ESG Data

Independent Assurance

The data below marked with a ★ and ◆ is independently assured through KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. This assurance conforms to the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 and 3410 of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB).

★: Total electricity consumption and Scope1・Scope2 and its total attributable to the domestic bases of ITOCHU Corporation, and the waste volume, waste non-recycled, waste recycled, recycling rate, water consumption, treated water production volume and wastewater volume for the Tokyo Headquarters, and the volume of water withdrawal & wastewater discharge and Scope3 (domestic transportation) attributable to distribution of ITOCHU Corporation.

◆: Total electricity consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to ITOCHU Group in total.

Scope of Aggregation

○:in scope of aggregation

Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation*1 Group Companies in Japan*2 Overseas Offices*3 Overseas Group Companies*4
Climate Change Energy Consumption Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption Attributable to Business Facilities

Electricity Consumption

Heat & Steam Consumption

Fuel Consumption

GHG Emission Scope1・Scope2

GHG Emissions from Business Facilities

Scope1 Total Emissions Breakdown by GHG Type

Scope3

Carbon Intensity

Prevention of Pollution & Resource Circulation Prevention of Pollution NOx, SOx, VOC

Resource Circulation Waste Volume & Waste Recycling Rate

Hazardous Waste

Paper Consumption

Water Resources Conservation Water Withdrawal and Wastewater Discharge Volume of Water Withdrawal & Wastewater Discharge, Water Withdrawal Amount by Withdrawal Source, Discharge Amount by Discharge Destination, Water Withdrawal in Water Stressed Regions, Water Consumption in Manufacturing Processes that are Highly Dependent on Water Resources (Intensity), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

Environmental Accounting Environmental Conservation Costs, Environmental Conservation & Economic Effects

  1. The Tokyo Headquarters, the Osaka Headquarters, 5 Branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Chubu, Chugoku & Shikoku, Kyushu).
    The number of offices including domestic branches: FYE 2018: 6, FYE 2019: 8, FYE 2020: 7, FYE 2021: 6, FYE 2022: 8  (Data coverage in FYE 2022: 100%)
    Up to FYE 2021, 2 other branches (Hokuriku and Toyama) had been included.
  2. The number of companies covered: FYE 2018: 208, FYE 2019: 220, FYE 2020: 238, FYE 2021: 232, FYE 2022: 233 (Data coverage in FYE 2022: 100%)
  3. The number of overseas offices covered: FYE 2018: 15, FYE 2019: 30, FYE 2020: 29, FYE 2021: 49, FYE 2022: 46 (Data coverage in FYE 2022: 100%)
  4. The number of companies covered: FYE 2017: 46, FYE 2018: 299, FYE 2019: 282, FYE 2020: 286, FYE 2021: 274, FYE 2022: 254 (Data coverage in FYE 2022: 100%)

Exclusion: Companies expected to be sold within the next five years held for investment management purposes are not included in the scope of the data. Moreover, non-manufacturing site offices with 10 or fewer employees are quantitatively insignificant. Accordingly, they are not included in the scope of the data.

Climate Change Performance Data

Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation Purchased and Consumed Non-Renewable Fuel (Unit: MWh)

610

525

691

640

580

Purchased Non-renewable Power (Unit: MWh)

29,558

29,306

28,747

27,320

27,107

Other Purchased Non-renewable Energy (e.g., Steam, Heat and Cooling Water) (Unit: MWh)

8,206

7,605

7,385

7,401

6,869

Generated Renewable Energy (Solar Power Generation*) (Unit: MWh)

58

51

54

60

63

Total of Energy Consumption Cost (Unit: million JPY)

576

404

537

571

573

  • Solar Power Generation
    ITOCHU has installed solar panels on the roof of our Tokyo Headquarters and the roof of the adjacent ITOCHU Garden (ex CI PLAZA). These panels started generating power in March 2010. The power generation capacity of the solar panels installed is a total of 100 kW. This is equivalent to the power for 30 regular houses (calculated at approximately 3.0 kW per house). All the clean energy generated is used in our Tokyo Headquarters. This is equivalent to an amount of power used in lighting 3.5 floors in our Tokyo Headquarters (during instantaneous maximum power generation).

Energy Consumption Attributable to Business Facilities

(Unit: GJ)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Tokyo Headquarters*

130,977

127,824

126,135

121,290

118,419

  • The figures for the Tokyo Headquarters are calculated based on the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance on Environmental Preservation.

