Providing Disaster Recovery Support
Donation of Money and Relief Goods
Relief goods donated by Sumitomo Chemical arrive at an affected area
For the emergency relief of victims and the restoration of affected areas, in March 2011 Sumitomo Chemical donated 300 million yen to the Central Community Chest of Japan. The Company also collected donations from executives and employees and donated these funds, about nine million yen, to the affected areas in Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima Prefectures as well as to employees who had suffered direct damage due to the earthquake. We also donated relief goods such as blankets and daily use goods to the areas via an NGO (World Vision Japan) and Keidanren (Japan Business Federation).
Providing Students from Affected Areas with Scholarships
Sumitomo Chemical has provided scholarships covering tuition and living expenses to students from affected areas who entered university in April 2012. These scholarships are provided through the BEYOND Tomorrow education support project managed by the Global Fund for Education Assistance.