Social Responsibility

To achieve prosperity and realize dreams through sound business activities," is our corporate mission and a management principle of the Sumitomo Corporation Group. We recognize this as the fundamental basis to CSR. Furthermore, we recognize our social contribution activities as a part of our CSR activities.

Based on the following Basic Principles, the Sumitomo Corporation Group, as a global organization contributing broadly to society, is promoting a wide range of social contribution activities around the world.

The Sumitomo Corporation Group's Basic Principles On Social Contribution Activities


We, as a global organization, will work on social issues through our business—activities and social contribution activities with the aim of building a sustainable—society by implementing the Sumitomo Corporation Group's Management—Principles and Activity Guidelines.


We will engage in social contribution activities aimed at developing the next generation of human resources who will drive the sustainable development of society, and contributing to local communities in areas we do business all over the world. We will also take part in various activities as a good corporate citizen.


We will perform and seek to continuously improve our activities with modesty and high aspirations and endeavor to maintain a high level of transparency while strengthening our relationships with all our stakeholders.

Click here to read about the origins of our Corporate Social Responsibility with the Besshi Copper Mine Reforestation Project. 

Click to view the Modern Slavery Act Statement, Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited 2019

Click to view the Modern Slavery Act Statement, Sumitomo Corporation Group 2019

Click to view the Sumitomo Corporation Group's Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Click to view the Sumitomo Corporation Group's Global HR Policy