Mid-Term Sustainability Targets as part of 2024 Mid-Term Management Plan

Material Issue 6 
To create a vibrant environment for all workers

Material Issue 6

Material Issue 6 
To create a vibrant environment for all workers

Creating a work environment where everyone throughout the supply chain is safe, healthy and motivated.

Related SDGs

Basic Policy

In order to achieve sustainable business growth, it is important to create an environment where people involved can thrive. Foundation of a fair work environment is that everyone in the supply chain accepts diversity, including race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and gender, and respects human rights without discrimination. We must also respect work-life balance, which emphasizes lifestyle of each individual. In addition, there is a possibility that serious occupational accidents may occur in the forest business or Housing and Construction Business, and sufficient measures are necessary.

Sumitomo Forestry Group sets "We promote a free and open-minded corporate culture that respects diversity" as one of Code of Conduct, and also make Declaration on Health Management that it will strives to maintain and improve physical and mental health of all employees and their families so that they can work healthily and actively. In the future, with the utmost emphasis on continuous improvement of employee satisfaction, we will work on multi-faceted and concrete targets such as realization of diversity, prevention of harassment, elimination of occupational injuries, and improvement of retention rate and number of obtained qualifications.

Impact on Society and the Environment

Material Issue 6 Impact (Influence)
To create a vibrant environment for all workers

Creating a work environment where everyone throughout the supply chain is safe, healthy and motivated.
Eliminating gender discrimination
Securing better human resources
Enhancing corporate value by improving work productivity
Realizing a diverse society
Ensuring employee health by building a safe, secure workplace
(higher satisfaction)
Ensuring safety of employees and subcontractors by eliminating occupational accidents

Management of Material Issue 6

In Mid-Term Sustainability Targets 2024, Material Issue 6 is divided into 18 evaluation indicators, and management is carried out by incorporating them into annual activity policies and measures of the management department. We also assess the impacts that the material issue has on society and the environment.

Management of Each Target

Specific steps based on issues and strategies Indicators for Evaluation Managing department FY2021
result
FY2022
target
FY2023
target
FY2024
target
Work-life balance
(workstyle reform)
Employee satisfaction level (%) Non-Consolidated Personnel Department 78.2 80.0 81.0 82.0
Consolidated in Japan 60.7 67.0 68.9 71.0
Employee Paid Leave Usage Ratio (%) Non-Consolidated 64.1 70.0 70.0 70.0
Consolidated in Japan 59.6 61.6 62.6 63.8
Overtime hours reduction rate (%) compared to fiscal 2017 Non-Consolidated
(FY2017: 45.5H)
▲15.8 ▲16.0 ▲19.0 ▲23.0
Consolidated in Japan
(FY2017: 31.1H)
▲8.0 ▲10.0 ▲13.0 ▲15.0
Retention rate of new graduates
(3rd year after joining the company) (%)
Non-Consolidated 83.3 83.0 84.0 85.0
Consolidated in Japan 74.8 75.8 78.8 84.5
Culture that does not allow harassment* (%) Non-Consolidated - 76.0 78.0 80.0
Consolidated in Japan - 76.2 77.7 79.0
Ensuring psychological safety*(%) Non-Consolidated - 71.0 73.0 75.0
Consolidated in Japan - 64.0 65.5 67.1
Male childcare leave acquisition rate (%) Non-Consolidated - 80.0 90.0 100
Consolidated in Japan - 33.0 39.0 43.0

* Percentage of employees who answered either "absolutely" or "yes, if I have to choose" in employee satisfaction surveys

