Respect for Human Resources

Basic Concept

Guided by the tenet “Respect for Human Resources,” stipulated in the Sumitomo Spirit, we strive to foster global human resources who can drive sustainable growth. At the same time, toward accomplishing the Sumitomo Electric Group 2030 VISION, we will promote the concepts of diversity and inclusion and use the integrated capabilities of the Group on a global basis.
To increase our corporate value on a perpetual basis, we work in compliance with the Global HRM Policy toward ensuring respect for human rights, establishing a workplace environment that is healthy, safe, secure, and comfortable, respecting diversity, and sharing our purposes.
By investing in human resources, we will create a corporate foundation where everyone can excel, grow and contribute to society.

Global HRM Policy

In the Sumitomo Electric Group, over 280,000 employees are working actively in more than 40 countries and regions around the world. We believe that for Sumitomo Electric to win the global competition and grow further, it is essential that we fully mobiliz the Group’s technologies, products, business models and all other resources. We acknowledge that it is most important to secure and utilize highly capable employees who support these efforts.
The Group has traditionally placed a high value on human resources based on the Sumitomo Spirit. To clarify the basic policies on human resources, we instituted the Sumitomo Electric Group Global Human Resource Management Policy (Global HRM Policy) in September 2011.

Global Human Resource Management (HRM) Policy

We provide workplaces where all the employees can work actively, grow both personally and professionally through work, achieve self-actualization, and contribute to the society.

We offer various career opportunities and globally pursue "the right person in the right position" regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

We value and promote diversity in the workplace in order to enhance the creativity of the organization and to sustain the growth of the business.

We develop global leaders who lead and give energy to our global business. Global leaders are those who understand and share the Sumitomo Spirit and the Corporate Principles and can lead highly diversified teams.

Based on the Global HRM Policy, to ensure that all human resources can work actively as members of the Sumitomo Electric Group and help the organization increase its creativity and grow in perpetuity, we recognize the importance of inviting diverse talented human resources from around the world, training them and promoting their assignment and appointment beyond the borders of individual companies while providing various career opportunities to them.