Environmental Related Data

Environmental Related Data

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) 37,237 29,490 28,957 16,257 111,940
Raw Material Input (t) 8,316 24,650 3,673 16,050 52,689
Water Resource Use (m3)
  Service water 6,655 5,795 5,942 131 18,523
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 - - - 65,600 65,600
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) 274 951 1,644 917 3,786
Methane (CH4)* 28 5 13 - 45
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 4 0 1 - 6
Waste generations (t) 2,364 1,950 907 365 5,586
Water discharge (m3)
  Sewerage 5,310 - 4,754 - 10,064
Ocean - - - 59,240 59,240
Rivers - 4,636 - - 4,636
Lakes - - - - -
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) - - 245 766 1,011
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) - - 1,389 - 1,389
Soot and dust - - 26.4 - 26.4

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

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The Agro-Products division of Sumitomo Forestry Landscaping

Item (unit) Tobishima Plant Shinshiro Plant Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 2,416 5,860 8,276
Raw Material Input (t) 12,405 6,683 19,088
Water Resource Use (m3)
  Service water 666 504 1,170
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) 125 356 481
Methane (CH4)* - - -
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* - - -
Waste generations (t) 50 36 86
Water discharge (m3)
  Sewerage - - -
Ocean - - -
Rivers 666 504 1,170
Lakes - - -
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) - 27 27
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) - 896 896
Soot and dust - 382 382

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

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Power Plants

Item (unit) Mombetsu Biomass Electric Power Co.,Ltd. Hachinohe Biomass Electric Power Co.,Ltd. Okhotsk Bio Energy Co. Ltd. Japan Bio Energy Co., Ltd. Michinoku Bio Energy Co., Ltd. Subtotal
Energy Input (GJ) 5,227,441 1,704,473 15,427 10,755 9,444 7,156,384
Raw Material Input (t) 3,643 806 69,678 55,401 117,602 247,130
Water Resource Use (m3)
  Service water 1,038,358 9,155 555 6,502 217 1,054,787
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 - 365,683 - - - 365,683
Main Water Source - Mabechi River - - - -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 87,198 1,493 966 246 637 90,539
Methane (CH4)* 7,333 3,005 - - - 10,338
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 78,056 26,135 - - - 104,191
Waste generations (t) 9,567 2,058 1 567 - 12,193
Water discharge (m3)
  Sewerage 409,184 - 555 - 217 409,956
Ocean - 100,576 - - - 100,576
Rivers - - - - - -
Lakes - - - - - -
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) 86,804 540 - - - 87,344
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 270,818 77,332 - - - 348,150
Soot and dust 4,796 309 - - - 5,105

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

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Total for All Plants in Japan

Item (unit) Total
Energy Input (GJ) 7,276,600
Raw Material Input (t) 318,907
Water Resource Use (m3)
  Service water 1,074,480
Main Water Source As indicated above
Industrial water 431,283
Main Water Source As indicated above
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 94,806
Methane (CH4)* 10,383
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 104,197
Waste generations (t) 17,865
Water discharge (m3)
  Sewerage 420,020
Ocean 159,816
Rivers 5,806
Lakes -
Emissions to the air (kg)
  Sulfur oxides (SOx) 88,381
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 350,435
Soot and dust 5,513

* 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) 505,134 94,063 1,303,926 30,232
Raw Material Input (t) 100,512 24,782 520,468 5,556
Water Resource Use (m3)
  Service water - 803 - -
Industrial water - 41,527 211,611 -
Ground water 58,585 - 176,804 -
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 20,194 7,161 47,454 2,301
Methane (CH4)* 39 - 113 -
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 420 - 1,212 -
Waste generations (t) 23,306 4,491 86,767 1,055
Water discharge (m3)
  Sewerage - 8,065 - -
Ocean - - 21,966 -
Rivers 57,925 - - -

* 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) 1,693,439 370,720 56,214 4,053,728
Raw Material Input (t) 732,094 169,520 7,991 1,560,923
Water Resource Use (m3)
  Service water 284,736 49,897 4,255 339,691
Industrial water - - - 253,138
Ground water - - 2,429 237,818
Greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2) 13,726 18,570 1,254 110,659
Methane (CH4)* 241 15 - 408
Dinitrogen oxide (N2O)* 1,275 159 - 3,066
Waste generations (t) 115,355 20,571 2,026 253,571
Water discharge (m3)
  Sewerage 264,571 17,464 4,256 294,356
Ocean - - - 21,966
Rivers - - - 57,925

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

Environmental Accounting Results for Fiscal 2021

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 623
Environment-related business
(Overseas consulting, REDD+ business, etc.)
46
Resource recycling costs*2 Promotion of appropriate treatment, reduction, and recycling of industrial waste 7,098
Waste wood chip distribution operations 197
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 296
Upstream / Downstream costs*3 Green purchasing 23
Management activity costs*4 Operation and promotion of environmental management activities
(ISO14001 certification, environmental education, LCA surveys, etc.)
178
Monitoring of environmental impact 1
Disclosure and administration of environmental information
(Sustainability Report, environment-related advertising, environment-related exhibitions, etc.)
30
R&D costs*5 R&D activities related to environmental protection 1,068
Social contribution costs*6 Management and operation of Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori 16
Management and operation of Forester House 9
Other social contribution activities 3
Donations to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund 2
Total 9,588

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

*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.

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Environmental Benefits

Category Effects Benefits
Benefits from costs within operational area Volume of recycled waste wood from distribution operations (converted into chip equivalents) 702,000 m3
Volume sold of potting mix using recycled sediment from water purification 14,000 t
Benefits from Upstream/Downstream costs Green procurement ratio 66.9%
Benefits from management activity costs Employees designated as internal environmental auditors 103
Benefits from R&D costs Exhibition of the Culture Samples and Seedlings of Japanese Apricot Bonbai Successfully Propagated Through Tissue Culture
Unveiled at Bonsai Exhibition of Ume Trees with Blossoms
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Completion of Toho Gakuen Munetsugu Hall, the first use of CLT structural materials with wood texture and acoustic effects -
Wood member "Wooden CT" obtained minister certification for three hours fireproof structure
Enabling medium- and large-scale wooden construction of 15 floors or more
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Starting construction of "Sophia University Building No. 15" with wooden fireproof structure
Contributing to decarbonization society with the latest technology from Sumitomo Forestry
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Joint research with Kobe University on high temperature resistant tree species
Research on resistance and adaptability of domestic trees to urban warming is published in the international scientific magazine "TREES."
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Sumitomo Forestry donates "Taiko Weeping Cherry Tree," which grew seedlings through tissue culture, to the Yamatane Museum of Art, to Daigoji Temple -
Wood hybrid laminated lumber perforated beam obtained minister certification for one hour fireproof structure
Improvement of freedom of design and creativity, and cost reduction in total construction cost
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Supported more efficient development of better roadways to contribute to the revitalization of the forest industry Volunteers who participated in Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 79
Children participating in the Environmental Education Program at Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori project 1,101
Visitors to Forester House 2,603
Sumitomo Forestry Group Sustainability Report 2021 -