Message from
the President and CEO

Message from
the President and CEO

Sumitomo Corporation Group develops businesses in a wide range of industrial fields on a global scale aiming to achieve prosperity and realize dreams through sound business activities.

Our corporate mission statement carries out Sumitomo’s business philosophy, represented by one of the credos; “Benefit for self and others, private and public interests are one and the same.”* Since our foundation in 1919, we have continued to grow through enhancing our ability to create new value together with stakeholders such as business partners and clients, across business networks around the world.
* This credo underscores the importance that Sumitomo’s business activities should not only benefit Sumitomo, but must also benefit society as a whole in order to achieve sustainable growth together.

Today, in line with our Medium-Term Management Plan “SHIFT 2023,” we are steadily implementing various measures to enhance sustainability management while working towards the realization of a sustainable society and an enhancement of corporate value. Through the reinforcement and expansion of businesses by leveraging our strengths, as well as the development of next-generation businesses from a medium- to long-term perspective, we will shift to a highly profitable and resilient business portfolio. We believe that our continuous commitment to create value needed by society, will lead to the Group’s sustainable growth.

The world is facing some serious social issues such as climate change, which increases the expectations on the private sector toward solving these issues. We will accomplish our goal, as represented by the Group’s corporate message—“Enriching lives and the world”—to further enrich the world, society, and people’s lives. By living up to our principles, we will unite as one to take on the challenge of creating new value.

We look forward to your continued support.

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Masayuki Hyodo

Representative Director
President and Chief Executive Officer