Environment

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Our major environmental initiatives all in one place

Mitsubishi Electric's environmental initiatives are introduced in four parts: "Environmental topics“, “basic policy and approach to environmental management“, “The environment and business” and “environmental report“.

Environmental Sustainability Report

To provide an additional source of information about our environmental activities, each year Mitsubishi Electric produces a printed "Environmental Sustainability Report" that provides an overview of the major topics found in the Environmental Report and Environmental Topics sections of this website.

From the president

The President and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation outlines how we’re aiming to be a global, leading green company by helping to solve today’s social issues.

Overview

A quick summary of how the Mitsubishi Electric Group is creating value in the environmental field. Information includes our Corporate Mission and business lines, management objectives, Environmental Vision and key issues, opportunities for growth, and strengthening our environmental management foundation.

Environmental topics

Introducing an entirely new water recycling technology that utilizes the power of electricity to break down substances in water that were previously difficult to manage. In this section we discuss the features of this technology and give examples of its applications, including "microbubbles" that remove grime, and ozone generators that produce delicious, safe, clear water using the power of ozone.

Until now, it was considered difficult to recirculate plastics, or recycle them from home electronic appliances for reuse in new home electronic appliances, as only 6% of the material could be recycled. However, Japan's first large-scale, high-purity plastics recycling system has raised that rate to 70%, more than 10 times the previous level. Here’s the secret behind this technology, and how it evolved.

The Mitsubishi Electric Group has developed a sensing system that generates electric power via the minor vibrations that occur generally, to wirelessly transmit data collected using a sensor. This innovative system enables the measurement and transmission of data in locations where securing a power source and the changing of batteries is difficult.

The Mitsubishi Electric Group developed a system that can efficiently recover rare earth magnets used in the compressors of household room air conditioners and began recycling this precious commodity.

June 2012. Kyoto Works, one of our factories, discovered a duck was building a nest. In the beginning of July, 7 cute ducklings were hatched. The parent duck and ducklings moved to a nearby rice paddy, with Mitsubishi Electric staff watching over them.