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) 34,059 26,964 27,132 14,961 113,116
Raw Material Input (t) 8,675 33,872 5,301 8,128 55,976
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 3,628 4,147 3,603 165 11,543
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 - - - 147,730 147,730
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) 1,304 1,194 1,824 857 5,179
Methane (CH4)* 10.2 4.9 4.2 - 19.3
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 2.4 0.5 0.4 - 3.3
Waste generations (t) 2,427 2,050 1,011 274 5,761
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 2,468 0 3,603 0 6,071
Ocean 0 0 0 129,722 129,722
Rivers 0 4,147 0 0 4,147
Lakes 0 0 0 0 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxide (SOx) - - 563Independent assurance 1,308Independent assurance 1,871
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) - - 908Independent assurance - 908
Soot and dust - - 51 - 51

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

The Agro-Products division of Sumitomo Forestry Landscaping (formerly Sumirin Agro-Products Co.)

Item (unit) Tobishima Plant Shinshiro Plant Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 2,211 5,184 7,395
Raw Material Input (t) 13,796 5,462 19,258
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 574 481 1,055
Main Water Source River -- Kiso-gawa River Basin River -- Toyokawa Prefectural Water System -
Industrial water - - -
Main Water Source - Well water -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 128 329 457
Methane (CH4)* - - -
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* - - -
Waste generations (t) 41 18 60
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 0 0 0
Ocean 0 0 0
Rivers 573 481 1,054
Lakes 0 0 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxide (SOx) - 48Independent assurance 48
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) - 728Independent assurance 728
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) 5,361,506 1,620,991 17,693 10,495 6,973 7,017,657
Raw Material Input (t) 3,820 990 126,872 59,949 58,647 250,278
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 1,043,205 8,741 180 6,485 192 1,058,803
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 - 322,256 - - - 322,256
Main Water Source - Mabechi River - - - -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 87,573 171 1,159 221 475 89,599
Methane (CH4)* 5,991 2,562 - - - 8,553
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 86,011 26,044 - - - 112,054
Waste generations (t) 12,743 2,282 1 665 - 15,691
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 415,536 - 122 - - 415,658
Ocean - 89,305 - - - 89,305
Rivers - - - - - -
Lakes - - - - - -
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxide (SOx) 152,906Independent assurance 267Independent assurance - - - 153,173
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) 269,575Independent assurance 71,096Independent assurance - - - 340,671
Soot and dust 1,491 0 - - - 1,491

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

Total for All Plants in Japan

Item (unit) Total
Energy Input (GJ) 7,141,450
Raw Material Input (t) 325,512
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 1,071,400.5
Main Water Source As indicated above
Industrial water 469,986
Main Water Source As indicated above
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 96,083
Methane (CH4)* 8,572
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 89,750
Waste generations (t) 21,746
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 429,246
Ocean 219,027
Rivers 5,201
Lakes 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxide (SOx) 155,092
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) 342,307
Soot and dust 1,542

* 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) 528,761 86,243 1,374,285
Raw Material Input (t) 102,618 43,990 559,203
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water - 604 -
Industrial water - 34,495 275,099
Ground water 57,690 - 114,203
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 19,211 6,288 48,075
Methane (CH4)* 473 - 1,283
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 44 - 120
Waste generations (t) 24,030 3,760 69,891
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 0 2,529 0
Ocean 0 0 8,521
Rivers 54,837 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 (CCC) Total
Energy Input (GJ) 1,864,281 398,485 66,801 4,318,857
Raw Material Input (t) 773,607 195,788 9,187 1,684,393
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 368,540 101,998 3,998 475,140
Industrial water - - - 309,594
Ground water - - - 174,310
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 13,241 15,224 3,204 105,243
Methane (CH4)* 1,394 125 - 3,275
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 256 12 - 432
Waste generations (t) 117,674 24,928 - 240,283
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 323,140 29,580 3,998 359,247
Ocean 0 0 0 8,521
Rivers 0 0 0 54,837

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

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Environmental Accounting Results for Fiscal 2018

Sumitomo Forestry publicizes aggregated data of environmental conservation 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 Preservation Costs

Cost Category Main Activities Total Cost
(Million yen)
Costs within operational area Global environmental protection costs*1 Sustainable forestry cultivation 695
Environment-related business
(Overseas consulting, REDD+ business, etc.)
123
Carbon offset 25
Resource recycling costs*2 Promotion of appropriate treatment, reduction, and recycling of industrial waste 6,384
Waste wood chip distribution operations 266
Recycling Used Activated Carbon, etc. 287
Upstream / Downstream costs*3 Green purchasing 25
Management activity costs*4 Operation and promotion of environmental management activities
(ISO14001 certification, environmental education, LCA surveys, etc.)
187
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 conservation 838
Social contribution costs*6 Management and operation of Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori 21
Management and operation of Forester House 8
Other social contribution activities 3
Donations to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund 2
Total 8,887

*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 sustainability reports; expenditures relating to lectures on environmental education; and costs for LCA inspections and environmental impact oversight.

*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) 1,009,000m³
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 15kt
Benefits from Upstream/Downstream costs Green procurement ratio 66.0%
Benefits from management activity costs Employees designated as internal environmental auditors 217
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 notable tree species 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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A foundation reinforcement method jointly developed by Tobishima Corp., Sumitomo Forestry Co. and Misawa Homes Co., and recognized by the Building & Housing Center of Japan as for the first time -
Started operations of the Tomakomai Biomass Power 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 wood 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 169
Children participating in the Environmental Education Program at Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 957
Visitors to Forester House 2,141
The Sumitomo Forestry Group CSR Report 2018
Presented the Excellence Award for Biodiversity Reporting at the 22nd Environmental Communication Awards
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