GRI Guidelines Cross-reference List

An official partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based in the Netherlands, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an NGO whose purpose is to develop and promote guidelines relating to corporate sustainability reports.
The GRI Guidelines are a set of international guidelines for businesses, to ensure that they take environmental and social factors into consideration as part of the process of economic development.

The following table shows booklets/web sections corresponding to items of the GRI Guidelines.

* Complies with the “Core” option of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines G4.

GENERAL STANDARD DISCLOSURES

Indicators Corresponding Sections Remarks
Strategy and Analysis
G4-1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization Message from the President  
G4-2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities Key Issues (Materiality)
Toward the Sustainable Development of Society
CSR Management
Creating a Better Future with Blue Value™
Risk and Compliance
Responsible Care Implementation
Initiatives to Prevent Major Accidents
 
Organizational Profile
G4-3 Name of the organization Corporate Overview  
G4-4 Primary brands, products and services The Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Business Portfolio
CSR TOPICS 2015
Business & Products
Main Products that Contribute to Harmony with the Environment and Sustainable Development
 
G4-5 Location of the organization’s headquarters Corporate Overview  
G4-6 Number and names of countries where the organization operates Overseas Subsidiaries & Affiliates
Public Recognition
Responsible Care Audits
 
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form Corporate Overview  
G4-8 Markets served Overseas Subsidiaries & Affiliates
Fact Book
 
G4-9 Scale of the reporting organization Corporate Overview
Fact Book
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Number of employees(consolidated) : 13,447
Subsidiaries & Affiliates : 131(Domestic:47, Overseas:84)
G4-10 Details of workforce Corporate Overview
Overseas Subsidiaries & Affiliates
Other data
Promoting Diversity
 
G4-11 Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements  
G4-12 organization’s supply chain Key Issues (Materiality) We have formulated the Mitsui Chemicals Group Purchasing Policy in Japanese, English, and Chinese. The policy expresses the Group’s purchasing approach, which is detailed in the CSR Procurement survey. In addition, the Group is a signatory to and actively participates in the UN Global Compact as well as applies these principles to its supply chain management.
G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period  
G4-14 Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization Commitment to ISO 26000
Risk and Compliance
Chemicals Management
Promotion of Chemicals Management
 
G4-15 Externally developed charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses UN Global Compact
Commitment to ISO 26000
Biodiversity
The Mitsui Chemicals Group has made commitments to such industrial organizations as the UN Global Compact, International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA), Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPIA), and Japan Business Federation (Keidanren).
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G4-16 Memberships of associations and national or international advocacy organizations Status of CO2 fixation technologies
Promotion of Chemicals Management
Promoting Joint Research Projects
Promoting Global Collaboration
Cooperating in educator training by private-sector companies
Currently, the president of Mitsui Chemicals serves as the commissioner of the ICCA and vice chair of the JCIA, an organization of chemical companies of which Mitsui Chemicals is a member. The president also chairs the JPIA. The Company has also formulated and is implementing an action plan as part of Keidanren’s commitment to a low carbon society and is developing its own concrete plans based on these targets.
Moreover, Mitsui Chemicals is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and participates in the Global Compact Network Japan.

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Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-17 All entities included in the organization’s financial statements or equivalent documents Organization  
G4-18 Process for defining report content and Boundaries CSR Report 2016 Editorial Policy  
G4-19 All the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content Toward the Sustainable Development of Society
Key Issues (Materiality)
 
G4-20 Report the Aspect Boundary within the organization CSR Report 2016 Editorial Policy  
G4-21 Report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization CSR Report 2016 Editorial Policy  
G4-22 The effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements  
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries  
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization Disclosure of Information to Shareholders and Investors
Dialog with Local Communities
Nurturing Future Generations
 
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders Communication with Society  
G4-26 Approach to stakeholder engagement Quality Improvement Initiatives
CSR Procurement
Disclosure of Information to Shareholders and Investors
Dialog with Local Communities
Nurturing Future Generations
Environment Communication
 
G4-27 Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement Special Feature - Lecture on the Creation of Long-Term Corporate Value by Mr. Eiichiro Adachi
Safety Initiatives
 
