Sustainability Management

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Message from Executive Vice President

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), since its establishment, has held the Three Corporate Principles as its core philosophy, and aims to contribute to the sustainable development of society by conducting its global business activities with integrity and fairness in line with these principles. 

The need to find solutions to the challenges facing the global environment and society is becoming more urgent, and expectations upon the private sector to be part of those solutions to societal issues such as climate change, human rights, and biodiversity are increasing year by year.

In Oct 2021, MC formulated its “Roadmap to a Carbon Neutral Society” which sets out our steps towards achieving a carbon neutral society, fulfilling our responsibility as an active player in industries including resources and energy by maintaining stable energy supply while providing decarbonization solutions.
In this Roadmap, in addition to committing to halve GHG emissions by FY2030 & achieve Net Zero by 2050, we have also established “Integrated EX (Energy Transformation)/DX (Digital Transformation) initiatives to ’Create a New Future’” as a common theme for company-wide business promotion.

Furthermore, Midterm Corporate Strategy 2024 sets forth "MC Shared Value (MCSV)" as the continuous creation of significant shared value by enhancing the MC Group’s collective capabilities in order to address societal challenges.
Through our efforts to create MCSV, we aim to continue to grow together with society by linking the growth of our employees with the development of the company.

In addition, with the aim of creating MCSV, we also announced the redefinition of our previous "Key Sustainability Issues" in the form of eight "Materiality" as the crucial societal issues that the MC Group will prioritize through our business activities, and our intention to utilize these issues as concrete measures for achieving our "Roadmap to a Carbon Neutral Society". ESG has become an indispensable perspective for long-term corporate growth in recent years, making the formulation of management strategies which incorporate environmental and social impacts an imperative.

Through proactive dialogue with our stakeholders, including by expanding information disclosure in line with the recommendations of the TCFD*1, MC will work to grasp the needs and expectations of society, and in addition to supporting the United Nations Global Compact*2, we will fulfill our responsibilities as a member of the global community.

The MC Group, which has achieved growth by boldly shifting our business models in line with societal changes, will continue to help provide solutions, including with respect to global agenda items such as responding to climate change, through our business.

  1. *1 Voluntary disclosure framework formulated by the TCFD (the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, launched by the UN Financial Stability Board) stipulating information that companies and other entities should disclose to financial markets, with the aim of helping those markets to appropriately evaluate the risks and opportunities presented by climate change. The General Manager of MC’s Corporate Sustainability & CSR Department has been a member of the TCFD since January 2018.
  2. *2 A United Nations initiative for businesses and other organizations to support 10 universal sustainability principles in the fields of human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption. MC declared its support for this initiative in 2010.

Yutaka Kashiwagi
Member of the Board
Executive Vice President
Corporate Functional Officer, CDO, CAO, Corporate Communications, Corporate Sustainability & CSR

サステナビリティ・CSR部 ステークホルダーエンゲージメントチーム(PQ-E)