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Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals through Technology and Products in the Life Sciences field

Goal 2. Zero Hunger End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3. Good Health and Well-being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Sumitomo Chemical Group Initiatives

Health & Crop Sciences Sector

Contribution to a stable food supply and increased food production
Crop Protection and Enhancement Products, Fertilizers, Feed Additives
Contribution to reducing the risk of infectious diseases
Household and public hygiene insecticides, Products for controlling infectious diseases, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Intermediates

Invigorating agriculture

Preventing infectious diseases

Next-generation businesses Crop stress manegement aiming for a dramatic improvement in crop productivity

Energy & Functional Materials Sector

Contribution to medical applications
Medical Purpose Polypropylene
Super Engineering Plastics for Artificial Dialysis Membrane (polyether sulfone)
Contribution to improvement in water quality
Aluminum Hydroxide, Flocculant
Contribution to use of regenerated wastewater
Super Engineering Plastics for Water Treatment Membrane (polyether sulfone)

IT-related Chemicals Sector

Contribution to advanced medical care
Polarizing Film for Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) Used for Medical Care

Pharmaceuticals Sector

By continually providing innovative drug treatments, we are contributing to the future of healthcare and healthy lives.

Next-generation businesses Using ES and iPS cells in compound safety assessment and drug discovery

Responsible Care Activities

Chemical SafetyProduct Responsibility

- Throughout products' entire life cycle, from development to disposal, we consider its safety for people and the environment. -

  • Risk-based chemical product management throughout a product’s entire life cycle
  • Effective use of comprehensive chemical management system (SuCCESS)
  • Product risk assessment
  • Provision of safety information

Environmental Protection

- Protecting the earth’s environment and contributing to society’s sustainable development. -

Initiatives to control hazardous chemicals and prevent pollution of the atmosphere, water, and soil
  • Strictly prohibiting the diffusion of hazardous substances beyond the boundaries of a site, continuous monitoring (preventing soil contamination)
  • Reducing release of hazardous chemical substances (substances subject to the PRTR) in air and water
  • Reducing the volume of landfill disposal
  • Planned disposal of PCB waste
Initiatives to improve water use efficiency
  • Efficient use of fresh water (reduce volume of industrial water and groundwater used, improve rate of utilization of circulating water
  • Reduce volume of water used in production