Business Overview

The Manufacturing Business in japan produces construction articles such as doors and windows, interior wood materials, and staircase materials. Overseas, we produce wooden board products such as plywood, medium-density fireboard (MDF) and particleboard and various building materials such as flooring, furniture and kitchen cabinets at each location in South East Asia, Oceania, and North America. We supply them all over the world including Japan.

Main Business Figures (FY2019 Result)

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Value Chain of Manufacturing Operations

Product Development/Raw Material Procurement

We work to meet customer’s needs not just through design in slab and board operations and building material and timber product operations, but also by moving forward with product development that optimizes the characteristics of raw materials and procurement that takes into account the sustainability of raw materials.

Relevant Social Issues

Forests around the world continue to decline due to practices such as illegal logging and excessive slash-and-burn farming, making sustainable timber procurement a crucial issue.

We procure plantation timber and certified timber which are legal and highly sustainable in order to achieve ongoing timber and materials procurement that considers sustainability and biodiversity.

Relevant Sustainability Initiatives

Manufacturing

By operating according to the ISO9001 International quality management system and through management that meets or exceeds JIS/JAS product quality requirements, we manufacture high-quality products and strive to build products with even greater safety. We are also focusing on greater energy and resource savings and recycling in manufacturing processes.

Our Group also regards the establishment of a safe, healthy work environment for all employees working in each manufacturing plant as our responsibility, and we therefore continually pursue a goal of zero occupational injuries.

Relevant Social Issues

We recognize that it is crucial that we strive (1) to manufacture and market safe, reliable products, (2) to create positive work environments, and (3) to reduce environmental impact. We will manufacture safe, reliable products while valuing customer feedback.

We recognize that establishing safe, stable working environments and reducing the environmental impact at manufacturing plants is a material issue. Therefore, we are working to enhance safety measures, improve working environments, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing recycling rates.

Relevant Sustainability Initiatives

Delivery

We ship and sell processed and manufactured products not only in Japan, but in countries around the world.

We have been moving forward with continual improvements such as redesigning packaging to cut waste, revising delivery methods to provide customers with greater ease of access, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Relevant Social Issues

We do business in each country from a compliance perspective for shipments and product sales. The extent to which delivery can be made more efficient by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transport has become a societal issue. We promote initiatives to improve load efficiency and transport waste on return trips after the delivery of construction materials.

Relevant Sustainability Initiatives

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Sustainability Report