Key Social Issue

Respect for human rights

Respecting the human rights of everyone involved
in our business activities and supply chain as
part of our corporate social responsibility

Long-term goal

Respect human rights through all of our businesses and supply chains

Medium-term goals

Promote and ensure respect for human rights in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Sumitomo Corporation Group's Human Rights Policy

  • By 2023, achieve 100% participation rate in human rights education based on the Guiding Principles, and 100% implementation rate in regional organizations and subsidiaries.
  • Strengthen risk analysis in human rights due diligence to accurately assess risks in all businesses, including the supply chain, and implement risk mitigation measures by 2025. Establish a more effective grievance mechanism based on assessment results.

Ensure a safe workplace environment

  • Strengthen efforts to achieve zero accidents at major business workplaces, focusing on manufacturing, processing, and projects involving large-scale construction.

Achieve a diverse organization grounded in mutual respect

  • Provide a safe working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Promote human resources management that enables individuals to demonstrate their abilities regardless of nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other attributes or values.