Socially Responsible Sourcing

In our CSR activities, MGC endeavors to make social and environmental considerations throughout the entire supply chain, from the procurement of materials to manufacturing and sales.
We call these efforts relating to the procurement of materials "socially responsible sourcing" , which we have explained in our Basic Concepts Related to Raw Material Procurement Activities and the Mitsubishi Gas Chemical CSR Procurement Guidelines. With the understanding and cooperation of our business partners, we will continue to promote socially responsible sourcing.

Basic Concepts Related to Raw Material Procurement Activities

In order to realize the Mission "creating value to share with society" that constitutes the MGC group's philosophy system, MGC complies with the laws and various regulations in accordance with the MGC Corporate Behavior Principles, recognizes social issues in the supply chain, and strives for responsible procurement to support the development of a sustainable society.

  • Compliance with laws and regulations
    We comply with the laws and social norms in purchasing activities.
  • Fair and equitable transactions
    With fair and equitable free competition as the basis, we strive to maintain relationships with our business partners based on high principles and virtuous character and strive to build partnerships based on mutual trust.
  • Selecting business partners
    When selecting business partners, we make decisions taking into account quality, price, supply stability, technological development capabilities, and safety and environmental considerations.
  • Fulfilling social responsibilities
    We conduct procurement activities that recognize corporate social responsibility and that give full consideration to human rights, conservation of resources, environmental protection, and safety among others.
    Even throughout the supply chain we aim to contribute to societal growth and harmony, and seek our business partners to work together.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical CSR Procurement Guidelines

We are deepening the understanding of our business partners by further actualizing the basic concepts related to raw material procurement activities.

  • Human Rights and Labor
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environment
  • Fair Trade and Ethics
  • Quality and Safety
  • Information Security
  • Contribution to Society
  • Responsible Procurement of Raw Materials
    (Prohibition of Procurement of Conflict Minerals)

Details for each item are shown in this PDF file.

Evaluation of CSR at suppliers

We are working with our suppliers to promote CSR procurement. As part of this effort, we conduct surveys of our suppliers on important raw materials using the CSR Procurement Self-Assessment Tool (SAQ) developed by the Supply Chain Working Group of the Global Compact Network Japan.
In FY2021, we conducted a survey of our existing business partners and received responses from 189 companies. The response rate was 88% of the total number of survey requests.
We will further promote CSR activities in the supply chain by asking our suppliers to respond to the SAQ at the start of new transactions.

Number of companies by total score in FY2021

Graph: The bar graphs show Number of companies by total score in FY2021.

Average point by item in FY2021

graph: the radar chart shows the Average point by item in FY2021.

Partnership Building Declaration

In April 2022, we published Partnership Building Declaration in support of the aims of the Council on Promoting Partnership Building for Cultivating the Future. The council consists of the Chairman of the Keidanren, Chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and President of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation as well as related government ministers (from the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism). We aim to build new partnerships by establishing mutually beneficial relationships with business partners and value-creating companies involved in the supply chain.

Voluntary Action Plan and Thorough Plan for Promoting Proper Transactions
Guidelines on Price Negotiations for Appropriate Transfer of Labor Costs

As a member of the chemical industry, our company will promote the implementation of the thorough action plan in accordance with the following voluntary action plan formulated by the industrial organizations to promote proper transactions and increase added value.

  1. Voluntary Action Plan for Promoting Proper Transactions and Increasing Productivity and Added Value in the Chemical Industry
  2. Thorough Plan for Voluntary Action Plans in the Chemical Industry

In addition, our company will promote initiatives based on the "Guidelines on Price Negotiations for Appropriate Transfer of Labor Costs" (note: our provisional translation) published by the Cabinet Secretariat and Japan Fair Trade Commission.