Sustainability Sustainability

Sustainability of Sumitomo Seika Group

Basic Policies on Sustainability

The Sumitomo Seika Group believes that it assumes corporate responsibility for contributing to resolving globally vital social issues from a long-term perspective.
In order to fulfill this responsibility, we promote sustainability management based on the following basic polices.

  1. We support the foundation of industries and people’s comfortable living through supplying high quality products and services.
  2. We, as a chemical manufacturer, attach the highest priority to ensuring “zero accidents and zero injuries” and strive to achieve and maintain safe and stable plant operation as well as safe transportation of products we produce.
  3. We conduct thorough quality management of our products and services so that our customers can use them to their satisfaction and with confidence.
  4. We properly assess possible impacts of our products and production processes on humans and the environment to ensure their safety and promote environmental stewardship.
  5. We disclose the progress of our initiatives for our sustainability management to our stakeholders, promote dialogue with them and reflect the outcome of such dialogue adequately in our business management.
  6. We provide a sound work environment for our employees to work safely and in good health both physically and mentally, and also nurture a corporate culture that inspires the employees to challenge themselves to new or difficult tasks.
  7. We, as a responsible corporate citizen, contribute, through our business activities, to the development of a sustainable society where humans and the Earth can live together.

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee considers medium- and long-term environmental and social issues together from the perspective of risks and opportunities and encourages management that takes the Group’s sustainability viewpoints into consideration.

Duties of the Committee
  • Formulating policies for the sustainability of the Sumitomo Seika Group and devising sustainability plans
  • Verifying progress made toward sustainability through Sumitomo Seika Chemicals and group companies, and making improvements
  • Other matters necessary to promote sustainability-focused management

Participation in Initiatives

OSAKA Zero Carbon Foundation
OSAKA Zero Carbon Foundation
Declaration of Partnership Building
Declaration of Partnership Building

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

What is Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

In September 2015, all the UN members (193 countries) adopted the 2030 Agenda, which is a plan to eliminate extreme poverty, inequality and injustice to protect our planet and realize a better future over the next 15 years.
As an action plan for people, planet and prosperity, the Agenda includes a Declaration and Goals.
This is a set of 17 Goals and 169 Targets called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In accordance with fundamental policies for “Basic Policies on Sustainability”, we contributing to the development of a sustainable society by addressing the challenges of the SDGs, which are goals shared worldwide.


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