Apr, 26 2019 11:35 JST

Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

MHI Receives EcoVadis Silver Rating for Overall Sustainability

- Company's initiatives highly evaluated in all four categories: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement
- Corporate presence enhanced as a sustainable supplier within the global market

TOKYO, Apr, 26 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been awarded a Silver rating for overall sustainability from the French independent platform EcoVadis. The 2019 rating reflects the outstanding assessment of MHI Group's diverse initiatives in all four of EcoVadis's CSR (corporate social responsibility) criteria categories: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.

In receiving a Silver rating, which is second only to Gold, MHI Group places within the top 24% of all companies evaluated for overall sustainability by EcoVadis. Among manufacture of general purpose machinery industry, the rating puts MHI Group in the upper 16%.

EcoVadis, working through its cloud-based global platform, provides buyer companies with CSR evaluation data on suppliers. Its network connects suppliers and buyers across 198 industry sectors in 155 countries.

Through the years, MHI Group has proactively undertaken diverse initiatives in each aspect of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investment, in a quest for sustainable social development. These include: reducing environmental burdens both internally and at customer sites, promoting women's empowerment, conducting social contribution activities, and strengthening corporate governance and information disclosure. These efforts have been recognized with the company's inclusion in numerous ESG investment indices. Now, with receipt of a Silver rating from EcoVadis, MHI has succeeded in enhancing its presence as a highly sustainable supplier within the global market.

Going forward, MHI Group, encouraged by receipt of EcoVadis's high evaluation, will further devote its resources to CSR initiatives, pursuing continuous growth as a company trusted by its stakeholders and a company that contributes to ongoing and sustainable social development.


About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial firms. For more than 130 years, we have channeled big thinking into solutions that move the world forward - advancing the lives of everyone who shares our planet. We deliver innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries, covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI Group employs 80,000 people across 400 locations, operating in three business domains: "Power Systems," "Industry & Infrastructure," "Aircraft, Defense & Space." We have a consolidated revenue of around 40 billion U.S. Dollars. We aim to contribute to environmental sustainability while achieving global growth, using our leading-edge technologies. By bringing people and ideas together as one, we continue to pave the way to a future of shared success.

For more information, please visit MHI's website: https://www.mhi.com
For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHI's new online media SPECTRA: https://spectra.mhi.com


Contact:
Joseph Hood, PR Manager
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +81-(0)3-6716-2168
Fax: +81-(0)3-6716-5860
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Sectors: Energy

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