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Sumitomo Chemical Receives CDP’s Highest Rating in Corporate Climate Action and Water Security Action

Sumitomo Chemical (“the Company”) has been named on CDP’s “Climate A List 2020” and “Water Security A List 2020” as a company recognized for its particularly excellent activities to address climate change and water security, including target setting, actions and…

Sumitomo Chemical Launches SynBio Hub, a New Organization in the US, to Accelerate Next-Generation Business Utilizing Synthetic Biology

Sumitomo Chemical has decided to establish a new organization, SynBio Hub, within the Biorational Research Center of Valent BioSciences LLC (VBC), a U.S. subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical in Illinois. By setting up this organization tasked to build technologies using synthetic…

Sumitomo Chemical Joins “IP Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19”

Sumitomo Chemical announced that it has joined the “Intellectual Property Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19” (hereinafter referred to as “the Declaration”). The gist of the Declaration is that participants will not assert any intellectual property rights under certain conditions against…

Sumitomo Chemical Receives Gold Medal in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment

Sumitomo Chemical has received a Gold medal* in a sustainability assessment by EcoVadis (headquartered in France), an award recognizing companies whose performance is in the top 5% of all companies rated. Established in 2007, EcoVadis is a performance rating agency…

Sumitomo Chemical Receives the Grand Prize in the 52nd Annual JCIA Technology Awards for its Propylene Oxide Technology

Sumitomo Chemical has received the Grand Prize in the 52nd Annual JCIA Technology Awards from the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) for its technology that enabled “the development and commercialization of a process for manufacturing propylene oxide (PO) using cumene,…

Sumitomo Chemical Provides Funds to NanoScent, Developing Diagnostic Sensor for COVID-19 – Rapid Test Results through the Fusion of Scent Recognition Devices and Digital Technology

Sumitomo Chemical has decided to provide about 70% of the funds necessary for NanoScent in Israel to develop a rapid diagnostic sensor for COVID-19, using their scent recognition devices. NanoScent, a startup in Israel, is developing various new sensors that…

Sumitomo Chemical Completes Acquisition of Four South American Subsidiaries of Nufarm

Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited (“Sumitomo Chemical”) has successfully completed, on April 1, 2020, the acquisition of four South American subsidiaries in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, owned by group companies of Nufarm Limited (“Nufarm”), a leading Australian agricultural chemical company,…
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