Those who use trees have the responsibility to plant trees.
The Oji Group believes in the principle “those who use trees have the responsibility to plant trees” and has long been working hard to realize sustainable forest management by repeating the cycle of planting, growing, and harvesting trees and processing them into raw materials. At present, we manage and own 190,000 hectares of forests in Japan and 250,000 hectares of forests overseas.
To ensure appropriate forest management in the respective aspects of “society”, “economy”, and the “environment”, we strive to achieve the "Sustainable Forest Management" leveraging the forest certification programs.
In addition to supplying wood resources, forests play multifaceted roles in society, such as conserving biodiversity, providing and protecting water resources and the soil, serving recreational purposes, nurturing cultures, and creating local employment opportunities. The Oji Group maximizes the use of forest resources while conducting a range of activities in Japan and overseas to showcase the multiple functions of forests. These activities include conserving natural forests, tracking wild animals, and hosting the Oji Forest Nature School.