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Rising to the challenge of reinvention

Rising to the challenge of reinvention

ITOCHU Corporation has developed new businesses and expanded its operations, always trying to stay a step ahead of the times without fearing failure. However, the world is changing at dizzying speed amid technological breakthroughs such as the IoT and AI, collectively dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution. ITOCHU needs to embark on the "reinvention of its business" with a sense of urgency. At the same time, we live in an age where the ESG (environmental, social and governance) approach is becoming more widely adopted. A number of our existing businesses will probably no longer be able to survive in the future and we need to consider business initiatives from an ESG perspective. In this environment, ITOCHU will continue to rise to new challenges, achieving sustainable growth as a reinvented company, while integrating ESG considerations into its business activities, focusing on seven newly identified material sustainability issues in its main business, and returning the fruits of these endeavors to its stakeholders, society and employees.

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Yoshihisa Suzuki
Member of the Board
President & Chief Operating Officer