In order to develop and maintain relationships of trust with the stakeholders who are involved with the Sumitomo Chemical Group, including shareholders and investors, customers, business partners, local communities, and employees, Sumitomo Chemical will publicly disclose information relating to the Company’s business activities as and when appropriate, while also actively engaging in communication activities.
２．Standards for Information Disclosure
In accordance with all relevant laws and rules, including the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and with the Timely Disclosure Rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Company conducts appropriate and timely information disclosure. In addition, even beyond these rules, information that the Company judges to be important or beneficial to stakeholders will be actively disclosed.
３．Methods for Information Disclosure
In addition to conducting disclosure of information required by Timely Disclosure Rules the Timely Disclosure Network (TDnet) provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange in accordance with said rules, such information is also quickly uploaded to the Company’s website after its disclosure through the TDnet system. Even in cases where the Timely Disclosure Rules do not apply, information that is judged to be important or beneficial will be widely disclosed via channels such as the Company’s website.
To prevent leaks of financial results and preserve fairness, in principle, the period between the day after the final day of a given financial period and the day the results for that period are announced is established as a quiet period. During this period, the Company will refrain from commenting on or otherwise responding to inquiries regarding its financial results or performance forecasts. If, however, circumstances have arisen such that performance forecasts would be expected to significantly change during this quiet period, appropriate disclosure will be made in accordance with the Timely Disclosure Rules.
The plans and forecasts disclosed by the Company have been calculated based on the information available at the time of their disclosure, including risks and elements of uncertainty. Please understand that there is a possibility that actual results or financial performance will differ from the forecasts due to factors such as a variety of risks and other elements of uncertainty.