Process for Identifying Key Issues Key Issues and Initiatives

Key Issues and Initiatives

The identified key issues were classified as " impact of the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s business on society," "social challenges that the Mitsui Chemicals Group should help to resolve," and "basic subjects."

Social Challenges That the Mitsui Chemicals Group Should Help to Resolve

Low environmental-footprint products and services

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Reducing environmental impact including addressing climate change, we are working to achieve a low-carbon, sound material-cycle society in harmony with nature over the long term that curbs environmental burdens to the greatest extent possible throughout the entire value chain.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Reduce the use of raw materials
  • Switch to non-fossil fuel resources and substances with lower environmental burdens
  • Reduce environmental burdens mainly by lowering energy consumption in manufacturing and processing processes
  • Develop lightweight materials for use mainly in automobiles

Blue Value / Rose Value

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Development of renewable energy

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Meet the growing demand for energy accompanying the economic development of developing countries and emerging markets, reduce accompanying environment burdens, and realize a society that makes greater use of renewable energy.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Develop components/materials for such items as power generation equipment and storage batteries to increase the use of renewable energy
  • Improve photovoltaic power generation plant operational efficiency and assist with related investment decisions

Renewable Energy-related Business

Blue Value / Rose Value

Shift to urbanization and smart cities

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Enhancement of smart society and urban functions that bring people and various things together by leveraging the advantages found in concentrating social infrastructure amid progressive urbanization.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Develop and provide solutions through technologies and products that contribute to the spread of automated driving and robots

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Blue Value / Rose Value

Declining birthrate and aging population

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Realization of a society that provides abundant, high-quality lifestyles to children and the elderly amid changing demographics.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Develop and provide products that contribute to comfortable lifestyles in such areas as materials used to make disposable diapers and underwear
  • Develop and provide products that contribute to comfortable lifestyles including innovative packaging that makes food easier to eat
  • Develop and provide products that support extensive family care

Blue Value / Rose Value

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Advancement of medical and pharmaceutical fields

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Realization of healthy and comfortable lifestyles in an aging society by improving the quality of medical treatments.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Develop and provide products that help people use their entire bodies (head, neck, chest, hands, and feet) and five senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch)
  • Develop and provide products that contribute to extend healthy life expectancy, including pharmaceutical packaging materials and infusion bags
  • Develop and provide products that help prevent infectious diseases
  • Develop diagnostic technologies that leverage an understanding of chemistry

Blue Value / Rose Value

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Respond to the food problem

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Provide sufficient nutrition to everyone and improve dietary habits throughout society by increasing food productivity and reducing food loss and waste.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Develop and provide products that help increase food production
  • Develop and provide products that extend expiry dates and reduce food loss
  • Develop and provide products that help reduce food waste while contributing stable food distribution

Blue Value / Rose Value

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Impact of the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s Business on Society

Measures to address climate change (reduction of GHG emissions)

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
In light of the impact of climate change, significantly reduce and mitigate the effect of greenhouse gases emitted during the course of our business activities.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Address climate change

Responsible Care Policy

Environmental Protection Management System

Climate Change

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Air environment preservation

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
In addition to complying with the laws and regulations of individual countries, the Mitsui Chemicals Group controls gas emissions and reduces the impact of chemical substances leaking into the atmosphere.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Manage substances subject to the PRTR Act
  • Preserve the air environment

Responsible Care Policy

Environmental Protection Management System

Substances Subject to the PRTR Act

Air

Water resource protection and control

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Realization of environments that allow for the efficient use of water by complying with laws and regulations of individual countries, recycling, and appropriately managing and improving the handling of such water contaminants.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Preserve water resources

Responsible Care Policy

Environmental Protection Management System

Water

Substances Subject to the PRTR Act

Biodiversity

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
The Mitsui Chemicals Group takes into consideration biodiversity in its business operations across the entire value chain and is contributing to sustainable environmental conservation.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Preserve Biodiversity

Responsible Care Policy

Environmental Protection Management System

Biodiversity

Industrial waste control

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
We continue to minimize the amount of industrial waste produced at all of our domestic and overseas manufacturing sites and reduce final landfill waste volume.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Reduce industrial waste

Responsible Care Policy

Environmental Protection Management System

Industrial Waste

Efficient use of resources

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
More efficiently use fuel and resources at domestic and overseas manufacturing sites (including product raw materials) and further undertake the creation of innovative process technologies.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Develop environmentally friendly production technologies

Responsible Care Policy

Environmental Protection Management System

Climate Change

Stable supply of industrial materials

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Stably provide industrial materials throughout the wide-ranging global supply chain in order to achieve sustainable economic growth and an abundant society.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Restructure to realize stable procurement and supply

Safety and Prevention

Sustainable Procurement

Optimization of production

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
The Mitsui Chemicals Group contributes to the sustainable development of regions by optimizing production systems and facilities that leverage its expertise throughout the global supply chain.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Establish an optimal production system based on frontline capabilities

Safety and Prevention

Human Resources Development

Safety and Prevention

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Aim to be recognized by society as a company with an exemplary safety record.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Safety and Prevention

Responsible Care Policy

Safety and Prevention

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Labor conditions

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
Engage in health management by enhancing tangible measures such as improving work environments and facilities to enable employees to continue contributing to business sustainability as well as pursuing intangible measures that focus on healthcare.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Create an employee-friendly working environment

Human Resources Management Management System

Employee-friendly Working Environment

Responsible Care Policy

Occupational Health

Product stewardship

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
The Mitsui Chemicals Group strictly adheres to laws and regulations as well as its own voluntary standards throughout the entire supply chain. In addition, the Group will take steps to minimize the negative impact of chemicals on people’s health and the environment by the year 2020 as part of its product stewardship activities.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Engage in product stewardship

Responsible Care Policy

Product stewardship

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Quality of products and services

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
The Mitsui Chemicals Group will improve quality control including upstream areas throughout the entire supply chain as well as increase customer satisfaction by winning their trust in the area of product quality.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Engage in quality management

Responsible Care Policy

Quality of products and services

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Employment and human resources

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
The Mitsui Chemicals Group is creating organizations that continue to drive innovation that takes into consideration equality, fairness, diversity, human rights, and living wages while giving our employees a sense of personal and professional motivation.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Develop human resources
  • Ensure diversity

Respect for Human Rights

Human Resources Management Management System

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Stakeholder engagement

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
The Mitsui Chemicals Group meets the expectations of its stakeholders as a member of society while contributing to sustainable regional development by collaborating with our partners and the areas in which the Group operates to find solutions to social problems.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Dialog with shareholders and investors
  • Dialog with industry, government, and academia
  • Working in harmony with local communities
  • Social activities

Respect for Human Rights

Investor Relations

R&D and Technology

Social Activities

Basic subjects

Sustainable Procurement

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
The Mitsui Chemicals Group will continue procurement activities throughout the supply chain that take into consideration its impact on society and the environment, fair and honest transactions, and respect for human rights.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Address conflict minerals
  • Supplier sustainability evaluation and improvement support

Respect for Human Rights

Sustainable Procurement

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

Compliance

The Mitsui Chemicals Group's Vision
The Mitsui Chemicals Group will foster a corporate culture that encourages all employees to observe laws, regulations, and rules in individual countries, take actions in a transparent and appropriate manner, and make decisions and conduct themselves in an ethical manner.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group's initiatives
  • Ensure legal compliance

Action Guidelines

Risk and Compliance

The 2025 Long-term Business Plan Environmental and Social Targets

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