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.

Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co., Ltd.

Item (unit) Kashima Plant Shizuoka Plant Niihama Plant Imari Plant Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 30,517 28,499 26,605 16,760 102,381
Raw Material Input (t) 7,377 34,335 4,488 7,817 54,017
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 3,318 5,023 4,005 102 12,448
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 - - - 84,100 84,100
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) 1,178 1,373 1,725 941 5,217
Methane (CH4)* 8.3 4.8 6.8 - 19.9
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 1.9 0.5 0.6 - 3.0
Waste generations (t) 2,108 2,150 700 331 5,288
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 2,012 0 4,005 0 6,017
Ocean 0 0 0 76,730 76,730
Rivers 0 5,023 0 0 5,023
Lakes 0 0 0 0 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) - - 375About symbol for Independent assurance 1,399About symbol for Independent assurance 1,774
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) - - 1,357About symbol for Independent assurance - 1,357
Soot and dust - - 42 - 42

* 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) 2,345 5,857 8,202
Raw Material Input (t) 13,365 6,523 19,888
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 538 1,217 1,755
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) 133 366 499
Methane (CH4)* - - -
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* - - -
Waste generations (t) 31 35 66
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 0 0 0
Ocean 0 0 0
Rivers 1,217 538 1,755
Lakes 0 0 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) - 31About symbol for Independent assurance 31
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) - 709About symbol for Independent assurance 709
Soot and dust - 554 -

* 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) 5,236,808 1,483,270 17,918 11,465 7,523 6,756,984
Raw Material Input (t) 4,589 37 87,773 63,656 87,157 243,212
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 1,055,090 9,990 326 4,753 256 1,070,415
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 - 347,780 - - - 347,780
Main Water Source - Mabechi River - - - -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 91,954 394 1,166 256 509 94,279
Methane (CH4)* 5,754 2,279 - - - 8,034
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 83,985 23,756 - - - 107,741
Waste generations (t) 13,611 2,364 1 771 - 16,687
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 418,132 - 265 - - 418,397
Ocean - 96,935 - - - 96,935
Rivers - - - - - -
Lakes - - - - - -
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) 115,153About symbol for Independent assurance 663About symbol for Independent assurance - - - 115,816
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 264,852About symbol for Independent assurance 65,090About symbol for Independent assurance - - - 329,942
Soot and dust 2,718 0 - - - 2,718

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

Total for All Plants in Japan

Item (unit) Total
Energy Input (GJ) 6,867,567
Raw Material Input (t) 317,116
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 1,084,618
Main Water Source As indicated above
Industrial water 431,880
Main Water Source As indicated above
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 99,995
Methane (CH4)* 8,054
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 107,744
Waste generations (t) 22,041
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 424,414
Ocean 173,665
Rivers 6,778
Lakes 0
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) 117,621
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 332,008
Soot and dust 3,314

* 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) 457,032 84,040 1,401,077 25,897
Raw Material Input (t) 97,928 20,970 588,467 5,166
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water - 690 - -
Industrial water - 35,094 282,519 -
Ground water 64,301 - 122,549 -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 19,352 6,450 49,492 1,987
Methane (CH4)* 362 - 1,353 -
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 34 - 126 -
Waste generations (t) 19,756 3,494 89,572 1,164
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 0 6,825 0 -
Ocean 0 0 7,200 -
Rivers 60,676 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) 1,668,244 378,014 59,083 4,073,387
Raw Material Input (t) 684,287 201,192 7,206 1,605,216
Water Resource Use (m³)
  Service Water 279,258 108,549 3,553 392,050
Industrial water - - - 317,613
Ground water - - 3,215 190,065
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 12,864 12,252 2,796 105,193
Methane (CH4)* 1,265 96 - 3,076
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 229 9 - 398
Waste generations (t) 104,132 23,133 1,622 242,873
Water discharge (m³)
  Sewerage 236,647 38,732 3,553 285,757
Ocean 0 0 0 7,200
Rivers 0 0 0 60,676

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

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Environmental Accounting Results for Fiscal 2019

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

Environmental Protection Costs

Cost Category Main Activities Total Cost
(Million yen)
Costs within operational area Global environmental protection costs*1 Sustainable forestry cultivation 678
Environment-related business
(Overseas consulting, REDD+ business, etc.)
128
Carbon offset 22
Resource recycling costs*2 Promotion of appropriate treatment, reduction, and recycling of industrial waste 5,879
Waste wood chip distribution operations 155
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 296
Upstream / Downstream costs*3 Green purchasing 25
Management activity costs*4 Operation and promotion of environmental management activities
(ISO14001 certification, environmental education, LCA surveys, etc.)
200
Monitoring of environmental impact 1
Disclosure and administration of environmental information
(Sustainability Report, environment-related advertising, environment-related exhibitions, etc.)
26
R&D costs*5 R&D activities related to environmental protection 987
Social contribution costs*6 Management and operation of Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori 14
Management and operation of Forester House 9
Other social contribution activities 2
Donations to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund 2
Donations to Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure 15
Total 8,439

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

*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) 1,009 m³
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 15 kt
Benefits from Upstream/Downstream costs Green procurement ratio 68.3%
Benefits from management activity costs Employees designated as internal environmental auditors 195
Benefits from R&D costs Acceleration of medium-to large-scale wooden structures Development of Original Wooden Beam and Pillar Components with Two-Hour Fire Resistance -
Completion of New Research Building at Tsukuba Research Institute
Research Base for W350 Plan and the Scientific Study of Wood and Greenery
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Sumitomo Forestry Home Tech
Development of original construction methods for seismic-resistance renovation
Acquisition of certified disaster prevention technologies
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Co-development of the industry's highest level of sound insulation flooring
Implementation in Forest Maison rental homes
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Launched FRD roadway design support software
Supported more efficient development of better roadways to contribute to the revitalization of the forest industry
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Benefits of social contribution costs Volunteers who participated in Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 186
Children participating in the Environmental Education Program at Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 1,101
Visitors to Forester House 2,720
Sumitomo Forestry Group Sustainability Report 2019
Presented the Excellence Award at the 23rd Environmental Communication Awards
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