Mitsui & Co.’s Materiality 2015-2018

Corporate Governance & Human Resources

Recognition of societal issues

Corporate governance is the foundation for our efforts to make a continuing contribution to society through our business activities and maintain our status as a company trusted by society. We regard the enhancement of corporate governance and internal controls as key priorities, in addition to the fostering of human resources who support these efforts and constitute the foundation for all of our company’s business activities.

  • Malfunctioning of corporate governance and internal controls
  • Stagnation in productivity due to cookie-cutter working styles
  • Diversification and globalization of human resources

Main risks and opportunities


Impact due to lack of appropriate decision making from a broad perspective, corruption in business of high public significance in emerging countries and other markets, and suspension of business operations due to information security problems.


Contributions to labor productivity improvement via innovation in working styles, promotion of fair and equitable treatment and meaningful human resources training, enhancement of individual competitiveness through promotion of diversity management, and creation of new business opportunities focusing on the solution of societal issues through heightened employee sustainability awareness.


Mitsui’s Approach

In order to maintain our status as a company trusted by society, we work to maintain effective governance, ensure fair business practices, and prevent corruption. We review working styles from the perspectives of productivity and efficiency, while creating an environment in which diverse individuals can reach their full potential. In this way, we will enhance our corporate competitiveness. Moreover, to strengthen the driving force of Mitsui & Co., we will further demonstrate our integrated strengths and our ability to connect at an even greater magnitude, and develop human resources capable of taking responsibility for global group management equipped with the capacity to create businesses that would make a meaningful contribution to the society.

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Theme Related policies and guidelines, and targets set Identifying material topics Boundary
Within the organization Outside the organization
Corporate Governance & Internal Controls Corporate Governance and Internal Control Principles
Reinforcement of Sustainability Governance Specially Designated Business Management System
Compliance & Risk Management
  • Business Conduct Guidelines for Employees and Officers
  • Anti-Corruption Policy
  • Global Tax Management Policy
  • Personal Information Protection Guideline
  • Rules on Information Management
  • Rules on Information System Management
  • Rules on IT Security
  • Information Security Policy
Anti-corruption Target Target
Public Policy Target Target
Anti-competitive Behavior Target Target
Socioeconomic Compliance Target
Human Resources to Translate into Assets Mitsui & Co. Global Business Management Guidelines
Human Resources Development Training and Education Target
Appropriate Appointment and Allocation of Personnel Training and Education Target
Promoting Diversity Management
  • Work Style Innovation Action Plans
  • Action plan for the Act of Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in Workplace
  • Voluntary action plans on promotion of women to managerial and board position
  • Mitsui & Co. action plans under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Target
Employment Target Target
Occupational Health, Safety and Work Environment Initiatives
  • Health Declaration
  • Mental Health Promotion Plan
Occupational Health and Safety Target