In line with “Our Philosophy,” a corporate philosophy structure, the Sumitomo Rubber Group’s basic management policy is to enhance not only its economic value but also its societal value and to contribute to the development of a sustainable society. To put this policy into practice, we promote environmental management informed by our “GENKI” Sustainability Activity Guidelines.
Bounties of the Earth, such as natural rubber, which are an element of natural capital, constitute key management resources for sustainable growth. Based on this awareness, the Group is working to conserve the environment and to use finite energy resources effectively while contributing to the realization of a low-carbon, recycling-oriented society.
In recognition of the above efforts, Sumitomo Rubber Industries was granted the highest rating by Development Bank of Japan, Inc. under the DBJ Environmental Ratings, a program created to evaluate and rate the level of a corporation’s environmental management.
In addition, we have engaged in tree planting activities at home and abroad since 2009. As of the end of fiscal 2021, the cumulative total number of trees planted amounted to 1.78 million.
|Global Network of Production & Sales Bases||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|CO2emissions (business activities) (kt-CO2e)||1,011||1,036||1,073||1,095||1,018||1,145|
|Waste disposal (kt)||17.4||16.6||22.2||32.3||30.7||31.8|
|Water usage (1,000m3)||13,774||14,523||14,373||14,047||13,068||13,541|
|Organic solvents used (t)||1,045||1,055||1,573||1,603||1,328||1,427|
|Number of trees planted* (1,000 trees)||71.8||43.5||51.4||38.7||19.2||18.9|
* Not including the provision of seedlings