Sumitomo Chemical seeks to maximize corporate value by creating both economic and social value. In this way, we aim to meet the expectations of shareholders and investors, and to achieve sustained growth and a sustainable society.
We are also committed to our Business Philosophy, which is founded on the Sumitomo Family’s Business Principles and articulates Sumitomo Chemical’s ethos, missions and values:
１．We commit ourselves to creating new value by building on innovation.
２．We work to contribute to society through our business activities.
３．We develop a vibrant corporate culture and continue to be a company that society can trust.
Based on this Business Philosophy and taking advantage of our core competencies—capabilities to develop innovative solutions by leveraging our technological expertise in diverse areas, capabilities to reach global markets, and loyal employees—we are striving, through our business, to resolve a wide range of issues facing society, improve quality of life and build an affluent and comfortable society.
We are currently promoting the Corporate Business Plan for fiscal 2019 to fiscal 2021. Under the slogan "Change and Innovation 3.0－For a Sustainable Future," we are working to raise corporate value through six basic policies, including accelerating the development of next-generation businesses and improving productivity through digital innovation.
I would like to ask all our shareholders for continued understanding and support.
Representative Director & President
We aim to consistently achieve the following performance targets in the medium- to long-term:
|ROE||10% or higher|
|ROI||7% or higher|
|D/E ratio||approx. 0.7 times|
|Dividend payout ratio||approx. 30%|
|Profit growth||7% or higher per year|