Metals & Minerals Company
The Metals & Minerals Company works in a broad value chain, ranging from the development of metal and mineral resources to the trading of steel and non-ferrous products. We create new initiatives for investments and trading, which benefit next-generation industries, aiming to ensure a stable supply while also maintaining a harmonious coexistence with society.
Sustainability Action Plans
ESG related activities
Promoting ESG Initiatives That Will Contribute to the Stable Supply of Future Generation Resources
Ensuring a stable supply of industrial resources and materials for the future generations is the Metals & Minerals Company's social mission and responsibility, and we are engaging in ESG-related initiatives to this end.
We are promoting the material business such as aluminum and other metals that will be necessary for lightweight automobiles and electric vehicles. We are also supporting the development of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through such efforts, we are making a proactive effort to realize a low-carbon society. We are also thoroughly implementing our own EHS guidelines, contributing to local communities on an ongoing basis, and ensuring sustainable resource development.
ITOCHU Metals Corporation handles various types of recyclable materials. The company is expanding its recycling business by undertaking the appropriate processing of industrial waste on a contract basis and recovering chlorofluorocarbon gases, thereby helping to create a resource circulation society.
EHS guidelines (mining business)
The Metals & Minerals Company has established its own EHS(Environmental, Health, and Safety) guidelines (for mining business). EHS guidelines have been introduced to avoid and/or mitigate the risks related to environment, health and safety issues. These risks include environmental pollution due to exploration, development and production of metals, coal and uranium resources, and health issues or accidents suffered by those involved with business activities. We respect preservation of biodiversity as well as harmony with local communities under the guidelines.
The guidelines are used when we assess new mining projects and also for existing projects as necessary. The guidelines will always be kept compliant with international standards, and shared throughout our group by educational campaign with specific case examples.