Social Contribution Activities
As a global organization contributing broadly to society ,
the Sumitomo Corporation Group is promoting various 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.
Developing the Next Generation of Human Resources
As a global organization contributing broadly to society the Sumitomo Corporation Group is supporting the development of the next generation of human resources who will drive in the sustainable development of countries and regions around the world. To that end, we are engaging in the following activities.
The Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship
Having supported the development of future leaders in Asian countries since 1996
Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship Program for Exchange Students from China
Supporting the development of the next generation of leaders who will act as a bridge between Japan and China
The TOMODACHI Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship Program
Through this scholarship, Sumitomo Corporation gives support to Japanese university students wishing to study in the United States, with a view to contributing to the development of global talents with global insights.
Sponsored Lectures Bearing the Company Name Offered in China and Vietnam
Inviting prominent Japanese top executives to lecture at leading universities in China and Vietnam with the aim of helping students gain a better understanding of Japanese corporations and business management.
Supporting the Activities of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas has been supporting to the Center as the lead corporate sponsor since its inception in 1986.
Supporting the Junior Philharmonic Orchestra
Promoting the activities since 1992, with the hope for healthy development of the youth
Contributing to Local Communities in Areas We Do Business
As a global organization contributing broadly to society , the Sumitomo Corporation Group is contributing to local communities in areas we do business all over the world. To that end, we are engaging in the following activities.
Creating a Barrier-Free Movie Experience
By promoting barrier-free movies, we aim to provide opportunities to think about how we can make this world a comfortable place for everyone.
Supporting the "Sankyu Thank You Project" in Kenya and Uganda
Supporting the “Sankyu Thank You Project”
Activities to Introduce Japanese Culture
Contributing to local communities by introducing traditional Japanese culture in areas where our overseas businesses are located
Providing a Wide Range of Support Through the Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Foundation (USA)
Since its establishment in 2004, we continue to support activities in the areas of Japan-U.S. exchange, research and education, culture and art, and social welfare.
Providing Donations and Supplies for Natural Disasters
In the wake of large-scale natural disasters in and outside Japan, Sumitomo Corporation provides support in the form of donations and relief supplies along with its sincere hopes for the earliest possible recovery of the affected areas.
Volunteer Leave System
Having a volunteer leave system in place to encourage employees to participate in volunteer activities
Assisting Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Following the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 2011, the Sumitomo Corporation Group set a policy of long-term supporting the areas from the aspect of humanitarian aid and support for industrial recovery. Believing that it is crucial to provide assistance according to the changing needs and situations of people in the disaster-affected areas, we have worked on the following initiatives based on the policy.
Supporting Recovery of the Fish Processing Industry in Kesennuma
Supporting the Kesennuma Shishiori Fisheries Processing Cooperative Association to help industrial reconstruction
Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan
Supporting the organizations devoted to problem solving in the areas afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sumitomo Corporation Youth Challenge Program for the Revitalization of East Japan
Supporting the youth who will participate in support the recovering of East Japan
Global social contribution activity program “100SEED”
100SEED is a global social contribution activity program that celebrates the 2019 centennial of Sumitomo Corporation’s founding.Based on the theme of “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG) Goal 4, “Quality Education,” Sumitomo Corporation Group employees have been conducting activities to solve the social issues faced by local communities in their respective regions.
By promoting 100SEED, we encourage our colleagues around the world to create opportunities as well as leverage our diverse capabilities and resources so that we can engage in activities that will dynamically achieve our goal of “Enriching lives and the world.”