The Sumitomo Chemical Group's Corporate Philosophy

Sumitomo Chemical’s business began when gasses from the copper smelting process of the Besshi Copper Mine caused a pollution problem, and there was an urgent need for a solution. Sumitomo Chemical was founded to resolve this problem, using those gasses as the raw material for fertilizer manufacturing, overcoming an environmental problem while also improving agri-cultural productivity. This philosophy of resolving problems facing society through its business is in the DNA of the Sumitomo Chemical Group.
The Sumitomo Chemical Group’s Corporate Philosophy consists of four parts: Sumitomo’s business principles; the Business Philosophy, which expresses the Company’s vision, mission and values; the Basic Principles for Promoting Sustainability, which articulates its approach and commitment to sustainability; and the Sumitomo Chemical Charter for Business Conduct, which stipulates the guidelines for our business conduct with a view to promoting the sound development of the Company.

The Framework of Sumitomo Chemical’s Corporate Philosophy