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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

Mitsubishi Corporation Demonstrates Commitment to the Highest Standards of Environmental Stewardship

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

Mitsubishi Corporation Demonstrates Commitment to the Highest Standards of Environmental Stewardship

On March 3, Mitsubishi Corporation, the Mexican Government and ESSA announced they would not propose a new saltworks project at San Ignacio, Baja, Mexico.

It has always been the position of Mitsubishi Corporation, our parent company, and its joint venture partner, the Ministry of Commerce and Industrial Development of Mexico, that a rigorous Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) be completed before deciding whether to propose a new saltworks at San Ignacio.

This assessment, which is now complete, was carried out by over 40 scientists, including scientists from the University of Baja California Sur and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, The scientists concluded that the proposed facility would not aversely impact San Ignacio lagoon, the gray whales found in the lagoon, or other plant or animal species in the area of the proposed saltworks. This followed a report by independent scientists from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, appointed by UNESCO, praising the saltworks’ environmental stewardship and pointing out that whale populations are healthy and continue to increase.

Although Mitsubishi Corporation and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry recognized that the positive EIA indicated that the environmental issues had been resolved, they also recognized that other important factors, such as the impact of a project of this magnitude on the landscape must be considered. They acknowledged that responsible environmental organizations, UNESCO and the public raised concerns about the alteration of the landscape and agreed that the preservation of the area in its current natural condition was more important than proceeding with the saltworks project even though it was an environmentally sustainable project.

Mitsubishi Corporation’s decision regarding the salt project epitomizes the care it takes in making new investment decisions. Its commitment to exploring the full range of public concerns indicates the importance the company places on developing businesses that are environmentally sustainable over the long term.

To learn more about ESSA or solar salt evaporation, we invite you to visit ESSA’s website at 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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