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Newsletter "SEI WORLD" Vol. 451

Excellence Award received at 18th Environmental Communication Awards

CSR report

With the 2014 edition of its CSR report, Sumitomo Electric Group has received the Excellence Award for environmental reporting at the 18th Environmental Communication Awards, cosponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum.

The Environmental Communication Awards recognize outstanding environmental reports and environmental activity reports with a view toward promoting efforts in environmental communication and improving the quality of environmental information disclosure.

Encouraged by this award, we will continue to step up our CSR activities.

CSR Promotion Office, HR & Administration Division

Encouragement Award received at 2014 Osaka Outstanding Invention Awards

Award ceremony (Chief inventor Mr. Toru Morita, Manager, Engineering Department, Water Processing Div.)
Award ceremony (Chief inventor Mr. Toru Morita, Manager, Engineering Department, Water Processing Div.)

Our invention of a filtration module incorporating porous multilayered hollow fibers (Japanese Patent No. 3851864) has won the Encouragement Award at the Osaka Outstanding Invention Awards.

The Osaka Outstanding Invention Awards sponsored by the Osaka Institute of Invention and Innovation aim to honor outstanding inventions and innovations made by individuals, companies and organizations in Osaka, in order to encourage revitalization of the Osaka region and the development of technologies and inventions.

The awarded invention is related to the manufacturing method of a porous multilayered hollow fiber made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), characterized by high filtration precision, superb chemical and heat resistance, along with high tensile strength, and a filtration module provided with the fiber. The filtration performance of hollow fiber membranes is drastically improved and the modules are used for filtration devices in various industries including environmental conservation, medicine and foods.

Intellectual Property Department, Water Processing Division, and Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer, Inc.

Excellence Award received at 2014 Osaka Stop-Global-Warming Awards

Receiving the award of merit/ Hirotake Komori, Manager, Energy Saving Office, Safety & Environment Department (left) and Yasuyuki Ogawa, Vice Governor, Osaka Prefectural Government (right)
Receiving the award of merit/ Hirotake Komori, Manager, Energy Saving Office, Safety & Environment Department (left) and Yasuyuki Ogawa, Vice Governor, Osaka Prefectural Government (right)

The Osaka Works of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has received the Excellence Award in the Global Warming Countermeasures section of the 2014 Osaka Stop-Global-Warming Awards sponsored by the Osaka prefectural government.

To promote measures for global warming prevention, resource conservation and recycling, since 2003 we have undertaken group-wide environmental conservation activities under the title of the “Action ECO-21” campaign, setting quantitative targets for the whole group including overseas companies. The award has been givenin appreciation of our energy consumption reduction efforts through the “Action ECO-21” campaign, such as simultaneous renewal of common facilities mainly at the Osaka Works to increase energy efficiency by converting lighting, air conditioners, pumps and fans to inverter control, and other improvements of equipment to save energy. We will continue our efforts to reduce environmental burdens into the future.

Safety & Environment Department

Integrated Sales Company for cutting tools established in Thailand

We have established Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal (Thailand) Ltd. (SETA) as the regional integrated sales company in Thailand and commenced its operations in January 2015 in order to spur the sales of cutting tools in Thailand and the Indochina region, Southeast Asia’s largest regions for auto manufacturing. Along with this, Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Manufacturing (Thailand), Ltd. (SHT), which has been in charge of manufacturing and sales, will focus on manufacturing.

Company Name
Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal(Thailand) Ltd.
Location
Bangkok, Thailand
Business
Sales and technical support of powder alloy products
Capital
20 million baht
Established
October 2014
Hardmetal Division

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