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〈Associate Member Company〉

AIM Services
In 1976, Aim Services Co., Ltd. was established as a joint venture between Mitsui Group companies and the U.S. service management company, ARAMARK Corporation. Since that time, AIM Services has expanded its area of business with food services as the core operations supplying offices, factories, schools, hospitals and social welfare facilities. It is working to become a Total Management Service Company by providing the services its customers require on a comprehensive basis. AIM Services has become a corporate group currently supplying 1.2 million meals to over 3,000 facilities in Japan daily, and its diverse services include cleaning, laundering and uniform rentals. Major areas of strength are its service management capabilities in the field of custom-made services and the comprehensive ability to implement these services. In this way AIM Services is striving to become the top company in this sector.
Denki Kagaku Kogyo
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (DENKA) was established in 1915 as a pioneer in the field of carbide chemistry. The company created a business foundation based on carbide and chemical fertilizers. Subsequently, it has expanded its field to include organic chemicals, cement, petrochemical products, ceramics, electronic materials and pharmaceuticals. Currently the company is engaged in "DENKA 100", a companywide movement toward the centennial of its founding in 2015. This got underway in 2007, and the entire company is united in its implementation to achieve the major objective of Challenging Spirit 2013 (CS13), with specific action plans formulated for each business department. This is an action guideline to enable DENKA to contribute to society and fulfill its corporate responsibilities, both essential conditions to ensure the continuation of the company’s activities. The photo shows the Oami Hydropower Station in Niigata Prefecture. DENKA utilizes precious clean energy and strives to manufacture products of excellence and so contribute to the advancement of society.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings
The Isetan Mitsukoshi Group was created through the establishment of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. in 2008 when Mitsukoshi Department Store, established in 1673, and Isetan Department Store, established in 1886, merged their management. The Group will continue to provide a wide array of products and services to its customers. The Group responds with sincerity to the expectations of its customers, and this is the value that the Isetan Mitsukoshi Group provides. Whatever changes occur in the future, the Isetan Mitsukoshi Group will continue to serve in this capacity. For this, each and every employee and management must ensure that our daily work reflects the Group philosophy in the real sense of the word. Through this, this value of ours will continue on to the next generation and so open up the future of the Isetan Mitsukoshi Group.
JA Mitsui Leasing
JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. was established in 2008 through a merger between Mitsui Leasing & Development Ltd. and Kyodo Leasing Ltd. JA Mitsui Leasing is a leasing company with a unique range of capabilities acquired through added value services based on Mitsui’s product and sector expertise and advanced solution services utilizing the leading domestic finance and distribution network of the JA Group. JA Mitsui Leasing provides services incorporating "Chiyu® " as the best partner for customers undertaking new operations. Chiyu is a Japanese word combining the concepts of "leasing" and the "wisdom" of JA Mitsui Leasing. This includes product strength, innovative project formulation abilities, local knowledge, the strong partnership of the JA Mitsui Leasing group companies and a nationwide sales network.
JA: Japan Agricultural Cooperatives
The Japan Steel Works
The Japan Steel Works (JSW) was established in 1907, and in the subsequent more than a century it has responded to the advanced requirements of the market as an integrated manufacturer of steel and machinery. During this time JSW has worked hard to constantly develop ever more advanced technologies and skills. Currently, in addition to its existing operational sectors in the heavy and chemical industries such as electric power, iron and steel, petrochemicals, and automotive and electrical machinery, JSW is also engaged in diverse operations in the new energy and IT fields.
JSW has earned an excellent reputation as an integrated materials and mechatronics company. The business activities of JSW will continue to be based on the concept of Monozukuri (good manufacturing practices). JSW takes pride in its stance of manufacturing excellence and responds effectively to the needs of the changing world and its customers. Drawing on its world top class original technology JSW seeks to be the world’s leading global company in terms of manufacturing excellence able to contribute to the advancement of society.
The former Mitsui & Co., Ltd. was established in 1876. Subsequently it achieved very rapid development, and established numerous companies including Taisho Marine Insurance Company and Toyo Cotton and Toyo Rayon. In 1947, the General Headquarters of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (GHQ) ordered Mitsui’s dissolution. In the same year, Daiichi Bussan Kaisha, Ltd. was established, the forerunner of Mitsui & Co. In 1959, a group of the former Mitsui & Co. companies merged into Daiichi Bussan Kaisha, Ltd. which became the current Mitsui & Co. Mitsui & Co. is engaged in a wide spectrum of business operations worldwide with the people of each region. These extend from resources development, logistics and financial sector related operations to familiar areas such as information provision, food, and fashion as well as infrastructures essential for daily life including electric power, gas and railways. Mitsui & Co. is responding to the needs of its customers worldwide by integrating the 5 functions of marketing, financing, logistics, risk management and IT & process system building in all areas of its business.
