MC considers addressing sustainability challenges as one of its most important management issues. We have therefore been actively engaged in promoting a range of initiatives towards preserving the global environment through every aspect of our business. The cornerstone of these activities is our Environmental Charter, which was established in 1996. The charter clearly outlines our fundamental stance regarding environmental issues to all of our stakeholders. Based on this charter, MC conducts a variety of activities and strives to create and increase environmental value. The charter has been revised as necessary in order to reflect the fact that environmental issues and awareness are constantly evolving.
MC has established environmental management systems (EMS) that are compliant with ISO 14001, with the President & CEO serving as the chief officer in charge of EMS. In keeping with the spirit of the Environmental Charter, MC is advancing EMS activities based on its Environmental Policy.
Specifically, by having the President & CEO manage the targets set the previous fiscal year for both business and office activities, determine policies for the next year and establish systems for internal deployment, we are striving to continuously enhance and improve our EMS in harmony with our business activities. We will continue to seek out truly effective initiatives that contribute to our company’s sustainable growth.
MC has established environmental management systems (EMS) based upon its Environmental Charter. By disseminating the Environmental Policy set each year by the President & CEO and promoting awareness throughout MC, MC aims to preserve the global environment and work towards the realization of a sustainable society through its business activities.
1Compliance with Environmental Laws and Standards
We will uphold environmental laws and standards in addition to our own environmental commitments.
2Efforts to Improve the Environment
3Continuous Improvement of our EMS
We will strive for continuous utilization and improvement to our EMS in line with our business activities.
4Disclosure of our Environmental Policy
We will ensure that our Environmental Policy is conveyed to all of our employees, and we will promote understanding through training and dissemination efforts. We will also publicly disclose our Environmental Policy.
Under its environmental management systems (EMS), MC sets targets for both business activities and office activities, and works to reduce its environmental impact in each of these areas.
The MC Group has set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per total assets by 25% by 2030 compared to year ended March 2017 levels. Initiatives with target subsidiaries to reduce emissions accordingly were also initiated.
MC is working to minimize the environmental impact of its office operations on a non-consolidated basis through reductions in electricity consumption, paper consumption, and waste production.
At MC, environmental management systems (EMS) are managed by the General Manager of the Corporate Sustainability & CSR Dept., who serves as the Environmental Manager, with the President & CEO of MC serving as the chief officer in charge of EMS. MC encourages the participation of all employees in implementing EMS in cooper- ation with the Group Chief Sustainability Officer of each business group (EMS Promotion Officers in Japan), along with Group EMS Managers and other personnel.
As of April 1 2021
In 1998, MC acquired ISO 14001 certification at its Head Offices. In 1999, the following year, domestic branches were also added to the scope of certification. Individual group companies also comply with ISO 14001 depending on their individual status.
|Business Group||Name of Company||Business Activities|
|Natural Gas Group||FAIRFIELD ENERGY LTD||Plug and abandonment, and decommissioning of upstream crude oil assets|
|BRUNEI LNG SENDIRIAN BERHAD||Natural gas liquefaction and LNG sales|
|TOMORI E＆P LIMITED||Natural gas development, production, and sales|
|PT Donggi Senoro LNG||Natural gas liquefaction and LNG sales|
|MI BERAU B.V.||Natural gas development, production, liquefaction, and LNG sales|
|Industrial Materials Group||MC Zhenjiang Anode Solutions Co., Ltd.||Production and sale of anodes for aluminum smelting|
|NIPPON ELECTRODE COMPANY,LTD．||Production and sales of various carbon products|
|Metal One Corporation||Steel products business|
|Amfine Chemical Corporation||Manufacturing of stabilizers and additives for plastics|
|UBE-MC Hydrogen Peroxide Ltd||Hydrogen peroxide business|
|SHIN SANSO KAGAKU CO.||Hydrogen peroxide, high quality urea water business|
|Tosoh Hellas A. I. C||Manufacturing of manganese dioxide|
|Cape Flattery Silica Mines Pty., Ltd.||Silica sand business|
|ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd.||Carbon fiber recycling business|
|Petroleum & Chemicals Solution Group||Mitsubishi Shoji Chemical Corporation||Marketing of solvents, paints, coating resins and silicones|
|Mitsubishi Corporation Plastics Ltd.||Marketing of synthetic resin raw materials and products|
|Chuo Kagaku Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing of plastic food containers|
|MC Ferticom Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing of fertilizers|
|Meiwa Corporation||Trading company|
|Chuo Kasei Co., Ltd.||Marketing of chemical products|
|KOHJIN Film & Chemicals Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing and sales of film|
|P.T.KANSAI PAINT INDONESIA||Automobile paint production and sales|
