CSR Information

Together with Our Business Partners

Recognizing the Imperatives

Promoting sustainable forest resources and wood procurement are extremely vital endeavors for the Sumitomo Forestry Group, which is expanding its business around “wood”. We believe initiatives are also necessary to respond to risk elements that include the laws in each country and the various regulations related to the illegal harvesting of timber.

These efforts strengthen our foundation of business by promoting the preservation, development, and planting of forests as well as effectively using limited global resources such as the active use of timber cut from forests that have received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification together with our business partners.

Relevant Policies and Systems

Relevant Targets and Performance

The Sumitomo Forestry Group has set and is actively promoting numerical fiscal 2020 CSR targets based on the belief that promoting sustainable forest management and wood procurement in and outside of Japan is one material issue. We are striving in activities such as fair and responsible procurement activities and procurement in-line with the sustainability of resources while linking and communicating with our business partners.

Volume of plantation timber, certified timber, and Japanese timber handled at distribution hubs overseas FY2020 Target 783 thousand m3  Volume of plantation timber, certified timber, and Japanese timber handled at distribution hubs overseas FY2016 result 812 thousand m3  Volume of fuel wood chips handled FY2020 Target 800 thousand m3  Volume of fuel wood chips handled FY2016 result 812 thousand m3  Volume of unused wood materials handled from Japanese timber FY2020 Target 185 kt  Volume of unused wood materials handled from Japanese timber FY2016 result 191kt  Percentage of reviews conducted for wood product suppliers who handle directly imported timber and wood products with verified legal compliance in FY2020 targets. FY2020 Target 100%  Percentage of reviews conducted for wood product suppliers who handle directly imported timber and wood products with verified legal compliance in FY2020 targets. FY2016 result 100% symbol for Independent assurance symbol for Independent assurance

Activity Report

CSR Report2017