Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) has launched the Mitsui & Co. Co-creation Fund.
The Fund is a social contribution program that replaces the Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund which was established in 2005, and supports activities that create pathways to solutions to social issues by combining the knowledge of external "Issue Finders" who discover social issues, such as NPOs, researchers, and social start-ups, with the business experience of Mitsui.
The Fund's grants range from ¥10 million to ¥100 million per project, and two projects will be selected for funding each year.
Mitsui will co-create with like-minded Issue Finders through this Fund, aiming to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society not only in terms of business activities in countries and regions around the world, but also in terms of social contribution activities.
“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