“To Contribute Broadly To Society”

Sumitomo made Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) a priority long before it became a corporate culture buzzword. Our corporate vision includes a declaration that “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.” As a global citizen, SC initiates corporate social responsibility through projects that foster more sustainable development, reflecting a legacy that can be traced back to the Besshi copper mines’ reforestation projects in 1894. To that end, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas helps fulfill this promise through SCOA Foundation, its philanthropic arm that is dedicated to providing financial support to a broad range of cultural, educational, research and community activities and institutions in the United States, as well as disaster relief.  

We urge all our employees to “Be the Best” by striving for excellence through integrity, and social contribution is an important path to achieving our goal to “Be the One.” Sumitomo Corporation of Americas serves its customers and society best by being an excellent corporate citizen.


Sumitomo Corporation and SCOA Collaborate with US Hybrid to Expand Fuel Cell Production Capacity 

Continuing to extend its reach in the renewable energy business, Sumitomo Corporation and SC announced a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with US Hybrid to support their desire to grow the fuel cell production business.

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SCOA Group Companies Show Their CSR Through Programs 

Several of SCOA's Group Companies participate in both philanthropic and environmentally-aware programs that help promote the mission of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Sumitomo Corporation Strengthens Commitment to Clean Energy Alternatives With New Biomass Venture

Sumitomo Corpoaration will be working with Cosan Biomassa S.A., the first company in the world to produce and commercialize biomass pellets made from sugarcane bagasse and straw.

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SCOA Foundation Contributes Broadly to Society in 2016 

Sumitomo Corporation's Corporate Social Responsibility visions in the in the heart of the SCOA Foundation, the charitable organization established by Sumitomo Corporation of Americas to further its philanthropic activities.

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