About us

Our motto « Creative Hybrid Chemistry For a Better Tomorrow » defines what we truly believe in. Always striving to improve our society and to find common interests with the constant evolution of needs all over the world. Our main activities are sales and marketing of a wide range of chemical products represented over 4 business sectors.

Sumitomo Chemical's founding principle

Sumitomo Chemical was established in 1913 to manufacture fertilizers from sulfur dioxide emitted from smelting operations at the Besshi copper mine in Niihama, Japan, with the aim of solving environmental problems caused by the emissions.

« We must not merely seek business profits but must contribute broadly to society through our business activities. » Sumitomo Chemical, founded with the dual goals of eliminating pollution and helping increase crop yields, has upheld this founding principle as it has evolved in keeping with the changing times.

At present, the Sumitomo Chemical Group operates businesses in the sectors Essential & Plastics, Energy & Functional Materials, IT-related Chemicals, Health & Crop Sciences and Pharmaceuticals and provides products globally that help people’s daily lives.

Our business philosophy

Our business philosophy is based on 3 main grounds:
1) We commit ourselves to create new value by building on innovation.
2) Through our activities we offer solutions to problems the global community faces.
3) We develop a vibrant corporate culture and continue to be a company that society can trust.

Core values

- Dedication to advanced customers' satisfaction.
- Recognition of the value of our loyal employees.
- Culture of integrity and mutual respect.


- Develop markets with high value-added products.
- Pro-actively innovate processes and products.
- Offer high quality and outstanding services.

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