Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) is developing "e-dash", a new service platform to support decarbonization initiatives for companies and municipalities. In preparation for the official service launch, Mitsui will be releasing a beta version of the platform on October 4, 2021, alongside a free trial available for 50 companies.
Mitsui's new service platform "e-dash" (Beta release) Introductory website
Towards the common goal of "Carbon Neutrality by 2050", the disclosure of environmental metrics is becoming a key priority for many companies and municipalities. However, due to the complex nature of the issue, "not knowing where to start" is not an uncommon theme. There may be organizations that struggle even at the first juncture of their journey, understanding their current carbon emissions.
To accelerate Japan's decarbonization, Mitsui is gathering its global industry knowledge and business experience to launch a new service platform "e-dash". In addition to calculating CO2 emission data from invoice data and providing organized reports, "e-dash" is a holistic service that also provides recommendations and implementation support for cost and CO2 emission reducing initiatives. From streamlining data collection and report preparation workflows, to providing specialized knowledge to implement various CO2 reducing iniatives; "e-dash" will support clients to effectively and efficiently manage their energy and sustainability related issues.
Prior to the beta release, over 20 companies and municipalities have already contributed to the development of "e-dash" as demonstration partners. Mitsui is now offering a limited trial for an additional 50 companies to use the service for free.
To meet all energy and sustainability needs as the best partner for companies and municipalities to reduce their CO2 emmissions, "e-dash" will continue to develop new features and services.
One of the priority areas identified by Mitsui in its Medium-term Management Plan 2023 is "Sustainability Management; Evolution of ESG", while the company's vision for 2050 calls for the achievement of net-zero emissions. Furthermore, Mitsui has identified the Energy Solutions space as a strategic focus, and places initiatives that contribute to the global fight against climate change as key business area. Through "e-dash", Mitsui will contribute to the achievement of an eco-friendly society by supporting the decarbonization efforts of companies and municipalities.
“Build brighter futures, everywhere” as our corporate mission, and to gain the trust and expectations of our stakeholders to realize a better tomorrow for earth and for people around the world, we have identified five material issues (“Materiality”) for Mitsui’s sustainable growth. We anticipate this particular project/ business to contribute especially to the realization of “Enhance quality of life” and “Create an eco-friendly society”
Secure sustainable supply of essential products
Enhance quality of life
Create an eco-friendly society
Develop talent leading to value creation
Build an organization with integrity