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.

* Data collection period: January to December 2020

Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co., Ltd.

Item (unit) Kashima Plant Shizuoka Plant Niihama Plant Imari Plant Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 33,389 29,842 29,259 17,011 109,501
Raw Material Input (t) 8,184 30,583 3,786 7,830 50,383
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service water 4,695 6,197 4,974 109 15,975
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 - - - 76,150 76,150
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) 1,016 1,496 1,660 878 5,051
Methane (CH4)* 19.1 4.1 12.9 - 36.0
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 3.2 0.5 1.2 - 4.9
Waste generations (t) 1,583 1,995 900 358 4,836
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 3,361 0 4,974 0 8,335
Ocean 0 0 0 67,803 67,803
Rivers 0 6,197 0 0 6,197
Lakes 0 0 0 0 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) - - 198 1,024 1,222
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) - - 1,443 - 1,443
Soot and dust - - 19 - 19

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

The Agro-Products division of Sumitomo Forestry Landscaping

Item (unit) Tobishima Plant Shinshiro Plant Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 2,317 6,300 8,617
Raw Material Input (t) 13,013 6,359 19,372
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service water 937 560 1,497
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) 129 389 518
Methane (CH4)* - - -
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* - - -
Waste generations (t) 30 38 68
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 0 0 0
Ocean 0 0 0
Rivers 937 560 1,497
Lakes 0 0 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) - 32 32
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) - 717 717
Soot and dust - 677 677

* 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) 5,535,570 1,583,504 18,149 10,599 8,563 7,156,384
Raw Material Input (t) 4,348 744 78,046 55,172 101,604 239,914
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service water 1,073,652 9,255 459 5,484 261 1,089,111
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 - 342,992 - - - 342,992
Main Water Source - Mabechi River - - - -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 89,623 454 1,139 233 580 92,030
Methane (CH4)* 6,732 2,575 - - - 9,307
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 88,882 25,357 - - - 114,239
Waste generations (t) 13,390 2,162 1 578 - 16,131
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 420,117 - 459 - 261 420,837
Ocean - 95,003 - - - 95,003
Rivers - - - - - -
Lakes - - - - - -
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) 77,905 760 - - - 78,665
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 279,343 44,635 - - - 323,978
Soot and dust 3,516 0 - - - 3,516

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

Total for All Plants in Japan

Item (unit) Total
Energy Input (GJ) 7,274,502
Raw Material Input (t) 309,669
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service water 1,106,583
Main Water Source As indicated above
Industrial water 419,142
Main Water Source As indicated above
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 97,599
Methane (CH4)* 9,343
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 114,244
Waste generations (t) 21,035
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 429,172
Ocean 162,806
Rivers 7,694
Lakes 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) 79,919
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 326,138
Soot and dust 4,212

* 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) PT. Sinar Rimba Pasifik (SRP)
Energy Input (GJ) 467,458 70,673 1,208,278 25,475
Raw Material Input (t) 97,957 18,710 427,719 5,729
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service water - 708 - -
Industrial water - 30,874 257,461 -
Ground water 65,112 - 121,493 -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 19,118 5,370 45,101 1,936
Methane (CH4)* 380 - 1,085 -
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 36 - 101 -
Waste generations (t) 20,806 3,247 75,289 1,259
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 0 11,725 0 -
Ocean 0 0 16,522 -
Rivers 63,968 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 (CCC) Total
Energy Input (GJ) 1,482,915 387,602 48,920 3,691,322
Raw Material Input (t) 625,863 196,542 6,677 1,379,197
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service water 266,044 71,969 3,304 342,025
Industrial water - - - 288,335
Ground water - - 2,838 189,443
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10,910 14,913 2,286 99,633
Methane (CH4)* 1,093 124 - 2,682
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 198 12 - 346
Waste generations (t) 95,731 24,562 1,922 222,816
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 203,646 25,191 3,324 243,886
Ocean 0 0 0 16,522
Rivers 0 0 0 63,968

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

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Environmental Accounting Results for Fiscal 2020

Sumitomo Forestry publicizes aggregated data of environmental protection 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

* Data collection period: April to December 2020

Environmental Protection Costs

Cost Category Main Activities Total Cost (Million yen)
Costs within operational area Global environmental protection costs*1 Sustainable forestry cultivation 462
Environment-related business
(Overseas consulting, REDD+ business, etc.)
43
Resource recycling costs*2 Promotion of appropriate treatment, reduction, and recycling of industrial waste 5,119
Waste wood chip distribution operations 75
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 212
Upstream / Downstream costs*3 Green purchasing 17
Management activity costs*4 Operation and promotion of environmental management activities
(ISO14001 certification, environmental education, LCA surveys, etc.)
138
Monitoring of environmental impact 1
Disclosure and administration of environmental information
(Sustainability Report, environment-related advertising, environment-related exhibitions, etc.)
18
R&D costs*5 R&D activities related to environmental protection 875
Social contribution costs*6 Management and operation of Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori 13
Management and operation of Forester House 7
Other social contribution activities 2
Donations to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund 2
Total 5,879

*1 Global environmental protection costs: Expenditures for preservation and management of Company-owned forests to foster sustainable forestry, and expenditures in Japan and overseas relating to the environmental business.

*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 potting mix.

*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) 1,685,000 m³
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 10,000 t
Benefits from Upstream/Downstream costs Green procurement ratio 68.8%
Benefits from management activity costs Employees designated as internal environmental auditors 62
Benefits from R&D costs The adoption of 360° TRIPLE Insulation as a standard fully insulating with thermal insulators, structural materials and windows satisfies the highest five star BELS rating -
The new building at the Tsukuba Research Institute to study wood and greenery received the 33rd Nikkei New Office Award for the first time -
Propagation of Ume Bonbai (Japanese apricot bonsai) trees estimated to be 400 years old using a tissue culture, which was announced at the Bonsai Exhibition of Ume Trees with Blossoms -
Prototype testing and completion of a CLT combo (tentative) mobile wooden structure operated as a lodging facility in Saka, Ibaraki -
Supported more efficient development of better roadways to contribute to the revitalization of the forest industry Volunteers who participated in Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 152
Children participating in the Environmental Education Program at Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 959
Visitors to Forester House 1,754
Sumitomo Forestry Group Sustainability Report 2020
Received the highest honor of the Minister's Prize for Environmental Reporting at the 24th Environmental Communication Awards
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