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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "Mitsui & Co. signed and pledged its support for the UN Global Compact in October 2004". 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Mitsui gives its forest the status of "assets with a high degree of public use that benefits the whole of society". As well as providing the reusable natural resource of lumber, forests can fulfill a range of socially beneficial functions if properly managed and enhanced on a consistent basis; for instance, they can purify the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide to produce oxygen, and they can act as a reservoir that stores and purifies rainwater. On the other hand, if forests are neglected and not adequately maintained, they may increase the likelihood of natural disasters and develop into a source of other social problems. Aware of the social value that its forests possess, Mitsui regards their long-term ownership and maintenance as an important social responsibility". 
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    21/88
    • Soy
      9/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Mitsui and Co. commit to ensure their workers and suppliers have freedom of association, and the right to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "we expect various stakeholders including our business partners, to understand and respect human rights in line with this Policy, and aim to collaboratively promote respect for human rights. [...] We prohibit any form of discrimination based on race, creed, sex, social status, religion, nationality,age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental disability or any other grounds. We respect each employees’ individuality and diversity and seek to cultivate an environment in which they can perform to the best of their abilities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We strive to respect the human rights and cultures of indigenous peoples by complying with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we conduct our business activities as well as by respecting relevant international standards such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Convention concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries (ILO Convention: C169), and the principle of "free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil *
      43/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle. In the fiscal year ended March 2021, RSPO-certified palm oil accounted for 6.9% of palm oil handled". 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle. In the fiscal year ended March 2021, RSPO-certified palm oil accounted for 6.9% of palm oil handled". 
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030". 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle". 
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle". 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            "Aiming to ensure that 100% of palm oil is traceable to mill level by 2022"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Aiming to ensure that 100% of palm oil is traceable to mill level by 2022"
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "Aiming to ensure that 100% of palm oil is traceable to mill level by 2022"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Aiming to ensure that 100% of palm oil is traceable to mill level by 2022"
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Mitsui and Co. commit to ensure their workers and suppliers have freedom of association, and the right to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "we expect various stakeholders including our business partners, to understand and respect human rights in line with this Policy, and aim to collaboratively promote respect for human rights. [...] We prohibit any form of discrimination based on race, creed, sex, social status, religion, nationality,age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental disability or any other grounds. We respect each employees’ individuality and diversity and seek to cultivate an environment in which they can perform to the best of their abilities."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "In addition to implementing the following principles ourselves, we also require business partners, including suppliers, to understand and implement these principles with the aim of creating sustainable supply chains in cooperation with our partners. [...] To strive to respect the human rights and cultures of indigenous peoples by complying with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we conduct our business activities as well as by respecting relevant international standards such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Convention concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries (ILO Convention: C169), and the principle of “free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle. In the fiscal year ended March 2021, RSPO-certified palm oil accounted for 6.9% of palm oil handled". 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle. In the fiscal year ended March 2021, RSPO-certified palm oil accounted for 6.9% of palm oil handled". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            99.1% of their palm oil was traceable to mill in FY Mar/2021.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle. In the fiscal year ended March 2021, RSPO-certified palm oil accounted for 6.9% of palm oil handled". 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification
            "Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur Sdn. Bhd. (our invested company)/Both Mitsui and Wangsa Mujur operate in accordance with its policy, and we aim to increase the ratio of sustainable certified palm oil (including RSPO-certified) that we procure to 100% by 2030. Specifically, we will promote procurement based on the NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) principle. In the fiscal year ended March 2021, RSPO-certified palm oil accounted for 6.9% of palm oil handled". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Deloitte

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Deloitte
            Deloitte "have undertaken a limited assurance engagement of the environmental performance data and personnel affairs dataindicated with ★ for FY Mar/2021 and 2021 (the “Sustainability Information”) included in the “Sustainability Report2021 (PDF)” (the “Report”) of Mitsui &Co., Ltd. (the “Company”)".
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "In addition to implementing the following principles ourselves, we also require business partners, including suppliers, to understand and implement these principles with the aim of creating sustainable supply chains in cooperation with our partners."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "On the Mitsui & Co, website, we have established the following framework for receiving opinions, proposals, grievances, and other feedback from customers and other stakeholders."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 508,000 tonnes
          Mitsui and Co. Ltd report their total palm oil usage as 508,000 tonnes in the 2020 RSPO ACOP.
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What is the certified volume?: 35,000 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 6.89%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 473,000 tonnes
          Mitsui and Co. Ltd report their total palm oil usage as 508,000 tonnes in the 2020 RSPO ACOP, of which 6.89% was certified by RSPO.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not clear

