With the awareness that business entities constitute an important part of society, the Sumitomo Light Metal Group answers stakeholders' diverse requests, hoping that our Group and its aluminum and copper will keep contributing to the sustainability and development of society.
This attitude of our Group is derived from Sumitomo's four hundred year-honored business spirit that advocates "Integrity and Soundness". Inheriting this business spirit is the "Sumitomo Light Metal Group's Management Principles", which we now comply with through our continuous effort towards sound business growth and stakeholders' trust that we live up to their expectations.
Our Group coexists with all our stakeholders including customers, shareholders, employees, local communities, suppliers and even the global environment and society. Aware of this fact, we make proactive and useful efforts to achieve our responsibilities that are (1) legal, (2) economical, (3) ethical and (4) socially contributory.
(1) Legal Responsibility:
Our Group is a constituting element of society and the most basic responsibility of a socially approved business entity is to obey the law, for "law is the minimum level of ethics". We are building systems for ensuring our compliance with social rules in general. We will also enhance our internal control systems for higher transparency of our business activities.
(2) Economic Responsibility:
Securing continuous and reasonable profits is the basis of our social responsibility for all our stakeholders. We will strive for the Group's sound existence and growth.
(3) Ethical Responsibility:
We carry out our business activities with human rights and the labor environment in mind. To maximize customer satisfaction we provide eco-friendly products, and to contribute to global environmental preservation we minimize the use of environmental load substances and lessen our energy use.
(4) Social Contributory Responsibility:
We will actively support activities of social contributions, scientific research and culture as well as volunteer and community service activities.