Social Contribution

Social Contribution

Sumitomo Chemical’s business philosophy is grounded in the concept of harmony between the company’s interests and those of the public. We seek to benefit not only our own business, but also both the nation and society, a concept that is at the core of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Sumitomo Chemical (Asia) (SCA) continues to emulate the Sumitomo Spirit by supporting our group’s CSR activities in the region.

Contributing to the global community

Together with other affiliate companies in Asia Pacific, SCA has been actively taking part in Sumitomo Chemical’s global contribution projects. We have helped to plant trees in Ranong, Thailand, for the Matching Gift Program, and raised over USD8,000 for the School Aid for Africa campaign, thereby enabling the supply of textbooks, desks, and chairs for the students there. As part of Sumitomo Chemical’s global effort in malaria prevention and control, 40,000 pieces of Olyset™ Nets have been donated to Myanmar China Friendship Association, benefitting many households in their villages. In our aid to disaster relief, our affiliates in this region worked together to raise over USD64,000 for the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief and donated our collections to Red Cross Society or Red Crescent in their respective countries in December 2013.

Contributing to the local community

As part of our 100th anniversary in 2015, Sumitomo Chemical & Affiliates reached out to children, youths, and families in need through fundraising. Proceeds from our “Sumitomo Chemical Charity Walk” were given to the South West Community Development Council for residents within the South West district in Singapore to enjoy green activities that enrich their lives, such as horticultural therapy. SCA also collaborated with six Group Companies for donations to the Singapore Children’s Society on their Flag Day.

Contributing to the future generation

Committed to upholding our CSR principles, SCA also undertakes activities that contribute to our local community and our future generation. Believing in nurturing students, we have been contributing funds to the National University of Singapore Chemical Engineering Society (NUS ChESS) and Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Singapore Foundation Scholarship, benefitting young Singaporeans and enhancing their educational opportunities. SCA has also coordinated Sumitomo Chemical’s donation of electrical installation to a monastery in Myanmar in our aim to provide better lighting and improve electrical safety for the orphans residing there. By working with other relevant organizations, we hope to contribute even in a small way to the future of our next generation.

Like our parent company Sumitomo Chemical, SCA practices “Sustainable Chemistry” built on its CSR-based management. By engaging in activities that match the needs of our beneficiaries in both the global and local community, we hope to achieve sustainable development for society.