Marubeni is involved in the handling of products and provision of services in a broad range of sectors. These areas encompass importing and exporting, as well as transactions in the Japanese market, related to food, textiles, materials, pulp and paper, chemicals, energy, metals and mineral resources, iron and steel products, and transportation machinery, and includes offshore trading.
The Company's activities also extend to power projects and infrastructure, plants, ships and industrial machinery, real estate development and construction, and finance, logistics and information.
Additionally, Marubeni conducts business investment, development and management on a global level.
Corporate Social Responsibility
To promote coexistence in harmony with society and the environment, Marubeni has established a Basic Policy on Social Contribution Activities to guide its social contribution activities. This policy places priority on activities that fall into any of the following five categories: social welfare, international exchange, community contribution, global environment and cultural support. A representative example of these activities is support for social welfare by the Marubeni Foundation. The foundation spends some ¥100 million each year to assist social welfare groups, NPOs and other organizations across Japan, and has come to embody the essence of Marubeni’s social contribution efforts today. Overseas, Marubeni has set up scholarship foundations in five Southeast Asian countries and Brazil to provide financial assistance for education. With these funding programs, we place importance on managing activities in close connection with the region, tailoring eligibility, the delivery of assistance, and other details based on local characteristics.
Marubeni has also launched a Volunteer Promotion Team to develop a variety of volunteer programs that actively support employees’ volunteering efforts. Several key activities are planned for year ending March 31, 2013. One will include a “Mt. Fuji cleanup program” for foreign exchange students and Marubeni Group employees, using efforts to beautify the area as an opportunity to deepen mutual understanding. The “Okutama Forest Thinning Volunteer” program will utilize brush clearing and the creation of walking paths to encourage participants to think about nature in Tokyo, while another program, called “Arakawa Clean Aid,” asks volunteers to consider what they can do to beautify their local environment.
Since 1974, the Marubeni Foundation has provided some ¥100 million in assistance and support for social welfare each year. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, the foundation’s 37th year, a total of ¥100 million in grants went to 58 projects for facilities and organizations involved in social welfare across Japan. Over the past 37 years since it was established, the Marubeni Foundation has provided a total of ¥3.7 billion in assistance to a total of 2,107 projects.
The main source of the funds used to make grants is earnings on managed assets funded by contributions from Marubeni, and individual donations made possible through the 100 Yen Club, a voluntary organization consisting of current and former Marubeni Group executives and employees who donate 100 yen each month, along with a matching gift from Marubeni equal to these individual donations.See more