CSR Basic Policy
Sumitomo Electric Group CSR Basic Policy
The Sumitomo Spirit, which gives top priority to social credibility and corporate ethics, is deeply instilled into the Sumitomo Electric Group. With the Sumitomo Spirit, as well as the Sumitomo Electric Group Corporate Principles, serving as the basic value standards that guide us, we contribute to a better society and environment through business operations in line with compliance regulations.
We have specified five CSR core categories: products & services; supply chain; human resources; environmental preservation; and social contribution. Based on this approach, we will establish good relationships with stakeholders and continue sustained growth with the aim of becoming a Glorious Excellent Company, i.e., realizing the ideal state of the Sumitomo Electric Group, so as to fulfill our corporate social responsibility.
Sumitomo Electric Group CSR Promotion System
In July 2004, Sumitomo Electric established the CSR Committee, which is chaired by the officer in charge of personnel and general administration and comprised by the managers of the departments in charge of CSR-related areas. Under the system shown in the figure below, the Committee conducts its activities as a cross-sectional organization, to promote CSR initiatives in the Sumitomo Electric Group. The roles of the CSR Committee include:
- Holding semiannual meetings to review the CSR activities from a group-wide perspective and give support and guidance on the future development.
- Promotes internal and external information disclosure and public hearings on CSR.
- Promotes CSR education programs throughout the Sumitomo Electric Group, etc.
The business operations of the Sumitomo Electric Group are supported by interaction with a wide range of stakeholders. We clarify our responsibilities for the stakeholders who have deep relationships with us on a daily basis, and continuously endeavor to promote communication with them through various opportunities.