CSR – Measures for Internal Dissemination
The following initiatives have been implemented to ensure CSR has reached every part of our company.
CSR Lectures for Executives
Lecture presentations are held by experts to introduce changes in social perspectives and the latest industrial trends concerning CSR to Mitsubishi Electric executives and members of the CSR Committee. These lectures are a good opportunity to reconfirm the importance of CSR to the executives.
Sharing of CSR Information in Conferences of Mitsubishi Electric Group Administrative Managers
Twice a year, general managers of the administrative departments of Mitsubishi Electric Group companies in Japan gather in a conference to discuss compliance and other related matters. In response to the increasing importance of CSR in recent years, the conferences are now not only a forum for sharing information on Group-wide CSR policies and best practices related to CSR, but are also an opportunity for the managers to think about the significance of CSR to each company. Through these conferences, continued efforts will be made to raise the CSR level of the entire Group.
CSR Manager Training
In January 2017, training was held for 32 CSR managers of Mitsubishi Electric offices. Through lectures and group discussions on the basic principles of CSR, social demands, and the Mitsubishi Electric Group's CSR initiatives, the participants gained a greater awareness of their specific role as CSR managers in their daily operations.
The training yielded feedback from the participants that "it was extremely effective for gaining a deeper understanding of CSR," and that it "shed light on the importance of CSR managers giving serious thought to CSR and implementing relevant initiatives, without making excuses that CSR is a difficult challenge." Any future efforts to promote and share information about CSR will be made via the CSR managers.
CSR Training for New Employees
Every year, CSR training is held for new employees of Mitsubishi Electric, to deepen their understanding of CSR as a basic foundation of corporate management, to ensure ethics and legal compliance in their daily operations, and to instill the importance of addressing quality and environmental issues. The new employees learn that CSR must be practiced by each employee in their daily duties.
Promoting Understanding of CSR through In-House Newsletters
The Mitsubishi Electric Group's initiatives concerning CSR are shared through in-house newsletters that are distributed to Group companies both in Japan and overseas. They are published in Japanese and English so they can be read by as many employees as possible, and they provide a valuable opportunity for each and every employee to think about the corporate social responsibility of the Group as a whole.
CSR Considerations in Overseas Affiliates
Overseas affiliates of the Mitsubishi Electric Group also hold committees for promoting CSR and otherwise implement activities as needed for each region.
In fiscal 2017 in particular, CSR committees and conferences focusing on CSR have been held at Mitsubishi Electric de Colombia Ltda. (Colombia), Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe B.V. (U.K., France), Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), Mitsubishi Elevator (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), Mitsubishi Electric Thai Auto-Parts Co., Ltd. (Thailand), Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products Co., Ltd. (Thailand), and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. (India).
A CSR committee was established at Mitsubishi Electric Thai Auto-Parts Co., Ltd. (Thailand) in fiscal 2017. With a focus on contributing to the local community, it aims to promote corporate activities that show responsibility to customers, the environment, and society.
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive India Pvt. Ltd (India) established their CSR Committee in fiscal 2015 as required by the Companies Act 2013.
Two CSR teams were created in fiscal 2017 (The Administrative team and the monitoring team), which serve to improve CSR governance and monitoring and to strengthen ties with society.
In fiscal 2017, support has been given to the "HUMANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE INDIA" and "SMILE FOUNDATION" projects to comply with the "EDUCATION FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN" policy.