Sumitomo Forestry Group's Sustainability Management

Corporate Philosophy and Sustainability Management

The Sumitomo Forestry Group conducts sustainable management that contributes to building sustainable and prosperous society through the business utilizing “wood.”

Mid-Term Sustainability Targets as part of 2021 Mid-Term Management Plan and Material Issues

The Sumitomo Forestry Group formulated Mid-Term Sustainability Targets that incorporate sustainability strategies and material issues in the Mid-Term Management Plan to promote initiatives through business.

Contributions to the SDGs and Material Issues

The Sumitomo Forestry Group aims to contribute to the SDGs by advancing efforts to resolve social issues through business to build a sustainable society.

Material Issue 1: Ongoing Timber and Materials Procurement that Considers Sustainability and Biodiversity

We have positioned the conservation of biodiversity as a priority issue while promoting sustainable forest management and timber procurement both in and outside of Japan.

Material Issue 2: The Development and Sale of Reliable and Safe Products and Services that Consider the Environment and Society

We see the provision of products and services which generate value able to build a prosperous society as an important role that includes standardizing long-lasting, quality homes.

Material Issue 3: The Reduction of the Environmental Impact of Our Business Activities

We are furthering the reduction of our environmental impact overall, including the reduction of greenhouse gases and industrial waste, with our focus on businesses such as housing as well as timber building materials.

Material Issue 4: A Vibrant Work Environment Where a Diverse Workforce can Unharness their Skills and Individuality

We aim to build a safe and healthy workplace where all driven employees can actively participate regardless of their attributes.

Material Issue 5: Corporate Ethics and Governance Structures

We aim to strengthen a Group-wide business risk management system and practice uncompromising compliance by consistently managing material management risks.

Stakeholder Engagement

The Sumitomo Forestry Group strives to have active dialogue and cooperation with its stakeholders so that it may respond to their interests and expectations and earn the trust of society.

Sustainability-related Policies and Philosophy

The Sumitomo Forestry Group strives forward in sustainable management based on separate policies for each sustainability issue.

Sustainability Report