With its global network and based on trust from companies in various industries and from consumers, Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo) engages in multifaceted business activities. These business activities include sales of a variety of products and services within Japan, import and export, trilateral trade, and domestic and international business investment.
The greatest strength of the Sumitomo lies in its Integrated Corporate Strength, which enables us to capitalize on our strong business foundation and diverse, high-level functions and thereby create new value by transcending existing frameworks. Growing together with business partners around the world by constantly staying a step ahead in dealing with change and creating new value—this is what the Sumitomo aims at.
Sumitomo launched its first oil and gas business in the 1950s in order to make energy resources available both in and outside of Japan. Sumitomo has been involved in oil and gas trading worldwide and developing oil and gas projects, e.g. U.K. North Sea and the United States. As we move forward, we will also seek opportunities outside of the establish business. Leveraging our integrated capabilities, we at Sumitomo will continue to play a key role in oil and gas business.