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Mitsubishi's Commitment to the Environment

"We will strive to preserve and improve the global environment and pursue sustainable development through all aspects of our business activities."

Environmental Charter, Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi International Corporation and its parent company Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) are proud of our contributions to society and we will continue to strive to minimize our environmental impact in every aspect of our business activities.

We are also committed to sustainable development principles and are members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

We invite you to learn more about MC environmental initiatives and policies by exploring the following areas:

Sustainable Forestry Practices

ESSA's Proposed Solar Salt Evaporation Facility Near Laguna San Ignacio, Baja, Mexico

Dolphin-Safe Tuna Corporate Policy

MC Environmental Report

Sustainable Forestry Practices

Our forest operations are only a small portion of our business.

We have no logging operations in tropical forests.

Our purchasing activities account for about 1% of tropical imports for both logs and lumber to Japan and 2% for tropical hardwood plywood.

We have interests in logging operations for producing pulp or lumber only in Western Canada.

While our forest operations account for a relatively small percentage of our total business, we manage all our forest operations with a commitment to environmental stewardship and we endorse the policies and positions of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) .

Our track record has demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship though sustainable resource management practices.

To learn more about our forest operations, please visit the following areas:

Forest Policy and Sustainable Forestry Practices

An Overview of Our Forest Operations

Information regarding Memorandum of Understanding between Mitsubishi Electric America, Mitsubishi Motor Sales America and Rainforest Action Network

ESSA's Proposed Solar Salt Evaporation Facility

For 40 years, Exportadora de Sal, S.A. DE C.V. (ESSA), a joint venture between the Mexican government and Mitsubishi Corporation, has operated a solar evaporation salt facility at Guerrero Negro in Baja, California Sur, Mexico. To meet growing worldwide demand for salt, ESSA has proposed the development of a new solar production facility near Laguna San Ignacio in Baja, California Sur.

We are proud of our investment in ESSA and its accomplishments. ESSA's track record in Guerrero Negro clearly demonstrates the benefits of applying sound environmental practices to salt production. Gray whale visits to nearby lagoons continue to reach record numbers. In addition, the wetlands created by the project have become a habitat for hundreds of thousands of birds.

In considering whether to expand operations by establishing a similar facility near Laguna San Ignacio, located within the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, we have designed every aspect of the site with the preservation and protection of the local environment in mind. To ensure the project will not impact our ecological neighbors, it is being evaluated through an independent environmental impact assessment (EIA) conducted by The Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS), Scripps Institution of Oceanography and other international experts.

The areas of study for the EIA were established by a precedent-setting independent international scientific committee, comprised of leading experts in marine biology, gray whale ecology and habitat conservation. The committee was created specifically for this project by the Mexican government's environmental agency, SEMARNAP, and is responsible for reviewing all technical and scientific data relevant to the proposed site -- including the EIA.

Both ESSA and Mitsubishi Corporation have committed that they will not move forward with the project unless the EIA and the review process conclude that the environment, the gray whale, marine life and other wildlife will be protected.

To learn more about ESSA and its proposed facility near San Ignacio or for information about the gray whale and the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, we invite you to visit http://www.bajasalt.com .

Dolphin-Safe Tuna Corporate Policy

MIC has adopted a dolphin-safe corporate policy to help eliminate the injury and death of dolphins and whales when fishing for tuna. We are committed to purchasing and distributing tuna only from packers/suppliers that have a dolphin-safe corporate policy confirmed by Earth Island Institute (EII). Click here to learn more about our policy.

If you would like to communicate with us on these or related issues, please e-mail us at environ@micusa.com.

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