Electricity Consumption

(Unit: 1,000 kWh)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation*

11,084

11,014

10,759

10,231

10,214

Group Companies in Japan

798,054

878,025

1,204,830

1,248,258

Under Calculation

Overseas Offices

2,224

2,118

2,098

3,515

Under Calculation

Overseas Group Companies

500,777

590,175

447,462

437,030

Under Calculation

Grand Total of ITOCHU Group◆

1,312,139

1,481,382

1,665,148

1,699,034

Under Calculation

  • This data has been calculated based on the Act on the Rational Use of Energy for the Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation. The Tokyo Headquarters is sourcing its real CO2-free electricity together with a Non-Fossil Fuel Certificate since January 2020. The Non-Fossil Fuel Certificate includes the tracking information of Maebashi Biomass Power Plant (Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture) and is used at the Tokyo Head Office building in combination with purchased electricity.

Heat and Steam Consumption

(Unit: GJ)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
ITOCHU Group Industrial Steam

513,564

494,035

541,932

488,429

Under Calculation

Non-industrial Steam

17,706

13,998

14,452

15,462

Under Calculation

Hot Water

10,566

4,781

4,860

5,710

Under Calculation

Cold Water

106,416

82,139

75,227

67,618

Under Calculation

Fuel Consumption

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
ITOCHU Group Kerosene (Unit: kL)

4,001

4,468

2,609

3,387

Under Calculation

Light Oil (Unit: kL)

35,577

39,362

41,790

48,460

Under Calculation

Gasoline (Unit: kL)

10,774

12,598

12,759

12,688

Under Calculation

Heavy Oil A (Unit: kL)

25,699

18,289

20,432

18,969

Under Calculation

Heavy Oil B and C (Unit: kL)

11,711

16,551

25,942

25,546

Under Calculation

Coal (Unit: t)

341,192

333,176

315,148

325,431

Under Calculation

Petroleum gas Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (Unit: t)

6,321

6,614

11,966

11,294

Under Calculation

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (Unit: 1,000 m3)

2,454

496

472

469

Under Calculation

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) (Unit: kL)

-

-

186

1,209

Under Calculation

Petroleum Hydrocarbon Gas (Unit: 1,000 m3)

2,247

1,860

340

3

Under Calculation

Combustible Natural Gas Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) (Unit: t)

1,645

3,161

5,698

4,524

Under Calculation

Other Combustible Natural Gas (Unit: 1,000 m3)

5,762

14,565

14,115

12,761

Under Calculation

City Gas, etc. City Gas (Unit: 1,000 m3)

204,481

33,552

26,692

46,793

Under Calculation

Other Gas (Unit: 1,000 m3)

0.017

158

242

404

Under Calculation

GHG Emissions

Scope1・Scope2

(Unit: t-CO2e)

FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation★ Scope1

98

91

151

152

138

Scope2

7,174

6,969

6,740

6,466

6,330

Scope1+2

7,273

7,060

6,891

6,619

6,468

ITOCHU Group◆ Scope1

1,299,390

1,213,395

1,202,508

1,522,339

Under Calculation

Scope2

617,818

771,204

835,916

799,562

Under Calculation

Scope1+2

1,917,209

1,984,599

2,038,424

2,321,901

Under Calculation

GHG Emissions from Business Facilities

(Unit: t-CO2e)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation★

7,273

7,060

6,891

6,619

6,468

Group Companies in Japan

1,280,241

1,361,130

1,526,279

1,611,214

Under Calculation

Overseas Offices

1,674

2,769

1,523

2,860

Under Calculation

Overseas Group Companies

628,021

613,640

503,731

701,209

Under Calculation

Grand Total of ITOCHU Group◆

1,917,209

1,984,599

2,038,424

2,321,901

Under Calculation

Scope1 Total Emissions Breakdown by GHG Type

(Unit: t-CO2e)

Global Warming Potential (GWP) FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Scope1 Total Emissions

-

1,213,395

1,202,508

1,522,339

Under Calculation

Energy Consumption CO2

-

1,161,002

1,158,283

1,233,868

Under Calculation

Total GHG Emissions other than CO2 from Energy Consumption (t-CO2e)

