Sumitomo Corporation

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Steel Group

We contribute to the development of local communities and industries with our global value chains for various steel products including iron steel, forged and casted products such as steel sheets, tubular products and railway products.
We cover a wide-range of metal products such as steel sheets, tubular products to railway products, those of which are used in various fields and support our lifestyles. These fields include transport vehicles such as automobiles, ships, aircraft and trains; home appliances and office equipment; and oil/natural gas production, transportation, geothermal and wind-power generation infrastructure. In the automotive industry, we are responding to the trend toward body weight reduction and the shift toward electric vehicles through material supply which is intended to make a contribution to the building of an environmentally sustainable society. In addition to the stability of high-quality products supply, we have recently engaged to realize carbon-free society through provision of products and services which enables CO2 emission to be reduced in the field of energy. Through our supply chains and businesses as global, we will create and provide new functions and value in order to achieve carbon neutrality in industry.
Steel Group

Automotive Group

Shape the future of mobility to craft new and innovative value.
The Automotive Group operates a wide range of businesses in the automotive sector, constantly evolving in response to the changes of the times.
We are globally developing businesses from manufacturing to distribution and financial services, for automobiles, automotive components, motorcycles, and tires, while focusing on the next-generation mobility society with a bird’s eye view of the industry value chain.
We strive to promote sustainable mobility society through businesses that contribute to climate change mitigation and creation of circular economy.
Automotive Group

Transportation & Construction Systems Group

Drive ESG management in construction equipment, ship, and aerospace businesses, and leverage financial solutions and cutting-edge technologies, to create new social value in the global market.
The Transportation & Construction Systems Group is engaged in businesses in ships, aircraft, aerospace, and construction equipment (including mining, agricultural, and industrial equipment). We evolve our business in response to the trends of the times, contributing to the improvement of social infrastructure, carbon neutrality, and the establishment of a circular economy.

In the fields of lease, ship & aerospace, we are developing our ship/marine business, national security/aerospace business and world-class aircraft and engine leasing services. We also aim to evolve our solutions further by introducing our integrated strengths to our group finance & lease company.

In the field of construction and mining equipment, we contribute to the development of various types of infrastructure, and to mining innovation, by providing high-quality customer service (including top-notch product support) through our sales and service business, and by developing our equipment rental business globally.
Through utilization of advanced technologies, we are also working to strengthen existing business areas and develop new businesses.
Transportation & Construction Systems Group

Diverse Urban Development Group

In accordance with the mission of “Filling communities and lives with smiles and compassion through real estate and infrastructure business,” we contribute to the building of a society where people can live in harmony with the global environment, and to the development of local communities and industries across the world through comprehensive urban development business that addresses the needs of each country, region and society.
At Sumitomo Corporation Group, we aim to implement the comprehensive development of prosperous and sustainable cities through the building of site infrastructure (ports, airports, logistics facilities, etc.) and social infrastructure (water and sewage, transportation, logistics, etc.), area development (retail facilities, residences, industrial parks, sustainable cities, etc.), and trade and services which support these businesses and industrial infrastructures (supply of materials, equipment and facilities, logistics, insurance, etc.).

・Real estate: Office buildings and retail facilities, residences, build-to-suit business (made-to-order business), logistics facilities, hotels and real estate funds
・Industrial parks and sustainable cites
・Industrial materials and systems: Construction materials, cement, business related to construction materials and equipment, business related to industry facilities and communications infrastructure
・Logistics and insurance: Integrated logistics business, support logistics for the entire Sumitomo Corporation Group, various insurance businesses
・Basic infrastructure: Transportation, airports, ports, and water infrastructure business
Diverse Urban Development Group

Media & Digital Group

In the field of media and digital technology, we combine cutting-edge technology with our strengths to create new value and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
In the digital field, we are working on digital solutions and digital media-related businesses and contributing to the digital transformation of the Sumitomo Corporation Group and our global customers together with SCSK, which operates IT services business.

