Working with Our Shareholders and Investors

The Mitsui Chemicals Group is working diligently to maintain and further develop close ties of mutual trust with its shareholders, investors and all other stakeholders. At the same time, the Group is endeavoring to secure sustainable growth and to enhance its corporate value over the medium to long term.
The Company as a whole is paying particular attention to ensuring proactive communication. Management is therefore taking the lead in promoting constructive dialogue with shareholders and investors. Among a number of initiatives, we are also working to ensure the appropriate disclosure of open and highly transparent information.

Management system

Policy

The Mitsui Chemicals Group is actively pursuing dialogue with shareholders and investors in accordance with the provision stipulated in Chapter 2. Relationship with Shareholders and Chapter 5. Information Disclosure Policy of its Corporate Governance Guidelines.

System and Responsible Officers

The officers in charge of IR, the Corporate Administration & Legal Division, and the Finance & Accounting Division handle the overall coordination of dialogue with shareholders and investors. The related IR, Corporate Planning, Corporate Administration & Legal, and Finance & Accounting divisions work to achieve organic cooperation a variety of means. This includes having certain staff members serve in multiple departments and regularly sharing information.

Monitoring Methods, Achievements and Reviews

The opinions and concerns gleaned through dialogue with shareholders and investors are promptly fed back to management and other relevant departments. This information is used to help create additional opportunities for dialogue and to upgrade and expand the scope and quality of disclosure.
In order to contribute to constructive dialogue with its shareholders and investors, the Mitsui Chemicals Group regularly conducts beneficial shareholder identification surveys and endeavors to fully grasp its shareholder ownership structure.

Goals and Results

Goals for Fiscal 2015

  • Expand and improve information distributed to shareholders
  • Further strengthen two-way communication with institutional investors
  • Further strengthen IR activities targeting individual investors
  • Expand and improve the disclosure of information

Fiscal 2015 Results and Assessment

Level achieved: A

  • In addition to preparing a full-color Notice of Convocation, Mitsui Chemicals used charts, diagrams and photos to prepare easy-to-understand disclosure materials
  • Prepared an easy-to-understand special feature article for inclusion in the Shareholders’ Report outlining the status of the Company’s business in each growth field identified under the 2014 Mid-Term Business Plan
  • Conducted a survey following the general meeting of shareholders
  • Held strategy briefing sessions that emphasized direct dialog with management in addition to periodic meetings with domestic and overseas institutional investors
  • Held briefing sessions for individual investors
  • Worked to improve disclosure materials by posting various materials that included easy-to-understand explanations for institutional investors in both Japanese and English on the Company’s IR site
  • Received an Excellence in Corporate Disclosure Award from the Securities Analysts Association of Japan in 2015 in recognition of the aforementioned initiatives

Priorities for Fiscal 2016

  • Expand and improve information distributed to shareholders and investors
  • Improve IR activities the emphasize dialogue with institutional investors and analysts
  • Further strengthen IR activities targeting individual investors
  • Expand and improve the disclosure of information
Levels of achievement based on self-assessment: A: 95% or more, B: 70% or more and less than 95%, C: less than 70%