Sustainability (MOS) results
For the material issues identified by the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, targets are set and progress is measured with the Management of Sustainability (MOS) Indices. We will proceed steadily with initiatives on material issues by monitoring the yearly progress of each index.
The material issues of the previous medium-term management plan, APTSIS 20, can be found here.
The material issues of APTSIS 20
Progress of the MOS Indices
Material issues for business portfolio strategies / Material issues for environmental and social impacts
Percentage of sales revenue from the growth businesses (businesses that contribute to solving social issues)/ Percentage of sales revenue from products that contribute to the circular economy or mitigate and adapt to climate change*
* Products from growth businesses (businesses that contribute to solving social issues) that contribute specifically to the circular economy or mitigate and adapt to climate change.
We will work steadily to achieve business growth by continuing to concentrate efforts on strategic focus markets where we have product strengths as a Group. Among these are products that contribute to wider use of EVs, products such as bioplastics that contribute to the circular economy, semiconductor materials, and healthcare products.
Material issues for business foundation
Level of customer satisfaction
The MCG Group is committed to showing respect for and maintaining close communication with customers and other stakeholders in order to build a better society together.The Group carries out a survey of customer satisfaction every year and analyzes the results as the basis for the PDCA cycle. This helps us to provide better services and improve customer satisfaction. In addition to satisfaction with services and products, the survey covers customer awareness of our sustainability initiatives and other items that allow us to track customer evaluation of the Group from multiple perspectives. Going forward, we will continue to strengthen relationships with customers by listening carefully to their voices, thereby promoting sustainable growth.
Employee engagement / Wellness awareness
The MCG Group attaches importance to creating an environment where employees are empowered to maximize their individual strengths and abilities. We believe that this results in high levels of creativity and productivity, which in turn strengthens the business foundation. The graph above shows the proportion of employees giving a favorable response under the items “Employee engagement” and “Wellness awareness” in the employee awareness survey. To reach the target for employee engagement, we have been holding town-hall meetings and creating opportunities for dialogue between management and employees to deepen mutual understanding. To raise wellness awareness, we provide an environment that enables diverse and flexible work styles and take measures to support employee health.
Diversity among management
Diversity among management means the proportion of managerial staff with a diversity attribute. Increasing diversity among management will result in management decision-making by human resources with wide-ranging experience.
Lost-time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)
LTIFR, including overseas business sites, remains low. We will continue working to meet our target by strengthening measures to prevent occupational accidents, including ensuring strict compliance with basic safety practice and procedures, providing training, and conducting risk assessments.
Evaluation related to the ESG stock index
In recognition of the MCG Group’s initiatives, we have been included continuously in the ESG stock indices indicated below (as of June 30, 2022).
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index*
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index*
* The inclusion of the MCG Group in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, or promotion of MCG by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI Indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.
FTSE4Good Index Series
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
Material issues for environmental and social impacts
Rate of reduction of GHG emissions (Japan, compared to FY2013)
COD (Japan, compared to FY2019)
Rate of reduction of landfill waste* (Japan, compared to FY2019)
* Amount of landfill waste regularly generated in the Company’s routine production and logistics activity
Progress of LCA activities
As a step toward reducing negative impacts on the global environment, resolving the issues of climate change and water resources, and building a recycling-oriented society, we have set indices to measure impact reduction in the atmosphere, water, and waste.
In fiscal 2021, due to increased production efficiency and facility upgrades, we achieved a 16.8% reduction in domestic GHG emissions compared to fiscal 2013 and a reduction in COD compared to fiscal 2019. To reduce the amount of landfill waste, we are working to improve production yield and boost the recycling rate. To continue reducing the environmental impact going forward, we will push ahead with reduction measures and consider setting new GHG and global targets for fiscal 2025.
Concurrently, we are progressing with an initiative to use LCA as a management tool and in fiscal 2021 we established a standard method for calculating the product carbon footprint.
Material issues for existence / Material issues in terms of risk management
Number of serious compliance violations
We take a serious view of the outcome in fiscal 2021 and are taking far-reaching corrective action and measures to prevent a recurrence under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Compliance Officer. Under the “One Company, One Team” approach, we will roll out a compliance implementation program on a shared global platform and provide regular education and training for all employees, with ongoing monitoring of the progress in instilling a culture of compliance awareness.
Number of accidents
There were 17 process safety accidents in fiscal 2021. Recognizing safety assurance as a corporate social responsibility, we undertake risk assessment to prevent accidents and support ongoing stable operations. As in fiscal 2020, there were no environmental accidents in fiscal 2021.
Participation rate in information security training
To cultivate in all staff members an awareness of the importance of protecting information assets as an employee responsibility, we work through annual training to enhance awareness of information security. Employees who have not yet undergone the training receive repeated invitations to participate in order to underline its importance. As a result, the participation rate for fiscal 2021 increased over the previous fiscal year.