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Sumitomo Chemical Formulates Grand Design to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Sumitomo Chemical has formulated a grand design to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, setting out a direction for its initiatives and goals for its activities. The Sumitomo Chemical Group*1 commits itself to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by FY2030,…

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 2021” and “Water Security A List 2021” as a company recognized for its particularly excellent activities to address climate change and water security, including target setting, actions, and…

The Sustainability Data Book 2021 Has Been Published

The Sustainability Data Book complements Sumitomo Chemical’s new Annual Report, presenting information deemed important to both the Sumitomo Chemical Group and its stakeholders. The data book principally offers sustainability information about the Company from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) perspectives.

Valent BioSciences Announces U.S. EPA Registration of AccedeTM Plant Growth Regulator for Effective Thinning of Stone Fruit and Apples

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., June 30, 2021 – Valent BioSciences LLC announces U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) registration of a new plant growth regulator (PGR), which will be marketed under the brand name AccedeTM, utilizing the active ingredient 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC). Accede is…

Pace International Promotes Michelle Smith to Senior Manager, Sales and Field Services South US

WAPATO, Wash. – June 3, 2021 – Pace International LLC (Pace) announced today the promotion of Michelle Smith to Senior Manager, Sales and Field Services South US. In her new role, Smith will be responsible for sales and field operations of…

Sumitomo Chemical Receives Gold Medal in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment for the Second Consecutive Year

Sumitomo Chemical has received a Gold medal* in a sustainability assessment by EcoVadis (headquartered in France) for the second consecutive year. Established in 2007, EcoVadis is a performance rating agency focused on corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, working to…

Adoption of Japan’s Stewardship Code in Corporate Pension Asset Management

Sumitomo Chemical announces that it has adopted Japan’s Stewardship Code (Code), the principles for “responsible institutional investors,” as an institutional investor, i.e., an asset owner of a corporate pension. This Code was officially announced by the Financial Services Agency in…