Participation in Initiatives
MUFG participates in a variety of initiatives to identify, promote and realize the adoption of the best environmental and sustainability practices.
Supporting UN Global Compact
MUFG has endorsed the United Nations Global Compact, a principle-based framework of voluntary action which is announced by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999. It calls to companies and organizations around the world to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human-rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruptions, and take actions that advance societal goals. As a financial group aspiring to make "contribution to realize sustainable society", MUFG agrees and supports the principles of the Global Compact and addresses to fulfill our responsibility as a global citizen.
Participation in the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative
MUFG is a signatory to the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). It is a public-private partnership "seeking to encourage the better implementation of environmental and sustainability principles at all levels of operations in financial institutions".
Promotion of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact jointly promote the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which were announced in 2006. The PRI are intended to improve long-term investment performance by incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into investment decision making within the fiduciary responsibility.
In May 2006, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (MUTB) was among the first financial organizations in Japan to sign up to the Principles. Since then, MUTB has been actively promoting investment practices based on the PRI in Japan.
Participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a project that institutional investors from around the world work together and urges corporations to disclose their strategies on climate change as well as detailed data on their greenhouse gas emissions. MUFG has participated in the project since 2004.
Signing of Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (MUTB) and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL) have been signatories to Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (also known as Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) since their first announcement in November 2011. These principles established mainly through the proactive efforts of financial institutions include seven principles for financial institutions that want to take an active role and responsibility in the creation of a sustainable society, and guidelines tailored to each sector to implement the principles. BTMU, MUTB and MUL will continue to make active efforts for the environment and society based on the principles.
Implementation of The Equator Principles as a Framework
to assess and manage Environmental and Social Risks
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ adopted the Equator Principles (EP) as a framework ensuring environmental and social considerations when financing large-scale development projects.
Exhibition at MESSE NAGOYA 2015
The MESSE NAGOYA 2015, one of the largest cross-industrial trade fairs in Japan, was held in Nagoya in November 2015, under the theme "Interactions for the Future that Create New Values." This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event and drew over 60,000 visitors over four days, with a record high of over 1,300 companies and organizations holding exhibitions. Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) holds exhibitions every year at this event and, for even one more person to understand the MUFG's social and environmental contributions, BTMU introduces each group company's initiatives through videos, panels and mini-seminars.
In addition to exhibits on BTMU's products and services, BTMU provides introductions of the various initiatives it is engaging in both in Japan and overseas to respond to customer needs as well as the changes in society. BTMU also introduces the environmental conservation activities of MUFG.
(As of July 2016)