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Stakeholder Communication

Engaging in Dialogue and Coexisting with Local Communities

Coexisting with Local Communities

Social Contribution Activities

Career Lecture at a Junior High School (Mitsubishi Materials Corporation)

The career lectureThe career lecture

In September 2021, the Wakamatsu Plant of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation participated in a career lecture held at Ikki Junior High School run by the government of Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima prefecture. Approx. 110 students in two grades attended the lecture about the difficulty, value, and fun of manufacturing, the aptitude and abilities that are required for our jobs, the roles we play locally and other topics based on our experience. Quizzes were also included in the lecture. We could not invite the students to see our manufacturing sites or see and touch our products due to COVID-19. We believe, however, that the lecture was an opportunity to explain our work in an easy-to-understand manner and increase the students' familiarity with the Group, and to help the students think about their future.

Communication with Foreigners Working in Japan (Mitsubishi Materials Corporation)

Participation from the plant via the internetParticipation from the plant via the internet

In September 2021, the Sanda International Association in Hyogo prefecture held an online seminar for learning how to communicate effectively with foreign staff members, which was intended for business operators planning to employ foreigners. This seminar attracted multiple business operators, university faculty members and other participants. The seminar included talks by foreign staff working in Japan about their experiences. A foreign employee working at Mitsubishi Materials Corporation's Sanda Plant participated in the seminar and talked about her experiences to people intending to work in Japan and business operators who are working or planning to work with foreigners. The seminar was an opportunity to remember that it is very important that people with different cultural backgrounds and values should take time to communicate with each other to prevent troubles that may arise from different backgrounds and differing cultural understandings of each non-Japanese worker, and that the same applies to workplaces with Japanese workers only, which are becoming more diverse.

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Main Recognition for the Mitsubishi Materials Group’s Activities

Main Awards and Commendations from Outside Organizations in Fiscal 2022

Recipient Awarding body or organization Details
Central Research Institute, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials Industrial Achievement Award R&D and practical application of high-performance copper alloys
Tsukuba Plant, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation MONODZUKURI Nihon Conference,
The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
2021 Cho Monodzukuri Grand Award for Parts, Machinery and Robotic Parts Award MV1020 and MV9005, the MV-series coated insert grades
Tsukuba Plant, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association 2021 Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association (JTA) Award: Technological Achievement Award Development of CVD coated insert grade MC6115 for steel turning
Tsukuba Plant, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
MOLDINO Tool Engineering, Ltd.
Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association 2021 Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association (JTA) Award: Technology Encouragement Award ・Tsukuba Plant: Development of double-sided insert type general-purpose shoulder mill WWX
・MOLDINO Tool Engineering, Ltd.: Development of 8-flute end mill for vertical wall/bottom face finishing
MMC Ryotec Corporation Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association 2021 Japan Cutting & Wear-resistant Tool Association (JTA) Award: Environment Award Awarded for efforts in environmental activities.
MOLDINO Tool Engineering, Ltd. MONODZUKURI Nippon Conference
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
2021 Cho Monodzukuri Grand Award for Parts, Machinery and Robotic Parts Award ER8WB-ATH, 8-flute end mill for vertical wall/bottom face finishing
Naoshima Smelter & Refinery, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 2021 award granted by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for contributions with originality and ingenuity in the field of science and technologies Improvement of lead time for sample preparation for analytical estimation of discarded home appliances
PT. Smelting (PT. Smelting (Indonesia) Gresik Smelter and Refinery) Gresik Regency of the Indonesian Journalists Association Giri Pancasuar Awards Support for sports promotion activities in Kabupaten Gresik
PT. Smelting (PT. Smelting (Indonesia) Gresik Smelter and Refinery) Minister of Industry Green Industry Award Granted Level 5, the highest level in the standard applied to the green industry

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Our Approach to Society

Signing of the UN Global Compact

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation signed the United Nations Global Compact (hereafter "UNGC") and was registered as a participating company as of March 22, 2022. In addition, it has joined the Global Compact Network Japan, the UNGC's local network in Japan.

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The UNGC is a voluntary initiative in which companies and organizations act as good members of society and participate in the creation of a global framework for realizing sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. The companies and organizations that sign the UNGC are required to observe and practice the Ten Principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, which are set forth by the UNGC.
 The vision of the Mitsubishi Materials Group is to "become the leading business group committed to creating a sustainable world through materials innovation, with use of our unique and distinctive technologies" based on its corporate philosophy of "For People, Society and the Earth" and we intend to more actively and positively promote sustainability as exemplified by the establishment of a new Sustainability Policy (URL:https://www.mmc.co.jp/corporate/en/sustainability/) as of December 1, 2021.

We will support the Ten Principles of the UNGC and practice them in our business activities, thereby contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
Human Rights
  • Principle 1:
    Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2:
    make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour
  • Principle 3:
    Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4:
    the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5:
    the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6:
    the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment
  • Principle 7:
    Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8:
    undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9:
    encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Anti-Corruption
  • Principle 10:
    Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
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