Policy on Social Contribution Activities/Donations

The Sumitomo Forestry Group advances social contribution activities in the areas of environment, community service, and next-generation development to protect abundant forests into the future and to contribute to sustainable use of wood resources and local community development.

Fostering greater understanding about forests over a large section of society is particularly important as the social contribution activities concerning forest conservation are closely related to the Group's businesses.

This motivates Sumitomo Forestry to dedicate itself to environmental education for elementary and junior high school students, such as lectures and hands-on learning in forests. The Company is also actively involved in activities which make a contribution to the wider society, such as the restoration of forests damaged by disaster.

Sumitomo Forestry also supports volunteer activities undertaken by individual employees in local communities to create a workplace environment that encourages people to contribute to their local communities.

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Social Contribution Donations

Breakdown of Social Contribution Donations by Category (FY2017)

Breakdown of Social Contribution Donations by Category (FY2017)

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Expenditure on Social Contribution Activities

Breakdown of Expenditures on Social Contribution Activities (FY2017)

Breakdown of Expenditures on Social Contribution Activities (FY2017)

*1 Costs of community cleaning activities and the Forester House operation

*2 Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori operation costs

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Introducing a Volunteer Leave Program

To support its employees' volunteering activities, in May 2011 the Company established a volunteer leave program that allows employees a total of five days of leave a year for volunteer activities.

Moreover, the Company provided special support for volunteer activities for the Great East Japan Earthquake, for a specific time period, it paid the travel expenses and volunteer insurance premiums of employees who wanted to help.

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Contributions to Public Policy

The Sumitomo Forestry Group coordinates and cooperates with national and local governments, the business community and others, making recommendations toward the improvement and resolution of worsening environmental and social issues.

Public Service (As of June 1, 2018)

Organization Position Position Name
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Special adviser/Council member Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Special adviser Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
The Building & Housing Center of Japan Outside director Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
Japan-China Association for Building and Housing Industry Supervisory Officer & Vice Chairperson Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
National Conference for Promoting Forestry Revival and Regional Revitalization Vice-chairperson Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure Representative Supervisory Officer & Chairperson Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
Greenery by Golf Group Supervisory Officer & Chairperson Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
Japan-Myanmar Association for Industry of Housing and Urban Development Chairperson Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
Japan Global Exchange Forum for Housing, Building and Urban Development Supervisory Officer & Chairperson Chairman of the Board and Representative Director Ryu Yano
Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation Vice-chairperson Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Akira Ichikawa
Japan Association of Corporate Executives Vice Chairperson Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Akira Ichikawa
The Machinami Foundation Director Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Akira Ichikawa
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Japan Committee for the Japan-New Zealand Business Council Vice-chairperson Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Akira Ichikawa
Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture Visiting Professor Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Akira Ichikawa
Japan Indonesia Association, Inc. Director Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Akira Ichikawa
Wooden Home Builders Association of Japan Chairperson (Representative Supervisory Officer) Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Akira Ichikawa
Japan Federation of Housing Organizations Vice Chairperson (Representative Supervisory Officer) Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Akira Ichikawa
Japan Association of Corporate Executives Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Workshop Vice-chairperson Representative Director
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
Tatsuru Satoh
Institute for Innovative Healthcare Director Representative Director
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
Tatsuru Satoh
Japan 2x4 Home Builders Association Director Director
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Toshiro Mitsuyoshi
Japan Lumber Importer's Association Chairperson Director
Managing Executive Officer
Akihisa Fukuda
Serviced Housing for the Elderly Association (Formerly the Kosen Cooperative) Auditor Managing Executive Officer Kunihiko Takagiri
Japan Printed & Colored Plywood Manufacturer Association Executive Director Executive Officer Ryoji Machino
Central Japan Plywood Manufacturers’ Association Director Executive Officer Ryoji Machino
Japan Acoustic & Laminated Flooring Manufacturers Association Director Executive Officer Ryoji Machino
Japan Overseas Plantation Center for Pulpwood Director Managing Executive Officer Akira Sekimoto
Japan-Papua New Guinea Association Director Managing Executive Officer Akira Sekimoto
Japan Federation of Housing Organizations – Environment Committee Committee chairperson Adviser Hideki Nose
Japan Federation of Housing Organizations – International Foreign Relations Committee Committee chairperson Adviser Hideki Nose
Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation Director Adviser Hideki Nose
Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Trustee General Manager, External Relations Department Akito Kataoka
National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization Director General Manager, External Relations Department Akito Kataoka
The Forest Culture Association Director General Manager, External Relations Department Akito Kataoka

Costs Such as to Various Associations

Costs Such as to Various Associations

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