The Corporate Mission Statement of Sumitomo Corporation Group is testament to the importance we place on conducting responsible business. It is a redefinition of the original Sumitomo Business Philosophy which has been steadfast for more than 400 years – a legacy we are proud of and the value standard by which we operate.
A credo of the philosophy says, “Benefit for self and others, private and public interests are one and the same.” This means that “Sumitomo’s business activities must benefit not only Sumitomo’s own businesses, but also society and the nation.” This philosophy of mutual benefit laid the foundation for Sumitomo Corporation Group’s management principles, which include our corporate vision “We aim to be a global organization that constantly stays a step ahead in dealing with change, creates new value, and contributes broadly to society” and corporate mission “To achieve prosperity and realize dreams through sound business activities.”
For us, promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) means conducting responsible business activities based on our management principles and contributing to the sustainable growth of society. We work on social issues through sound business practices and social contribution initiatives.
We are committed to making a positive impact on the communities and environment in which we operate and will continue to explore innovative ways to raise the standards of our CSR practices.