Assistance toward Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic
Donated ¥450 Million to COVAX Facility, an International Framework for
COVID-19 Vaccine Procurement
June 1 2021
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. wishes to express its sincere condolences to those who have lost family members, friends, or colleagues to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and extend its heartfelt sympathies to those suffering from the disease.
Tokyo, Japan, June 1, 2021 – Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, recognizes that in response to the global crisis triggered by COVID-19, one of the highest priorities of ESG management is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with a view to ending the pandemic as soon as possible. With that in mind, it decided to donate a total of ¥450 million to organizations working to end the pandemic.
Specifically, Mitsui Fudosan will provide financial assistance to the following organizations in the form of donations.
- Japan Committee for UNICEF
The purpose of the COVAX Facility, a global framework for vaccine procurement with around 190 countries participating, is to ensure that benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines will reach the most vulnerable people in every country. UNICEF plays a vital role in this framework. In addition to supplying the vaccine to all member countries, it has a cold chain (low-temperature distribution system that keeps vaccines at the optimum temperature), trains health workers, and provides the medical equipment necessary for vaccinations.
The Japanese government has announced that it would contribute US$200 million to the COVAX Facility. The Keidanren’s One-Percent Club*1 also recommends supporting UNICEF.
- Central Community Chest of Japan
The Central Community Chest of Japan provides support for the growing number of people in financial difficulties as a result of suffering the long-lasting impacts of COVID and activities that address severe problems that are directly threatening lives, based on the theme of its national welfare campaign amid COVID-19 to support activities that save lives.
Keidanren’s One-Percent Club recommends supporting the Central Community Chest of Japan.
- Japanese Red Cross Society
The Japanese Red Cross Society’s activities mainly at its hospitals around the country focus on treatment and preventing the spread of COVID-9. It also runs in ordinary times a wide range of humanitarian activities in Japan and overseas, such as ensuring that rescue activities in the event of a natural disaster take infectious diseases into consideration and educational programs, mainly at schools, to prevent prejudice and discrimination related to COVID-19.
- Medical institutions such as Mitsui Memorial Hospital*2
Medical institutions are under extra pressure because of COVID-19, such as providing treatment, tests, and fast vaccine rollout, in addition to continuing with routine outpatient treatment.
- 1 Keidanren’s One-Percent Club
The Keidanren’s One-Percent Club is a subsidiary organization of Keidanren’s Committee on Responsible Business Conduct & SDGs Promotion that works to progress corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
- 2 Mitsui Memorial Hospital
Mitsui Memorial Hospital, a social welfare corporation (Location: 1, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), is an advanced acute care hospital housing such hospital functions as a designated cancer treatment cooperation hospital and disaster base hospital in Tokyo (Number of beds: 482). It originated as Mitsui Charity Hospital, an incorporated foundation established by the private funds of Mitsui Hachirouemon, a representative of the Mitsui family in 1906 to help people unable to afford medical treatment. More than a century later, it still continues to serve as a regional hospital in collaboration with the Mitsui Group.
■ Mitsui Fudosan Group’s Contribution to SDGs
The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims for a society that enriches both people and the planet under the principles of coexist in harmony with society, link diverse values and achieve a sustainable society, and advances business with an awareness of the environment (E), society (S) and governance (G), thus promoting ESG management. By further accelerating its ESG management, the Group will realize Society 5.0, which the Japanese government has been advocating, and contribute significantly to achieving the SDGs.
* The initiatives covered in this press release are contributing to three of the UN’s SDGs.
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