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About Oji Group

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Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business

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The Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business supports the Group’s business through the stable supply of raw materials and other materials and comprehensively leverages Group assets including renewable resources of the likes of forests and water as well as facilities, real estate, and technologies to reinforce business.

Fumio Shindo
President, Forest Resources and Environment Marketing COMPANY
President, Printing and Communications Media COMPANY

Changes in Net Sales and Operating Profit

In FY2019, the Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business had net sales of 285.6 billion yen (down 40.9 billion yen from FY2018) and operating profit of 28.8 billion yen (down 35.8 billion yen from FY2018). Net sales and operating profit decreased substantially, mainly due to the impact of a weakening pulp market. In the energy business, electric power sales increased compared to the previous year, due to the commencing of operation of a new biomass power generation facility by MPM Oji Eco-Energy.
In FY2020, net sales of 259.0 billion yen (down 26.6 billion yen from FY2019) and operating profit of 22.0 billion yen (down 6.8 billion yen from FY2019) are planned.
Impact of COVID-19
A decline in sales volumes is forecast, with the weakening trend in global pulp markets expected to persist, despite positive effects anticipated from foreign exchange rate movements at overseas manufacturing sites.

Business Overview

Pulp Business

Market pulp supply capacity is 2.5 million tons per year, and the Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business has a diverse lineup of pulp grades including hardwood kraft pulp, softwood kraft pulp, and dissolving pulp. The broad product lineup and the Group’s sales channels are used to boost sales in Asia and other growth regions. Moving forward, we will continue to carry out strategic financial measures to secure our competitiveness.


Dissolving pulp

Energy Business

The electric power generation business has strengthened by expanding and fortifying electricity generation facilities and entering the electricity retailing business. With regard to biomass electric power generation, the Energy Business brought two new boilers online in FY2015 and, in March 2016, established a joint venture biomass power generation company together with Mitsubishi Paper Mills, which started operation in 2019.
As for hydroelectric power plants, the energy business continues to update existing facilities. Additionally, a joint electricity retailing business was launched with ITOCHU ENEX.


Lumber Processing Business

The Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business purchases and sells lumber products and processed lumber products, primarily in Asia and Oceania, and is taking measures to expand production capacity. Efforts to expand sales at sales bases established in China and Southeast Asia are ongoing.


Pan Pac lumber

Forest Plantation Business

The Group has engaged in forest management for many years and has 190,000 hectares forests in Japan and 250,000 hectares of forest plantations overseas. In addition to paper manufacturing raw materials, forests are used for processed products including lumber and plywood, as well as diverse resources including biomass fuel, to develop a integrated forestry industry that generates maximum value from forest resources.


Fuels/Chemicals and Other Material Procurement Business

As prices for raw materials, fuels, and materials increase in conjunction with economic development of emerging countries, centralized management procurement and advantageous procurement are conducted for the group as a whole. CSR procurement is conducted while taking into consideration the environment and society in accordance with the Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy.


Starch and Sweetener Products Business

The Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business is working to enhance manufacturing technology for starch and sweetener products, etc., primarily corn, while developing and providing products to meet customer needs.


Business Strategies

Profitability Improvement of Domestic Business

Electric Power Generation Business: Expansion of the renewable energy business with a focus on establishing new biomass power plants

The Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business is pursuing further expansion of the energy business, and a joint venture biomass power generation facility established with Mitsubishi Paper Mills commenced operation. Additionally, a decision was made to construct a biomass power generation facility in Tokushima Prefecture as a joint venture with ITOCHU ENEX, and preparations are underway for the start of operations in 2022.
To reinforce the biomass fuel business in conjunction with expansion of the energy business, a new fuel woodchip production company was established in Hokkaido in November 2018 to expand production of fuel woodchips by making use of unused domestic forest resources. Overseas, efforts to increase procurement of palm kernel shells (PKS) for use as fuel continue in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Expansion of Overseas Businesses

In the pulp business, the Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business continues to implement strategic profit measures at key business sites to reinforce business foundations that are resilient to fluctuations in pulp markets.
Oji Group know-how and operational management methods have been introduced and used in New Zealand to stabilize operations and raise efficiency. In Brazil, profit measures are implemented on a continuous basis by updating production facilities and through other means. In Japan, the Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business is expanding business and started production of high value added products: medical product materials and filter materials in addition to existing products for rayon applications.
The Forest Resources and Environment Marketing Business conducts forest plantation operations in nine locations in six overseas countries and is working to continuously secure sustainable resources.


Products are loaded onto a ship (Brazil)


Main Overseas Sites (Pulp Production Sites)



CENIBRA Mill
(Belo Oriente, Minas Gerais, Brazil)


Pan Pac Mill
(North Island, New Zealand)

Promotion of Innovation

The growth of planted trees is affected by a variety of factors, including natural factors such as the rainfall and soil in each area, and human factors such as the selection of species, care of the seedlings, and plantation management.
The trees planted by the Oji Group’s Forest Plantation Business in plantations around the world take from a few years to more than 20 years to mature. The Forest Plantation Business is striving to research environmentally, economically and socially friendly resources in each area, in collaboration with local forestry researchers and forestry industry organizations.