Specific steps based on issues and strategies Indicators for Evaluation Managing department FY2021
result
FY2022
target
FY2023
target
FY2024
target
Diversity Employment continuation rate after age 60 (retirement extension, reemployment, etc.) (%) Non-Consolidated Personnel Department 93.3 95.0 95.0 95.0
Consolidated in Japan 87.7 87.5 99.1 98.2
Ratio of female employees to all employees (%) Non-Consolidated - 23.2 23.9 24.5
Consolidated in Japan - 34.3 34.5 34.7
Female officer ratio (%) Non-Consolidated - 13.8 16.7 19.4
Ratio of female senior managers (%) Non-Consolidated - 3.0 3.3 3.6
Consolidated in Japan - 6.5 7.3 7.9
Ratio of females to new hires (%) Non-Consolidated - 32.6 35.0 35.0
Consolidated in Japan - 34.6 35.5 35.6
Ratio of disabled employees (%) Non-Consolidated - 2.20 2.25 2.30
Group certification - 2.40 2.45 2.50
Consolidated in Japan - 2.30 2.40 2.40
Specific steps based on issues and strategies Indicators for Evaluation Managing department FY2021
result
FY2022
target
FY2023
target
FY2024
target
Human Resources Development Training cost per employee (unit: 1,000 yen) Non-Consolidated Personnel Department 77 125 125 150
Consolidated in Japan 29 57 57 56
Training time per employee (hours) Non-Consolidated 13 16.0 18.0 18.0
Consolidated in Japan - 12.5 12.8 13.1
Eco certification acquisition rate (%) Non-Consolidated Sustainability Department 34.4* 50.0 60.0 70.0

* Numerical values as of April 1, 2022

Specific steps based on issues and strategies Indicators for Evaluation Managing department FY2021
result
FY2022
target
FY2023
target
FY2024
target
Occupational Health and Safety (1) Number of serious occupational injuries
(Four or more days of lost worktime) (numbers)
Domestic new construction site
(Contract)
Housing and Construction Division 24 0 0 0
Remodeling site
(Contract)
4 0 0 0
Overseas housing site
(Contract)
Overseas Housing and Real Estate Division 9 0 0 0
Domestic group companies: Manufacturing (employees) Timber and Building Materials Division 0 0 0 0
Overseas group companies: Manufacturing (employees / contractors)* 8 0 0 0
Domestic forest site
(Contract)
Environment and Resources Division 2 0 0 0
Overseas afforestation site
(Contract)
15 0 0 0
Elderly care site Lifestyle Service Division 9 0 0 0
(2) Number of occupational injuries
(One or more days and less than 4 days of lost worktime) (numbers)
Domestic new construction site
(Contract)
Housing and Construction Division 13 18 16 14
Remodeling site
(Contract)
3 0 0 0
Overseas housing site
(Contract)
Overseas Housing and Real Estate Division 4 0 0 0
Domestic group companies: Manufacturing (employees) Timber and Building Materials Division 0 0 0 0
Overseas group companies: Manufacturing (employees / contractors)* 12 0 0 0
Domestic forest site
(Contract)
Environment and Resources Division 0 0 0 0
Overseas afforestation site
(Contract)
17 0 0 0
Elderly care site Lifestyle Service Division 1 0 0 0
(3)Total number of occupational injuries
(One or more days of lost worktime:(1)+(2))(numbers)
Domestic new construction site
(Contract)
Housing and Construction Division 37 18 16 14
Remodeling site
(Contract)
7 0 0 0
Overseas housing site
(Contract)
Overseas Housing and Real Estate Division 13 0 0 0
Domestic group companies: Manufacturing (employees) Timber and Building Materials Division 0 0 0 0
Overseas group companies: Manufacturing (employees / contractors)* 20 0 0 0
Domestic forest site
(Contract)
Environment and Resources Division 2 0 0 0
Overseas afforestation site
(Contract)
32 0 0 0
Elderly care site Lifestyle Service Division 10 0 0 0

* Total of 6 companies (consolidated companies) of Nelson Pine Industries (NPIL), PT. Kutai Timber Indonesia (KTI), PT. AST Indonesia (ASTI), PT. Sinar Rimba Pasifik (SRP), Canyon Creek Cabinet (CCC), and Vina Eco Board (VECO)