The Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee was established in 1958 to cultivate customer trust and develop public support for Sumitomo Group activities.
Each member company shares Sumitomo's basic business philosophy and corporate culture, developed throughout Sumitomo's 400-year history. On behalf of all Group companies, the Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee can develop public relations more extensively than a single company can, thereby enhancing public trust in our Group.
Since 1993 the Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee has been offering the public this message: "Passing important values from people to people." This message represents our hope to retain "important values" in this rapidly changing world. We also hope to think together with the public about which values we should retain, and work together to preserve them.