Sumika Sustainable Solutions

Quantifying the Contributions of Businesses to Global Environmental Issues

As a concrete initiative to contribute to reducing environmental impact, which is one of our material issues, we have designated those of our products and technologies that contribute to such issues as global warming countermeasures, reducing environmental burdens, and effective use of resources, as Sumika Sustainable Solutions (SSS). By promoting the development and widespread use of these products and technologies, the Sumitomo Chemical Group is offering solutions that will help build a sustainable society and striving to create both economic and social value. In addition, we quantify our contribution to global environmental issues by calculating sales revenues of SSS-designated products and technologies and the amount they contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Certification Requirements

Area

Required conditions

Contribution to the SDGs

Climate change efforts

Contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY 13 CLIMATE ACTION

Products, parts and materials used for development of new energy sources

7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY 13 CLIMATE ACTION

Use of biomass-derived materials

12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 13 CLIMATE ACTION

Contribution to adapting to climate change impacts

• Contribution for Vector control

• Contribution to building a resilient city

13 CLIMATE ACTION

Reducing environmental burdens

Contribution to reducing wastes, harzardous substances, and other environmental burdens

12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Contribution to reducing environmental burdens for increasing food production

2 ZERO HUNGER 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Effective use of resources

Contribution to resource savings and promotion of recycling

12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Contribution to effective use of water resources

6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Others

Other contributions to building a sustainable society

(depending on the item)

Depending on the features of products and technologies, identification requirements may not fully correspond with contribution to the SDGs.

SSS Designation Process

The Designation Committee

The Sumika Sustainable Solutions Designation Committee is established under the Responsible Care Committee.

Designation Results

Sales Revenue of Designated Products and Technologies

A total of 48 products and technologies have been designated so far, and Sumitomo Chemical aims to quickly double their sales revenue compared with FY2015.

Breakdown by Designation Area (FY2018 Results)