Mitsui Chemicals
The Corporate Mission of Mitsui Chemicals is "Contribute broadly to society by providing high-quality products and services to customers through innovations and the creation of materials, while keeping in harmony with the global environment." And it seeks to create the corporate group image of "Chemistry, Innovation and Dreams - The Mitsui Chemicals Group is constantly pursuing innovation and materializing dreams with the wonder of chemistry". In order to realize this aim, we have created action guidelines to guide our employees in their business activities, and this is based on the opinions of our employees. The key concepts in this are as follows: "We will always act in good faith" "We will have a high regard for people and society" "We will aim for Dream-Inspiring Innovation" With the pride of a chemical products manufacturer, Mitsui Chemicals is committed to carrying out "dream-inspiring innovations," and seeks to provide society with dream-inspiring products and services through its corporate activities and so contribute to society.
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding
Operations started in 1917 as the shipbuilding division of Mitsui & Co. at Tamano, Okayama Prefecture. In 1937, the company was separated off from Mitsui & Co., and in 1942 the corporate name was changed to Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) Since it commenced operations, MES has built up an outstanding track record of excellence in engineering in many product areas. Based on this vast accumulation of manufacturing technology, MES is engaged in operations in the fields of shipbuilding and offshore structures, plant construction, logistics systems, and motive power sources, areas where MES has accumulated extensive experience since its foundation. In addition, it is also engaged in operations in many diverse areas including environmental protection and recycling, advanced machinery systems, and IT. MES has brought to fruition its integrated prowess backed by extremely reliable technology in many forms, and it is actively addressing global environmental preservation issues. Today, MES is creating a new human drama for the future in response to the dreams and aspirations of mankind.
Mitsui Fudosan
Mitsui Fudosan was established in 1941 with the main objective of managing real estate owned by the former Mitsui Gomei Kaisha. Since that time, the group’s operations have extended out over a broad spectrum mainly focused on real estate business including office building operations, shopping centers, housing, hotels, resorts and asset management consultancy. Mitsui Fudosan is also engaged in a wide range of urban revitalization projects including the "Tokyo Midtown" (photo) and the "Nihonbashi Revitalization Plan". It has adopted the Group Statement "The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims to bring the very best in affluence and comfort to urban living." Mitsui Fudosan is evolving as a "real estate solutions partner", and it utilizes its vast professional knowledge and networks to understand customer needs and market trends and so create new value for society in this age of rapid innovation and progress.
Mitsui Life Insurance
Mitsui Life Insurance was established in 1927 by changing its former name of Takasago Life Insurance to Mitsui Life Insurance. In 1947 it recommenced operations as Mitsui Mutual Life Insurance and grew progressively to become one of the major life insurers in Japan. In 2004, it converted from a mutual company to a stock company (demutualization) and the company name became Mitsui Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Mitsui Life Insurance seeks to be a highly trusted company chosen by its customers as their "BEST partner". This involves a strengthening of its management policy of putting the customer first, ensuring a strong management basis unaffected by external factors and stable and sustainable profitability.
Mitsui Mining & Smelting
The Kamioka Mine has a history extending back over 1,200 years, and formerly it was the largest in the Orient. Mitsui Mining & Smelting (Mitsui Kinzoku) originated when the Mitsui Clan began mining operations at its Kamioka Mine in 1874. Since that time, it has undertaken mine development and refining work, both in Japan and overseas, and it has continued to provide a stable supply of zinc, copper, and precious metals, key metals to support industry. Products such as copper foil (photo), ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) and automobile door locks are created using advanced R&D in materials technology, and Mitsui Kinzoku now has a top share in the world in these areas. Mitsui Kinzoku also develops and manufactures positive and negative electrode terminal materials used in secondary batteries for eco cars such as hybrid cars and electric powered cars. In the environment sector, using technology that supports the realization of a recycling society, Mitsui Kinzoku is engaged in recycling operations in which valuable metals are recovered from waste, and it is further strengthening its engagement in this area and has earned an excellent evaluation from the related sectors. Mitsui Kinzoku has an ongoing commitment to contribute to the advancement of a pleasant and rewarding society by making products of real value.
