Message from General Manager for Europe
We continue to face structural changes in society and industry driven by factors such as deepening geopolitical challenges, the increased awareness and requirements of ESG, and the development of various technologies around the world. Given this background, we are concentrating our efforts towards various social issues in Europe, aiming to be indispensable to society and our partners by providing solutions and creating values unique to our group companies.
In the recent rapid shift to a carbon-neutral society, Europe has been increasingly influential in global rulemaking. While incorporating this characteristic, we will further strengthen our functions and competencies, and develop them into new values to create and grow businesses, particularly in the areas of 1. Energy Transition, 2. Digital Transformation, 3. the Circular Economy and 4. the Improvement of Living Standards. We will achieve them while also reinforcing our strategic partnerships with leading global companies as well as innovative start-ups.
In addition, we will contribute to forming a sustainable society by utilising our global network, including longstanding relationships with the Middle East and Africa, and leveraging Sumitomo Corporation Group’s integrated strength.
Hiro Jose Koike
General Manager for Europe