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Sumitomo Chemical Group and the Sustainable Development Goals

By creating new functions and materials to solve environmental problems and other global issues, the chemical industry is expected to assume a more important role than ever before.

By continuously creating and providing new value for our stakeholders, the Sumitomo Chemical Group will build the corporate worth, contribute to solving the problems facing society and our environment while enriching people's lives. That is the Sumitomo Chemical Group’s Basic CSR Policy. In order to accomplish this, the Sumitomo Chemical Group has been proactively working for profitable business operations, preservation of the environment, safety, product quality and social activities.

To resolve global issues, Sumitomo Chemical believes that it is important to collaborate with international institutions. For that reason, since 2005 Sumitomo Chemical has participated in the UN Global Compact, and has also participated in the UN Global Compact LEAD, which was launched by organizations that had made great contributions to the UN Global Compact, since its inception in 2011.

Through these initiatives, the Sumitomo Chemical Group will contribute to the sustainable development of society, and also help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) that are to be resolved across the globe by 2030.

Sumitomo Chemical Group's business and CSR

The Sumitomo Chemical Group's Long-Term Goal  Contribute to increased affluence and the solving of global challenges facing humanity, including issues related to food, energy, and the environment, while achieving sustainable growth together with society as a globallyoperating diversified chemmical company Sustainable Chemistry  Products useful to society,Environmentally friendly and safe products, High-quality products, High value-added products, CSRmanagement Society:Benefiting customers, local communities, and the world while abiding by the rules of society. Responsible Care(Safety, environment, product quality):Eliminating accidents and disasters, protecting the environment by most effectively using natural resources and energy, producing safe products, and protecting the health of customers and employees. Economy:Maximizing corporate value by continually providing better products.

Basic CSR Policy

By continuously creating and providing new value for our stakeholders, the Sumitomo Chemical Group will build the corporate worth, contribute to solving the problems facing society and our environment while enriching people's lives.

In order to accomplish this, the Sumitomo Chemical Group will proactively work for profitable business operations, preservation of the environment, safety, product quality and social activities. We will pursue and promote our CSR activities with consideration for the interests of all our stakeholders, including our stockholders, employees, business partners, and the local residents of all regions in which we conduct business. Through our endeavors in these areas, we hope to play a significant role in helping to build a sustainable society, while continuing to grow our business in order to achieve our goal of becoming a truly global chemical company in the 21st century.

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  • (Note)"Sustainable Tree" is the project only for the Sumitomo Chemical Group.