During the past century Mitsui-Soko has developed consolidated land, sea and air services, and today it is engaged in a wide range of business operations as a company providing "optimal logistics solutions" and through this contributing to society. The Mitsui-Soko Group commenced warehouse business operations in 1909 in the cities of Tokyo, Kobe and Moji. Currently, it has bases in 16 locations nationwide in Japan and it also has 29 overseas affiliates in 17 countries worldwide and operates on a global basis. Utilizing the logistics knowhow it has built up over many years, Mitsui-Soko offers a wide range of services including LIT (Logistic Information Technology), original services developed in company comprising the optimal combination of physical logistics and information systems and 3PL (Third Party Logistics). Mitsui- Soko works unremittingly to provide the services needed by its customers in the optimal form.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance
In October 2001, Mitsui Marine and Sumitomo Marine merged and formed a new company, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited. In April 2008 Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. (MSIGH) was established with the purpose of achieving integration synergies and a high level of diversification for the entire group. In April 2010 the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group merged with Aioi Insurance and Nissay Dowa Insurance, and with this the MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings was created. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance works to improve quality in all its operations such as products, sales, support for handling of insurance claims (risk related business) and administrative work & systems. In this way customer trust is enhanced and further growth is achieved resulting in more customers choosing Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance as their nonlife insurance company. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is the core operation company of the MS&AD Insurance Group, and it works to provide a leading role in achieving the aim of the group, which is to be "a world leading insurance and financial services group".
Nihon Unisys
Nihon Unisys was established in 1958. Today, it is a company specializing in providing "ICT Services" which integrate Information Technology and Network Technology. Through this, the company supports the businesses of a wide array of customers in the financial, manufacturing, distribution and social infrastructure sectors. The trend of IT assets of companies from ownership to utilization is accelerating. Within this area, a new form of computing known as "Cloud Computing" is emerging, and it is proving very effective in reducing IT costs and contributing to a reduction of CO2 emissions, a global issue. The Nihon Unisys Group has integrated the extensive experience, technology and knowhow it has accumulated so far and it is expanding its "Cloud Computing" services, which customers can use with confidence and assurance. At the same time, the Group uses ICT to proactively promote its social contribution toward the realization of a society where everybody from children to the elderly can live with a sense of security and peace of mind.
Oji Holdings
Since its establishment in 1873, over the past nearly 140 years, Oji has been committed to providing a stable supply of paper, an essential element needed for culture to progress and flourish. Oji operates under a resources recycling business model, which includes "recycling of forestland", "recycling of paper" and "measures to prevent global warming". In terms of "recycling of forestland" the company owns 190,000 hectares of forestland in Japan, and overseas it has developed 240,000 hectares of forestland in 8 countries and 13 locations. Oji intends to expand this to 300,000 hectares of forestland. In the area of "recycling of paper", Oji utilizes its advances as an integrated manufacture of paper and cardboard, and is striving to increase the paper recycling percentage by researching the optimal recycled paper mixture ratio that is environmentally friendly and economical. In its "measures to prevent global warming" it promotes energy saving and a switchover to nonfossil fuels. It is also planting and maintaining forestland and so contributing to the sequestration of carbon dioxide. (The photo shows its forestland in Engaru, Hokkaido)
Sanki Engineering
Utilizing the technology and experience accumulated since its establishment in 1925, Sanki has developed to become an integrated engineering company engaged in a broad spectrum of operations. This includes building facilities and systems to create amenity spaces for offices and industries such as Air-conditioning, Plumbing, as well as Electric System, Information-Telecommunications System, Mechanical System to enable functional logistics systems, Environmental System to enable the reuse of water and to reduce the generation of waste materials, essential for leading our daily life safely, and Facility System which provide total supports for integration and relocation of financial institutions. In line with the increase in greenhouse gases resulting in an increase in global warming, there is a worldwide need to reduce CO2 emissions, and Sanki integrates its diverse array of technologies to offer proposals for CO2 emissions reduction and energy saving and so making a wide-scale contribution to society. By integrating building equipment (BA-building automation) and information- telecommunications system (IT), Sanki saves the energy of buildings and reduces the building operational costs. In this way Sanki achieves a greater degree of customer satisfaction and opens up new markets.
Sapporo Breweries
Sapporo Breweries believes that alcohol can make people’s live more enjoyable and rewarding. Founded in 1876 in Hokkaido, Sapporo Breweries never wavers from its commitment to excellence in production and it seeks to be a company that enables its customers to discover new enjoyment and new rewards. In its beer brewing operations, Sapporo Breweries offers a wide array of products that are very popular with users including "Yebisu", a product with a long history and tradition, "Sapporo Draft Beer Black Label" which gives the full rich taste of Draft Beer, and "Mugi to Hop" featuring a full body and taste. In 2011, Sapporo Breweries launched "Premium Alcohol-free", a non-alcohol drink with the taste of beer. This product is very popular, and the annual sales target has been revised upwards. Sapporo Breweries is committed to proactively creating products featuring its original technology and offering added value products and so contributing to an enjoyable and rewarding lifestyle for its customers.
