Business Overview

In the renewable energy field, the Sumitomo Forestry Group is focusing development particularly on the wood biomass power generation business, which uses fuel such as wood chips made from waste building materials or unused timber from forests.

Main Business Figures (FY2019 Result)

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Value Chain of Environmental Energy Business

Procurement

The Sumitomo Forestry Group aims to further use of scrap wood produced during construction and renovation of housing and unused forest resources as fuel for wood biomass power generation plants to generate energy and promote the business while also enhancing forest value.

Relevant Social Issues

We promote the use of construction debris and unused forest resources, generating fresh demand for timber at the fuel procurement stage of the energy business, evitalizing the timber industry, which is a crucial issue for local businesses.

Relevant Sustainability Initiatives

Production

The Sumitomo Forestry Group strives to recycle wood waste into wood resources through our business operations supplying chips as fuels including for biomass power generation plants. We make chips from waste wood such as offcuts produced in the logging process for timber as well as wood waste produced on construction sites, in addition to unused forest resource from plantations.

Relevant Social Issues

The Sumitomo Forestry Group strives to develop and standardize renewable green energy while expanding the applications for wood and increasing its asset value.

Relevant Sustainability Initiatives

Power Generation/
Wholesales

The Sumitomo Forestry Group aims to build a 300 MW power generation capacity system in the future. The wood biomass power generation business at the core of these efforts is expanding our energy business by leveraging the characteristics and conditions of each area in five regions.

Relevant Social Issues

Insufficient supply of clean, sustainable energy services is now seen as a social challenge. The trend toward expansion of renewable energy is not only occurring in Japan but worldwide. However, many countries are still in the middle of trials for renewable energy.

Our Group strives to expand and standardize the renewable energy business.

Relevant Sustainability Initiatives

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Sustainability Report