== HEADER ==

Annual Report 2013 Be the Best, Be the One


Management Strategy

In a message to all the Company’s stakeholders, President and CEO Kuniharu Nakamura talks about his vision for the Sumitomo Corporation Group to aspire to as it approaches its centennial anniversary, and introduces the new medium-term management plan “Be the Best, Be the One 2014” (“BBBO2014”).



Overview of Operations

General managers of each business unit outline steps toward realizing what we aim to be and BBBO2014, outline their goals and actions in each core business field, and the CSR initiatives.

  • Organizational Changes
  • At a Glance
  • Metal Products Business Unit
  • Transportation & Construction Systems Business Unit
  • Environment & Infrastructure Business Unit
  • Media, Network, Lifestyle Related Goods & Services Business Unit
  • Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & Electronics Business Unit


Corporate Governance

Sumitomo Corporation’s origins, corporate governance system, and the characteristics of that system, are introduced along with comments from an outside director and an outside corporate auditor.

  • Sumitomo’s Business Philosophy/Sumitomo Corporation Group’s Corporate Mission Statement
  • Corporate Governance System
  • Internal Control and Internal Audits
  • Compliance
  • Risk Management


Towards a Better, Sustainable Society (CSR)

An introduction to the Sumitomo Corporation Group’s approach to CSR, and its initiatives for society and the environment.

  • Message From the Chair of the CSR Committee
  • Environmental Initiatives
  • Social Initiatives
  • Third-party Assurance (Environmental Performance Data)
  • Third-party Review of CSR Initiatives


Corporate Information

The operating structure, financial information, and a company overview are presented.