Basic Policy

Basic Policy

By continuously creating and providing new value for our stakeholders, the Sumitomo Chemical Group will build the corporate worth, contribute to solving the problems facing society and our environment while enriching people’s lives.

In order to accomplish this, the Sumitomo Chemical Group will proactively work for profitable business operations, preservation of the environment, safety, product quality and social activities. We will pursue and promote our CSR activities with consideration for the interests of all our stakeholders, including our stockholders, employees, business partners, and the local residents of all regions in which we conduct business. Through our endeavors in these areas, we hope to play a significant role in helping to build a sustainable society, while continuing to grow our business in order to achieve our goal of becoming a truly global chemical company in the 21st century.

Sumitomo Chemical’s Corporate Statement

Sumitomo Chemical started business in 1913 as a producer of fertilizers from sulfur dioxide gas emitted by copper smelters. This business, which solved the environmental problem of air pollution while meeting the social demand for more agricultural production, embodied the business philosophy of the Sumitomo family handed down from the 17th century. “Our business must benefit society, not just our interests.” Throughout our history of almost a century, we at Sumitomo Chemical have lived by this credo. We have worked to build better lives by developing various businesses that meet people’s evolving needs.

At the same time, we have continuously delivered technological innovation while paying special attention to product quality, safety, and the environment. Looking to the future, we will create new value beyond the boundaries of chemistry by combining a variety of ideas, views, and technologies. We will also continue to take up the challenges facing the globe, from meeting basic needs, to protecting the environment, to addressing the issues of adequate supplies of food, energy, and other resources.

In this endeavor, each of us at Sumitomo Chemical will work together to enhance our capabilities, explore new possibilities every day, and overcome the challenges lying ahead with enthusiasm and a strong sense of mission. Sumitomo Chemical will seek to continue to build trust and bring joy to people across the world through constant innovation.

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