At MC, we have established the CSR & Environmental Affairs Committee, which is attended by the Executive Vice President in charge of CSR & Environmental Affairs. This committee oversees our basic sustainability policies and also makes recommendations to the Executive Committee.
In addition, the CSR & Environmental Affairs Advisory Committee, which is comprised of outside experts, provides MC with recommendations regarding the MC Group's sustainability initiatives.
Environmental and Social Risk Management Systems
When reviewing and making decisions on loan and investment proposals, MC comprehensively considers not only economic factors, but impacts to the environment and society as well.
By having the Corporate Sustainability Department take part in all Investment Committee meetings for projects being deliberated by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, we have put in place a screening process to ensure that the decisions take into account environmental and social impacts (see fi gure to the right).
MC's Environmental Management System (EMS)
MC develops a wide range of businesses across the globe, and accordingly, we believe it is important to continually assess how each of these businesses impacts the environment. Our President and CEO is responsible for maintaining environmental management systems (EMS) that are compliant with ISO 14001.
Our EMS activities are promoted in line with our Environmental Policy, which was established based on the principles of our Environmental Charter.
MC's Environmental Policy
MC has created out Environmental Management System (EMS) based upon our Environmental Charter, and we have set out the following Environmental Policy with the aim of preserving the global environment and working towards the realization of a sustainable society through our business activities.
Compliance with Environmental Laws and Standards
We will uphold environmental laws and standards in addition to our own environmental commitments.
Working to Address Climate Change
- (1) We will make efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in order to address climate change.
- (2) We will make efforts to reduce resource and energy consumption.
- (3) We recognize the importance of biodiversity and will pay close attention to our impact on the natural environment.
Continuous Improvement of our EMS
We will strive for continuous utilization and improvement to our EMS in line with our business activities.
Disclosure of our Environmental Policy
We will ensure that our Environmental Policy is conveyed to all of our employees, and we will promote understanding through training and dissemination efforts. We will also publicly disclose our Environmental Policy.
June 24, 2016