|EXPORTADORA DE SAL, S. A. de C. V.||Salt business|
|Mineral Resources Group||Mitsubishi Corporation RtM Japan Ltd.||Mineral resources trading company for Japanese customers|
|Qingdao Toyo Heat-Exchanger Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing and marketing of heat exchangers for automobiles|
|Mozal S.A.||Smelting and sales of aluminum|
|Anglo American Sur S.A.||Mining, processing and sales of iron ore|
|Compania Minera Del Pacifico S.A.||Mining, processing and sales of iron ore|
|Industrial Infrastructure Group||Chiyoda Corporation||Plant engineering business|
|Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation||Design, production, packaging, servicing and repair of turbomachinery parts and products|
|Nikken Corporation||Construction Equipment & Rental Business|
|NIKKEN SANGYO||Real estate leasing|
|Nikken Real Estate Ltd.||Information media sales, insurance agency business, manufacturing and sales of dry toilets, and construction equipment|
|NSSERVICE||Various insurance including auto insurance and property insurance|
|Mitsubishi Corporation Technos||Sales of machine tools and industrial machinery|
|MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC DE COLOMBIA LTDA||Elevator business (sales and maintenance)|
|Korea Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd.||Elevator business (sales and maintenance)|
|MITSUBISHI ELEVATOR (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.||Elevator business (sales and maintenance)|
|MITSUBISHI ELEVATOR (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.||Elevator business (sales and maintenance)|
|Mitsubishi Electric Hong Kong Co., Ltd.||Elevator business (sales and maintenance)|
|ALSOK Soei Co., Ltd.||Facility management business|
|Automotive & Mobility Group||PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia||Automobile manufacturing|
|GAC Mitsubishi Motors Co., Ltd.||Assembly, import and sales of automobiles|
|P.T. KRAMA YUDHA TIGA BERLIAN MOTORS||Import and sales of automobiles|
|Mitsubishi Motors Corporation||Manufacturing and sales of automobiles and automobile parts|
|Food Industry Group||Aji Japan Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing and sales of food ingredients and seasoning preparations|
|Ajiryo Food Technology Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing and sales of seasoning ingredients|
|Kanmon Sugar Manufacturing Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing and processing of sugar and byproducts|
|Salad Club Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing and sales of packaged salads|
|Japan Farm Co., Ltd.||Poultry/swine breeding and processing, and development, manufacture, and sale of processed food products|
|Nihon Shokuhin Kako Co., Ltd.||Manufacturing of corn starch and related processed products|
|Nitto Fuji Flour Milling Co., Ltd.||Flour miller|
|AGREX INC.||Grain storage and sales|
|Cermaq Group AS||Salmon farming business|
|DECCAN FINE CHEMICALS （INDIA） PRIVATE LI||Contracted manufacturing of agrochemical intermediates and active ingredients|
|NITTO－FUJI INTERNATIONAL VIETNAM CO.,LTD||Manufacturing and sales of mixed flour|
|OLAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED||Production, collection, processing, trade, and port operations for agricultural products|
|Princes Limited||Food and beverage manufacturing|
|PT. FERMENTECH INDONESIA||Manufacturing and sales of ingredients for foods and seasonings|
|PT.SORINI TOWA BERLIAN CORPORINDO||Manufacturing and sales of sweeteners|
|Consumer Industry Group||Mitsubishi Shoji Packaging Corporation||Marketing of packaging materials, packaging related machines, paper, paperboard and corrugated container board, as well as import, export, and international trade of paper and paperboard|
|Mitsubishi Shokuhin Co., Ltd.||Domestic and international wholesale and distribution of processed foods, frozen and chilled foods, alcoholic beverages and confectionaries|
|Kanro Inc.||Manufature and sale of confections and food|
|Mitsubishi Corporation LT, Inc.||International integrated transport logistics, warehousing|
|Toyo Tire Corporation||Tire Business, Automotive Parts (Business)|
|Power Solution Group||Lithium Energy Japan||Lithium-ion battery manufacturing and sales|
|MCM Energy Service Co., Ltd.||Electric heat supply business|
|GS BATTERY VIETNAM CO., LTD.||Manufacture and sale of lead-acid batteries for automobiles, motorcycles, and industrial use|
|DIAMOND GENERATING EUROPE LIMITED||Development, management and operation of power generation assets in Europe|
|Swing Corporation||Water business|
|Metito Holdings Limited||Water management solutions|
|Urban Development Group||Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited||Various types of leasing, installment sales, and other financial services|
|Corporate Staff Section||Mitsubishi Corporation Financial & Management Services (Japan) Ltd.||Financial, accounting, and inspection services, corporate finance and management consulting services|
|MC Facilities Co., Ltd.||Facility management for buildings and offices, and general business support|
MC conducts internal environmental audits every year in accordance with ISO 14001. Audits are conducted by forming audit teams comprised of members of the Corporate Sustainability Dept. The audit teams confirm whether EMS is being effectively implemented in each business group. The audit teams report their findings to the President & CEO, who serves as the chief officer in charge of EMS.
