We recognize that ensuring thorough compliance with respect to internal controls is a particularly important issue.

Status of Corporate Governance

In terms of strengthening corporate governance, Mitsui & Co. worked to improve diversity among members ofthe Board of Directors. At the same time, an even greater number of discussions were held at Board of Directors’meetings regarding Mitsui & Co.’s future direction and business strategies. In these ways, Mitsui & Co. has beenmoving forward with efforts to enhance the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

Compliance & Risk Management

Mitsui & Co. considers a sound reputation to be the foundation of business, and recognizes that compliance is the prerequisite for maintaining our reputation and trust from society.
In order for the Mitsui & Co. global group to become a truly trustworthy corporate group for society, we make serious efforts to heighten awareness among all officers and employees of the importance of upholding "Integrity" and to build a global-group compliance framework. "Integrity" here means more than compliance with laws, regulations and rules, and it refers to an employee's ability to act honestly and ethically with a high degree of dignity and respectability, to use good judgment in connection with his/her business activities, and to behave with common courtesy and in accordance with business ethics and social norms.

Corporate Governance Report

Mitsui & Co. has presented to the Tokyo Stock Exchange and other stock exchanges a corporate governance report that describes the status of Mitsui & Co.’s corporate governance.