Human resources required for us to go beyond the centennial year in 2019
For an integrated trading company, people are everything. Only the employees of Sumitomo Corporation can realize what the Company aims to become.
At Sumitomo Corporation, the ideal human resources required for the Company to go beyond the centennial year in 2019 and build a foundation for the next 100 years are described as having the following three characteristics, each representing necessary qualities, action, and abilities:
Please refer to "What We Aim to Be in 2019, Our Centennial Year—Vision of the Human Resources We Seek" for the details of each characteristic.
These characteristics have been determined on the basis of the value standard defined by the Management Principles and Activity Guidelines of the Sumitomo Corporation Group as well as in light of the nine core behaviors of the SC VALUES, which all employees are expected to share and practice.
Sumitomo Corporation is seeking human resources who have clear vision and strong commitment, as well as demonstrate leadership at their respective levels of the organization, through the practice of the SC VALUES. These human resources are also expected to be professionals who can take responsibility for what they do, display a broad spectrum of knowledge and high-level expertise in a particular area and achieve superior performance.
SC VALUES embodies the nine core behaviors based on our Management Principles and Activity Guidelines expected of all members of the Sumitomo Corporation Group.
Recruiting Personnel Who Will Lead Global Development
As a global business, we seek talented personnel who are able and eager to work in the global business arena. To this end, we conduct fair recruitment activities with respect for fundamental human rights. Specifically, we apply the same screening process to all employee candidates, irrespective of their gender, academic background, or nationality, and our selection criteria consist only of applicants’ aptitudes and abilities.
As part of our human resource strategy, in addition to new graduates, we regularly recruit mid-career employees to secure capable personnel who can contribute to operations immediately.
The Number of New Employees
Also, through the establishment of Sumisho Well Support Co., Ltd., in 2014 as our special subsidiary company, we have welcomed many employees with disabilities. As of June 1, 2016, employees with disabilities represented 2.13% of our workforce, a higher percentage than the statutorily required level of 2.00%.
* Total ratio of Sumitomo Corporation and Sumisho Well Support Co., Ltd.