MC has conducted relief and recovery support activities immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tailored its support to the conditions in the disaster-hit regions since then. In the spring of 2012, MC established the Mitsubishi Corporation Disaster Relief Foundation, a public interest incorporated foundation. In addition to providing scholarships and support recovery grants, the foundation is conducting support activities with the aim of helping with industry revival and job creation.
MC and the Foundation will continue to conduct recovery support activities, quickly and accurately addressing the various needs of the disaster-hit areas.
Industry Revival and Job Creation Support
Through the Mitsubishi Corporation Disaster Relief Foundation, MC is supporting industry revival and job creation together with the local financial institutions.
In the year ending March 2015, MC has decided to provide investments to 13 projects, and a total of 44 projects have been supported by the Foundation since the year ended March 2013.
Provision of Scholarships
The Foundation provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are otherwise incapable of continuing their studies due to the disaster. A total of 633 students, 1,072 students, 996 students and 994 students received scholarships (¥100,000 per month for 1 year) in the years ended March 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Support Recovery Grants
The Foundation provides subsidies to NPOs, social welfare corporations and others involved with relief and recovery efforts in affected areas. The Foundation awarded grants to 185 groups, 184 groups, 48 groups and 8 groups, in the years ended March 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Many MC employees were quick to voice their determination to help with on-the-ground recovery work in disaster-hit areas and have been conducting volunteer activities continuously since directly after the Great East Japan Earthquake. As of the fiscal year ended March 2014, a total of 3,000 MC Group employees have participated in voluntary activities in Ishinomaki City and Minamisanriku Town in Miyagi Prefecture, as well as Rikuzentakata City in Iwate Prefecture and other places.