Human Rights

In August 2020, we formulated a Human Rights Policy to clarify our approach to human rights as the basis for initiatives in this area. In accordance with the Human Rights Policy, the Mitsui & Co. group will respect human rights in its activities as a group. We also aim to promote respect for human rights in collaboration with our business partners. Mitsui commenced due diligence with regard to human rights in the supply chains of products handled by Mitsui and its overseas trading affiliates, as well as the main business operations of its consolidated subsidiaries. We conducted human rights risk assessments on this basis, compiled an outline of human rights risks, and formulated measures to mitigate these risks. Mitsui will work with suppliers to ensure an understanding of respect for human rights and promote human rights practices throughout its supply chains.

Human Resources Management

With the aim of training people who create and grow business that contributes to society and are capable of global group management, Mitsui has developed a variety of human resources development programs and established promotion and assignment systems that help employees to grow through opportunities for wide-ranging experiences. Also we aim to strengthen the competitiveness of the entire company by promoting diversity management to create environments where individual employees with a diverse range of backgrounds can fully exert their potential and continue working in safety and good health.

Responsibility to Customers

Identifying “Secure sustainable supply of essential products” as one of our Materiality, material management issues, we are aiming to ensure the sustainable and stable supply of the resources, materials, food, and manufactured products that are vital for the development of society. In addition, we will meet our responsibilities to customers through our efforts to correctly assess and solve ethical and social issues in the supply chains. Moreover, we will continue to provide education and training programs for our employees and further develop our management systems in order to meet society’s demands.

Supply Chain Management

We are working to ensure compliance with and implementation based on Sustainable Supply Chain Policy.

Supplier On-Site Surveys

Mitsui and a third-party expert jointly conducted on-site surveys at the suit factory of MAY10 Joint Stock Company and the sewing factory of Viet Thinh Garment Joint Stock Co. in Vietnam.

Local Communities

We have identified “Enhance quality of life” as one of our Materiality, material management issues. We also aim to establish sustainability for both society and our company by contributing to the betterment of living standards and the development of local industries through our business activities and social contribution activities, and by doing so, fostering trust in local communities.

Social Contribution Activities

On our social contribution activities, we have set out the "community contribution", "environmental conservation" and "human resources development" as our priority areas, in accordance with our MVV (Mission, Vision, Values) and Materiality. Mitsui will continue to pursue sustainable growth striving to solve social challenges through both business and social contribution activities.