Mitsui Chemicals Supports “WFP Walk the World”
～Mitsui Chemicals will participate in WFP event to help fight global child hunger～
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Tokyo - May 19, 2015 - Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa ) will participate in and exhibit at the WFP Walk the World which will be held on May 24th (Sun) at Yokohama Minato Mirai.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is a humanitarian agency of the United Nations. “WFP Walk the World” is a charity event held annually by Japan Association for the World Food Programme※ to increase awareness of global child hunger and raise funds for WFP's school meals programs.
（ ※Japan Association for the World Food Programme was one of the recipients of Mitsui Chemicals Group employee donations via its “One-Coin Club” in 2014. For more information, see https://www.mitsuichem.com/en/csr/society/contribution/activities.htm ）
WFP Walk the World Yokohama
|Date:||May 24th (Sun) 9:30 -|
|Venue:||Yokohama Minato Mirai|
|Participants:||4000 persons (2000 persons 5 kilometer course, 2000 persons 10 kilometer course)|
At the Mitsui Chemicals exhibition booth, the Group will display its hybrid rice, Mitsuhikari and its film and packaging product, Spash™ which helps retain food freshness. Mitsuhikarai is the Group’s specially developed tasty rice with exceptionally high yield which Mitsui Chemicals believes may be one solution to the world’s food problems. Meanwhile, Spash™ is a high performance food film and packaging material that contributes to reducing food loss through its superior ability in retaining food freshness.
The Group will also exhibit its environmentally friendly sludge and sewage polymeric water treatment agent, ACCOFLOC™, and its high performance TAFNEL™ Oil Blotter™ which helps reduce environmental damage caused by oil spills and other related accidents.
In addition, following last year’s participation, this year 80 Group employees will take to the streets and participate in the WFP walk to rack up miles for their “healthy mile program”, one of the many employee health management programs which Mitsui Chemicals offers to improve employee mental and physical health, while also raising awareness of global hunger.
( For more information, see https://www.mitsuichem.com/en/csr/society/employee/umr.htm )
Mitsui Chemicals will not only contribute to solving the major social issue of global hunger through its business activities, but also dedicate itself to the support of this and other efforts directed at eradication of global child hunger.