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Corporate Social Responsibility at Sumitomo Riko

Sumitomo Riko Group aims to realize “Global Excellent Manufacturing Company” which we define as a company that contributes to safety, comfort and the environment of human beings, society, and the Earth. The CSR activities the Sumitomo Riko Group is promoting are value creation-based, designed to meet the expectations of society while contributing to our sustainable growth and development. 

With the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Compact, and other global initiatives in mind, we have categorized aspects of CSR management into the following three perspectives for the establishment of our CSR Management Policy.

  1. Take action that does not harm society and the global environment (minimization of negative impact)
    • Appropriate responses to risk in areas such as human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption
  2. Contribute to solving and global environmental challenges (maximization of positive impact)
    • Businesses and social contribution activities that provide solutions to social challenges
    • Human diversity that contributes to the emergence of innovation
  3. Improve engagement with stakeholders through communication and raise corporate value with a long-term view
    • Information disclosure, dialogue, collaboration

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Responsible for future generations

Sumitomo Riko´s sustainability mission

Sustainability is anchored in the foundation of our values. They form the basis of our work; they guide our company, and they will take us into the future. Sumitomo Riko is convinced that sustainable and responsible business increases our ability to innovate and meet the future – adding value to the company.

It allows us to identify risks and opportunities early and opens the change processes we need. Therefore, sustainability is firmly integrated in our corporate strategy and is a key driver of innovation.

We have identified six fields of activity: Business Ethics, Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Sustainability, CSR Supply Chain Management, Corporate Citizenship, as well as Human Resources Management and Human Rights.


European CSR Policy >


Sustainability in the entire value chain

Sumitomo Riko carbon footprint strategy

Significantly limiting the average global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius is essential for protecting our climate. For this, companies need to operate carbon-neutrally. Sumitomo Riko is aiming for 100% carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest – with ambitious intermediate targets.

Our steps to carbon neutrality >

European Supplier CSR Regulation >