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "We consider interactive communication with our suppliers to be very important, so we work to build relationships of trust and strengthen our supply chain management by working jointly on ideas for improvements with our partners, wherever needed. For this reason, since the fiscal year ended March 2012, we have been regularly conducting surveys targeting the suppliers of Mitsui and our subsidiaries to confirm the status of their business in regard to social issues such as climate change, biodiversity, environmental management, human rights, labor practices, and occupational health and safety, and to provide correction if necessary. In the fiscal year ended March 2020, we began surveying suppliers that handle products in high-risk business domains as part of human rights due diligence. In addition to the surveys, since the fiscal year ended March 2015, we have been carrying out on-site inspections of suppliers. In addition to inspecting compliance with our Sustainable Supply Chain Policy using a checklist, we also employ independent experts to participate in conducting interviews with persons in charge and carrying out observations of manufacturing plants and related facilities. When required, we also provide advice and guidance following the on-site surveys."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "In addition to inspecting compliance with our Sustainable Supply Chain Policy using a checklist, we also employ independent experts to participate in conducting interviews with persons in charge and carrying out observations of manufacturing plants and related facilities. When required, we also provide advice and guidance following the on-site surveys."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      23/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "Therefore, we have formulated a sustainable paper products procurement policy with the aim of realizing paper products procurement that results in zero deforestation and exploitation of workers, indigenous peoples and local peoples."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Mitsui & Co. will require its business associates, including suppliers, to understand and implement the following principles, and will strive to create sustainable supply chains in cooperation with them: [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "To strive to respect the human rights and cultures of indigenous peoples by complying with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we conduct our business activities as well as by respecting relevant international standards such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Convention concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries (ILO Convention: C169), and the principle of “free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)" ; "Under the principle of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC), we continually engage in dialogue with stakeholders."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, SGEC 

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification 
             "Mitsui has obtained forest certification for all 74 locations of Mitsui's Forests (approximately 44,000 hectares) throughout Japan under two international standards: FSC® certification*' (FSC®-0O57355) and SGEC certification*2 [...] Currently, Mitsui is the only private company with large-scale forest holdings in Japan covering over 10,000 hectares that has obtained certification under both of these systems. With respect to both FSC® certification and SGEC certification, Mitsui has received Forest Management (FM) certification, while Mitsui Bussan Forest, a subsidiary, has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for the processing and distribution of cut lumber; Mitsui & Co. Group has thereby established a thoroughly inclusive chain of certifications that covers the entire supply chain. Notably, Mitsui is the largest supplier of domestic FSC®- certified wood in Japan."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "In addition to implementing the following principles ourselves, we also require business partners, including suppliers, to understand and implement these principles with the aim of creating sustainable supply chains in cooperation with our partners." 
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Prerequisite, then within 3 months
          "Also, we recognize the possibility that forestry operations can have an environmental impact on a broad area around the forest so when carrying out forestry operations at Mitsui’s Forests, such as regeneration felling, thinning, and establishing roads, we always carry out a site survey beforehand based on a checklist of 22 items, including soil conditions, surface vegetation, forest conditions, and the situation regarding the surrounding area. We then revise the forestry operation plan based on the results of this survey and if necessary, change or cancel the plan. Within three months of carrying out work, we make sure to carry out a follow-up survey to conrm that the forestry operations were carried out properly with the aim of minimizing environmental impact and conserving biodiversity."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "On the Mitsui & Co, website, we have established the following framework for receiving opinions, proposals, grievances, and other feedback from customers and other stakeholders."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 11,632 thousand sheets of paper
          Reports a use of 11,632 thousand sheets of paper (A4 size equivalent) in headquarters and all offices in Japan in the fiscal year end March 2021. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What is the compliant volume?: 11,632 thousand sheets of paper

          What third-party verification is used?: Deloitte Tohmatsu Sustainability Co., Ltd
           The paper consumption is "assured by Deloitte Tohmatsu Sustainability Co., Ltd., an external assurance provider based on International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 and ISAE3410." 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually
          "In promoting compliance with this policy, we consider interactive communication with our suppliers to be very important. We work to build relationships of trust, and strengthen our supply chain management by working jointly on ideas for improvements with our partners, wherever needed. For this reason, we regularly conduct surveys targeting the suppliers of Mitsui and its subsidiaries to confirm the status of their adherence to our policy, and whether they have their own policies related to such areas as human rights and labor practices, health and safety, business ethics, and environmental management [...] In addition to the abovementioned surveys of suppliers, we also conduct interviews with persons in charge and on-site inspections of suppliers’ manufacturing facilities using a checklist based on the compliance items in our policy"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "In addition to inspecting compliance with our Sustainable Supply Chain Policy using a checklist, we also employ independent experts to participate in conducting interviews with persons in charge and carrying out observations of manufacturing plants and related facilities. When required, we also provide advice and guidance following the on-site surveys."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    5/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. is a Japanese trading company operating worldwide. It sells canned and chilled foods, packaging materials, pharmaceuticals and feedstuffs, among others. Mitsui & Co. Ltd is selected as a powerbroker for soy and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities
Segments
Trader, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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