Report Profile
G4-28 Reporting Period for information provided CSR Report 2016 Editorial Policy  
G4-29 Date of most recent report  
G4-30 Reporting cycle Download CSR Reports  
G4-31 Contact point for questions Inquiry  
G4-32 Report the ‘in accordance’ option chosen, content index, and external assurance report GRI Guidelines Cross-reference List  
G4-33 Organization’s policy and current practice with external assurance of the report Financial reporting-related audits
External certification including ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
Issues reports to government agencies and verifies compliance regarding relevant laws and regulations
Governance
G4-34 Governance structure of the organization Corporate Governance
CSR Management
Risk Management Framework
 
G4-35 Process for delegating authority for sustainability topics from the board to senior executives and other employees Corporate Governance
CSR Management
 
G4-36 Whether the organization has appointed an executive–level position or positions with responsibility for sustainability topics Corporate Governance
CSR Management
 
G4-37 Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics Special Feature - Lecture on the Creation of Long-Term Corporate Value by Mr. Eiichiro Adachi
Corporate Governance
Disclosure of Information to Shareholders and Investors
 
G4-38 Composition of the board and its committees Corporate Governance
CSR Management
Risk and Compliance
Formulating its Corporate Governance Guidelines in September 2015, the Mitsui Chemicals Group clarifies its stance in such articles as “4. Ensuring Workforce Diversity.”
Corporate Governance Guidelinespdf
G4-39 Whether the chair of the board is also an executive officer Corporate Governance
Board of Directors
 
G4-40 Nomination and selection processes for the board and its committees Corporate Governance Guidelinespdf  
G4-41 Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed Corporate Governance  
G4-42 Board’s and senior executives’ roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization’s purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to sustainability impacts Corporate Governance
CSR Management
 
G4-43 Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body’s collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics Corporate Governance
CSR Management
 
G4-44 Processes for evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics Corporate Governance  
G4-45 Board’s role in the identification and management of sustainability impacts, risks, and opportunities, and in the implementation of due diligence processes CSR Management
UN Global Compact
Responsible Care Policy
 
G4-46 Highest governance body’s role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management processes for economic, environmental and social topics CSR Management
Risk Management Framework
 
G4-47 Frequency of the highest governance body’s review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities CSR Management
UN Global Compact
Risk and Compliance
Responsible Care Policy
 
G4-48 Highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization’s sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered Corporate Governance
CSR Management
 
G4-49 Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body Corporate Governance
Disclosure of Information to Shareholders and Investors
 
G4-50 Nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them  
G4-51 The remuneration policies for the board and senior executives, and the linkage between performance criteria and the organization’s sustainability objectives Corporate Governancepdf Director compensation is a matter decided at the General Meeting of Shareholders and is disclosed in securities reports and General Meeting of Shareholders convocation notices. Compensation for outside directors is listed separately. In addition, regulations have been established that place upper limits on director compensation decided at the General Meeting of Shareholders.
As stated in the Corporate Governance Guidelines, director compensation is based on “contributions to mid- and long-term corporate growth.”
Environment, Society & Governance (ESG) issues are listed as goals for evaluating director performance and are reflected in compensation through checks performed by the Executive Compensation Advisory Committee.

Corporate Governance Guidelinespdf
Convocation Notice for the 19th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholderspdf
G4-52 Process for determining remuneration Corporate Governancepdf  
G4-53 How stakeholders’ views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration Corporate Governance
Disclosure of Information to Shareholders and Investors
 
G4-54 Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees in the same country  
G4-55 Ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees in the same country  
Ethics and Integrity
G4-56 Organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior Toward the Sustainable Development of Society
CSR Management
Responsible Care Policy
 
G4-57 Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity Risk and Compliance
Extending Risk Hotline Access to Suppliers
 
G4-58 Internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity Risk and Compliance
Extending Risk Hotline Access to Suppliers
The Risk Hotline provides advice and receives reports related to various regulations including human rights and the Mitsui Chemicals Group Action Guidelines. In fiscal 2015, no serious violations were found.

SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES

Indicators Corresponding Sections Remarks
Economic
Economic Performance
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed  
G4-EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change Key Issues (Materiality)
Renewable Energy-Related Business
The Paris Agreement was adopted at the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), at which the key message was the need for adaptive planning. The Mitsui Chemicals Group addresses issues related to various types of infrastructure and agriculture/forestry/fisheries as well as takes appropriate measures whenever possible to fight against malaria and other infectious diseases.
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G4-EC3 Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations  
G4-EC4 Financial assistance received from government  
Market Presence
DMA    
G4-EC5 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation The Mitsui Chemicals Group appropriately complies with minimum wage standards in each country and region based on the Mitsui Chemicals Group Human Resources Management Policy.
Human Resources Management Policy of Mitsui Chemicals Group
G4-EC6 Proportion of senior management hired from local community at significant locations of operations  
Indirect Economic Impacts
DMA    
G4-EC7 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported Nurturing Future Generations
Disaster Relief
Disaster Recovery Support following the Great East Japan Earthquake
 
G4-EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Safety Initiatives  
Procurement Practices
DMA    
G4-EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation  
Environmental
The Mitsui Chemicals Group has acquired ISO 14001 certification for 46 (68%) of its 68 manufacturing facilities. Even at facilities that have yet to obtain ISO 14001 certification, the Groupundertakes management that conforms to ISO standards as part of its Responsible Care Management activities.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group participates in joint research projects with relevant organizations to help solve environmental and various other social problems.

Promoting Joint Research Projects
Responsible Care Audits
Materials
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Creating a Better Future with Blue Value™
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In accordance with the Responsible Care Policy, the Mitsui Chemicals Group implements various measures from the standpoint of LCA (life cycle assessment). The Group promotes reduction and efficient use of raw materials through LCA environmental impact assessments that use the mitsui Sustainability Index (m-SI).
In addition, the Mitsui Chemicals Group Purchasing Policy requires “Harmony with the environment” (“We will endeavor to purchase goods and materials that have less impact on the environment”).
G4-EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials  
Energy
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization INPUT⇒OUTPUT Reducing energy consumption involves implementing various measures that extend beyond in-house initiatives to include participating in joint research projects with relevant organizations.
Promoting Joint Research Projects
G4-EN4 Energy consumption outside of the organization  
G4-EN5 Energy intensity  
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Preventing Global Warming  
G4-EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Renewable Energy-Related Business
Preventing Global Warming
 
Water
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source Preserving Water Quality
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Disclosing our Basic Philosophy on Water Resources, we appropriately manage water not only in compliance with the laws and regulations in each country and region—including conducting necessary environmental assessments when building new facilities or expanding existing ones—but also based on engaging with responsible government agencies.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group has adequately met the standards applicable to wastewater and has not received any indication of an infringement of the standards stipulated under legal regulations even when based on water quality surveys conducted by government agencies.
G4-EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water  
G4-EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused  
Biodiversity
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN11 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas  
G4-EN12 Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Biodiversity
Environmental Protection
 
G4-EN13 Habitats protected or restored Biodiversity  
G4-EN14 Total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk  
Emissions
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) Preventing Global Warming
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The Mitsui Chemicals Group engages in appropriate management based on PDCA as part of its Responsible Care Management activities. The Group is currently investigating long-term targets based on COP21.
G4-EN16 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2) Preventing Global Warming
INPUT⇒OUTPUT
 
G4-EN17 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3) Preventing Global Warming  
G4-EN18 Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity Scope: Sales per unit that includes domestic/overseas consolidated subsidiaries
Unit: tCO2 / ¥100 million
FY 2013:326
FY 2014:316
FY 2015:394
G4-EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Preventing Global Warming Setting itself the mid-term target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 22% (compared with fiscal 2005, operating at full capacity) by fiscal 2016, the Mitsui Chemicals Group manages GHG emission by establishing reduction targets each year. In fiscal 2015, the Group cut GHG by 40,000 tons, exceeding its roadmap GHG reduction target of 10,000 tons by undertaking thorough energy conservation activities at factories that included enhancing heat recovery and increasing refining process efficiency. We are steadily moving forward with these initiatives in order to reach the fiscal 2016 target.
Environmental Protection
G4-EN20 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Substances Subject to the PRTR Act
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G4-EN21 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions Preserving air quality
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Effluents and Waste
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination Preserving Water Quality
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G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Reducing Industrial Waste
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G4-EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills Handling Environmental Complaints Preventing pollution based on the Responsible Care Policy. Targeting and maintaining no major accidents related to process safety, disaster prevention, and logistics.
Process Safety and Disaster Prevention
G4-EN25 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally  
G4-EN26 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the organization’s discharges of water and runoff  
Products and Services
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services Creating a Better Future with Blue Value™
Reducing Industrial Waste
 
