Sustainability Data

Co-Existence and Mutual Prosperity with Local Communities

Percentage of Payments to Local Suppliers and Local Employment

Name of company or business site *1(payment area) Local procurement(FY2020) Percentage of locally-hired employees *2
(March 31, 2021)
Payment to the area Percentage *3
Niihama District (Ehime Prefecture) ¥12.9 billion 54% *4 84% *5
Coral Bay Nickel Corporation
$69 million 54% 59%
Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation
$94 million 45% 42%
Hishikari Mine(Kagoshima Prefecture) ¥2.2 billion 53% 89%
Sumiko Energy Materials Co., Ltd.
(Fukushima Prefecture)
¥383 million 36% 91%
Shanghai Sumiko Electronic Paste Co.,Ltd.
CNY 197 million 30% 91%
  • *1Totaled for the three core segments (Mineral Resources, Smelting & Refining, and Materials), business sites that are not only necessary for the business, but are also rela-tively large-scale (one domestic, one overseas site for each segment).
  • *2Percentage of locally-hired employees: number of employees from the payment area ÷ total employees x 100.
  • *3Percentage of payments: amount of payments to payment area ÷ amount of total procurement payments x 100.
  • *4Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.’s Besshi-Niihama District Division, Toyo Smelter & Refinery, Niihama Nickel Refinery, Isoura Plant and Niihama Research Laboratories.
  • *5Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.’s Besshi-Niihama District Division, Toyo Smelter & Refinery, Niihama Nickel Refinery, Isoura Plant, Niihama Research Laboratories and Battery Research Laboratories.

Investment in Infrastructure and Support Services

Region Details Amount (FY2020)
  • Donations to scholarship funds for orphans in Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures, which were hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake (making donations every year since 2012)
  • Undertaking activities for various types of social contribution, such as support and contributions for healthcare groups and sports organizations, culture and art such as historic and archaeological site preservation activities, and contributions to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund
  • Donations to Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
¥430 million
  • Supporting measures to prevent dengue fever in communities neighboring the plant (awareness activities, spraying insecticide, cleaning activities, etc.)
  • Undertaking Operation Smile, a program to provide treatment for cleft palates for children, covering all of Palawan, which is where the plant is located (from 2016)
  • Undertaking a water supply equipment installation project for communities neighboring the plant
  • Popularizing organic rice cultivation among communities neighboring the plant with the help of technical experts
    In the Philippines we are continuing to provide support through SDMP*
¥1,030 million

SDMP: Social Development and Management Program, conducted by a company for the welfare of residents living in the vicinity of its operating area

Presence in the Local Economy

Number of Locally-Hired Senior Managers (General Managers and above) and Locally-Hired Employees (March 31, 2021)

Name of company (Country or region) Senior managers Percentage*1 Locally-hired employees*2
Male Female
Sumitomo Metal Mining Philippine Holdings Corporation(Philippines) 1 1 3% 78
Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation(Philippines) 1 1 0.3% 692
Coral Bay Nickel Corporation(Philippines) 4 1 0.8% 623
Sumitomo Metal Mining Peru S.A.(Peru) 0 0 0% 15
SMM KOREA Co., Ltd.(South Korea) 1 0 25% 4
Shanghai Sumiko Electronic Paste Co., Ltd. (China) 2 0 5% 42
Taiwan Sumiko Materials Co., Ltd.(Taiwan) 1 0 4% 25
Dongguan Sumiko Electronic Paste Co., Ltd.(China) 1 1 11% 18
Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania Pty. Ltd.(Australia) 1 1 50% 4
  • *1Percentage: number of senior managers ÷ locally-hired employees x 100.
  • *2Employees hired directly by overseas affiliated companies and excluding workers on loan and transferred workers.

Indirect Economic Impact

Closure Plans for Mines and Smelting Plants

Business site Details Amount totals up to and including
Time period
Hishikari Mine Mine pollution control reserve ¥25.08 million From 1984
Coral Bay Nickel Corporation Closure and cleanup for the refinery and mineral processing plant Total approx. 121 million pesos*1 9 years starting from 2012
(accumulating every year)
Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation Expenses required for the closure plan Total approx. 191 million pesos 12 years starting from 2016
(accumulating every year)
  • *1Expenses according to the closure plan Coral Bay Nickel Corporation submitted to the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.