Contribution to Citizens' Activities

Employees, Local Communities

Contributing to Society by Leveraging the Vitality of Citizen’s Activities Organizations
There is a limit to how much we can do to directly address the key issues of our social contribution activities. Therefore, we will promote five activities by supporting citizen’s activities through grant programs and other means, and will also contribute to the development of citizen’s organizations. The grant system is intended to be a "network-type" system that is rooted in each region.

Sumitomo Riko "Dream, Town, and People Development Grant" - SDGs Community Development Support Program

Public screening session held as a hybrid of on-site and online
(November 26, 2022)
Under the theme of "A city where everyone wants to live," we are implementing a grant program for organizations that are engaged in municipal (town) activities that will help achieve the SDGs in the five priority areas of Sumitomo Riko’s social contribution activities.
Under this program, grants are awarded to four projects in the "Dream Building Start" category, which supports new or small-scale activities, and to two projects in the "Town and Human Development" category, which supports activities that are of public interest or of a large scale. The projects submitted to the program are reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of experts, non-profit organizations, and Sumitomo Riko.
This program was launched in 2010 in collaboration with a certified NPO, “Komaki Citizen Activity Network” in Komaki city, where the head office and Komaki Plant are located. Later, in 2014, the program was expanded to include "Dream, Town, and Human Development Grants in Kita Owari." Since 2020, we have been supporting citizen’s activities in the five cities and two towns of Kita Owari (Komaki City, Kasugai City, Iwakura City, Konan City, Inuyama City, Oguchi Town, and Fuso Town) in cooperation with the NPO Machinetto Oguchi. Also, in 2012, in collaboration with M-Bridge, a specified NPO in Matsusaka City, we launched the same program for four cities and towns in the area surrounding the Matsusaka Plant (Matsusaka City, Meiwa Town, Taki Town, and Odaimachi Town). In addition, in September 2016, in cooperation with the Ayabe Volunteer Center, we began providing subsidies to civic activity groups based in Ayabe City.
Then, in fiscal 2017, we began providing grants to the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture (Susono City, Gotemba City, and Nagaizumi Town) in the area surrounding the Fuji Susono Plant in cooperation with General Incorporated Asso Machi Terrace Works, expanding the number of grant areas to four.
To date, a total of 183 grants have been awarded to projects applied for by organizations in each region.
We plan to continue this program in the future in regions where Sumitomo Riko Group has production bases to further increase the scope of our support.
We will announce grant applications either at our company or at the organizations with which we collaborate.


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