When MC is requested by customers or other external stakeholders to provide environmental information, MC discloses this information by following the processes stipulated by the ISO 14001 standards. This information includes questionnaire responses and certified copies of documentation associated with the ISO certification process. In the fiscal year ended March 2020, MC responded to 32 questionnaires and provided 12 certified copies of its ISO documentation.
With regard to EMS promotion, MC strives to improve awareness and impart specialized knowledge through overall briefings on EMS, internal environmental audits, environmental laws and regulations and related matters. These briefings are organized by the EMS Promotion Committee, which is comprised of Group EMS Support Members from each internal department and business group. Furthermore, in the fiscal year ended March 2020, MC held seminars on topics including the ISO 14001 standards. When compliance with revised environmental laws and regulations requires new measures, MC holds seminars to disseminate the information throughout MC.
As part of efforts to contribute to ”Transitioning to a Low-carbon Society”, one of MC’s Key Sustainability Issues, MC has switched to green power for the electricity procured for its Head Office building (the Mitsubishi Shoji Building). CO2-free electricity with environmental value (tracked non-Fossil Fuel Energy Certificates＊1) is generated at a solar power plant invested in and operated by Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions Ltd., which is engaged in the power generation business, and procured through MC Retail Energy Co., Ltd., which is engaged in the power retailing business. As such, electricity demand in the Mitsubishi Shoji Building is covered by renewable energy sources that also meet the requirements of RE100＊2. From power generation to retail, MC Group companies work together to supply, procure and use renewable energy, creating environmental value by leveraging the MC Group’s comprehensive capabilities in the power value chain.
In the implementation of EMS, a system has been established for reporting and correcting matters relating to infringements of laws and ordinances as well as guidance from authorities. The incidents are shared throughout MC and measures are taken to prevent recurrences.
|Number of reports||1||0||2|
|Number of corrective measures||1||0||2|
|(Including matters resulting in fines, penalties, etc.)||0||0||0|
A reporting system which uses a compliance hotline has been instituted to appropriately respond to accidents and disasters when they occur and to promptly implement measures to prevent recurrence. The system covers not only MC but group companies as well. Going forward, MC will continue to promote EMS as well as measures to address environmental contamination such as oil pollution. Concurrently, in the event of an environmental incident, MC will promptly report the incident to the relevant parties and investigate the causes, along with considering appropriate remedial measures and preventive measures. In doing so, MC will rigorously implement measures to prevent a recurrence of the incident.
Reference:Compliance System Diagram
|Global environmental conservation cost||¥97,100,000||0||¥60,000,000||0||¥485,000,000||\14,152,000|
|Resource recycling cost＊||0||¥10,168,000||0||¥11,464,000||\0||¥11,426,000|
＊ Outsourcing expenses for waste treatment and recycling-related services
Scope of aggregation and basis for calculation:
• Aggregated for Head Offices
• Aggregated based on the Ministry of the Environment “Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005”
|Waste Production||565.5 tons||¥10,168,000||600.3 tons||¥11,464,000||506.3 tons||¥11,426,000|
|Electricity Consumption||4,640,000 kWh||¥102,199,000||4,540,000 kWh||¥102,284,000||4,230,000 kWh||¥100,975,000|
|Paper Consumption||48,050,000 sheets||¥27,064,000||43,680,000 sheets||¥24,971,000||35,930,000 sheets||¥20,952,000|
(amount in thousand ㎥)
Scope of aggregation:
• Waste Production, Electricity Consumption, Paper Consumption: Head Office, etc.
Calculation standard for environmental conservation and economic impacts :
• Aggregated based on the Ministry of the Environment “Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005”