International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd


Sumitomo Forestry is a comprehensive housing and wood products corporation that engages in various housing-related businesses such as wooden custom-housing, manufacturing building materials, and distributing and selling timber building materials through its global network. Sumitomo Forestry aims to contribute positively to the environment through sustainable, comprehensive forest management. We are implementing the planned management of broad tracts of company-owned forests in Japan, based on the principle of “sustainable forestry” according to which trees are planted, forests are cultivated, the resulting wood is utilized as a resource, and the harvested areas are replanted.