Contributing to the SDGs through Social Activities

  • Goal 1. No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • Goal 4. Quality Education Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Goal 5. Gender Equality Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities Reduce inequality within and among countries

  • Goal 16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

  • Goal 17. Partnerships for the Goals Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Corporate Philosophy

Sumitomo Chemical's Social Activities

Use of Diversified Human Resources

Fair Information Disclosure

Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Signing the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact Joining UN Global Compact LEAD Signing the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) Responsible Care Global Charter (revised) , Participating in initiatives promoted by various organizations

Social Contribution Activities

Based on the concept of contributing to the sustainable development of society through its businesses, the Sumitomo Chemical Group is committed to social contribution activities from the perspectives of solving global environmental problems and coexistence with local communities. Sumitomo Chemical, its business sites in Japan and overseas, and Group companies engage in a variety of activities to meet the needs of local communities in order to build good relations with them.

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Corporate Statement

  • Sumitomo Chemical started business in 1913 as a producer of fertilizers from sulfur dioxide gas emitted by copper smelters. This business, which solved the environmental problem of air pollution while meeting the social demand for more agricultural production, embodied the business philosophy of the Sumitomo family handed down from the 17th century. “Our business must benefit society, not just our interests.” Throughout our history of almost a century, we at Sumitomo Chemical have lived by this credo. We have worked to build better lives by developing various businesses that meet people's evolving needs. At the same time, we have continuously delivered technological innovation while paying special attention to product quality, safety and the environment. Looking to the future, we will create new value beyond the boundaries of chemistry by combining a variety of ideas, views and technologies. We will also continue to take up the challenges facing the globe, from meeting basic needs, to protecting the environment, to addressing the issues of adequate supplies of food, energy, and other resources. In this endeavor, each of us at Sumitomo Chemical will work together to enhance our capabilities, explore new possibilities every day, and overcome the challenges lying ahead with enthusiasm and a strong sense of mission. Sumitomo Chemical will seek to continue to build trust and bring joy to people across the world through constant innovation.