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CSR Framework

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In accordance with the three principles that define the spirit of our creed, the MHI Group serves as a manufacturing corporation that contributes to societal progress through its business endeavors of delivering products and technologies in support of social and industrial infrastructure worldwide. In this way MHI is contributing to the resolution of global issues. Furthermore, MHI believes the basis of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is to engage in business activities that take its diverse range of stakeholders into consideration and return profits to all stakeholders in optimum fashion, while at the same time providing excellent products and technologies to realize a sustainable society and a secure future for people and the planet.

In 2007, we formulated CSR Action Guidelines to serve as collective standards for all MHI Group employees. These guidelines provide a concrete and easy-to-understand way for employees to consistently keep CSR in mind as the Group contributes to societal progress through its business endeavors and through a corporate creed centered on the principles of CSR.

In 2015, we formulated the MHI Group Code of Conduct in response to the Group's globalization and diversification. As a global company, the MHI Group employs individuals from difference backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures, and the code of conduct describes how MHI employees should conduct themselves.

In 2011, the United Nations adopted the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In keeping with international society's increasing emphasis on human rights, in 2014 we formulated the MHI Basic Policy on Human Rights.

In 2017, we stepped up our global activities, such as participating in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Going forward, as well, we aim contribute further toward the realization of a sustainable society.

CSR Action Guidelines

MHI strives to move the world toward a more secure future. Through our technology, our business practices and our people, we:

Care for the planet

We are eco-conscious, and engineer environmentally-friendly technologies that improve sustainability and protect the Earth

Create a more harmonious society

We embrace integrity and proactive participation to solve societal challenges

Inspire the future

We cultivate global talent who share a vision and desire to move the world forward for generations to come


CSR Promotion System

MHI has established the CSR Committee as the management-level body for making decisions related to CSR. The CSR Committee comprises four members and is chaired by the CFO and head of the Business Strategy Office (representative director, executive vice president). In principle, the committee meets twice each year to determine various policies and material items related to CSR and to conduct status reports.

As is outlined below, we have also put in place various committees, such as the Compliance Committee and the Environment Committee, to deliberate material items related to CSR.

Audit and Supervisory Committee Member: Audit and Supervisory Committee Members (five)
Number of times: 17 times a year (FY2016)
Nomination and Remuneration Meeting Member: Outside directors (five) and the President and CEO
Number of times: 2 times a year (FY2016)
Outside Directors Meetings Member: Outside directors (five) + management personnel (as necessary)
Number of times: Once a year (FY2016)
CSR Committee Member: Chaired by the head of the Business Strategy Office (the executive officer in charge of CSR), the CSR Committee includes the GC (general counsel), CFO, CTO, and the officer in charge of Human Resources.
Number of times: 2 times a year
Compliance Committee Member: Chairman is Executive vice president, General Council, mad composed of 22members.
Number of times: 2 times a year (FY2017)
Committee for Raising Awareness of Human Rights Member: Chairman is Executive vice president, in charge of HR, and composed of 23 members.
Number of times: Anytime, if necessary
MHI Group Environment Committee Member: Chairman is Chief Technology Officer and composed of 10 members.
Number of times: Once a year
International Trade Control Committee Member: Chairman is Executive vice president, General Council, and composed of 13 members.
Number of times: 2 times a year

Conformity to International Code of Conduct

Being a global company, MHI always conducts its business activities in accordance with international codes of conduct. In 2004, MHI became a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, committing itself to making ongoing efforts throughout the Group to respect and carry out its Ten Principles spanning four basic areas: human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. We promote CSR activities that are in accordance with ISO 26000, which was formulated in 2010 as an international guideline on the social responsibilities of organizations. We endeavor to disclose information in accordance with Japanese and overseas reporting standards. One such international standard for the reporting of non-financial information is the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (Fourth Edition, or G4) of the Global Reporting Initiative.