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People are the bridge that links the future

Sumitomo Scrum―This is the integrated corporate strength that Sumitomo Corporation wields in various domains with the aim of delivering prosperity, convenience, and happiness to people around the world. Business in Focus shines a spotlight on the enthusiasm displayed by those employees at Sumitomo Corporation who connect the world and are committed to making this goal a reality.

Uploaded: NIKKEI Online
Period: October 7, 2015 - March 31, 2016

Advertised by Sumitomo Corporation in FY 2015

Our eyes are
on the Earth's future.

As lifestyles and values change, it is important not to let these changes
interfere with the goals we have set.
The Sumitomo Corporation Group will continue to focus on what the world
will need in 10 years, 100 years, and beyond.

Unique in every field of business.

As an integrated trading company,
Our business spans a wide range of industries.
But we aim to satisfy our customers not just by variety alone.
In every aspect of our business, our goal is to far exceed
customer expectations, taking on exciting new challenges
with an eye toward the future.

Unalterable beliefs in changing times

From the international trader of products to the general business operator that meets a broad spectrum of needs to offer extensive social value - the integrated trading business has changed in response to the changing needs of the times, this also holds true for Sumitomo Corporation, a long-established enterprise in the industry. However, the company has stood firm on its beliefs, which have remained unchanged throughout the course of its long history. The following stories provide an explanation of what these beliefs are.

Uploaded: NIKKEI Online
Period: December 18, 2014 - March 15, 2015

Taking on endless challenges
Sumitomo Corporation - A 21st Century integrated trading company

In the post-war era, integrated trading companies led Japan's economic growth and played an important role as a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world. Today, people, goods, and money move freely across national borders as economies and societies undergo dramatic change. What roles are required of integrated trading companies? This content, in an eight-installment series, attempts to redefine the roles of present and future integrated trading companies, while showcasing the wide range of business activities of Sumitomo Corporation.

Uploaded: NIKKEI Online
Period: February 3 - May 2, 2014

Striving to Develop in World's Untapped Markets
—Projects of Sumitomo Corporation Aimed at Broadening its Base: SeasonⅡ

Working to further deepen business prospects in fields focusing on consumers and producers as well as to those relevant to corporate customers, Sumitomo Corporation is accelerating its global expansion.
In Romania, for example, it has launched an agricultural cooperative style service for farmers while at the same time forging a new frontier in the consumer retail market.
Every project reflects Sumitomo Corporation's identity, which has been handed down in an unbroken line since the company's beginning.

Uploaded: Nikkei Business Online Special
Period: January 29 - March 25, 2013

Striving to Develop in World's Untapped Markets
—Projects of Sumitomo Corporation Aimed at Broadening its Base: Season Ⅰ

Sumitomo Corporation always seeks to cultivate new markets around the world by expanding the field of its traditional sales agent business and aggressively exploring and capturing new business opportunities from innovative perspectives. Its efforts toward these ends are guided by the following principles: "primacy of public benefit over private profit," "customers first" and "refusal to give up." Let's take a close look at specific projects of Sumitomo Corporation and you will gain a better understanding of the direction in which global businesses are heading.

Uploaded: Nikkei Business Online Special
Period: February 14 - April 13, 2012

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