The Sumitomo Chemical Group (SCG) Global Project in the past

Fiscal 2014 School Aid for Africa

For the FY2014 School Aid for Africa project, Group companies set up donation boxes in their offices, cafeterias, etc. From amongst the elementary schools in Africa previously funded by the Sumitomo Chemical Group, this money was used to provide school supplies such as textbooks and desks to schools in Mali and Malawi lacking these supplies.

Activities

Participating Group Companies 86 (in 14 countries)
Total donations ¥5,158,449
Donated materials 572 textbooks and dictionaries, 278 sets of tables
and chairs (for 2 to 3 students)
  • Making manga in ten different languages to present project details to Group executives and employees around the world

  • Making manga in ten different languages to present project details to Group executives and employees around the world

Making manga in ten different languages to present project details to Group executives and employees around the world

The Sumitomo Chemical Group has carried out projects to alleviate hunger in Africa as well as to resolve health issues, including the development and supply of Olyset™ Net. The Group has also provided assistance in the education sector by building schools in Africa.

Fiscal 2015 Centennial Give back

On the occasion of Sumitomo Chemical’s 100th anniversary in fiscal 2015, all of our employees participated in social contribution activities to express their gratitude to all of our stakeholders who had given their support. We aimed for employees throughout the entire Group to take forward-looking action on their own that tie in with the next 100 years of the Sumitomo Chemical Group.

On the dedicated Website, which was launched so that all executives and employees from around the world can easily participate, individuals posted pledges on their choice of social contribution action, later putting up action reports at the conclusion of the actions.

Over the “100-day challenge” leading up to the Group’s 100th anniversary, we had 31,742 posts (23,332 pledges and 8,410 action reports). The sentiment of gratitude as well as the actions of every individual in the Group led to our being able to give something back to society.

The “100-day challenge” leading up to the Group’s 100th anniversary
31,742 posts
(23,332 pledges/8,410 action reports)

FY2016–2018 Our Sustainable Tree

  • SDGs logo

Over the three-year period of 2016-2018, the Sumitomo Chemical Group has implemented ”Our Sustainable Tree”, specifically through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through the common language of the SDGs, each individual pondered social issues and considered what they could do about these issues, posting this information on the dedicated Website.

The concept of “Our Sustainable Tree” can be likened to a tree rooted in society representing the agglomeration of products, technologies, employees, and initiatives of the Sumitomo Chemical Group: a tree that grows as we edge forward toward a more sustainable society.

This three-year project worked toward sustainable business in phases. The goal of this project has been to do our part to achieve a more sustainable society directly through our business.

Three-Year Results
Participants Running total of 60,257
Posts Running total of 22,804
  • 60% of the 60,257 participating employees are from overseas Group companies

Everyone Understands the SDGs

What are the SDGs? How can a diversified chemical company help solve the world’s problems? We distributed a manga in 11 languages answering these questions in an easy-to-understand way. Individuals have posted about their day-to-day personal initiatives, a process that has facilitated better understanding of SDGs and social issues on the part of the individual.

  • Everyone Understands the SDGs

  • Everyone Understands the SDGs

Connection between Work and the SDGs

We decided that the theme for posts would be work as well as initiatives at the workplace. We encouraged conversations in the workplace and posts, with the intention of integrating the ideas of the SDGs with our work even more effectively.

  • An example of posting the content discussed by members of the workplace

  • An example of posting the content discussed by members of the workplace

Working toward the SDGs as a Company

Within the dedicated website, each Group company creates a page and posts about their initiatives in terms of T: Top management message, S: Solution, and P:Participation.

  • Example of Sumitomo Chemicalʼs page

    Example of Sumitomo Chemicalʼs page

In addition, the dedicated website played the role of a portal site that supports the promotion of sustainability at each company. On the website, we introduced the advanced initiatives of the group companies as “The Post Introduction of Best Practices” and posted information content on sustainability that can be utilized by each company.

  • The Post Introduction of Best Practices

    The Post Introduction of Best Practices

  • The Sumitomo Chemical Group’s Initiatives toward the Sustainability

    The Sumitomo Chemical Group’s Initiatives toward the Sustainability