution costs Volunteers who participated in Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 359
Children participating in the Environmental Education Program at Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 1,003
Visitors to Forester House 2,515
Sumitomo Forestry Group CSR Report 2017
Presented the Excellence Award for Biodiversity Reporting at the 21st Environmental Communication Awards
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Sponsored and exhibited at the Marunouchi Kids Jamboree 2017 to communicate the brilliance of wood to children -

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