What does Environmental and Social Corporate Governance mean for Mitsubishi Electric?

In 2021, Mitsubishi Electric celebrated its 100th anniversary and it allowed us to re-focus on how we build on that long history to create an even better tomorrow.

To achieve common global goals, the Mitsubishi Electric Group will continue to strengthen its management, promote company-wide awareness of sustainable development goals (SDGs), and integrate the concept of SDGs into its management strategy.

Through the Group’s diverse businesses and corporate activities related to the environment, social and governance (ESG), we believe we can contribute toward accomplishing the globally shared goals.

The Mitsubishi Electric Group and the SDGs
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As a company with its roots in Japan, and now operating globally, we express our ESG vision using three Japanese terms:

  1. "Shoki Hoko" - Our corporate responsibility to society
  2. "Shoji Komei" - Integrity and fairness in everything we do
  3. "Ritsugyo Boeki" - Increasing global understanding through our business

Built on decades of work by countries and the United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all United Nations Member States. It sets the blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

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How does Mitsubishi Electric deliver this vision?

Mitsubishi Electric’s goal is to be a leading sustainable business across the world. We are working towards the creation of a low-carbon, energy efficient and recycling-based society. We aim to do this by applying our wide range of technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment – and to help our customers do the same.

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Mitsubishi Electric has set a target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions in the entire value chain by 2050 and for factories and offices of by 2030.

We have developed products that push the boundaries of energy efficiency for building services equipment. Our Research & Development team is at the cutting edge of applying low-GWP refrigerants in chillers; and we introduced the City Multi Hybrid VRF system that removes the requirement for leak detection in occupied spaces.

Our heat pumps for homes and commercial buildings lead the way in efficiency. Our Ecodan QAHV heat pumps can produce hot water to 90 degrees, removing the need to rely on fossil fuel based/gas boiler systems, even in high-demand buildings such as university accommodation.

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As the UK government tackles the challenge of reducing our reliance on natural gas for heating and hot water, Mitsubishi Electric has been working to develop products that fit the government’s vision for the future of heating. Our latest Ecodan Hydrodan water-to-water heat pump is designed for 5th Generation ambient heat loops – putting heat pumps and district heating together in one highly efficient, affordable and low-carbon system.

At the same time, we have also developed products to help relieve some of the effects of climate change on building occupants. For example, our MVHR Lossnay system has been recently extended to include a domestic range that will help keep householders in increasingly hot urban areas cool with very little impact on energy efficiency. It can also include filters to reduce the amount of pollution that enters homes near busy roads.

Find out more about Mitsubishi Electric’s Environmental Sustainability Vision 2050
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Social Impact

Mitsubishi Electric believe in taking the lead on educating engineers, installers and users about low-carbon and energy efficient technology and techniques. Our social impact is to share our knowledge so that our whole industry can move forward to develop and deliver sustainable buildings.

Our award-winning training team run regular courses for our installer partners so that they can get hands-on with our products and understand what’s required for successful application.

We offer CPD-certified presentations for leading consultants and we have a library of more than 100 CPD-certified guides covering legislation, technology and vertical markets such as offices, homes and hotels.

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Mitsubishi Electric has also been involved in a campaign for better indoor air quality, working with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to produce a series of guides for installers, homeowners and facilities managers. We are also sponsors of the BESA Conference and the Association’s online Academy.

We also support the Action for Cleaner Air – Clean Air Day the UK's largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector.

Download our free indoor air quality guide
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The Learning Curve is an award-winning, inspirational educational programme which aims to teach the energy consumers of tomorrow all about renewable technologies and the importance of energy conservation. Thousands of primary school children have already taken part in The Learning Curve since its launch in autumn 2011.

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Mitsubishi Electric has been an official partner of Special Olympics GB since June 2018. As the largest provider of a year-round, all ability sports programme in Great Britain, Special Olympics GB supports over 10,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities on a continued basis. This partnership encourages employees to volunteer at Special Olympics GB’s regional events.

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