Signed a Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Fukui Prefecture to Build a Sustainable Society

February 13, 2024

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, concluded a comprehensive collaboration agreement with Fukui Prefecture on February 9, 2024, to build a sustainable society.

At the signing ceremony held at the Fukui Prefectural Office on February 9, 2024
Left: Koji Eguchi, Representative Director, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Right: Tatsuji Sugimoto, Governor, Fukui Prefecture

[Background to the agreement]
The Mitsubishi Chemical Group is a specialty materials provider with an unwavering commitment to lead with innovative solutions to achieve KAITEKI, the well-being of people and the planet. In addition to contributing to society through its business activities, the Group also engages in a variety of activities that foster the next generation, conserve water resources, or otherwise help communities in the countries and regions where it does business.
Fukui Prefecture is actively pursuing comprehensive collaboration with the private sector in all aspects of prefectural governance to achieve the Fukui Prefecture Long-Term Vision. It has been selected as an "SDGs Future City" by the Cabinet Office, and it has identified "fostering the next generation who will lead Fukui's future" as its focus, seeking to create a virtuous cycle of economic, social and environmental development and become a sustainable region.
Fukui Prefecture and the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation decided to conclude a comprehensive collaborative agreement in order to build a sustainable society through collaboration and cooperation.
[Summary of this agreement and future plans]
Fukui Prefecture and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation will cooperate with each other in pursuing initiatives that help build a sustainable society, thereby promoting regional development.
■Key areas of collaboration
1. Matters related to pursuing SDGs
・Creating a society that makes the most of water
・Promoting sustainable agriculture
・Strengthening community disaster prevention
2. Matters related to realizing a decarbonized society
・Promoting the use of eco-friendly materials and the recycling of resources
・Conducting environmental education for children, etc.
3. Other matters related to publicizing Fukui Prefecture's appeal and revitalizing its communities
・Disseminating tourist information
・Promoting prefectural products
・Sharing innovative practices
Tatsuji Sugimoto, Governor, Fukui Prefecture
Koji Eguchi, Representative Director, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
■Term of agreement
Friday, February 9, 2024 – Sunday, March 31, 2024   *To be renewed on a yearly basis
■Initiatives to be implemented in future
・Organizing eco-friendly conferences and events (e.g., National Governor's Conference)
・Advancing the “My Bottle” campaign by expanding the number of water supply spots
・Raising environmental awareness by operating a booth at the "Hometown Environmental Fair 2023" (implemented in advance in November 2023)

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