The Oji Group began managing forests with an awareness of sustainability long before it became a requirement. The awareness is demonstrated in the words “those who use trees have the responsibility to plant trees.” We established the Oji Group Environmental Charter in 1997, adopting sustainable forest management and “forest recycling,” where trees are planted, grown, harvested and planted again, as its action guidelines.
We have 190,000 hectares of company-owned forests in Japan, and 380,000 hectares (of which forest plantations comprise 250,000 hectares) outside of Japan.
We pride ourselves in engaging in appropriate forest management.
Last fiscal year, the Group established a new target: 400,000 hectares of forest plantations outside of Japan.
We are not only increasing our proprietary resources to ensure a stable supply of raw materials, but also engaging in appropriate management of plantation forests and conservation forests, utilizing forest certification as a tool to create, protect and grow forests for the next generation, that the whole world can be proud of.
Vice President, Forest Resources and Environment Marketing COMPANY
Corporate Officer, Oji Holdings Corporation