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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "Mitsubishi Corporation joined the UN Global Compact in 2010". 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Tropical deforestation is one of the most serious environmental issues that humanity faces today. Tropical forests are treasure houses of living species, and the loss of these forests has a huge impact on biological diversity". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    22/86
    • Soy
      22/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
            Type of commitment: Certification; Sustainability commitment
            "Agrex do Brasil, an MC subsidary, is an RTRS certified producer". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Agrex do Brasil, an MC subsidary, is an RTRS certified producer". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "Agrex do Brasil, an MC subsidary, is an RTRS certified producer". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "Agrex do Brasil, an MC subsidary, is an RTRS certified producer". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "Agrex do Brasil, an MC subsidary, is an RTRS certified producer". 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "Agrex do Brasil, an MC subsidary, is an RTRS certified producer". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Agrex do Brasil, an MC subsidary, is an RTRS certified producer". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          83.520 Tonnes
          Mitsubishi Corp. report their total soy footprint as 83.520 Tonnes for 2018. 
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Mitsubishi Corp. state that their suppliers must ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Beef
      4/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
           
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
           
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Mitsubishi Corp. state that their suppliers must ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      37/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1/1.3
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            'Mitsubishi Corp "joined the RSPO in 2004 as the first Ordinary Member in Japan, and has set a goal to source 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil or equivalent by 2021."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Mitsubishi Corp. reported their total palm oil consumption as 356,000.00 tonnes in the 2018 RSPO ACOP, of which 8,720.00 tonnes were certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Mitsubishi Corp. reported their total palm oil consumption as 356,000.00 tonnes in the 2018 RSPO ACOP, of which 8,720.00 tonnes were certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Mitsubishi Corp. reported their total palm oil consumption as 356,000.00 tonnes in the 2018 RSPO ACOP, of which 8,720.00 tonnes were certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Mitsubishi Corp. reported their total palm oil consumption as 356,000.00 tonnes in the 2018 RSPO ACOP, of which 8,720.00 tonnes were certified.
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          8,720.00 tonnes
          Mitsubishi Corp. reported their total palm oil consumption as 356,000.00 tonnes in the 2018 RSPO ACOP, of which 8,720.00 tonnes were certified.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Mitsubishi Corp. state that their suppliers must ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      27/86
      • Commitment Strength
        19/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "MC conveys its fundamental perspective to its suppliers around the world and strives to ensure the following[...]procurement of FSC-certified products is prioritized to the extent possible".  
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "MC conveys its fundamental perspective to its suppliers around the world and strives to ensure the following[...]procurement of FSC-certified products is prioritized to the extent possible".  
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "MC conveys its fundamental perspective to its suppliers around the world and strives to ensure the following[...]procurement of FSC-certified products is prioritized to the extent possible".  
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "MC conveys its fundamental perspective to its suppliers around the world and strives to ensure the following[...]procurement of FSC-certified products is prioritized to the extent possible".  
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "MC conveys its fundamental perspective to its suppliers around the world and strives to ensure the following[...]procurement of FSC-certified products is prioritized to the extent possible".  
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            "In their Green Procurement Policy, Mitsubishi Corp "place emphasis on "environmental consideration" together with function/cost at the time of procurement, and select green products whenever possible which satisfy the following: 1) Those using primarily recycled/resused raw materials."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "In their Green Procurement Policy, Mitsubishi Corp "place emphasis on "environmental consideration" together with function/cost at the time of procurement, and select green products whenever possible which satisfy the following: 1) Those using primarily recycled/resused raw materials."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "In their Green Procurement Policy, Mitsubishi Corp "place emphasis on "environmental consideration" together with function/cost at the time of procurement, and select green products whenever possible which satisfy the following: 1) Those using primarily recycled/resused raw materials."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "In their Green Procurement Policy, Mitsubishi Corp "place emphasis on "environmental consideration" together with function/cost at the time of procurement, and select green products whenever possible which satisfy the following: 1) Those using primarily recycled/resused raw materials."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "In their Green Procurement Policy, Mitsubishi Corp "place emphasis on "environmental consideration" together with function/cost at the time of procurement, and select green products whenever possible which satisfy the following: 1) Those using primarily recycled/resused raw materials."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "In their Green Procurement Policy, Mitsubishi Corp "place emphasis on "environmental consideration" together with function/cost at the time of procurement, and select green products whenever possible which satisfy the following: 1) Those using primarily recycled/resused raw materials."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            100% of Mitsubishi Corps' wood-chips are FSC certified.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            100% of Mitsubishi Corps' wood-chips are FSC certified.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Mitsubishi Corp. state that their suppliers must ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    14/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

The Mitsubishi Corporation is a diversified business with activities across a wide range of sectors, including energy, industrial goods, metals, machinery, and finance, as well as food products. The breadth of its living essentials business group exposes the company to many forest risk commodities. Some of these businesses include agricultural traders, food processors, restaurant chains, and animal feed manufacturers. The Mitsubishi Corporation is a major trader of palm oil, trading 312,000 metric tons in 2015. Many of these purchases are from Malaysia. Its subsidiaries also rank among the top five European importers of Brazilian beef.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Construction, Packaged food
Segments
Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Batchelors, Crosse & Blackwell, Jucee, Napolina, Princes

How we assess the Forest 500

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