Corporate Social Responsibility Information

Environmental Accounting

Tabulated Results for Fiscal 2015

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.

Note: The basis of calculation includes Sumitomo Forestry on a non-consolidated basis and certain group companies.

Environmental Preservation Costs
Cost Category Main Activities Cost
(Million Yen)
Costs within operational area Global environmental protection costs*1 Sustainable forestry cultivation 631
Environment-related business (overseas consulting, REDD+ business, etc) 221
Carbon offset 67
Resource recycling costs*2 Promotion of appropriate treatment, reduction, and recycling of industrial waste 5,615
Waste wood chip distribution operations 212
Potting mix business 525
Upstream / Downstream costs*3 Green purchasing 34
Management activity costs*4 Operation and promotion of environmental management (ISO14001 certification, environmental education, LCA surveys, etc.) 132
Observation of environmental burdens 1
Disclosure and administration of environmental information (CSR Report, environment-related advertising, environment-related exhibitions, etc.) 15
R&D costs*5 R&D activities related to environmental conservation 307
Social contribution costs*6 Management and operation of Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori 22
Management and operation of Forester House 10
Other social contribution activities 2
Donations to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund 2
Total 7,796
  • *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 potting mix business.
  • *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; and costs for life cycle assessment inspections.
  • *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.

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Environmental Benefits
Category Description Results
Benefits from costs within operational area Volume of recycled waste wood from distribution operations(converted into chip equivalents) 1,104 thousand m3
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 22 kt
Benefits from Upstream/ Downstream costs Green procurement ratio 71.0%
Benefits from management activity costs Employees designated as internal environmental auditors 237 employees
Benefits from R&D costs Japan Bioenergy Co., Ltd.
Recognized as Superior Industrial Waste Processor
Successfully proliferated seedling of “Kitano Sakura” via tissue culture.
Continue conserving valuable trees following the previous year’s success case for “Sacred Plum Tree”
“Revitalization of local economies through forestry”—began operating the Business of Forest Resources Analytical Systems in Kyotamba Town, Kyoto Prefecture. -
Support in Nepal Manaslu Forest Restoration Project led by an alpinist, Ken Noguchi
Providing plantation technological support
Lawn production business at disaster areas along the coast
Commencing “Kibo no Shiba (Lawn of Hope)” Project in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture Changing affected lots into green pieces of land
Sumitomo Forestry Participates in “Satoyama Maniwa Forest Development Project” in Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture to Achieve Regional Revitalization through Revitalization of Forests and Forestry
Beginning work on establishing Forest and Forestry Master Plan that enable sustainable forest usage
Selection Technique That Dramatically Improves the Germination Rate of Tree Seeds Developed
Discovery will Contribute to Turning Forestry into a Growth Industry by Cutting Costs
Benefits of social contribution costs Volunteers who participated in Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 315 volunteers
Children participating in the Environmental Education Program at Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 733 children
Visitors to Forester House 2,974 visitors

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CSR Report 2016