Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) ranked fourth overall in the 16th corporate CSR rankings for 2021 published on February 28, 2022 by Toyo Keizai Inc. ("Toyo Keizai"). This is highest rank ever achieved by a sogo shosha.
The aim of Toyo Keizai's corporate CSR rankings is to make a comprehensive evaluation of trustworthy companies from the perspectives of their corporate social responsibility and financial performance, in today's increasingly complex society. With its introduction in 2005, this year marks its 16th publication. Companies are assessed comprehensively, from four perspectives, of which three (comprising 154 items) relate to CSR—empowerment of human resources, the environment, and corporate governance & social engagement, with the fourth being financial performance (15 items). This year, a total of 1,631 companies were reviewed for the 2021 rankings. The high evaluations given to Mitsui this year were attributable to its environmental responses through business activities, company-wide engagement in sustainability management, as well as enhanced transparency in its information disclosure.
We will tackle global issues together with our stakeholders, as responsible members of the global business community, to play our part in the creation of an eco-friendly, sustainable future.
“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 to the realization of all five Materialities.
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