CSR Information

Material Issue 2:  Promote the reduction of the environmental impact of our business activities

Basic policy

As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent globally, companies are being asked to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases as a measure to counter global warming.

Being engaged in the housing business and in the manufacturing of wooden panels and building materials, the Sumitomo Forestry Group is considerate of its impact on the environment, and is committed to reducing the volume of greenhouse gases emitted from its business activities. Furthermore, in an effort to reduce its environmental impact and to use resources effectively, the Group promotes the reduction, recycling and reuse of industrial waste.

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Progress of the Mid-Term CSR Management Plan and SDGs

Current awareness of issues and basic strategies Evaluation metrics FY2016
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Low-carbon society

SDGs7
SDGs11
SDGs12
SDGs13
SDGs15
Reduction of CO2 emissions in the Group In the office segment (consolidated company within and outside Japan) Change in CO2 emissions compared to FY2013 4.8% reduction
Total emissions
33,746t-
CO2
7.8% reduction
Total emissions
32,660t-
CO2
7.2% reduction
Total emissions
32,887t-
CO2
7% reduction
Total emissions
32,959t-
CO2
Sumitomo Forestry (offices in Japan) 8.1% reduction 13.9% reduction 13.3% reduction
Affiliated companies in Japan (offices) 3.1% reduction 0.9% reduction 1.3% reduction
Affiliated companies outside Japan (offices) 5.6% increase 0.7% reduction 3.4% increase
Kutai Timber Indonesia (Indonesia) Change in CO2 emissions per production volume compared to the previous year 1.9% reduction 3.1% increase 0.9% reduction At least 1% reduction per year on average per production volume in FY 2015 - 2020
Vina Eco Board (Vietnam) 2.2% increase 5.4% reduction 7.4% reduction
AST Indonesia (Indonesia) 0.9% increase 16% increase 8.5% reduction
Alpine MDF Industries (Australia) 4.6% increase 10.6% reduction 3.3% increase
Nelson Pine Industries (New Zealand) 0.4% reduction 0.7% reduction 2.7% increase
Rimba Partikel Indonesia (Indonesia) 18.3% reduction 15.8% increase 10.1% reduction
Reduction of CO2 emissions outside the Group (products, service recipients) Solar power generation systems (kW
(Quantity handled by distribution hubs in Japan)
6,371kW
(1,356 sets)
3,717kW
(791 sets)
3,355kW
(714 sets)
10,951kW
(2,330 sets)*
Percentage of Green Smart houses
(Number of Green Smart houses when an order is placed for new custom-built detached housing / total number of houses ordered)
70.0% 61.6%symbol for Independent assurance 70.0% 80.0%
Percentage of Green Smart・ZEH type custom-built detached houses
(Number of Green Smart・ZEH type when construction started/total number of houses that started construction)
6.0% 21.3%symbol for Independent assurance 35.0% At least 80.0%
  • * Only covers ZEH properties that are subsidized (properties that are not planned to apply for subsidies are not checked for ZEH conformity in fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2016 target). Changed to include actual data of all properties with Sustainable open Innovation Initiative (SII) standards during fiscal 2016 due to registration of ZEH properties becoming possible by with SII. The fiscal 2020 target has also been revised with this standard.
  • Rating
  • ◯:Achieved △:Achieved at least 70% of the target ✕:Achieved less than 70%
Current awareness of issues and basic strategies Evaluation metrics FY2016
target
FY2016
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FY2017
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FY2020
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Recycling society

SDGs11
SDGs12
Achieve zero emissions Recycling rate at new housing construction sites 91.5% 92.5%symbol for Independent assurance 92.0% 98.0%
Recycling rate at remodeling sites 74.1% 76.2%symbol for Independent assurance 79.4% 80.0%
Reduce volume of industrial waste generated Reduction in industrial waste generated at new housing construction sites compared to FY 2013 17.6% reduction 8.8% reduction 26% reduction 30% reduction
Change in industrial waste per sales cost*compared to FY 2014 3.7% increase 2.6% reduction 3.5% reduction At least 2% reduction
  • * Cost of in-house sales for manufacturing facilities in Japan
  • Rating
  • ◯:Achieved △:Achieved at least 70% of the target ✕:Achieved less than 70%
Economic Effect Seen by Promoting the Reduction of the Environmental Impact of
Our Business Activities
Effects Value (million yen)
Income Profit on sold for value 35
Cost Reduction Cost Reduction Amount saved as a result of energy-saving efforts
*Include the fluctuation of petroleum price
544
Amount saved as a result of waste reduction efforts 65
Total 644
  • Rating
  • ◯:Achieved △:Achieved at least 70% of the target ✕:Achieved less than 70%

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CSR Report2017