The company officially began doing business in Canada in 1956 and established Mitsubishi Canada Ltd. in Vancouver in 1965.
“Over the years, MCL has been involved in a wide variety of trade and businesses. Recently, we’ve been supporting Mitsubishi Corporation in its focus on business in Canada in two areas: natural resources and innovation. With abundant natural resources and a strong and skilled workforce, Canada has great potential, and is uniquely positioned for significant growth and long-term success in both sectors,” Kaori Namiki, president and CEO of MCL, shared.
The company’s vibrant commitment to the Canadian market — propelled by its tenets of corporate responsibility to society, integrity and fairness, and global understanding through business — has resulted in large investments, especially in the areas of alternative energy and energy transition.
“Mitsubishi Corporation has made significant commitments to create a viable liquefied natural gas supply chain here in Canada; firstly, through our upstream in-vestment in shale gas development via the Cutbank Ridge Partnership, followed by our investment in LNG Canada.”
“We’ve also invested in the Turnagain nickel project in north-ern BC (British Columbia), nickel being one of the critical minerals in electric vehicle batteries. Further-more, we’re currently considering new projects that not only tap into Canada’s blue and green ammonia production potential, but also hydrogen and carbon capture and storage, in line with Canada’s car-bon reduction commitments.
”Aside from resource-based ventures, MCL has likewise invested in a number of innovative, tech-driven and sustainability-minded Canadian companies and startups.
“Corporate responsibility to society is one of Mitsubishi Corporation’s core philosophies, since the company’s inception,” Namiki added. “At the same time, as a member of the Canadian community for almost 70 years, we also understand the importance of collaboration and active engagement with all of our unique stakeholders — First Nation, local businesses and com-munities — alike.”