President's Message

Our mission is to lead change based on our research and development capabilities and to provide safe and effective products and high-quality services to solve social issues related to sustainable food supply and lifestyles.

Our company is made up of the agrochemical businesses from three distinct companies:
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Sankyo Agro, Inc.
Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.

In April 2009, Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) was formed through the integration of Mitsui Chemicals’ agrochemical division and Sankyo Agro. In January 2022, MCAG acquired the agrochemical business division of Meiji Seika Pharma, which was initially integrated into MCAG as the subsidiary, “MMAG.”

In March 2023, after the re-organization of the recently expanded group, our company changed its name to “Mitsui Chemicals Crop & Life Solutions Inc.” (MCCLS) and embarked on a new journey.

Aim to continuous company growth with combining histories and achievements of the three legacy companies that make up MCCLS, to foster a new corporate culture, and to respond to rapidly changing business dynamics.

Through the acquisition of Sankyo, our Crop Solutions Business dates back to 1921 with the development of Japan's first synthetic chemical pesticide, chloropicrin. For more than 100 years since, we have played a role in agricultural development through the manufacture and sale of agrochemicals.

By carefully combining the histories and achievements of the three legacy companies that make up MCCLS, we are able to achieve continuous growth, to foster a new corporate culture, and to respond to rapidly changing business dynamics.

Today, we aim to contribute to society by providing high-quality products and services to solve social issues through our two pillars of business: “Crop Solutions” and “Life Solutions.” Through these core businesses we will contribute to “food safety and stability” and “improvement in quality of life,” respectfully.

Research and development of new pesticides requires significant time and resources from the early stages of development to the launch of sales, however, in recent years the costs associated with research and development have become increasingly significant and the development periods longer.

To support continued investment into R&D, we believe it is essential to develop new products based on a clear vision of at least 15 to 20 years into the future, ensure efficient and reliable manufacturing, and realize additional revenue from our discoveries.

We will continue to sow new seeds and steadily carry out what needs to be done today for our success the future. We believe that the accumulation of these efforts is our strength and allows us to provide products and services that can be used safely.

Over the past twenty years, MCCLS has launched 13 active ingredients (AIs), 7 from MCAG and 6 from the recently acquired Meiji Seika Pharma agrochemical business. We will continue to expand our AI portfolio with our robust development pipeline. In addition to AI R&D, we are also strengthening our formulation R&D capabilities through the combination of skilled researchers and core technologies.

To work on technological innovations to respond to "growing global market", "diversified needs such as smart agriculture” and "safety and reducing environmental impact of chemical pesticides".

In terms of responding to “growing global markets,” our products are already registered in more than 100 countries and regions. However, through global and local partnerships we are enhancing our sales and marketing capabilities and expect to achieve continued success in the growing global market.

By answering “diversifying needs,” such as the sharp decrease of farmers and cultivated areas in Japan; the significant increase in food demand due to population growth in emerging countries; stricter pesticide laws and environmental regulations in Europe and the USA; and widespread adoption of smart agriculture, we expect to discover new opportunities for MCCLS.

In recent years, social needs and legal requirements related to product safety and environment stewardship have become more demanding. Therefore, in addition to aiming for improving “safety and reducing environmental impact of chemical pesticides,” our company is seeking out innovation and development of the necessary technologies to develop new naturally derived products to strengthen our BioSolutions offerings. This new focus is one of the reasons for acquiring the Meiji Seika Pharma agrochemical business, which boosted our portfolio of naturally derived technologies and products. We envision a scenario in which we can accelerate our growth by creating synergies related to the further development of natural products.

Aim to a global solutions company that contributes to sustainable food supply and lifestyles by playing its role as a company in the sustainability of society as a whole, including food issues and improvement of the living environment.

In our Life Solutions Business, we aim to improve the environments in which we live, work and play through products and services such as termite control for structural protection, Ectoparasiticides for companion animals and livestock, and consumer-friendly products for the home.

Furthermore, in the field of vector control, which protects humans from insects such as mosquitoes that carry infectious diseases, we have joined the world's leading agrochemical companies to participate in the “ZERO by 40” initiative, which aims to eliminate malaria cases by the year 2040. By leveraging the technology, we have cultivated over many years to develop and commercialize new products that are effective against mosquitos resistant to current products, we believe we can contribute to the eradication of malaria, a major social issue affecting millions of people every year.

In order to meet the needs of the market and society, we, as a corporate citizen, strive to maintain harmony between improving the global environment and becoming a successful company that is trusted by society.

Within the company, we will continue to respect the individuality of our employees and challenge each other to reach our collective full potential to foster a vibrant corporate culture rich in diversity and successes. We will also strengthen cooperation with our partners around the world to solve sustainable social issues and further develop the capabilities of MCCLS.

MCCLS will play an increasingly critical role as a global solutions company by improving food supply and quality of life through our products and services, helping foster a more sustainable society, as a whole. Therefore, we will continue to lead change through our innovative and purposeful research and development capabilities.

President and CEO