In the smart platform field, we are working to build the foundation for a smart society by expanding our mobile telecommunications business and value-added services in Myanmar and Ethiopia.

In our promising 5G* related business field, we are engaged in the base station sharing business and the development and implementation of solutions.

In the cable platform field, together with J:COM, Japan's largest operator, we are engaged in the cable TV business, high-speed telecommunications business, and video content-related business.

In the media commerce field, we are engaged in TV shopping business on Jupiter Shop Channel and development of e-commerce business.

In addition, through our global venture investment network, we are working to bring in advanced technologies, promote innovation throughout Sumitomo Corporation Group, and create new businesses.

  • 5G: 5th Generation Mobile Communication System
Media & Digital Group

Lifestyle Business Group

We are operating in the retail, food ingredient, and healthcare fields, aiming to take on social issues related to food and health, and making lives more enjoyable from the perspective of consumers.
In the retail business field, we are developing retail-related businesses, such as the operation of supermarket chains, that capture the diverse values of consumers and make each individual’s life more enjoyable.

In the food field, with the aim of enriching people’s dietary lives, we are expanding our business foundation for sustainable supplies by dealing with a wide variety of food products such as meat, fruits and vegetables, grains, oils, and sugar.

In the healthcare field, we are establishing sustainable healthcare systems that contribute to improving the quality of life of individuals, as well as managing drugstores, dispensing pharmacies, managed care, and other businesses that solve social issues such as the aging population and rising healthcare costs.
Lifestyle Business Group

Mineral Resources Group

Through resource development and the establishment of the related value chain, the Company will provide its unique value, contribute to the development of industry in Japan and globally as well as to the achievement of a sustainable society, and create a prosperous future for people.
The Mineral Resources Group is engaged in businesses in the fields of mineral resources.
In mining and smelting business, we hold interests in the production of mineral resources such as copper, nickel, aluminium, coal and iron ore. We also operate trading business with offering extensive functions, such as by realizing synergies between trading and operating assets and using commodity derivatives.
Mineral Resources Group

Chemical Solutions Group

In order to resolve major social issues arising from such problems as food security along with the increasing global population as well as climate change, we are building new value chains in the fields of chemicals, electronics, and agriculture, and thereby contributing to the achievement of a sustainable society and the affluent, comfortable lives of people around the world.
The five SBUs in the Chemicals, Electronics and Agriculture Group are building global sales networks and supply chains in cooperation with diverse partners.
The Basic Chemical SBU is promoting the manufacturing industry with global partners in organic and inorganic chemical products as well as synthetic resins.
The Electronics SBU conducts the trade of semiconductors, rechargeable batteries, and other electronic materials, as well as electronics manufacturing service (EMS) business in the value chain of the electronics industry.
The Green Chemical SBU generates new businesses in the field of green chemicals, increases the capabilities of its proprietary technologies and services, and contributes to the achievement of a net-zero society.
The Life Sciences SBU pursues comfortable, affluent lives for people through the development of the pharmaceutical raw material trade and other pharmaceuticals-related businesses, the cosmetics business, and animal health business.
The Agribusiness SBU contributes to the stable supply of foodstuffs and the sustainable development of agriculture through strengthening the agricultural materials business and developing new businesses related to agriculture.
Chemical Solutions Group

Energy Transformation Business Group

Realize stable, sustainable energy and carbon cycle systems to create a society full of prosperity and dreams.
The Energy Transformation Business Group will contribute to the creation of a society full of prosperity and dreams by building a decarbonization and recycling energy system and achieving a sustainable carbon cycle.
We will accelerate business development in the next-generation energy field and drive the energy transformation business of the Sumitomo Corporation Group as a whole, while leveraging our power infrastructure business platform in Japan and overseas, and further expanding the trade and business development of natural gas, LNG, and others on a global scale.
Energy Transformation Business Group

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