Activity Reports by Materiality
Respect for Human Rights
Mitsui & Co.'s Approach
Being aware of our role as a member of the international community, we work to understand the culture, traditions, and practices of each country and region in which we operate. We are working to ensure there is no discrimination based on race, belief, gender, social status, religion, nationality, age, or mental or physical abilities, and take action to rectify labor practices that violate human rights. We are committed to the eradication of forced labor and child labor. We do not condone any form of child labor and are committed to following minimum working age laws wherever we operate. We are committed to complying with laws concerning slavery and human trafficking wherever we operate. Acknowledging that our responsibility extends beyond legal compliance within our own operations, we also work to ensure that human rights are respected in the supply chain. We are also contributing to the development of a society in which human rights are respected, by preventing the illicit use of personal information through implementation of countermeasures against increasingly sophisticated and devious cyber attacks and the resulting risk of the leaking of information that could be used to identify individuals.
Here you can find our “Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement”.
Preventing illegal use of personal information by providing cybersecurity services for enterprises
In recent years, cyber attacks have become more sophisticated and ingenious, leading to an increased leakage risk for company-held data, including information identifying individuals. Such stolen data are actually being sold through sites on the so-called “dark web” which are not accessible by regular channels. In view of this situation, the amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information which took effect in Japan in 2017 introduced provisions that in principle prohibit the collection of information on race, creed, medical history, criminal record, etc. without the concerned individual's consent, in order to prevent unfair discrimination and prejudice. Such measures are aimed at strengthening the protection of human rights.
According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2016, the number of information security experts in Japan is lower than it should be by some 132,000 people. This personnel deficit is projected to increase to 193,000 by the time of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The fostering of human resources capable of responding to cyber attacks is therefore an urgent issue. Also, compared to other countries, it is evident that Japan lags behind on this issue. As of April 2017, there were 75,312 persons in the U.S. with Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credentials, an internationally recognized qualification, while there were only 1,720 such persons in Japan.
In order to address this issue, Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. harnesses the expertise of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals to offer a wide range of solutions including vulnerability assessment, illegal access monitoring, high-level security platform implementation and management, malware analysis, and more. In addition, through the discovery and reporting of vulnerabilities in widely used products and open source products, along with technical analysis of malware with the potential to cause significant harm, we are aiming to proactively prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities and unauthorized use of personal information. By doing so, we contribute to the creation of a society where human rights are fully respected and protected.
Activities for FY Ended March 2017
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Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for FY2016
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and its affiliates have published an Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for FY2016 in response to section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Please refer to the following link for details.