Social contribution

The Sumitomo Warehouse Group develops various kinds of social contribution activities.

Efforts on community beautification

A volunteer group of Sumitomo Warehouse employees clean neighboring areas.

At present, volunteers of the Head Office clean the vicinity of Sumitomo Nakanoshima Building once a month and those of Tokyo Branch, jointly with other neighboring companies, clean the vicinity of Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Buildings every other month.
Since 2012, volunteers join “Osaka Marathon Clean-UP activity” sponsored by Osaka City every year. Volunteers of the Head Office clean the vicinity of the headquarters building ; moreover, those of Osaka Branch also clean the area around the office and terminal.

In addition, since autumn of 2012 volunteers also joined “Beach clean-up in SUMA” in Kobe City. This activity is sponsored by KANSAI CLEAN-UP OFFICE. Through this activity we not only collect litter in Suma beach but also research the kind and quantity of litter, after that we make use of the result of that research to resolve the environmental issues.

The area to be cleaned will be expanded into the future and we will continue to make efforts to keep the communities clean and litter-free.

Donation to the construction of "Ukiniwa Bridge"

We donated half the costs required for constructing the "Ukiniwa Bridge" (opened on December 20, 2008) over the Dotonbori River. The bridge was built by Osaka City.
We own the area to the north of the Ukiniwa Bridge, where our redevelopment project is ongoing. As a local company in Osaka City, we helps promote the city's community development projects.

As a member of the Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee

Our company is a member of the Sumitomo Group Public Relations Committee, which is engaged in activities to gain and retain trust and affection towards the "Sumitomo" corporate group. Our efforts include planning and implementation of various kinds of events.

Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee

Support to areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

We offered Heiwajima Terminal Warehouse No.1 as a temporary storage facility for supplies handled by World Vision Japan (WVJ) for one year from March 2011. The WVJ is a specified nonprofit organization that has been engaged in supplying relief goods to those affected by the earthquake. We also cooperated in receiving and shipping relief goods as well as transporting them to affected areas.

We organized "Sumitomo Twin Building Joint Marche," in cooperation with three neighboring companies, twice, once in May 2011 and again in July 2011. The Marche was held in the "Ikoi-no Hiroba" in the Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building to display and sell agricultural and marine products and processed goods made in the Tohoku and Kanto regions.