Corporate Mission Statement

Sumitomo's Business Philosophy

The basis of the Sumitomo Corporation Group's Management Principles and Activity Guidelines is Sumitomo's Business Philosophy, which has been passed on through the generations for 400 years since the founding of the Sumitomo Group.

Sumitomo's Business Philosophy has been refined through many generations based on the Founder's Precepts "Monjuin Shiigaki," which Masatomo Sumitomo (1585-1652), the founder of the Sumitomo family, wrote and handed on to describe how a merchant should conduct business. The basic points of Sumitomo's Business Philosophy have been passed on in the form of the two articles of the Business Principles.

Sumitomo's Business Philosophy thus stresses the need for an enterprising spirit to stay a step ahead in dealing with change, while ascribing importance to maintaining integrity and sound management, avoiding easy gains, and working for the public interest, without being misled by short-term immediate changes. This philosophy has continuously formed the basis of Sumitomo Corporation Group's business for more than 400 years.

Sumitomo Corporation Group's Mission Statement

Corporate Vision

We aim to be a global organization that constantly stays a step ahead in dealing with change, creates new value, and contributes broadly to society.

Management Principles

◎ To achieve prosperity and realize dreams through sound business activities
◎ To place prime importance on integrity and sound management with utmost respect for the individual
◎ To foster a corporate culture full of vitality and conducive to innovation

Activity Guidelines

◎ To act with honesty and sincerity on the basis of Sumitomo's business philosophy, and in keeping with the Management Principles
◎ To comply with laws and regulations while maintaining the highest ethical standards
◎ To set high value on transparency and openness
◎ To attach great importance to protecting the global environment
◎ To contribute to society as a good corporate citizen
◎ To achieve teamwork and integrated corporate strength through active communication
◎ To set clear objectives and achieve them with enthusiasm

Health and Productivity Management

We believe that the health of our employees is one of the most important management issue.
For this reason, we will provide a positive boost for each employee to perform at his or her highest level by recognizing own health and working healthfully.

The Sumitomo Corporation Group's Corporate Mission is: "To achieve prosperity and realize dreams through sound business activities." In order to fulfill this mission, we aim to be a company in which all employees work with energy(Iki-iki), excitement(Waku-waku), and in good health, taking on challenges to create new value.

Our health and productivity management is proceeded on a company-wide basis by the top management to be the chief executive and the Human Resources & Corporate General Affairs Group in the Corporate Unit to be the promotion secretariat.

We will execute viable measures of PDCA cycle that allows employees to work with energy(Iki-iki), excitement(Waku-waku), and in good health by further enhancing existing measures for maintaining and promoting employee health.