The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of the universal agenda covering the years from 2016 to 2030 adopted by the United Nations Summit in September 2015. The 17 SDGs and 169 targets are set to achieve sustainable global development and companies are urged to take action to attain the goals and targets.
The Sumitomo Group has achieved sustainable development based on Sumitomo’s Business Philosophy, which has been handed down for 400 years. The conviction that Sumitomo’s business must benefit the nation and society as well as Sumitomo itself has much in common with the contemporary concept of creation of shared value (CSV).
As social issues rise to the top of the global agenda and gain ever-wider recognition, we are introducing the initiatives that Sumitomo Group companies are pursuing in response to stakeholders’ needs and to help resolve these issues through their business.
Nippon Sheet Glass
World’s first test of hydrogen fuel in glass production aims to slash CO2 emissions
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals
Supplier of over 40 types of gases leverages expertise in chemicals to support decarbonization
Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd.
From on the road to deep in space. Readying increasingly sophisticated technology with an eye to future needs
Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
Evaluating impacts of electromagnetic noise on electrical components by simulating driving conditions to contribute to safe and secure mobility
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited.
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank’s first forestry trust in Japan. Protecting Japan’s mountainous environment by revitalizing the forestry industry
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Solving water problems with proprietary technologies, POREFLON™ membranes promise a future of pristine water environments
Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
Versatile freshness-preserving film is key to total coordination for resolving issues of the fruit & veg sector
Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
Creating environmentally-friendly and timber-utilizing cities through technologies that enhance the value of wood
image: Sumitomo Forestry & Nikken Sekkei
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Contributing to people’s health through products that combat tropical infectious diseases, including malaria which still claims many lives in Africa
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Co-creating sustainable projects together with corporate customers through provision of financing
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company
Insurance product encouraging healthy lifestyles with the aim of extending healthy life expectancy
Active use of AI technology for hospital administrative reforms and prompt social reintegration of patients
Sumitomo Heavy Industries Environment Co., Ltd.
Unique wastewater treatment technology deployed in cooperation with municipality reduces environmental impacts and lightens local industry’s burden
The Sumitomo Warehouse Co., Ltd.
Disaster-resistant warehouses reduce document storage risk in the event of typhoons, earthquakes, etc.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Novel automobile insurance using dedicated dashboard camera reduces traffic accidents to keep communities safe and secure
Sumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd.
Redevelopment to create vibrant disaster-resistant communities
Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd.
Operation of optimal biomass power generation facilities reflecting plant location and regional characteristics
Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
Focusing on environmental performance during product operation, reducing CO2 emissions through improved fuel efficiency of mainstay construction machinery
SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Promoting climate change mitigation measures through green bond underwriting
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
New plant in Fukushima creates employment opportunities, supporting reconstruction efforts in the disaster-affected areas
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
Protecting Kumamoto Castle far into the future with unique vibration control technology
Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd.
Diffusion of cashless payment system supporting sustainable regional development