Mitsubishi Corporation (Russia) LLC (MCR) strives to align itself with MC's global CSR strategy by getting involved in a wide variety of social and regional contribution projects. These projects also reflect MCR's appreciation of its responsibility to invest in the local community and to be a good corporate citizen in Russia.
MCR provides assistance in various fields related to education with a view to supporting and fostering the younger generation.
As a part of MC's International Contributions Program, MCR is engaged in efforts to support a Japanese Language & Culture Center established by the Moscow State Linguistic University in Russia. The Company provides the University with equipment, Japanese textbooks and videos, and teaching materials, while also encouraging staff volunteers to help students learn first-hand about Japanese language and culture. In this way, MCR is trying to foster youth development, helping them to achieve their aspirations of becoming qualified professionals, while also doing its part to promote Japanese culture in Russia.
In 2014, 2015, and 2016, MCR supported a “Japanese speech contest” by offering prizes for the winners.
In 2017 and 2018, the Branch Office of Mitsubishi Corporation (Russia) LLC in Vladivostok sponsored the Far Eastern University (FEFU) for graduate students wishing to study under the MBA program.
Since 2020, Mitsubishi Corporation has provided scholarships to the students of the FEFU, who have excelled in studies of Japanese language and culture.
In 2013, Mitsubishi Corporation (Russia) LLC (MCR) signed a sponsorship agreement with the Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre under which the Company sponsored the “Don Quixote” ballet premiere. Also in 2014, MC sponsored the “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai”, in 2015 the “Bayaderka” ballet premiere, in 2016 – “White Swan”, and in 2017 – “Corsair”. In 2015 and 2018, MCR was twice nominated for the prestigious Award "Patron of the Year in the field of culture" in Russiaand was chosen as one of the winners.
In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, MCR supported a festival of Japanese culture “Japanese Autumn”, which was held in Moscow and other cities of in the Russian Federation.
In 2019, MCR supported the 1st Russian-Japanese Eurasian ballet competition, which was held from April 28, 2019 to May 5,2019 in Ulan-Ude. The competition was held in the framework of the cross-cultural year between Russia and Japan.
In December 2021, Mitsubishi Corporation (RUS) LLC sponsored ballet “The Nutcracker” in Nizhny Novgorod Opera and Ballet Theatre named after A.S. Pushkin.
Mitsubishi Corporation (Russia) LLC (MCR) encourages the voluntary participation of employees in initiatives that contribute to Russian society. In particular, the Company has a program in place that enables staff volunteers to regularly visit orphans. These visits include gardening assistance or a full day of educational and recreational activities with the orphans. Since both Russian and Japanese employees are involved, these activities range from sushi making, kimono wearing, kanji writing and origami folding, to master-classes for painting and “bliny” cooking. Thanks to this program, orphans and volunteers have the chance to spend some rewarding time together and to make some special memories.
In October 2013, Mitsubishi Corporation (Russia) LLC (MCR) contributed to the Charity Foundation “Podari Zhizn” for implementation of the Foundation's programs aimed at treatment and rehabilitation of children with haematological, oncological and other serious illnesses.
In 2018, Mitsubishi Corporation donated to the Foundation “Dari Dobro” in the Ulyanovsk region to support the development of charity programs for orphans and people with disabilities.
Support of Charity Foundation “Life in Motion”
Since 2015, Mitsubishi Corporation (Russia) LLC (MCR) has been supporting Charity Foundation “Life in Motion”, which is engaged in providing material and other assistance to children with disabilities, orphans and children left without parental care. Every year we support the Charity Concert “Life in Motion” to raise public awareness about children with physical disabilities, as well as to raise money for treatment and adaptation for these children. Since 2019, the Foundation started to provide treatment for children in the prosthetics center “I Want to Walk”, which was opened with donations from sponsors, including MCR.
In September 2019, around 40 volunteers from Mitsubishi Corporation Group Companies visited I Want to Walk. Volunteers communicated with the patients, had a tour of the facilities and participated in activities such as tree planting, bench painting and clean up.
In November 2019, with assistance from MCR, a ward of Foundation “Life in Motion” took part in the 39th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon and, together with representatives from Foundation and MCR, visited Social Welfare organization “Japan Sun Industries” (“Home of the Sun”*).
*“Home of the Sun” was founded in 1965 by Dr. Yutaka Nakamura. With the motto “No Charity, but a Chance!” he decided to create an organization, where people with disabilities will be able to not only integrate into society, but also work. Being sympathetic to Dr. Nakamura's ideas, in December 1983 Mitsubishi Corporation founded a joint venture Mitsubishi Shoji & Sun Co., Ltd, where disabled people work in the field of IT technologies.
In February 2020, MCR supported the Charity Concert of “Life in Motion” again.
In March 2020, around 45 volunteers from 6 Mitsubishi Corporation Group Companies once again visited children prosthetics center “I want to walk”. The volunteers planted herbs in the greenhouse, cleaned up the territory and assisted in preparations for “Maslenitsa” festival.
In September 2021, Mitsubishi Corporation signed an agreement with the Children's Prosthetics Center “I Want To Walk” on the start of the socially important project "House of the Sun", which is designed to help children and adolescents with disabilities acquire skills for future occupations such as: carpentry, sewing and pottery.