Chair of the CSR Committee
At the beginning of the Corporate Mission Statement, the Sumitomo Corporation Group states its corporate vision as "We aim to be a global organization that constantly stays a step ahead in dealing with change, creates new value, and contributes broadly to society." And the phrase "To achieve prosperity and realize dreams through sound business activities" follows as the corporate mission.
For the Sumitomo Corporation Group, satisfaction with CSR means simply promoting responsible corporate activities and fulfilling our corporate mission to become the ideal organization set out in the vision; in other words, implementing our Management Principles. We achieve prosperity and realize the dreams of our stakeholders by playing our role as a corporation in solving social issues through our business activities and social contribution activities and ultimately creating a sustainable society. That is our mission in society and the fundamental idea behind our CSR.
Underlying that idea is the principle to create new value for the sustainable growth of society and the Group. We accomplish this by building closer relationship with various stakeholders across the whole Group, correctly understanding social issues and strategically planning our corporate activities to solve those issues. To this end, we must create a virtuous cycle; we fulfill our CSR to create new value, which will become a resource for the sustainable growth of the Group and the base for further fulfillment of CSR.
Based on these ideas for CSR, the Sumitomo Corporation Group will continue pursuing its Management Principles for the sustainable growth of society and our group companies.
To further promote our CSR practices proactively, Sumitomo Corporation has established the Environment & CSR Department in April 2008 and cooperate effectively with our internal departments and our Group companies.
In April 2009, Sumitomo Corporation integrated former Philanthropy Committee and former CSR Committee into the CSR Committee as one of important company-wide committees. Furthermore, in April 2012, we have integrated former CSR Promotion Committee and former Global Environment Committee into the CSR Committee as one of important company-wide committees.
The CSR Committee is a company-wide committee chaired by General Manager of Corporate Planning & Coordination Group and composed by general managers of Corporate Group related to CSR. The Committee members discuss and propose the framework and measures of our CSR promotion, including the environment-related matters.
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