Contributing to the SDGs through Responsible Care Activities

  • Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Goal 13. Climate Action Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Goal 14. Life Below Water Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • Goal 15. Life on Land Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Sumitomo Chemical Group's Efforts

Responsible Care Activities

Chemical Safety and Product Responsibility

Considering safety for people and the environment across the whole lifecycle of products, from development to disposal

  • Managing composition information for products, intermediates and raw materials, safety information, and information related to chemical product management regulations with the Sumitomo Chemical Comprehensive Environmental, Health & Safety Management System (SuCCESS).
  • Promoting the use of simulation technology developed by Sumitomo Chemical in order to promote active and thorough chemical substance management and risk communication.

Environmental Protection

Protecting the earth’s environment and contributing to society’s sustainable development

Atmospheric Preservation Initiatives

  • Promoting effective particulate matter (PM 2.5) emission control policies across industry, government and academia
  • Scheduled update of refrigeration equipment using CFCs and HCFCs (Ozone measures)

Management of Exhaustible Resources

Waste Management Initiatives (Management of volume of waste produced, recycled volume, landfill volume, and landfill volume reduction targets)

Climate Change Measures

  • Energy and CO2 target management in the Sumitomo Chemical Group in and outside Japan
  • Thoroughly controlling chlorofluorocarbon emissions in the Sumitomo Chemical Group in and outside Japan
  • Promotion of development of environmentally friendly products and processes.
  • Estimation of the amount of CO2 emission reductions contributed by "Green Process" and "Clean Products".

Biodiversity Preservation Initiatives

  • Contributing to reforestation projects in poor and developing countries through the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund.

  • Mangrove reforestation activities in Thailand

Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Safety and Disaster Prevention

We are promoting a variety of implementation issues with our basic principle of "Making Safety the First Priority".

Petrochemicals & Plastics Sector

Contributing to building safe neighborhoods
Transparent tide embankment panels that do not spoil the view (methacrylate resin PMMA)

Contributing to safe and convenient lifestyles
Polyolefins for food packaging (polyethylene, polypropylene)

Contributing to reducing food spoilage
Polyolefins for food packaging (polyethylene, polypropylene)

Contributing to the efficient use of natural energy
Polyolefins for solar panel materials (ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers)

Energy & Functional Materials Sector

Contributing to reducing food waste
Gas barrier coating materials for food containers

IT-related Chemicals Sector

Contributing to building flourishing neighborhoods
Semiconductor-related materials for IoT