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CORPORATE PROFILE / CORPORATE HISTORY

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, foods, and environmental business.

MC's current activities are expanding far beyond its traditional trading operations as its diverse business ranges from natural resources development to investment in retail business, infrastructure, financial products and manufacturing of industrial goods.

With a presence in approximately 80 countries worldwide and a network of over 500 group companies, MC employs a multinational workforce of nearly 60,000 people.

Corporate Philosophy - Three Corporate Principles

The Three Corporate Principles were formulated in 1934, as the action guidelines of Mitsubishi Trading Company (Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha), based on the teachings of Koyata Iwasaki, the fourth president of Mit-subishi. Although Mitsubishi Trading Company ceased to exist as of 1947, the principles were adopted as MC's corporate philosophy, and this spirit lives on in the actions of today's management and employees. The Three Corporate Principles also serve as the cornerstone of the management ethos of the so-called Mitsubishi group of companies. Active in many business fields and united by a common history and philosophy, the Mitsubishi group companies continue to grow through a strong spirit of friendly competition with one another.

  • Corporate Responsibility to Society "Shoki Hoko" - Strive to enrich society, both materially and spiritually, while contributing towards the preservation of the global environment.
  • Integrity and Fairness "Shoji Komei" - Maintain principles of transparency and openness, conducting business with integrity and fairness.
  • Global Understanding through Business "Ritsugyo Boeki" - Expand business, based on an all-encompassing global perspective.

(The modern day interpretation of the Three Corporate Principles, as agreed on at the Mitsubishi Kinyokai meeting of the companies that constitute the so-called Mitsubishi group in January 2001.)

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