Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee

Green Diamonds highlights the ongoing efforts of Mitsubishi companies to foster a greener, more sustainable planet and brighter, more vibrant communities through wide-ranging environmental and social initiatives.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) promotes solar, hydro, wind, geothermal and other clean energy and energy smart technology projects through project financing. The group has topped the 2016 global Lead Arranger rankings for financing clean energy and energy smart technologies. Last year it financed 53 clean energy and energy smart technology projects, totaling $2.9 billion in credits to claim the No.1 ranking for the fifth time in the last seven years. This demonstrates MUFGfs strong and continued commitment to supporting environmentally conscious businesses, and the group takes pride in playing a major role in this emerging area of financing. Globally, approximately 41% of MUFGfs total project finance lending in the power sector goes to renewable-energy projects, and among MUFGfs

most notable 2016 renewable deals were the 588-megawatt Beatrice Cape Offshore Wind Farm Phase I and II (UK), the 573-megawatt Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm acquisition (UK).

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha have developed a new gHybrid SOx Scrubber Systemh for removing sulfur oxides from marine diesel engine emissions. Installed on Drive Green Highway, a 7,500 unit large-scale car carrier, the system underwent testing which verified that its effectiveness in curbing emissions of air pollutants complies with international regulations, and has been officially approved by the Republic of Panama, On January 11, Drive Green Highway was conferred a

His Excellency Ritter Diaz, Panama Ambassador to Japan, presents the certificate

certificate of compliance, the first awarded to a Panamanian ship with a Japanese SOx Scrubber System, at the Embassy of Panama in Tokyo. The backdrop to this is the International Marine Organizationfs decision to tighten regulations on the sulfur content of marine fuels from the current 3.5% limit to less than 0.5% in all waters of the world except designated gemissien control areash (ECA) by January 1, 2020. The system is capable of removing 99.9% of SOx, making it a breakthrough in exhaust gas purifying systems.

The Mitsubishi Hybrid SOx scrubber system

NYK provided free transport for over 850 recyclable judo tatami mats from Japan to Indonesia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Malaysia at the end of last year. The mats were donated by the All Japan Judo Federation, and transportation was arranged by Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd., an NYK Group company. In Bangladesh, a delivery ceremony was held on December 26. The judo tatami mats will improve the training environment in the six nations prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the Japanese governmentfs Sport

for Tomorrow*¹ campaign. Using the NYK Groupfs logistics and transport services, the company has previously provided

free transportation of reconditioned bicycles, school backpacks, and picture books for children in Asia. This is the first time NYK has cooperated with the All Japan Judo Federation.


*1 An international contribution through sport initiative jointly implemented by public and private sectors to promote sport by targeting more than 10 million people in over 100 nations prior to 2020, the year when Tokyo will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors are to deliver 635 Outlander PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) to Ukraine through MMC Ukraine, the local distributor of MMC vehicles and spare parts, around July this year. The Ukrainian governmentfs decision to replace a portion of its current fleet of police cars with PHEVs is part of its overall promotion of more environmentally friendly policies. The order stems from the Ukrainian governmentfs high evaluation of the Outlander PHEV. Cumulative sales of the Outlander PHEV in Europe since its launch in 2013 totaled 80,768 units at the end of 2016, and it has ranked as the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle for four years in a row. With a population of 45 million, Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe and the

The Outlander PHEV to be supplied to the National Police of Ukraine

Commonwealth of Independent States, second only to Russia, and is expected to see notable economic growth over the medium to long term.