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Vision of the Human Resources We Seek

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:

  • People with spirit and a lofty sense of ethics
  • People who accept diverse values but think for themselves and act on their own initiative
  • People who can create new businesses themselves without being constrained by existing frameworks

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.

  • 1. Integrity and Sound ManagementTo comply with laws and regulations, while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
  • 2. Integrated Corporate StrengthTo create no boundaries within the organization; always to act with a company-wide perspective.
  • 3. VisionTo create a clear vision of the future, and to communicate to share it within the organization.
  • 4. Change and InnovationTo accept and integrate diversity in values and behavior, and to embrace change as an opportunity for action.
  • 5. CommitmentTo initiate, own and achieve organizational objectives.
  • 6. EnthusiasmTo act with enthusiasm and confidence, and to motivate others through such action.
  • 7. SpeedTo make quick decisions and act promptly.
  • 8. Human DevelopmentTo fully support the development of others' potential.
  • 9. ProfessionalismTo achieve and maintain high levels of expertise and skills.


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.

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