The Sumitomo Chemical Group's Corporate Philosophy

Sumitomo Chemical began business by manufacturing fertilizers from the sulfurous acid gas contained in the smoke pollution emitted by copper smelting operations at the Besshi Copper Mine, aiming to solve the environmental problem of smoke pollution while revitalizing the farming industry.

The Corporate Philosophy is based on Sumitomo’s Business Principles and is composed of the Business Philosophy, which integrates the company’s business principles, mission and values. Basic Principles for Promoting Sustainability, which comprehensively organizes its thoughts and commitments on sustainability; and the Sumitomo Chemical Charter for Business Conduct, which lays out the code of behavior serving as the basis for the company’s compliance system.