We aim to be a corporate group that is recognized by society, creating value that nobody else can match in ways befitting our distinctive identity
President and CEO
Sumitomo Corporation will mark its centennial year in fiscal 2019. Upon approaching this significant milestone, we have upheld a medium- to long-term vision of "What We Aim to Be in 2019, Our Centennial Year." Over the next seven years leading up to our centennial year, we will build a strong foundation on which the Sumitomo Corporation Group can grow stably and continuously for another 50 years, 100 years, and on without end.
To achieve "What We Aim to Be in 2019, Our Centennial Year," we will work under our slogan "Be the Best, Be the One," which incorporates our intense desire to become the best company unsurpassed in every aspect and widely recognized by society.
Sumitomo's Business Philosophy that has been passed down throughout its history to this day is expressed by the phrase "Benefit for self and others, private and public interests are one and the same," meaning that Sumitomo's business must not only benefit Sumitomo itself, but also bring benefit to the country and society it operates in. By creating value that nobody else can match in ways befitting our distinctive identity under the business philosophy, we will strive to be a corporate group recognized by all stakeholders including customers, business partners, and local communities.
The business environment in which we operate is changing with increasing speed, generating new business opportunities that extend beyond traditional frameworks and boundaries of industries, countries, and regions. In such an environment, it is all the more important for us to take full advantage of the Group's Integrated Corporate Strength. By thinking without being constrained by existing frameworks and combining our strengths and capabilities both inside and outside the company, we are determined to create new value that nobody else can match.
I am confident that the Group will live up to your high expectations.
I look forward to your continued support and patronage.
President and CEO