|For People, Society, and the World
Through creating new and useful technologies and products, Sumitomo Chemical continues to work toward improving living standards and alleviating the problems of our society.
The origins of Sumitomo Chemical can be traced back to 1913, when the company used sulfur dioxide emissions from the Besshi Copper Mine in the Shikoku region of Japan to produce calcium superphosphate fertilizers, thereby reducing pollution from the mine. In addition to helping preserve the environment by preventing the emission of pollutants, the company was thereby also able to contribute toward increasing the harvest of agricultural products. Sumitomo Chemical thus found its start with the solving of environmental problems and the goal of improving living standards.
Although Sumitomo Chemical has diversified its operations over the years to keep abreast of the changing times, the company maintains the basic policy that its operations must not only profit itself but must also benefit society at large.
Today, the Sumitomo Chemical Group includes some 100 companies operating around the world in six business sectors: basic chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, fine chemicals, IT-related chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.
Sumitomo Chemical will continue to strive towards meeting the high expectations of our business partners, shareholders, investors, regional communities, and all other stakeholders. As a chemical company, we hope to capitalize on our research and development capabilities, technological prowess, and ability to supply quality products to yield benefits for people, society, and the world.