Sumitomo Corporation Europe recognises that the issues of the environment are global in scale and have a long-term impact on future generations. Through sound business activities we will strive to achieve sustainable development aimed at achieving social and economic progress, and environmental preservation. 

Through our policy we therefore strive to achieve environmental management in all areas of our existing business, business development and investment.

Basic Policy

Sumitomo Corporation Europe strictly observe all applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding the manufacture, sale, import, transport and use of products which may cause harm to the environment or to the health and safety of those exposed to such products.

Basic Guidelines

In pursuing its diversified business activities Sumitomo Corporation Europe shall comply with the following guidelines and work to achieve the aims of its basic environmental policy.

  • To attach great importance to protecting the global environment as a good corporate citizen in keeping with the Sumitomo Corporation's Activity Guidelines.
  • Compliance with environmental legislation: To strictly observe legislation related to environmental matters in all countries.
  • Caring for the natural environment: To protect the natural environment and preserve biodiversity.
  • Efficient use of resources and energy: To be mindful of the finite availability of resources and energy and strive to use them both efficiently and effectively.
  • Contributing to the building of a recycling-oriented society: To endeavour to help build a recycling-oriented society by reducing waste and reusing and recycling resources.
  • Promotion of businesses that contribute to environmental preservation: To utilise our integrated corporate strength to promote businesses and projects, which contribute to environmental preservation and reduction of the impact of society on the natural environment.
  • Establishment of environmental management: To use an environmental management system to prevent environmental pollution and set environmental objectives and targets which are regularly reviewed and continuously upgraded.