Editorial Policy

The Sumitomo Forestry Group regards the Sustainability Report as an important tool for communicating with our stakeholders.

As in previous reports, the fiscal 2019 report continues with coverage of the activity highlights based on the five material issues outlined in the Mid-Term Sustainability Targets, Sustainability Management, Governance, a Social Report and Environmental Report, in addition to Contribution Through Our Business to introduce in more detail the ways in which we are applying sustainability management through our business activities.

In addition to the website, we also publish a pamphlet with content centering on the activity highlights based on the five material issues outlined in the Mid-Term Sustainability Targets, arranged to be used in line with the interests of all our related stakeholders.

We appreciate your feedback on our wide range of sustainable activities.

Boundary of the Reporting:

The scope of this report is Sumitomo Forestry, its consolidated companies, and some affiliated companies accounted for by the equity-method. The environmental data is an aggregation for Group companies, including all consolidated subsidiaries in and outside of Japan unless otherwise noted. The boundary of target organizations and calculations are as below.

* In this report, Sumitomo Forestry refers to Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. and the Sumitomo Forestry Group includes consolidated companies in Japan and overseas as well as some affiliated companies accounted for by the equity-method


October 2020

Reporting Period:

Japan: April 2019 to March 2020
Overseas: January 2019 to December 2019

* Some activities started before the period and after April 2020 in Japan and after January 2020 overseas, and future forecasts are also included.

Reference Guidelines:

Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2018 Edition), Japanese Ministry of the Environment
ISO26000:2010 procedures related to social responsibility (Japanese Standards Association)
GRI Standards, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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Reliability of Report Content

The environmental and social performance indicators have obtained third-party assurance by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd., and indicate the third-party guarantee markAbout symbol for Independent assurance.

The respective departments of the Sumitomo Forestry Group have endeavored to ensure accuracy by using appropriate measurements and data collection methods for the initiatives and results reported in the Sustainability Report. These methods are also disclosed when relevant.

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