At MUFG, we believe that social investments are an active demonstration of our values: Integrity, Respect, Service, Collaboration, Inclusion, and Stewardship. Strengthening ties to the communities where we work—backed by a commitment to engaging community partners, clients, and employees—is at the core of what we do. This sustainability is a governing factor that shapes all parts of our business.
We invite you to learn more about our involvement in local communities by viewing the 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.
Julius E. Robinson
Corporate Social Responsibility Chairman
CEO of the MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Employees engaging the community
In addition to offering grants in the communities in which we work, live, and play, MUFG supports employees by providing time off to serve the causes they care about. In 2019, employees across the Americas volunteered a total of 64,685 hours to help those in need.
Our employees are passionate about making meaningful change in underserved communities, often rolling up their sleeves to address urgent needs. From providing meals to the hungry, to helping build a house for a homeless family, our team members are invested in making a positive impact.
At MUFG, we’re working to advance clean-energy technology and provide financial services to companies developing sustainable energy solutions. A large and growing share of our portfolio is dedicated to projects in renewable energy, including wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass, as well as smart metering. In our view, these sectors will play an increasing important role in the world economy.
As a company, we’re also taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the use of natural resources within our own operations. These steps are part of our overall mission to support a more sustainable society.
Philanthropy: Investing in our communities
As a lender, partner, employer, and neighbor, we are committed to building a strong future where all of us can thrive. We believe we can achieve the greatest impact on the health of communities by focusing on the following strategic funding goals:
- Expanding housing opportunities, including housing development and rehabilitation; emergency, transitional, and permanent house, and public policy.
- Catalyzing economic growth through support for small business and innovation, job training and career development, and financial education and scholarships.
- Sustaining human and environmental resources by supporting youth development, basic needs, land preservation and resource conservation, clean water, and clean energy.
Our pledge to communities
In 2016 we launched our third Community Service Action Plan for $40 billion, reflecting our strong commitment to the communities we serve. Available for review by the public, the CSAP details our commitments and pledges in key areas such as:
- Environmental stewardship
- Supplier diversity and development
- Workforce and board diversity
- CSR Advisory Board
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Rating (United States)
Information on our CRA examination rating from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, including individual state ratings, can be found on our website.
International Voluntary Standards
MUFG is aligned with the following standards:
- Equator Principles
- United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
- United Nations Global Compact
- Principles for Responsible Investment
- Carbon Disclosure Project
Sustainable Stock Indices
MUFG is a member of the following stock indices:
- Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – Asia Pacific
- FTSE4Good Index Series
- Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index
CSR Annual Reports
The following reports are available on the MUFG website:
MUFG Union Bank Philanthropic Priorities
The MUFG Union Bank Foundation supports local community programs that expand access to opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities where we do business. 90% of our philanthropic investments are devoted to our three primary strategic areas: affordable housing, economic development, and stewardship and sustainability. We are steadfast in our commitment to strive for results that ultimately propel all our communities to a better financial future.