The Japanese pulp and paper industry imports two-thirds of total demand of woodchip, which is one of main materials for making pulp. With growing paper production, industrial dependency on imported woodchip is expected to increase further in quality. Under such circumstances, our philosophy is "sustainable development" with the harmony of industry and environment.
Japanese corporations have been operating a number of industrial forest plantation projects with high growth potential to concentrate fiber production in limited areas. The concept here is that to grow own fibers, we establish overseas industrial forest plantations. These projects are not limited to only securing resources, but also protection of environment through prevention of global warming by absorption and fixation of CO2 and supporting the regional economies.
JOPP supports overseas plantation projects for Japanese companies in the following ways. Firstly, JOPP conducts survey and investigation concerning plantations. Secondly, JOPP coordinates communications between corporations and public entities as well as other established groups. Finally, JOPP organizes symposiums and discussions on industrial forest plantation overseas.