G4-EN28 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category  
Compliance
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Responsible Care Audits There have been no cases of fines being levied against the Company due to violations of environmental laws and regulations.
Transport
DMA    
G4-EN30 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce Preventing Global Warming
Initiatives to Reduce Environmental Impact in Logistics
 
Overall
DMA    
G4-EN31 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type Environmental Accounting  
Supplier Environmental Assessment
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
We engage in business transactions with our suppliers based on the Mitsui Chemicals Group Procurement Policy. We also monitor specific supplier circumstances through our CSR procurement survey and provide suppliers with assistance.
In 2014, Mitsui Chemicals provided assistance to suppliers by formulating the Responsible Care Shiodome Manifesto in an effort to promote Responsible Care activities among all of its affiliates (including suppliers) accompanying revisions to the Responsible Care Global Charter.
Moreover, Mitsui Chemicals pursues activities that include suppliers such as undertaking risk assessments to draft a “safety importance agreement” based on the Japan Chemical Industry Association’s (JCIA) Japan Initiative of Product Stewardship (JIPS), participating in the JCIA’s SCRUM Project (Project of Supply Chain Chemical Risk Management and Useful Mechanism Discussion) working group, and engaging in chemical substance information management as a Joint Article Management Promotion-Consortium (JAMP) member company.

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Working with Industry, Government, and Academia
G4-EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
 
Environmental Grievance Mechanisms
DMA    
G4-EN34 Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms  
Labor Practices and Decent Work
Employment
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-LA1 Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region Mitsui Chemicals non-consolidated turnover rate 1.5% (men 1.4%, women 2.7%).
G4-LA2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation Creating an Employee-Friendly Working Environment  
G4-LA3 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender Creating an Employee-Friendly Working Environment  
Labor / Management Relations
DMA    
G4-LA4 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes, including whether these are specified in collective agreements  
Occupational Health and Safety
The Mitsui Chemicals Group has obtained OHSAS 18001 certification for 22 (32%) of its 68 manufacturing facilities.
The Group undertakes a wide range of occupational health and safety initiatives including conducting health interviews with employees working overseas as well as their families.
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-LA5 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs  
G4-LA6 Type and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work–related fatalities, by region and by gender Creating Safe and Secure Workplaces No fatal accidents including subcontractors within the number of severe accidents occurring over the past three years
G4-LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation Employee Health The Group appropriately manages employee working hours based on the Mitsui Chemicals Group Human Resources Management Policy. As part of our health management initiatives (including mental health), we have established predetermined overtime hours and issue recommendations in advance to applicable employees and their supervisors.
G4-LA8 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions  
Training and Education
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-LA9 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category Promoting Compliance
Process Safety and Disaster Prevention>Goals and Results
Quality Improvement Initiatives
Human Resources Development
 
G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Special Feature - Human Resources Management
Human Resources Development
 
G4-LA11 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category  
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
DMA    
G4-LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Creating an Employee-Friendly Working Environment
Promoting Diversity
Under the Mitsui Chemicals Group Human Resources Management Policy, we promote fair and equal recruitment that is not discriminatory in each country and region.
(Fiscal 2015 consolidated foreign employees totaled 4,186; the number of Mitsui Chemicals employees on a non-consolidated basis: 20s 667, 30s 763, 40s 1,656, 50+ 1,228)
Equal Remuneration for Women and Men
DMA    
G4-LA13 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation  
Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-LA14 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
 
G4-LA15 Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
 
Labor Practices Grievance Mechanisms
DMA    
G4-LA16 Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms  
Human Rights
As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, the Mitsui Chemicals Group addresses human rights issues as well as promotes initiatives based on its Basic Philosophy on Human Rights in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Basic Philosophy on Human Rights
Investment
DMA    
G4-HR1 Total number and percentage of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening Important investments for expanding business activities are examined by the Investment Committee and their impact on human rights is assessed based on labor laws in each country as part of the Company’s legal due diligence.
UN Global Compact
G4-HR2 Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained Moreover, Mitsui Chemicals is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and participates in the Global Compact Network Japan. Employees actively participate in human rights-related subcommittees (including those focusing on human rights education).
UN Global Compact
Non-discrimination
DMA    
G4-HR3 Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken  
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
DMA    
G4-HR4 Operations and suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and measures taken to support these rights  
Child Labor
DMA    
G4-HR5 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor CSR Procurement  
Forced or Compulsory Labor
DMA    
G4-HR6 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor CSR Procurement  
Security Practices
DMA    
G4-HR7 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization’s human rights policies or procedures that are relevant to operations  
Indigenous Rights
DMA    
G4-HR8 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of Indigenous Peoples and actions taken  
Assessment
DMA    
G4-HR9 Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments Outside experts conduct reviews as part of the process for identifying key issues. This process also involves investigations of related to human rights issues.
Process for Identifying Key Issues
Supplier Human Rights Assessment
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-HR10 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
 
