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Social Contribution Activities Policy

With respect to social engagement, in addition to our business operations in countries and regions around the world, Mitsui & Co contribute to the sustainable growth of society and our company in accordance with our Sustainability Policy and this Policy. We will engage in dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders and aim to conduct social contribution activities with a view for resolving societal issues and building relationships of trust.

Priority Areas for Social Contribution Activities
With respect to our social contribution activities, we have set out the priority areas of "community contribution", "environmental conservation" and "human resources development.
  • Community Contribution
    We contribute to the sound development of communities, aiming to build a sustainable society.
  • Environmental Conservation
    We work to resolve environmental issues, and aim to create an eco-friendly society.
  • Human Resources Development
    We provide a variety of learning opportunities to develop talent leading to new value creation.
Employee and Officers Participation
We value and encourage each employee and officer's volunteer work contributing to community and society.
Disaster Relief Activities
When disasters occur in Japan or overseas, we engage in initiatives to minimize the damage and contribute to the recovery of the affected areas in line with their needs, such as donations from the company and voluntary donations from our employees.

Social Contribution Activities Action Plans

Materiality: Enhance quality of life

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SDGs Program Response to issues Target (assuming a date by 2030) Actions and performance indices for achieving the target KPIs Current Status / Progress
  • DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Scholarship Program for Brazilian school students

We will expand access to higher education and improve career opportunities for Brazilian school children in Japan by strengthening their Japanese language skills. Achieve integration into Japanese society by supporting Brazilian communities through role model human resources
  • Scholarships
  • Support to improve Japanese language learning environment
  • Careers guidance
  1. 70% JLPT pass rate
  2. Increase in percentage of students entering higher education
  3. Increase in regular employment rate
  • 398 students at 26 schools received scholarships
  • 317 JLPT entrants
  • 55% JLPT pass rate (17% increase from previous year)
  • Provided JLPT text books to 26 schools

Materiality: Develop talent leading to value creation

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SDGs Program Response to issues Target (assuming a date by 2030) Actions and performance indices for achieving the target KPIs Current Status / Progress
  • QUALITY EDUCATION

SASUGAKU Academy (Education for sustainable development)

Develop children's ability to create a sustainable future. Through the SASUGAKU Academy, Mitsui & Co will strive to develop executives and employees thinking more deeply about a sustainable society.
  • Develop young people with critical thinking and sustainability perspective.
  • Develop young people with the ability to solve social issues with innovative ideas
  • Implementation of SASUGAKU (ESD program using inquiry-based (problem-based) active learning methods)
  • Classes delivered by executives and employees
  1. Ability to respond to social issues by themselves
  2. Expansion in career opportunities
  • Held SASUGAKU classes (total of 165 hours, 180 participants)
  • 98% participants have grown greater awareness of environmentally friendly behavior
  • 62% participants have replied that the program had an impact on their career and future

Social Contribution Activities (Fiscal Year Ended March 2021)

The total social contribution expenses for the fiscal year ended March 2020 were 1.39* billion yen.(Charitable donations 12%, Community investments 41%, Commercial initiatives 47%)

* Figures include cash donations and monetary conversion equivalent of in-kind payments.
* However, activities such as personal donations by employees and/or volunteer activities as well as Political Contribution expenses have not been included.