Shin Nippon Air Technologies
Shin Nippon Air Technologies Co., Ltd. ("SNK") is a specialist contractor with expertise in design and construction of Air conditioning System. The predecessor of SNK was Toyo Carrier Engineering Co., Ltd., launched in 1930 as a joint venture between the Mitsui Group and Carrier Corporation of the U.S., an early pioneer of Air Conditioning Technology. The present company became a separate, and independent from Toyo Carrier in October 1969. Combining three essential factors of Air, Water and Heat, based on the concept of safety, reliability and trustworthiness, the Company is creating comfortable environments, not only for commercial facilities such as offices, hotels and hospitals, but for industrial facilities including clean rooms and nuclear power plants as well as energy distribution through District Heating and Cooling systems, energy saving, cost effectiveness and reduction of conservatory gas emissions. With the advance of globalism, the Company approaches this task from a global point of view. SNK is attracting interest with its creative technologies such as "Freezing Concentration & Ice Thermal Storage System (Falling Liquid Film Type)", "Integrated Air Conditioning Control Systems(TWINSAVE)", and the world’s top level "Fine Particle Visualization System".
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) was established in April 2001 through the merger of two leading banks: The Sakura Bank, Limited, and The Sumitomo Bank, Limited. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., was established in December 2002 through a stock transfer as a bank holding company, and SMBC became a wholly owned subsidiary of SMFG. In March 2003, SMBC merged with The Wakashio Bank, Ltd. SMBC’s competitive advantages include a strong customer base, the quick implementation of strategies, and an extensive lineup of financial products and services that leverage the expertise of strategic Group companies in specialized areas. SMBC, as a core member of SMFG, works together with other members of the Group to offer customers highly sophisticated, comprehensive financial services.
Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing
Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing Co., Ltd. (SMFL) was formed in October 2007 through a merger of SMBC Leasing Company, Limited and Sumisho Lease Co., Ltd. SMFL strives to become the top leasing company in Japan in terms of both quality and quantity through the integration of the financial prowess and know-how of SMBC Leasing based on the financial solution formulation capabilities of the SMFG Group, and the logistics know-how of Sumisho Lease based on its industrial association with the Sumitomo Corporation Group. SMFL has advanced capabilities through its powerful user business and supplier business channels and its outstanding product development capabilities such as the creation of leases with emission credits, the first company in the sector to do so. In addition, the excellent relationship SMFL has with its stockholders is among the best in the industry in areas such as aircraft operating lease schemes. Through its high quality leasing operations ahead of the age, SMFL meets the diversifying needs of its clients, and as a leading leasing company, it strives to contribute to society in many significant ways.
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings
In April 2011, Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc., and The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd., carried out management integration and established a new holding company, "Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc." Based on the "Trustee Spirit" and with its outstanding expertise and comprehensive capabilities, the newlyformed Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group will work to create distinct values by leveraging a new business model, combining its banking, asset management and administration, and real estate businesses, and will move onto the global stage as a leading trust bank group possessing the largest scale and highest status in Japan.
Toray Industries
Toray Industries, Inc. was first established in 1926 as a manufacturer of rayon filament. Subsequently, Toray has developed a wide array of advanced materials including synthetic fibers, resins, films, carbon fibers, electronic materials, high-performance water treatment membranes and pharmaceuticals and medical products while developing and cultivating the market. From April 2011, Toray has engaged in "Project AP-G 2013", a medium-term management program. This is the first stage in "AP-Growth TORAY 2020", Toray’s long-term corporate vision. Currently Toray is engaged in operations in 23 countries and regions worldwide. Based on its corporate philosophy of "contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies and products", Toray has created the corporate slogan "Innovation by Chemistry". In its high aim to become "a global top company of advanced materials", Toray strives to achieve innovation in all fields of corporate and business activities.
Toyo Engineering
Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) is engaged in the construction of industrial facilities which supply energy and materials in numerous countries and regions. TOYO has created a global network with overseas group companies to undertake the design, procurement and construction in a wide spectrum of areas including the energy sector as well as infrastructure projects. TOYO also undertakes the optimizing of customer business systems and value chains through the provision of related technical services, business development support, operational support, consulting and system engineering projects. TOYO provides problem solving proposals and methods of implementation to create new corporate value. We are striving to realize our mission "Engineering for Sustainable Growth of the Global Community" by integrating technologies and optimizing overall systems.

〈Associate Member Companies〉

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is an ocean shipping company that meets the needs of the times in a range of fields. From specialized bulk carriers for iron ore, coal, and wood chips to tankers that transport crude oil and LNG, car carriers and containerships that deliver a variety of finished products, and so on. MOL muscle moves today’s global economy. Our ocean shipping main business supports communities and industries around the world, by concentrating on group-wide strength. With the world’s largest fleet, backed by experience and technologies developed over 125 years, our activities - and opportunities - are borderless. MOL constantly seeks to be a strong and flexible corporate group, and it contributes to the development of the world’s economy on a global scale while striving to ensure safe operation and preserving the ocean and world environments.

as of March, 2013