Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania Group is a leading integrated trading and investment solutions provider in Asia and Oceania. Our business spans diverse industries.
Headquartered in Singapore, we operate 25 offices in 22 cities across 14 countries with over 1,000 employees. Globally, the entire Sumitomo Corporation Group network encompasses 129 locations in 66 countries and employs more than 70,000 people.
Since our humble beginnings, our people have always been at the core of our business. Our dynamic workforce comprises multinationals who take pride and ownership in what they do and are committed to creating value constantly. Diversity is our strength and enables us to tackle challenges with distinctive skills, experiences and innovative ideas.
People & Culture
Our people define our success. We value the diversity of background, culture, experiences, skills and views that they offer. That is why we create an inclusive working environment where we treat employees of all levels with respect and dignity, help them develop their potential to the fullest and encourage bonding and engagement through various activities such as teambuilding events, department gatherings and year-end parties.
Our strong business foundation has been built on our core values and corporate philosophy of doing business the right way. We seek people who aspire to embrace these values as they fulfill their role.
These values embody the nine core behaviors based on our Management Principles and Activity Guidelines expected of all members of the Sumitomo Corporation Group.
Integrity and Sound Management
To comply with laws and regulations, while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
Integrated Corporate Strength
To create no boundaries within the organisation; always to act with a company-wide perspective.
To create a clear vision of the future, and to communicate to share it within the organization.
Change and Innovation
To accept and integrate diversity in values and behavior, and to embrace change as an opportunity for action.
To initiate, own and achieve organizational objectives.
To act with enthusiasm and confidence, and to motivate others through such action.
To make quick decisions and act promptly.
To fully support the development of others’ potential.
To achieve and maintain high levels of expertise and skills.
Learning & Development
The growth of our people is essential to the growth of our organisation. To deliver results and build sustainable growth, we develop and maximize the potential of our people both as an individual and as a team. Molding individuals and building teams have been a key human resource development strategy of our organisation.
We are committed to training and educating our people and provide structured and comprehensive training programs for all levels.
In-house Training Programs
Our in-house programs conducted by our pool of specialized in-house trainers ensure that all employees are consistently trained in the skills that are essential to their work. They design and develop a variety of audio-visual materials to enhance the learning experience and outcome. Some of the programs include:
- Foundational E-Learning Programs
- Mentoring Programs
- Functional Training Programs
- Skills and Knowledge Enhancement Programs
- On-the-Job (OJT) Training Programs
- Leadership Development Programs
External Training Programs
We tap on external resources and invite well-qualified training consultants to inspire change, improve performance and share experiences.