One of Japan's largest general trading companies, Marubeni has 12 business divisions: Agri-Marine Products; Chemicals; Development and Construction; Energy; Finance and Logistics; Forest Products and General Merchandise; Finance and Logistics; Metals and Mineral Resources; Plant and Ship; Textiles; Transportation and Industrial Machinery; and Utility and Infrastructure.
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of B.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts towards removing commodity-driven deforestation and forest degradation from its direct operations and supply chains. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Forests Score of B.
[Source 2018][More on Forests]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of B.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
Along with Itochu, this trading company giant supplies APP's paper to Japan. Marubeni has a significant stake in a highly controversial paper mill: PT TEL, in Sumatra. It is a leading importer of logs from Papua New Guinea, where illegality of logging is estimated by some to be 100%.
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Marubeni is a Japanese company with interests ranging from oil and gas to clothing and timber. In Burma they helped finance the Monywa Copper mine developed by Ivanhoe. Marubeni-Itochu is a joint venture between Marubeni and another Japanese company, Itochu. Their subsidiary in Burma, Myanma Steel Industries Co., Ltd, supplies steel tubulars to the gas industry in Burma. Gas revenues are a major source of revenue for the Burmese regime; supplying over $2.7 billion in 2006. In the UK Marubeni develops oil and gas reserves in the North Sea.
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This company received a score of 30/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
According to Greenpeace's 2013 report "Toxic Threads: a story of big brands and water pollution in Indonesia", this company had a business relationship in the recent past with PT Gistex Group, the company responsible for discharging a wide range of hazardous substances directly into the Citarum River in Indonesia.
[Source 2013][More on Habitats]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Listed Public Company|
|Revenue||US$3.9 billion in 2004|
|# Employees||24,417 in 2004 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Yokohama Tyre Australia Pty Ltd
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