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Creative Hybrid Chemistry For a Better Tomorrow

Sumitomo Chemical was established in 1913 to manufacture fertilizers from sulfur dioxide emitted from smelting operations at the Besshi copper mine in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, with the aim of solving environmental problems caused by the emissions. "We must not merely seek business profits but must contribute broadly to society through our business activities." — Sumitomo Chemical, founded with the dual goals of eliminating pollution and helping increase crop yields, has upheld this founding principle as it has evolved in keeping with the changing times. At present, the Sumitomo Chemical Group, including over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates, operates businesses in five sectors - petrochemicals, energy & functional materials, IT-related chemicals, health & crop sciences, and pharmaceuticals - and provides products worldwide that support a wide variety of industries and help people’s daily lives. We at Sumitomo Chemical will continue to contribute to solving problems facing the global community in areas such as resources, energy, food, and the environment by capitalizing on our technological prowess and to seek to earn the greater trust of our business partners, shareholders, investors, communities where we work, and all other stakeholders. Masakazu Tokura, President