|As a diversified materials company, Mitsubishi Materials has contributed to the creation of an affluent society through the supply of basic materials indispensable for the world.
Today, our activities cover a wide range, from the manufacture of basic materials to fabricated products and new materials with high-performance features, and further to the provision of systems and engineering services.
To respond to the various needs of society, we are constantly tackling research and development on new technologies and products and endeavor to provide ever more superior products, systems and services to the world.
We will continue to address the requirements of the world in a new era, such as technical innovation, development of information technology, globalization and a heightened awareness of the environmental protection.
At the same time, we will carefully and efficiently use natural resources and raw materials that are the gift of the Earth, and will support building social systems based upon resource recycling.
It is thus our principles to serve people, society and the Earth through our varied business activities.
The 10 Articles of Our Code of Conduct
||We will seek to create a Mitsubishi Materials Group receptive to diverse personalities and value perceptions by encouraging each member of the Group to be self-committed and self-improving.
||We will engage in efficient business management and pursue sustainable corporate development.
||We will respect the basic human rights of all people and create a spirited, safe and comfortable work environment.
||We will conduct fair and equitable business transactions by providing safe, high-quality products, systems and services at reasonable prices.
||We will endeavor to secure the understanding and trust of society, and will maintain a harmonious coexistence with society.
||We will comply with laws and regulations and conduct fair business activities with common sense.
||We will carry out our duties with integrity, in line with the rules and standards established by the Company.
||We will endeavor to protect the environment, and will apply every measure for effective uses and recycling of natural resources.
||We will carry out proactive corporate communications and respect the values and inherent rights of information.
||We, as members of the international community, will contribute to the development of each region where we maintain a presence.
Building Trust in the Mitsubishi Materials Group
Since its foundation, the Mitsubishi Materials Group has worked tirelessly to enrich society, by supplying basic materials indispensable to society as well as helping reduce environmental impact and fostering recycling-based social systems.
In order to execute our business operations in a more active and uniformed manner, the Management implemented "The Principles We Stand On" as the corporate philosophy and "The 10 Articles of Our Code of Conduct" for the realization of this philosophy.
Needless to say, the purpose of our corporate philosophy--"The Principles We Stand On"--is to clearly convey the sincere intentions of our Group companies and employees with regard to their contributions to society. I thus believe that the practice of this corporate philosophy in our daily operations is the foundation of our corporate social responsibility efforts. This will lead to not only sustaining our corporate development but also achieving a mutually beneficial coexistence with society.
In essence, we are returning to our roots, focusing on areas of improvement in order to earn the long-term trust of our shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, communities and many other stakeholders.
The Management and every employee will draw on the Group's mission to communicate more openly and effectively with stakeholders in its efforts to meet its social responsibilities and enhance enterprise value.
At the same time, we will disclose information in an appropriate and timely manner to fully demonstrate that the Mitsubishi Materials Group is an open and transparent organization.
I hereby declare that the Mitsubishi Materials Group will make every concerted effort to uphold its corporate social responsibility so that it can continue to help make the world a better place through its operations.
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
At Mitsubishi Materials we are committed to tackling the major issues such as conserving and improving the environment. We are dedicated to developing an advanced resource recycling society, aimed at sustainable development through the supply and recycling of materials essential for our daily lives.
As a comprehensive materials manufacturer, Mitsubishi Materials supplys a variety of key materials essential for industrial society. Our expertise covers the manufacturing and processing of key materials such as cement, aluminum, copper, and powder metallurgy products and tools, and the supply of cutting-edge products, energy sources, high-performance materials, precious metals, and silicon.
These products and materials are indispensable in many areas of our daily lives.
Although in the materials business we produce a higher environmentalimpact during the manufacturing process, at the same time we cancontribute to recycling resources at the waste disposal stage.
We are committed to creating an environment-friendly recycling-orientedsociety through our efforts for environmental conservation and theefficient use of resources in our business activities.
To this end, centered around our green productivity management (GPM)activities, we are committed to the following activities.
- Specific measures:
- 1. Environment-conscious production and reduced environmental impact:
- Energy and resource conservation, reduced amounts of waste and toxic substances
- 2. Recycling and recirculation of resources:
- Waste recovery, and expansion of the waste treatment business
- 3. Development of eco-friendly products
- 4. Promotion of green procurement
- 5. Fostering of environmental management systems
- (1) Complying with environment-related laws and regulations and efforts to prevent pollution
- (2) Periodically reviewing matters to be dealt with and targets for constant improvement
- (3) Improving communications with communities on environmental issues
- (4) Making our policy known to all our employees and introducing environmental programs
March 23, 2005
Managing Director and Chief Green Officer (CGO)