Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) has become the first Asian partner of The Copper Mark, a framework for commitment to the responsible production of copper and contribution to the realization of the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
The Copper Mark is an assurance framework initially developed by the International Copper Association in 2019 to promote the responsible production of copper and the use of responsibly produced copper products. It certifies responsible copper production at production sites, especially mines and smelters, on the basis of standards consisting of 32 issue areas, including environmental and social factors and governance. To date, 31 copper production sites have been certified under this system out of 46 sites that have committed to participate in The Copper Mark. Certified mines account for over 20% of globally mined copper production. Mitsui is one of 23 companies that support this framework and have joined The Copper Mark as partners.
As a partner, Mitsui will promote the responsible production of copper and the increased use of responsibly produced copper products, while contributing to the sustainable development of the copper business.
One of Mitsui's corporate strategies under its Medium-term Management Plan 2023 is sustainability management and the enhancement of ESG. We will contribute to the creation of an eco-friendly society through our activities as a partner in The Copper Mark.
|Official name||The Copper Mark|
|Head Office Location||Cheltenham, United Kingdom|
|Representative||Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director|
|Business Activities||The principal activity of The Copper Mark is the continuous improvement of environmental, social and governance practices in the copper value chain.|
“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 “Secure sustainable supply of essential products” and “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