Sumitomo Riko

Business Policy


Message from the Chairperson and the President

 Aiming to become a
“Global Excellent
 Manufacturing Company”
 required worldwide

Since its foundation in 1929, Sumitomo Riko has delivered high added-value products to the world by fully grasping the direction and market needs of the times and steadily expanding into new business areas, from automotive products to industrial products. On October 1, 2014, we changed the company name from the longstanding "Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd." to the current "Sumitomo Riko Company Limited", a big transformation with the aim of building a world-class brand.

Focusing on the core competencies of "polymer materials technology" and "comprehensive evaluation technology" we have accumulated over many years as a MONOZUKURI company, we will adhere to the Sumitomo Spirit of "integrity and sound management" and "no chasing easy gains", and continually address "Safety, Environment, Compliance, and Quality (S.E.C.-Q.)" in order to grow into a "Global Excellent Manufacturing Company," that is, "A corporation that contributes to safety, comfort, and the environment for people, society, and the earth".
We hope that we can rely on your continued understanding and support for our group's business activities.

Sumitomo Riko Company Limited

Representative Director and Chairperson of the Board
Representative Director and President & CEO

2022 Sumitomo Riko Group Vision

Sumitomo Riko has formulated its "2022 Sumitomo Riko Group Vision (2022V)" mid-term business vision up to 2022.

2022 Sumitomo Riko Group Vision

The Sumitomo Spirit

The Sumitomo Spirit has been refined through the generations for 400 years based on the Founder's Precepts "Monjuin Shiigaki," which Masatomo Sumitomo, the founder of the Sumitomo family, wrote and handed on to describe how a merchant should conduct business. The basic points of the Sumitomo Spirit have been passed on in the form of the two articles of the Business Principles as management guidelines of Sumitomo companies.

Business Principles

Article 1.
Sumitomo shall achieve prosperity based on a solid foundation by placing prime importance on integrity and sound management in the conduct of its business.
Article 2.
Sumitomo's business interests must always be in harmony with the public interest. Sumitomo shall adapt to good times and bad times but will not pursue immoral business.

*Quoted from the Sumitomo Goshi Kaisha Administrative Regulations formulated in 1928

Sumitomo Riko Group Management Philosophy

In light of the Sumitomo Spirit, all of us at the Sumitomo Riko Group will:

We will provide superior products and services to meet customer needs based on technological innovation.
We will place top priority on safety and work to ensure the safety of people and society.
We will strive to protect the global environment and to contribute to creating better communities.
We will maintain a high standard of corporate ethics and observe all laws and regulations to earn public trust and confidence worldwide.
We will foster an invigorating corporate culture that respects our employees' diversity, personal qualities, and individuality.