Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group contributes to social development with its products and technologies while engaging in CSR activities in many countries in the world with a focus on three priority areas: Environmental Conservation, Regional Contribution, and the Development of the Next Generation.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. invites local high school and college students to the Orlando Service Center in Florida, USA to tour the plant and attend lectures by engineers.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Americas, Inc. invites local students in Moses Lake (Washington) to the Space Camp hosted by the U.S. Rocket & Space Foundation in Alabama to learn about career opportunities in the aerospace field. The company also carries out activities at many locations to foster the children who are to bear the challenges and responsibilities of the next generation.
Urawa Red Diamonds Co., Ltd. of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group hosts a grassroots international exchange activity called "Heart-Full Soccer in ASIA" every year, mainly in Asian countries, for the purpose of nurturing children's hearts through football lessons.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Sagamihara Dynaboars (rugby team) holds a "Tag Rugby Class" on a regular basis to provide opportunities for children to appreciate the fun of exercise and learn about the importance of team play.
Our shipyards in Nagasaki and Shimonoseki invite elementary school students on plant tours to give them the tangible experience of an industrial site with powerful Monozukuri capabilities. In one recent tour, the students had a chance to stand underneath and behold a huge ship ready for its launching ceremony. The employees who took part in the design and manufacturing of the ship conducted a class with on-ship handicraft activities and experiments as instructors to introduce the students to the fun of Monozukuri and value of practicing it. As a unique activity for the MHI Group as an entity involved in the development, manufacture, and launching of satellite launch vehicles, we invite elementary school students from all over Japan to Tanegashima to attend rocket launches, along with an "MHI Tanegashima Aerospace Classroom" series consisting of special classes on rockets and space. We also organize science classes using the products and technologies of the MHI Group as teaching materials at elementary schools located nearby our operation bases in Japan, and also at the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum in Yokohama.
Employee volunteers from MHPS Dalian Electricity Equipment Co., Ltd. in China participated in a tree-planting activity organized by the Dalian Environmental Protection Volunteers Association to help stabilize the ground at the site and protect the local ecosystem. Tanegashima, an important base for the rocket launching business of MHI Group, is Japan's second largest egg-laying area for loggerhead sea turtles, one of the most endangered animal species in the world. We have been helping to preserve biodiversity by taking part in the Tanegashima Loggerhead Sea Turtle Survey in cooperation with the NPO Earth Watch Japan since 2015.
We are promoting activities rooted in the community, such as meal preparation in a special resort facility for sick children and their families, volunteer work for the special Olympics, and puppet play performances by the employees at nursery school in the area surrounding the office.
As an approach to disaster support, we removed debris in disaster-affected areas after the Great East Japan Earthquake. We also continue to serve as volunteers to wash and clean soiled pictures damaged by Tsunamis and floods and return them to disaster areas to aid in the search for the owners.
More detailed information about philanthropic activities is available on our website and CSR Facebook.