CSR in the Mitsui Chemicals Group

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The Mitsui Chemicals Group engages in CSR activities based on the concept of realizing its corporate mission through its main businesses. We are undertaking a diverse array of activities to be a company that is trusted and highly valued by all stakeholders and that employees can be proud of.

Toward the Sustainable Development of Society

In the 2014 Mid-Term Business Plan, we again verified the Group’s CSR concept and direction based on various discussions. We also clarified our ideal vision of the future and our commitment to helping solve social issues through our business activities. By identifying our optimum business portfolio from those social challenges that we should help to resolve and based on our strong operating base, we will continue to help resolve social challenges through our business activities to more than ever enable the sustainable development of society and the Group.
In order to contribute to society through our business activities, we have identified key issues. In doing so, we referred to a wide range of sources including a variety of international guidelines to determine the various elements of our business activities that impact society. We also took into consideration the attributes of each business as well as the regions in which we operate together with the opinions of stakeholders.

Significance of the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Corporate Vision and its Existence

Corporate Mission

Contribute broadly to society by providing high-quality products and services to customers through innovations and the creation of materials, while keeping in harmony with the global environment.

Five social contribution areas

Five Areas The Specific Significance of Social Contribution
Promoting human well-being To help resolve social issues that are attracting attention on a global scale
Contributing to the value of shareholders’ investments Dividend / share price appreciation = Business expansion, increased earnings
Increasing customer satisfaction To provide high-quality products and services
Contributing to local communities Safety and the environment, regional employment, tax payments, regional activities
Promoting the happiness and fulfillment of employees Employment, increased salaries and wages, improved skills / motivation, work-life balance

Corporate Target

Constantly pursuing innovation and growth to become a chemical group with an undisputed global presence

The Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Core Values

In August 2012, we set out the Core Values of the Mitsui Chemicals Group. These Core Values encapsulate the principles that underpin the Corporate Mission and Action Guidelines that we already have in place.

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Challenge

Diversity

One Team

The aim of these Core Values is to capture the spirit of everyone working at Mitsui Chemicals Group sites around the world and to act as a unifying force, ensuring that we are all working toward the same goals. These Core Values are also intended to serve as guidelines when making decisions and carrying out operations on a global scale.
Our Corporate Mission here at the Mitsui Chemicals Group is to create innovative materials and provide high quality products and services to customers to benefit society as a whole, while at the same time working in harmony with the environment. In order to put this into practice, we will take these values to heart, as a set of guidelines governing our day-to-day decisions, actions and communication.

Social Challenges That the Mitsui Chemicals Group Should Help to Resolve

The Mitsui Chemicals Group will contribute to “the realization of a cohesive society that is in harmony with the environment", "the realization of health and happiness in an aging society”, and “the realization of industrial platforms that are in harmony with local communities” through its business activities, which revolve around the three economic, environmental, and social axes.

The Mitsui Chemicals Group has identified key issues in its efforts to realize ideal society described above.

The Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Robust Platform

Technologies : polymer science, precision synthesis, and manufacturing process
Customer base, existing businesses, and global structure

The Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Business Portfolio That Helps to Resolve Social Challenges

Targeted Growth Business Domains

モビリティ

ヘルスケア

フード&パッケージング

Business domains that support society and industry

基盤素材

Sustainable development of society and the MCI Group

The Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Business Portfolio

Mobility

The mobility market, in line with society’s needs, is increasingly looking for solutions to make its products lighter, more fuel efficient, comfortable, attractive, and safe.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group uses its comprehensive strengths, including its polymer science elemental capabilities, such as compound, catalysis, material design, and polymerization technologies to contribute to improved performance of mobility related products, with a focus on automotive materials, in which it has long years of experience.

Healthcare

Declining birthrates and aging populations in developed countries together with economic growth in emerging countries have triggered an upswing in health-related needs.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group is developing and providing a wide range of products in such fields as ophthalmic lens materials, dental materials, and nonwoven fabrics for hygiene materials to help improve people’s quality of life (QOL) and realize health and happiness in an ageing society.

Food & Packaging

The food and packaging market is focusing on ways to address the global-scale shortage of food.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group works diligently to address a wide variety of needs in the food domain by developing high-performance agrochemicals that are essential to securing the safe and stable supply of food while at the same time providing highly functional packaging films.

Basic Materials

The Mitsui Chemicals Group provides materials and technologies to broad markets in Japan and overseas as a part of efforts to build a business platform that supports industry and the local community.