G4-HR11 Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
 
Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
DMA    
G4-HR12 Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms  
Society
Local Communities
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs We promote activities based on the Mitsui Chemicals Group Social Activities Policy. The Mitsui Chemicals Group undertakes initiatives that take advantage of business opportunities that include developing the next generation and creating environmentally friendly products.
Social Contribution Activities
G4-SO2 Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities Safety Initiatives
Handling Environmental Complaints
 
Anti-corruption
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-SO3 Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified Responsible Care Audits Introducing the Mitsui Chemicals Group Risk Management System, we take steps to analyze and address risks. Relevant departments verify risks in accordance with the basic principles of the UN Global Compact. We thoroughly verify risks from the perspective preventing corruption particularly in emerging and developing countries based on information transparency.
Risk Management Framework
G4-SO4 Communication and training on anti–corruption policies and procedures Promoting Compliance Thoroughly adhering to the Mitsui Chemicals Group Action Guidelines, we publicize the details of these guidelines internally in the Compliance Guidebook as well as raise awareness of these through various means that include holding workplace discussions, putting up posters, and conducting e-learning programs. The Compliance Guidebook contains a commitment by the president and promotes understanding of corruption prevention, including specific examples of unhealthy relationships with government officials focusing on entertaining and bribery.
Regarding M&A and selecting new business partners, the Company not only complies with business-related laws but also hires consultants and legal advisors to conduct investigations based on its status as a signatory to the UN Global Compact. We also examine M&A based on legal due diligence in accordance with each country’s legal regulations.
In light of the high risk of fraud (including various permits and licenses) related to operating manufacturing facilities in emerging countries, Mitsui Chemicals’ Internal Control Division in particular conducts audits covering all aspects of business operations. The Company provides advice and receives reports via risk hotlines available in the languages of each country as well as raises awareness of these hotlines.

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G4-SO5 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken In terms of corruption prevention, no cases of employee punishments, legal action, or fines levied in response to corruption
Public Policy
DMA    
G4-SO6 Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary Political contributions through the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) in fiscal 2015 totaled \2 million.
Anti-competitive Behavior
DMA    
G4-SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes There were no instances where the Group was involved in legal action.  
Compliance
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations There were no transgressions.  
Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-SO9 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
 
G4-SO10 Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken Purchasing Policy
CSR Procurement
We have formulated the Mitsui Chemicals Group Purchasing Policy. The policy expresses the Group’s purchasing approach (including the impact on society), which is detailed in the CSR Procurement survey. We conduct supplier assessments based on this survey. No major negative impact related to purchasing has been seen.
Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society
DMA    
G4-SO11 Number of grievances about impacts on society files, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms  
Product Responsibility
Customer Health and Safety
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-PR1 Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement Responsible Care Policy and Management
Quality Improvement Initiatives
Promotion of Chemicals Management
 
G4-PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes There were no instances of transgression.  
Product and Service Labeling
DMA    
G4-PR3 Type of product and service information required by the organization’s procedures for product and service information and labeling, and percentage of significant product and service categories subject to such information requirements Creating a Better Future with Blue Value™
Main Products that Contribute to Harmony with the Environment and Sustainable Development
Instill a management system based on our chemical safety information system
Responding to the voices of customers
 
G4-PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes There were no instances of transgression.  
G4-PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction Quality Improvement Initiatives
In order to Satisfy Customers
Commendations from Customers
 
Marketing Communications
DMA    
G4-PR6 Sale of banned or disputed products Responding to the voices of customers  
G4-PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, by type of outcomes There were no instances of transgression.  
Customer Privacy
DMA    
G4-PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data There were no applicable instances.  
Compliance
DMA Key Issues (Materiality)  
G4-PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services Customer-specific initiatives