Message From the Chairperson of the Sustainability Committee
Mitsui will provide optimal solutions to social issues from the perspective of global sustainability.
Challenge and Innovation has been part of Mitsui’s DNA since its founding. In this spirit, we strive to contribute to the sustainable development of society by working to address social issues through our business. Mitsui defines material issues for the sustainable growth of the company and society as its “Materiality,” and we have connected this to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to pursue business activities that contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs. In addition, we have formulated Materiality Action Plans which connect each Materiality to specific policies and initiatives to be implemented by organizations within Mitsui, and constantly monitor our progress, thereby contributing to the development of a sustainable society.
This year we announced our new Medium-term Management Plan 2026, which defines “Creating Sustainable Futures” as our vision, and sets out climate change, natural capital, and business and human rights as the three key themes for our sustainability. Recognizing that business and sustainability are inseparable, Mitsui is working to address social issues from the perspective of global sustainability, seeking to contribute to the development of society at large and striving to achieve further transformation and growth.
Realizing a low-carbon or decarbonized society and ensuring a stable energy supply are important challenges in addressing climate change, and it is Mitsui’s role to provide optimal solutions to both. While working to reinforce the energy supply chain, Mitsui is also engaged in the development and implementation of renewable energy, next-generation fuels, and new technologies, supporting the transition to a decarbonized society.
In the area of natural capital, we are implementing specific initiatives to maintain and cultivate sustainable forest resources in Mitsui’s company-owned forests in Japan, aiming to contribute to the achievement of Nature Positive through our business.
Finally, in business and human rights, we are working to strengthen efforts to support respect for human rights across all Mitsui & Co. group companies and to eradicate human rights violations. We are doing this by implementing enhanced human rights-related trainings, conducting supplier surveys and on-site inspections, and other initiatives.
To address these important issues, Mitsui will continue to communicate with its diverse stakeholders, work to foster trust, and contribute to the development of a sustainable society by maximizing the Group’s management base, assets, and human resources.
Representative Director, Senior Executive Managing Officer,
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO),
Chairperson of the Sustainability Committee