Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has been selected for the top award in the commerce industry category at the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure. Organized by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan, this was the 23rd holding of the awards. This was the second time Mitsui has been chosen as top in the commerce industry category, after being awarded three years ago.
The award selection process is carried out by a corporate disclosure study group established by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan. The study group evaluates the quality, volume, and timing of a corporation's disclosure practices in accordance with the following criteria: (1) management's stance on investor relations, the function of a corporation's investor relations division, and basic stance of a corporation's investor relations, (2) disclosure by means of meetings, interviews and written materials, (3) fairness of disclosure, (4) disclosure related to corporate governance, and (5) voluntary disclosure that conforms to conditions of each industry. Mitsui received the highest scores in all five of the above criteria in the commerce industry category.
Mitsui will strive to further enhance the quality and fairness of corporate disclosure through engagement with all stakeholders including shareholders and investors.