Results of principal philanthropic activities

Due to the epidemic of the COVID-19, social contribution activities that gather people were not be held in 2021.

Upbringing of the next generation: Inspire the future

Overview of activity Related SDGs

Science classes

MHI conducts science classes for students at elementary schools located nearby our business facilities during which the MHI Group products and technologies found at the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum are used as teaching materials.
In fiscal 2020, when the infection of the COVID-19 spread, we started online classes.

Science classes

MHI Space School (Note)

We accept applications from elementary school students around Japan to visit Tanegashima, a rocket launch site. and our Tobishima Plant in Aichi Prefecture, which produces and assembles rockets. During the visit, we conduct science classes and observe rocket launches.

MHI Space School

Various Sports Classes (Note)

Through sports the Company works to cultivate richness of spirit among the children of the next generation. We hold classes in soccer, rugby, baseball, track and field and other sports, invite children to official sporting events, and host other athletic programs to increase sports population.

Various Sports Classes

Local contribution: Create a more harmonious society

Overview of activity Related SDGs

Matching Gift Program (Note)

MHI Group carries out a “Matching Gift” program under which money collected by employees in fundraisers operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Workers' Union plus a matching sum from the Company is donated to worthy causes.
The collective sum was used to purchase shape-memory spoons and forks—for donation to social welfare facilities in the Kanto and Kansai regions through the Japan National Council of Social Welfare.

Matching Gift Program


TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) is a social contribution initiative from Japan aimed simultaneously at alleviating poverty in developing countries and addressing obesity and lifestyle diseases in advanced countries. MHI Group upholds the initiative's philosophy and has incorporated TFT programs in its cafeterias and vending machines within its headquarters and bases of operation.
MHI and employees and their family of MHI Group is supporting TFT's “ONIGIRI ACTION”, an initiative to provide healthy school meals to children in Africa and Asia through Japanese traditional food “onigiri (rice balls)”.


Sale of Bread and Pastries Made by the Disabled

Starting 10 years ago, every Wednesday bread and pastries made by disabled persons are sold to employees at the Nagasaki Plant during the lunch break. The items are sold by people from six social welfare facilities located in Nagasaki City.

Sale of Bread

Environment: Care for the planet

Overview of activity Related SDGs

Tanegashima Loggerhead Turtle Survey

MHI Group offered its support for the Tanegashima Loggerhead Turtle Survey, an event sponsored by the authorized NPO EarthWatch Japan. Tanegashima is a key location for our rocket launch business, and the launch market is expected to expand as demand for satellite use grows around the world. In this activity, employee volunteers participate in local surveys. Although Tanegashima, which is home to an important MHI Group business site, is a spawning ground for the loggerhead turtle, few individual identification surveys have been conducted to date. We anticipate that conducting such surveys in Tanegashima beach areas will help to clarify the ecology of the loggerhead turtles and contribute to the preservation of the species as it faces extinction.

Tanegashima Loggerhead Turtle Survey

Forest Conservation Programs (forest preservation activities) (Note)

MHI Group employees and their families participate in various forest conservation programs led by individual Japanese prefectures to address the many problems affecting forests in locations around Japan and contribute to the development of ecologically diverse forests, in addition to forest preservation activities led by governmental and non-profit organizations.

Forest Conservation Programs (forest preservation activities)

Environmental Action Cleanup activities in regions (Note)

Each year throughout Japan, we conduct cleanup activity in regions where we are active on a daily basis. For our cleanup activity in Shiga Prefecture, we conduct activities aimed at eliminating invasive fish species in Lake Biwa. We continue to carry out such cleanup activities in located nearby our business facilities nationwide with the aim of raising awareness among individual Group employees and family members of environmental preservation and local conservation.

Environmental Action Cleanup activities in regions
  • The photos were taken before the epidemic of the COVID-19.