Japan's largest financial and industrial association, which operates through seven main business groups: living essentials (agricultural products, food and beverages, textiles, and construction materials); metals (ferrous and nonferrous); machinery (power generation equipment, electrical systems, automobiles); energy (liquefied natural gas, crude oil); and chemicals (petrochemicals, fertilizers, plastics).
| Mitsubishi Group
owns 100% of Mitsubishi Corporation
This company received a SAM Rank of 75/100 in the Trading Companies & Distributors category of the 2018 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The index is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
[Source 2018][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Mitsubishi describes itself as 'Japan's largest general trading company'. The company maintains an office in Rangoon, where it facilitates the distribution and sale of numerous products and services including petroleum, steel and textile products. Historically, Mitsubishi has invested US $70 million in the Yetagun gas project; Nippon Oil is also a Mitsubishi Company. Mitsubishi also carries out work for the Myanmar Port Authority, supplying cranes and dredgers ' by increasing the capacity of Rangoon Port the company is enabling the regime to increase the profits it makes from trade.
[Source x][More on Human Rights]
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 2/5.
[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 D.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
The Electronics TakeBack Coalition's Recycling Report Card evaluates takeback and recycling programs for computer, TV, printer and game console companies. The report card focuses on the programs available to consumers in the US, and relies on publicly available information, as of Sept 2010. This company received a grade of D+ for its recycling efforts in the USA.
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
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 C.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
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]
This company received a score of 52.4/100 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]
Mitsubishi owns 35-40% of the market for the Bluefin Tuna, which is listed as Critically Endangered, the highest risk category of the IUCN Red List. Mitsubishi has been stockpiling up to 20,000 tons of the frozen fish while continuing to buy more. While the price of a product gets higher the harder it is to find, Mitsubishi has been accused of deep freezing these fish to make an even bigger profit as the species gets ever closer to being completely wiped out.
[Source 2013][More on Oceans]
Mitsubishi manufacture nuclear fuel through Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co. Ltd
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Rainforest Action Network (RAN) ran a Boycott Mitsubishi campaign in the 1990's for being the world's worst logger of tropical forests at the time.
[Source x][More on Forests]
The 2015 Solar Scorecard, produced by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, rates solar panel producers on their commitment to the environment and worker safety. Areas looked at include emissions transparency, chemical reductions plan, workers rights and conflict minerals. This company received a score of 53/100.
[Source 2015][More on Governance]
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|Company Structure||Public Company|
|Revenue||US$43 billion in 2007|
|# Employees||55,867 in 2007 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd|