Contribution Through Our Business

Overall Business and Scope of Impact

The Sumitomo Forestry Group is a comprehensive living-related business engaged in the development of a broad range of business domains from forestry management, distribution of timber and building materials, housing construction and the power generation businesses and elderly care business.

Housing and Construction Business

Reports on the overall Housing and Construction Business from the construction of custom-built detached housing to refurbishment and renovation.

Reports on responsible procurement activities taking social and the environmental aspects into consideration based on our Group Procurement Policy.

Reports on the policies and initiatives in place for product safety and quality control in the Housing and Construction Business.

Reports on the initiatives in housing able to contribute to a sustainable society, including Net Zero Energy Houses (ZEH).

Reports on initiatives to ensure the utmost safety. The Sumitomo Forestry Group prioritizes occupational health and safety above all else on construction sites.

Reports on efforts to work together with construction contractors to promote reduction of environmental impact in construction sites.

Reports on initiatives on releasing information and improving product quality through communication, and product liability policy.

Reports on advancements in the MOCCA (Timber Solutions) Business specialized in proposing wooden non-residential medium to large-scale construction.

Reports on the ongoing contributions by the Greening Business toward Eco Cities by responding to needs for diverse greening, such as residential, landscape and environmental greening.

Reports on the urban development business that provides a better way of life to people through development of beautiful towns environments leveraging the unique characteristics of wood to find harmony with nature.

Reports on sustainable businesses taking advantage of wood that are also expanding in Asia, North America, Oceania, and the rest of the world to respond to growing concerns about environmental problems and housing demands globally.

Distribution Business

Reports on distribution operations overall as a trader of timber and building materials which leverages our global network.

Reports on the basic policy, management promotion system, and initiatives for timber procurement.

Reports on policies for handling certified timber and Japanese timber as well as initiatives to encourage standardization.

Manufacturing Business

Reports on the manufacturing facilities overall as a manufacturer of timber and wooden building materials.

Reports on initiatives that adhere to the Group Procurement Policy and active use of plantation timber and certified timber.

Reports on safety and quality control policies for wood building materials in addition to the initiatives in each country.

Reports on occupational safety and health initiatives at building materials manufacturing facilities in and outside of Japan.

Forest Management

Reports on the overall forest management of the Sumitomo Forestry Group, which plants trees, cultivates forests and continually utilizes wood.

Reports on the public functions of forests and on the Sumitomo Forestry Group’s efforts targeting sustainable forest management.

Reports on initiatives related to management of company-owned forests in Japan and the forest management consulting business.

Reports on plantation forest operations overseas and the forest management consulting business.

Reports on the occupational health and safety initiatives in the Forestry Business, which conducts forest management.

Reports on the Consulting Business for corporate clients and other organizations in and outside Japan, drawing on our knowledge of forest management cultivated over many years.

Reports on “social forestry” and reforestation support activities.

Environmental Energy Business

Reports on the overall Environmental Energy Business of the Sumitomo Forestry Group with focus on wood biomass power generation.

Reports on initiatives that include the promotion to utilize unused forest resources in wood biomass power generation as well as the procurement of wood chips.

Reports on initiatives that include the effective use of unused forest resources utilizing our Group timber procurement network.

Reports on initiatives to reduce greenhouse gases through the renewable energy business, which aims to build a 300MW power generation system.

Business Responding to the Super-Aging Society

Reports on businesses that respond to the super-aging society such as the new establishment and operation of nursing care facilities and the day service business.

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