Sumitomo Chemical is a diversified business with activities across petrochemicals, plastic, energy, IT, pharmaceuticals and, in food and agriculture, health and crop science. The latter group is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of crop-protection chemicals, fertilisers, feed additives and insecticides. The company was founded in 1913 as the Sumitomo Fertilizer Manufactory, and today has operations both domestically and abroad in Australia, China, Spain, France and the United States, among others.
Sumitomo Chemical ranks 11th in the agricultural inputs segment, mostly thanks to its performance in the environment measurement area. This decent environmental performance reflects its climate strategy and its efforts in reducing or optimising water, plastic, and fertiliser and pesticide use. Its second-best measurement area performance compared to its peers is nutrition, thanks to its company-wide and globally applicable workforce nutrition program, its commitment to increase the affordability and accessibility of healthy foods, and its efforts in increasing the availability of nutritious foods. In governance and strategy as well as social inclusion, the company displays an average performance when compared to its peers and thus has most scope for improvement.
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- Tokyo, Japan
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- Publicly listed
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