Promotion of Social Contribution Activities
The Sumitomo Forestry Group advocates “To improve the livelihood of the local communities where we operate” as one of nine material issues. Even in business processes, the Group makes considerations that include community development and local social welfare. Furthermore, we are expanding globally around fields that include the environment and education of next generation around an axis of forests and wood, which are closely related to the Group's business.
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.
Social Contribution Donations
Breakdown of Donations by Category (FY2022)
Expenditure on Social Contribution Activities
Breakdown of Expenditure on Social Contribution Activities (FY2022)
*1 Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori operation costs, etc.
*2 Costs of community cleaning activities and the Forester House operation, etc.
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.
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. Six employees took volunteer leave, including those who used the leave in participating in volunteer activities for the Tokyo 2020 Games in fiscal 2021, and one employee took volunteer leave in fiscal 2022. We will continue to support employees' volunteer activities.
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 December 31, 2022)
|Organization||Position||Position in the Company||Name|
|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|
|The 33rd Local System Study Group||Chairperson||Representative Director Chairperson||Akira Ichikawa|
|Japan Association of Corporate Executives||Vice Chairman and Executive Director||Representative Director Chairperson||Akira Ichikawa|
|Wooden Home Builders Association of Japan||Representative Supervisory Officer & Chairperson||Representative Director Chairperson||Akira Ichikawa|
|Japan Federation of Housing Organizations||Representative Supervisory Officer & Vice-chairperson||Representative Director Chairperson||Akira Ichikawa|
|The Machinami Foundation||Director||Representative Director, President and Executive Officer||Toshiro Mitsuyoshi|
|Japan-China Association for Building and Housing Industry||Director & 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||Permanent Councilor||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 Wood Design Association||Vice-chairperson||Representative Director Chairperson||Akira Ichikawa|
|Aeon Environmental Foundation||Trustee||Representative Director Chairperson||Akira Ichikawa|
|Institute for Innovative Healthcare||Director||Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
|Japan 2x4 Home Builders Association||Director||Director, Managing Executive Officer||Ikuro Takahashi|
|The Building & Housing Center of Japan||Executive Delegate||Director, Managing Executive Officer||Ikuro Takahashi|
|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|
|Japan Global Exchange Forum for Housing, Building and Urban Development||Officer & Vice Chairperson||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|
|Japan Federation of Housing Organizations - Environment Committee||Chairperson||Advisor||Hideki Nose|
|Japan Federation of Housing Organizations - International Foreign Relations Committee||Chairperson||Advisor||Hideki Nose|
|Institute for Built Environment and Carbon Neutral for SDGs (IBECs)||Director||Advisor||Hideki Nose|
|Japan International Association for the Industry of Building and Housing||Operational Committee
|Wooden Home Builders Association of Japan||Operational Committee
|General Manager, External Relations Department||Takanori Umeki|
|Japan Wood Design Association||Chairperson (Representative Supervisory Officer)||General Manager, External Relations Department||Akira Sekimoto|
|Japan Greenery Research and Development Center||Trustee||General Manager, Forest and Landscape Research Center||Kentaro Nakamura|
|National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization||Director||General Manager, Forest Department||Kenji Terazawa|
|The Forest Culture Association||Director||General Manager, External Relations Department||Hiroyuki Wakabayashi|
Costs Such as to Various Associations*1 *2
*1 The aggregation period of fiscal 2020 is from April to December 2020
*2 The aggregation period before fiscal 2019 is from April of each year to March of the following year