The following initiatives have been implemented to ensure CSR has reached every part of our company.
Lecture presentations are held by experts who are asked to speak about 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.
CSR Lectures for executives
Conference of administrative managers of Group companies
Twice a year, general managers of the administrative departments of affiliate 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.
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.
Implementing CSR Training for new employees
Since fiscal 2017, Mitsubishi Electric has held training for CSR managers from the company’s offices and affiliates in Japan. Through lectures and group discussions on the basic principles of CSR, social demands, and the Mitsubishi Electric Group's CSR initiatives, participants develop a greater awareness of their specific role as CSR managers in their daily operations.
In addition, we have been distributing e-learning materials so that employees at Mitsubishi Electric and domestic and overseas affiliated companies will be able to learn about CSR.
CSR Manager Training
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.
Promoting understanding of CSR through in-house newsletters
Exchange of views with overseas managers
Overseas affiliates of the Mitsubishi Electric Group also hold committees for promoting CSR and otherwise implement activities as needed for each region.
In fiscal 2020, efforts were made to disseminate Group-wide CSR policies overseas. For example, CSR was widely introduced in training programs for staff members of affiliates in the Asia region and programs for overseas management executives. Additionally, the company exchanged views on CSR issues and Group-wide CSR policies with managers of individual regions.