We have a concept, “Approach for Material Issues as Sumitronics Group” in order to explain how Sumitronics Group is going to contribute to Material Issues of Sumitomo Corporation Group. (“Six Material Issues to Achieve Sustainable Growth with Society”)
We will decrease electricity consumption in the world by manufacturing energy-saving electronics products and achieve the growth in harmony with the global environment.
We will expand our presence across South East Asia, China, and North America and contribute to the growth and development of the local communities and industries through customers, products, and employment.
We will move ahead developing our business to growth field based on our strong foundation, contribute to realize more convenient and comfortable lifestyles through electronics products, and support the physical and mental health of people.
We will enhance global networks, enable optimization for production and procurement of electronics products, and create new value.
In order to create new value and innovation by allowing our diverse personnel to fully exercise their abilities in a variety of fields, we will promote the development and empowerment of human resources, which represent our most important management resources.
We will enhance our ability to draft and implement strategies for achieving sustainable growth and to provide appropriate supervision of these strategies, all while maintaining transparency. In this manner, we will improve management efficiency and maintain sound management.
In accordance with the Sumitomo Corporation Group CSR Action Guidelines for Supply Chain Management, the Sumitronics Group is aiming to realize a sustainable society by working together with our suppliers and business partners to achieve responsible value chain management. The Company provides numerous opportunities to promote the understanding and entrenchment of these guidelines, including training for new employees and locally hired employees, meetings within overseas offices, and pre-departure briefings with employees being sent on overseas assignments.
Established in November 2009
Revised in November 2013
Sumitomo Corporation Group aims to be a global organization that, by constantly staying a step ahead in dealing with change, creating new value, and contributing broadly to society, strives to achieve prosperity and realize the dreams of all our stakeholders through sound business activities in strict adherence to our Corporate Mission Statement, and the management style principle contained therein, wherein prime importance is given to integrity and sound management with the utmost respect being paid to the individual.
In order to promote sustainability and social wellbeing in accordance with our mission, the Sumitomo Corporation Group hereby sets down these CSR Action Guidelines for Supply Chain Management. With a view to further strengthening the global relations which form one of the foundations of our core competence of integrated corporate strength, we request our suppliers and business partners to kindly accept, understand, and practice these guidelines so that together we can achieve responsible value chain management.
Our suppliers and business partners are expected to:
1. Respect human rights and not to be complicit in human rights abuses
2. Prevent forced labor, child labor and the payment of unfairly low wages
3. Not engage in discriminatory employment practices
4. Respect the rights of employees to associate freely in order to ensure open and fair negotiations between labor and management
5. Provide employees with safe and healthy work environments
6. Protect the global environment and give due consideration to biodiversity
7. Ensure the quality and safety of products and services
8. Ensure fair business transactions, to abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and to prevent extortion, bribery and all other forms of corrupt business practices
9. Ensure appropriate information security
10. Cooperate with members of local host communities and contribute to sustainable regional development
11. Disclose information regarding the above in a manner both timely and appropriate.
Sumitomo Corporation Group recognizes that environmental issues are global in scale and that they are long-range concerns affecting future generations. As a global organization, the Sumitomo Corporation Group, through sound business activities, will strive to achieve sustainable development aimed at both social and economic progress and environmental preservation.
In pursuing its diversified business activities both within Japan and overseas, the Sumitomo Corporation Group shall comply with the following guidelines, and, through cooperation between its Group companies, work to achieve the aims of its environmental Basic Policy.
(1)Basic stance with regard to the environment
To place great importance on protecting the global environment as a good corporate citizen in accordance with the Sumitomo Corporation’s Activity Guidelines.
(2)Compliance with environmental legislation
To strictly observe legislation related to environmental matters not only in Japan but also overseas, and to abide by any agreements made.
(3)Caring for the natural environment
To place great importance on preserving the environment, including the natural ecosystem and biodiversity.
(4)Response to climate change
To place great importance on mitigating climate change and adapting to its impact.
(5)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.
(6)Contributing to the building of a recycling-oriented society
To endeavor to help build a recycling-oriented society by reducing waste and reusing and recycling resources.
(7)Promotion of businesses that contribute to environmental preservation
To utilize 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.
(8)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.
(9)Disclosure of the Environmental Policy
To communicate this Environmental Policy to all people who are working for or on behalf of the Sumitomo Corporation Group, as well as disclosing it externally.
In August, 2003, our company have certified the ISO 14001 environmental management system by the multi-site system as an affiliated companies of Sumitomo Group. Aiming at the company environment-friendly in the future, we would like to actively working for various environmental issues