Signatory to the UN Global Compact
We signed up to the UN Global Compact in January 2008. In doing so, Mitsui Chemicals acknowledged its support and commitment to help tackle a wide range of global challenges and to promote sustainable growth as a responsible corporate citizen. In addition, Mitsui Chemicals participates in each of the subcommittees of the UN Global Compact Network Japan and is working to gather information. In fiscal 2017, the Company participated in each of the human rights education, reporting research, WEPs*, supply chain, anti-corruption, and SDGs subcommittees.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group will help resolve many of the challenges confronting the world today through its business activities while taking into consideration the 10 principles espoused under the United Nations Global Compact.
*WEPs: The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community.
Commitment to ISO 26000
ISO 26000, the international standard for social responsibility, was released in November 2010. The standard provides guidance specifying an organization's social responsibilities and how they should go about fulfilling those responsibilities.
As a group that has made every effort to incorporate stakeholders' opinions, the Mitsui Chemicals Group recognizes that this ISO guidance helps the Group to reaffirm the importance of its initiatives and assign priorities.
Major Initiatives Supported by the Company; Major Organizations of which the Company is a Member
*For details of other support initiatives, please refer to 102-12 “External Initiatives” in the GRI Guidelines Cross-reference Table and each reporting page.