Basic Policy

The Sumitomo Forestry Group advocates “the development and sale of reliable and safe products and services that consider the environment and society” as one of five important issues. Even in business processes, the Group makes considerations that include community development and local social welfare. Other social contribution activities are expanding globally around fields that include the environment and education of the next generation around an axis of forests and wood, which are closely related to the Group's businesses.

In addition to the emphasis on education in elementary and junior high schools, such as forest field trips and support for building monastic schools in developing countries, Sumitomo Forestry actively promotes reforestation of forests afflicted by disasters and cultivation of heritage and precious trees as well as other activities. Sumitomo Forestry also supports volunteer activities undertaken by individual employees in local communities to create a workplace environment that encourages people to contribute to their local communities.

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Social Contribution Donations

Breakdown of Social Contribution Donations by Category (FY2019)

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Expenditure on Social Contribution Activities

Breakdown of Expenditure on Social Contribution Activities (FY2019)

*1 Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori operation costs, etc.

*2 Costs of community cleaning activities and the Forester House operation, etc.

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Volunteer Leave Program

To support its employees' volunteering activities, in May 2011 the Company established a volunteer leave program that allows employees a total of five days of leave a year for volunteer activities. One employee took volunteer leave in fiscal 2019.

Moreover, the Company provided special support for volunteer activities for the Great East Japan Earthquake, for a specific time period, it paid the travel expenses and volunteer insurance premiums of employees who wanted to help.

In addition to the five days that can be taken in the current volunteer leave program, employees can now take an additional ten days of leave (unpaid) if participating as a Tokyo 2020 Games (Olympics/Paralympics) volunteer recruited by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 20 employees are expected to take advantage of this additional leave. In the future, we will flexibly adapt to the changing situation around these games in ongoing support of employee volunteer activities.

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Contributions to Public Policy

The Sumitomo Forestry Group coordinates and cooperates with national and local governments, the business community and others, making recommendations toward the improvement and resolution of worsening environmental and social issues.

Public Service (As of April 1, 2020)

Organization Position Position in the Company Name
Japan International Association for the Industry of Building and Housing Representative Supervisory Officer & Chairperson Chief Corporate Advisor Ryu Yano
Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure Representative Supervisory Officer & Chairperson Chief Corporate Advisor Ryu Yano
National Conference for Promoting Forestry Revival and Regional Revitalization Vice-chairperson Chief Corporate Advisor Ryu Yano
Japan Global Exchange Forum for Housing, Building and Urban Development Supervisory Officer & Vice Chairperson Chief Corporate Advisor Ryu Yano
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Special adviser Chief Corporate Advisor Ryu Yano
Yamaguchi Industrial Strategy Committee Industrial Strategy Advisor Chief Corporate Advisor Ryu Yano
Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra Trustee Chief Corporate Advisor Ryu Yano
32nd Local Government System Research Councils, Cabinet Office Chairperson Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Council for the Promotion of Decentralization Reform, Cabinet Office Assembly Member Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
National Exchange Examination Board, National Personnel Authority Board Member Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Japan Association of Corporate Executives Vice Chairperson Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Wooden Home Builders Association of Japan Chairperson (Representative Supervisory Officer) Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Japan Federation of Housing Organizations Vice Chairperson (Representative Supervisory Officer) Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
The Machinami Foundation Director Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Japan-China Association for Building and Housing Industry Supervisory Officer & Vice Chairperson Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
The Building & Housing Center of Japan Outside director Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
The Provision of Quality Housing Stock Association Vice-chairperson Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) Standing Secretary Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation Vice-chairperson Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Standing Advisor Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Japan Committee for the Japan-New Zealand Business Council Committee chairperson Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Japan Indonesia Association, Inc. Director Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture Special guest professor Representative Director Chairperson Akira Ichikawa
Japan Association of Corporate Executives Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Workshop Vice-chairperson Representative Director President and Executive Officer Tatsuru Satoh
Institute for Innovative Healthcare Director Representative Director President and Executive Officer Tatsuru Satoh
Japan 2x4 Home Builders Association Director Managing Executive Officer Ikuro Takahashi
The Building & Housing Center of Japan Executive Delegate Managing Executive Officer Ikuro Takahashi
Japan Federation of Housing Organizations - Environment Committee Committee chairperson Advisor Hideki Nose
Japan Federation of Housing Organizations - International Foreign Relations Committee Committee chairperson Advisor Hideki Nose
Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation Director Advisor Hideki Nose
Japan International Association for the Industry of Building and Housing Operational Committee Chairperson Advisor Hideki Nose
Wooden Home Builders Association of Japan Operational Committee Chairperson Advisor Ken Wada
Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Trustee Chief Engineer, Environment and Resources Division Akito Kataoka
National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization Director Chief Engineer, Environment and Resources Division Akito Kataoka
The Forest Culture Association Director Chief Engineer, Environment and Resources Division Akito Kataoka
Japan-Papua New Guinea Association Director General Manager, Overseas Resources Department Masanobu Nishikawa

Costs Such as to Various Associations

Costs Such as to Various Associations

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Sustainability Report