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Sumitomo Chemical Group’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDGs are consistent with Sumitomo Chemical’s company founding and philosophy. The Sumitomo Chemical Group have been deeply committed to continuously creating and providing new value for our stakeholders by contributing to enriching people’s lives, solving society and the global environment problems. We continue to demonstrate our commitment in every aspect of our activity, from efforts to enhance efficiency and profitability to safety, environmental and quality assurance initiatives and social actions through SDGs.
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SCA’s contribution to Sustainable Development Goals through social activities
Protect the Environment- Care & Protect our planet for future generations
Sumitomo Chemical Asia’s commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and build a sustainable society through our business operations, we embarked on two solar panel installations at our facilities on Jurong Island.
We started our first solar panel project at our Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Complex Admin Building on January 2017 and this was completed successfully on 9th June 2017. We also completed the solar panel installation at our Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) facility, which has been operational since 1st April 2021. The solar panel installation at the S-SBR facility produces enough power to fully meet the entire electricity needs of S-SBR’s Admin Building.
To reduce the potential health and environment risks from the electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) generated by homes and companies each year, SCA supports the nationwide e-waste management system by conducting e-waste collection at MMA’s plant and also taking part in the e-waste collection organised by DUO Tower.
Being part of Jurong Island family, SCA supports The National Parks Board and JTC projects as follows:
- To install Singapore’s largest purpose-built reef structures at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park to enhance marine biodiversity. These structures’ surfaces are texturised using recycled rocks from other JTC’s projects to allow better attachment of corals and encrusting organisms. SCA is proud to be one of the sponsors contributing towards this project through the Garden City Fund’s Grow-A-Reef Garden initiative.
Sisters’ Islands Marine Park
- To contribute to the OneMillionTrees movement through GardenCityFund, SCA wholly supports the planting of 34,000 new trees by 2022 to intensify greenery and sustainability on Jurong Island.
Tree planting at Meranti, Jurong Island by SCA representatives
Community Engagement – Build Thriving communities where we operate
Through employee recreation and Green Committee, we partner with local NGOs and communities to roll out regular programs including fund-raising and sponsorships.
Believing in nurturing students, we have been contributing funds to the National University of Singapore Chemical Engineering Society (NUS ChESS) and Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Singapore Foundation Scholarship, benefitting young Singaporeans and enhancing their educational opportunities. By working with other relevant organizations, we hope to contribute even in a small way to the future of our next generation.
Over the years, we continue to engage our employees with our local communities in various initiatives. Here are some of our recent activities.
SPUR (employees recreation committee) raised funds for Reach Youth Service through Charity sale of handicraft items donated by employees, bento lunches as well as employee workshops.
Another Green Committee initiative to raise fund for Singapore Children Society.