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.
MHI Group prioritizes management initiatives that reflect input from the various stakeholders in its business activities, including customers, suppliers, business partners, Group employees, and local communities. In addition to seeking out stakeholder input in its everyday activities, MHI engages in dialogue with experts and NGOs having specialized expertise related to CSR and global issues, striving to incorporate societal viewpoints.
In fiscal 2017 we participated in the International Conference on Business and Human Rights in Tokyo, sponsored by CAUX Round Table, and exchanged opinions on business and human rights issues with experts from Japan and overseas. Specifically, we received useful advice on building a Grievance Mechanism as laid out in the United Nations' Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including the method introduction and the scope of such a mechanism.
|Mediation between business and human rights||September 14, 2016||Roel Nieuwenkamp (Chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct)
Thomas Thomas (CEO, the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN))
|Dialogue with experts who have extensive knowledge on human rights, environmental issues, governance, etc.
regarding measures to deal with human rights risks in the supply chain.
|The material issues and future initiatives||September 15, 2015||Motoko Aizawa (Managing Director and Chair, IHRB US Board, Institute for Human Rights and Business)
Amol Mehra (Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable)
Christopher Schuller (Legal Adviser on Business and Human Rights, German Institute for Human Rights)
Allan Lerberg Jørgensen (Department Director of Human Rights and Development, Danish Institute for Human Rights)
|Held dialogue with overseas experts centered on formulating a global debate on business and human rights with regard to the content of material issues and future initiatives|
|Material Issues Identification Process||September 3, 2014||John Morrison (Institute for Human Rights and Business)
Catherine Poulsen-Hansen (Danish Institute for Human Rights)
Amol Mehra (International Corporate Accountability Round Table)
|The MHI Group conducted a dialogue with three experts from overseas concerning our Material Issues Identification Process, which determines what social issues are to be prioritized and addressed.|
|Main human rights issues in the manufacturing sector||March 13, 2013||Makoto Teranaka (Visiting Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Law, Tokyo Keizai University)
Hiroshi Ishida (Executive Director of Caux Round Table Japan, Global CRT Senior Advisor, Professor at Institute of Business and Accounting, Kwansei Gakuin University, Part-time Lecturer Kyushu University Business School)
|MHI held a stakeholder dialogue to learn from two experts, Mr. Makoto Teranaka and Mr. Hiroshi Ishida, in order to identify human rights impacts.|
|Approach to Environmental and Energy Technologies In Line with MHI's "Environment Vision 2030"||February 27, 2012
March 8 and 27, 2012
|Mariko Kawaguchi (Head of ESG Research Department Daiwa Institute of Research)
Norio Fukao (Professor and Director of Publicity Strategy Headquarters, Nagasaki University)
Setsu Mori (Editor-in-Chief of "Alterna," a business information magazine about the environment and CSR)
|The MHI Group conducted a dialogue about our "Environment Vision 2030," with outside experts.|
|Expectations for Science Class Support Activities||February 17, 2011||Takuya Suga (Teacher and Vice Principal, Hiroshima Minamikanon Elementary School)
Sumio Endo (Director, Kodomo Uchu Mirai Association)
Yuichi Taguchi (Kodomo Uchu Mirai Association)
|Discussions were held with the Board of Education and NPO to exchange opinions on the Kodomo Uchu Mirai Association (KU-MA), or "Children, Space, Future Association."|
MHI has operated the in-house system Funds for Community Engagement (former Social Contribution Fund) since fiscal 2012 to promote active involvement in social contribution activities designed to address needs and issues of the local communities around Company facilities and contribute to the solution of global societal issues. Under this system, time donated to volunteer work by Company employees is converted to a monetary value, which is then converted to an equivalent budget allocation. Money in the budget is used along with the dispatch of employee volunteers to build collaborative relationships with NPOs and other local groups and address social issues together.
|Region of activity||Affiliated organization||Field of activity|
|Nagasaki (Japan)||Fine Network Nagasaki (NPO)||Social welfare|
|Nagasaki (Japan)||Association to protect the Dozaki of environment||Environment|
|Yamaguchi (Japan)||Special Olympics Nippon Yamaguchi||Social welfare|
|Yamaguchi (Japan)||Shimonoseki Misaka Sakura Tomonokai (NPO)||Environment and social welfare|
|Yamaguchi (Japan)||Symphony Net (NPO)||Social welfare|
|Yamaguchi (Japan)||Association of educational activity for youth (NPO)||Education|
|Yamaguchi (Japan)||Mam association||Social welfare|
|Shiga (Japan)||Ritto Forest Club projects, Ritto-city Society of Commerce and Industry||Environment|
|Shiga (Japan)||Network for Protection Lake Biwa with the Common Reed (Phragmites Australis)||Environment|
|Kanagawa (Japan)||Sagamihara City Rugby Ball Association (NPO)||Health and sports|