Special Feature

Lecture on the Creation of Long-Term Corporate Value by Mr. Eiichiro Adachi

In 2015, the adoption of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of Parties for the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) represent the shared recognition within the international community that the world should aim for a sustainable society. For the Mitsui Chemicals Group, fiscal 2016 is the final year of its 2014 Mid-Term Business Plan, which clarifies its stance on contributing to society through business activities.
On July 20, 2016, Mr. Eiichiro Adachi from the Japan Research Institute, Limited gave a presentation to the management team at Mitsui Chemicals, who took advantage of this opportunity to reconsider the direction the Group should take toward realizing the sustainable development of society and the Mitsui Chemicals Group.

A diverse pool of human resources that provides the underlying strength of our businesses and technologies together with an organizational culture that recognizes safety as a top priority provide the impetus for generating value. At the same time, these features are critical for the Mitsui Chemicals Group to secure sustainable growth in concert with society.
As a corporate group that is endeavoring to secure a robust global presence in the chemical industry, developing our human resources and ensuring safety on a worldwide basis are vital to further strengthening our management platform and accelerating the pace of overseas business development.

Strengthening Our Global Management Foundation: Human Resources Management

Securing and fostering human resources for management positions is vital for ensuring a strong global business foundation. At every level, whether parent company, overseas subsidiary or affiliate, we have been preparing to implement human resource management under a common global framework.
We believe that the diversity that rises from mutual exchanges of people with different backgrounds will prove a strong competitive resource that will produce wide-ranging value and strengthen our business foundation.
This special feature shines a light on the Group’s stance toward human resources management and outlines details of the qualities essential to taking a leadership role while touching on such items as employees who are excelling on the world stage and diversity management.

There is no easy path to ensuring safety. We must continue our steady efforts to cultivate a safety culture!

At our production sites overseas, we are responsible for the stable supply of the Group’s products to customers. To achieve this, it is essential that management ensures safe production activities, which is the most important thing for the survival of our company.
Based on our management policy of making safety a top priority, we are improving efforts to instill an awareness of fundamental safety, accumulating and passingdown product technologies and cultivating a safety culture. We are expanding these same efforts in Japan to our overseas production sites.
In this special feature, we report on a discussion between Dr. MasamitsuTamura, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and the recognized authority on safety engineering, and Tsutomu Tannowa, President & CEO of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.