At Mitsubishi Electric and affiliates in Japan, net shipping weight and the use of packaging increased as the result of rising shipments of some products. We will continue to look for ways to introduce simpler packaging and expand the use of returnable containers/packaging.

The total weight of packaging materials used by our 23 overseas affiliates was 93,000 tons (up 1,000 tons compared to the previous fiscal year), and per net shipping weight was 108 kg/million yen (an increase of 21% compared to the previous fiscal year).