Our Corporate Social Responsibility

We are all guardians of the planet and environment that we live and work in. As individuals and businesses we have a responsibility for its current and future sustainability.

Our mission is to contribute to solving social, environmental, and industrial problems through the development and optimization of drive technologies.

We are doing this through our commitment to sustainability via the goals of People, Planet and Prosperity to realise the vision of global economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Sustainability, the environment and our responsibility

As a business, we have a responsibility for the sustainable and fair future of our communities. Solving social and environmental issues is a duty of our generation. Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd (SHI) and our people, products, and services play a crucial part in this.

In March 2020, we identified seven material issues to clarify and prioritize the roles we will play. Among these are our environmental commitments, including how we contribute to addressing climate change globally.

SHI President and CEO, Shinki Shimomura, has stated: “Solving social issues is a duty of our generation. Toward the fulfilment of this responsibility, we will live up to the trust of our stakeholders by sustainable and stronger corporate activities through promotion of our initiatives for accomplishment of those materialities and our business activities in tandem.”

SHI Environment Report

Lafert Sustainability Report

Invertek Social Responsability Policy

EcoVadis Silver Rating

SHI has achieved a Silver Rating in its latest Sustainability Assessment by EcoVadis, an international ratings provider.

EcoVadis assesses the sustainability of more than 100,000 supplier companies in 175 countries around the world in four areas: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.

Silver Rating is awarded to businesses and organisations falling within the top 25% of all the companies it assesses. SHI’s score corresponded to the top 21%, resulting in its silver status.

We are one world socially, economically, and environmentally. Our mission is to safeguard it for future generations through the development of sustainable systems and technology.

Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

We will support the development of prosperity and success for all through responsible and sustainable means.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Our aim is to create a sustainable and inclusive environment, socially and economically, for all.

Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.