UN Global Compact
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. 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.
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.
The 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and Major Initiatives in the Mitsui Chemicals Group
Principle 3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5 the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. announced that its support of recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). We state that Mitsui Chemicals continues to deepen its understanding of climate-related risks and opportunities, discloses its efforts.
Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW)
As the founding member, Mitsui Chemicals Inc. joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), established in January 2019. The Alliance is committed to the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next five years from its foundation to help end plastic waste and contribute to a sustainable society.
ZERO by 40: Agriculture Industry Unites to Help Eradicate Malaria by 2040
At the London Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the Mitsui Chemicals Group and the world’s leading Crop Protection companies jointly announce their commitment to support the research, development and supply of innovative products to save lives and help eradicate malaria by 2040.
The World Economic Forum (WEF)
Mitsui Chemicals joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) in September 2020. The World Economic Forum is an international organization (not-for-profit foundation) for public-private cooperation to improve global issues. Through participation in the WEF, we are striving “to realize a sustainable corporate group with a global presence” by working to address critical global issues together with global leaders.
International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and Chemical Industry Associations in Each Country
The Mitsui Chemicals Group is taking leadership in the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and Chemical Industry Association in each country*.
Our membership of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) includes the then Company president, who has continued as a director for the six years since 2014. Since 2016, the Company’s councilor has included the vice-chairperson of the Responsible Care Leadership Group (RC-LG) for four years and the chairman of the Asia-Pacific Responsible Care Organization (APRO). Our employees have also chaired the Joint Capacity Building Task Forces of each Leadership Group for the five years since 2015 and the Energy and Climate Change Leadership Group for the two years since 2018.
Our membership of the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) includes the general manager of the RC & Quality Assurance Division, who has been a JCIA board member since the 2010 establishment of a Responsible Care Committee and who has also worked as a member of the Chemical Management Committee since 2010.
Moreover, the Japan Initiative for Marine Environment (JaIME) was established by five chemical industry organizations such as JCIA in September 2018. We have been participated in JaIME since then.
*Chemical Industry Association in each country and region:
The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA), the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM, China), the Taiwan Responsible Care Association (TRCA), the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC), the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)