Communication with Employees

Dialogue with Labor

Sumitomo Chemical has been partnering with its labor union in addressing various challenges in management based on long-standing mutual understanding and trust.
At Sumitomo Chemical, central labor-management meetings and regional labor-management meetings are held semiannually for parties to exchange opinions. The Labor-Management Committee for Diversity and Work-Life Balance was established in fiscal 2010. Every effort is being made to promote opinion exchanges and a uniform understanding of current measures and future challenges.
In addition, we have established a Safety and Health Committee at each worksite based on a collective labor agreement as we strive to ensure and improve the safety and health of union members.
Furthermore, Sumitomo Chemical and its labor union have concluded a union-shop contract, and 100% of the non-managerial employees of the Company are enrolled in the union.

Social Contribution Activities Promoted through Labor-Management Cooperation

As for social contribution activities promoted through labor-management cooperation, the Company and its labor union are working together to continue encouraging employees to each make a difference in fiscal 2017.

Social Contribution Activities Promoted through Labor-Management Cooperation

Name Overview
Matching Gift Program In this program, donations are made by executives and employees, and Sumitomo Chemical matches the amount collected.

Mangrove Planting Project in Thailand (Sumitomo Chemical Forest)

This is one project supported by donations to our Matching Gift program.
Employees volunteer to plant trees at the afforestation site in Ranong Province, Thailand.

Coastal Woodland Rejuvenation Project to Support Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

This is one program supported by donations from the matching gift program.
Employee volunteers nurture saplings to rejuvenate coastal woodlands in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, that were damaged by the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Sumitomo Chemical Group Global Project

Provides opportunities for Sumitomo Chemical Group employees to consider and take actions together to address issues both in Japan and abroad.