-

52,393

44,225

288,471

Under Calculation

Breakdown Non-energy Consumption CO2

1

0

0

0

Under Calculation

Methane (CH4)

25

0

1,459

118,224

Under Calculation

Dinitrogen Monoxide (N2O)

298

17,932

18,439

119,278

Under Calculation

Hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs)

7,390~10,300

34,461

24,327

50,969

Under Calculation

Perfluorocarbon (PFCs)

-

0

0

0

Under Calculation

Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6)

-

0

0

0

Under Calculation

Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3)

-

0

0

0

Under Calculation

  • The calculation of GHG uses the GHG Protocol developed by WRI (the World Resources Institute) and WBCSD (the World Business Council for Sustainable Development), and is aggregated according to the Management Control Standards(the control approach).
  • The data has been calculated based on the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance on Environmental Preservation for the Tokyo Headquarters and based on the Act on the Rational Use of Energy and the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures for the Osaka Headquarters, Branches in Japan, business facilities and group companies in Japan. Basic emission factors are used up to FYE 2021, and adjusted emission factors are used for FYE 2022 concerning consumed electricity. From FYE 2020, the data has been calculated based on the CO2 conversion coefficient according to the data of 2018 by country of the International Energy Agency (IEA) for overseas offices and overseas group companies. The data before FYE 2019 has been calculated based on the average of the CO2 conversion coefficient between 2010 and 2012. We used IEA 2019 data for calculation of the figures of FYE 2022.
  • From the FYE 2019 data, GHG emissions other than CO2 from energy consumption, are also included. GHG emissions other than CO2 from energy consumption from group companies that emit more than 3,000 t-CO2e per year are aggregated and disclosed.
  • We started including “CH4 and N2O emissions associated with pig breeding and excrement management” and “HFC emissions due to leaks from refrigerating equipment, etc.” with FYE 2019 data, and started further including “CH4 emissions associated with wastewater treatment”, “CH4 emissions associated with composting and landfilling waste” and “N2O emissions associated with the use of fertilizer on farms” with FYE 2021 data.
  • The global warming potential (GWP: Global Warming Potential) for the calculation of GHG emissions other than CO2 from energy consumption is based on GWP 100 of the IPCC 4th Assessment Report (AR4).
  • GHG emissions other than CO2 have several tens to several tens of thousands of times of greenhouse effect compared to CO2, and t-CO2e is used as a unit for expressing that greenhouse effect equivalent to CO2.

Scope3

(Unit: t-CO2e)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Capital Goods*1

145,712

372,734

799,796

660,270

Under Calculation

Fuel & Energy Related Activities*2

240,554

238,657

328,407

310,195

Under Calculation

Domestic Transportation*3

15,599

14,828

13,041

12,034

10,387

Waste Generated in Operations*4

85,717

229,207

234,592

369,119

Under Calculation

Business Travel*5

66,040

70,933

56,414

20,620

Under Calculation

Employee Commuting*6

23,867

27,017

25,468

25,150

Under Calculation

Franchises*7

0

1,221,525

1,151,693

1,089,140

Under Calculation

Emission intensity is selected mainly from the Inventory Database for Calculation of an Organization’s GHG Emissions through the Supply Chain issued by the Ministry of Environment of Japan and the Inventory Database for Environmental Analysis (IDEA) developed by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry.

  1. Calculated from the amount of consolidated fixed assets acquired in the relevant fiscal year using the emission intensity per capital goods price.
  2. Calculated using various emission intensities for fuel, heat, and purchased electricity collected during Scope 1 and Scope 2 calculations. Emissions from the generation of wholesale and retail electricity are also included in this category.
  3. Emissions related to domestic contracted transportation of ITOCHU Corporation as the shipper are calculated based on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation and Reporting Manual issued by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  4. Calculated based on various waste and wastewater emissions intensity for the entire ITOCHU Group.
  5. Calculated based on the consolidated accounting data of the ITOCHU Group. The emissions intensity is used for each type of business trip.
  6. The consolidated commuting expenses are estimated based on ITOCHU’s commuting expenses and the number of employees, and then the figure is calculated using the emission intensity of railway commuting.
  7. The difference between Scope 1 and Scope 2 of franchisees and Scope 1 and Scope 2 of related consolidated subsidiaries of the ITOCHU Group is recorded.

Carbon Intensity

CO2 Emissions from ITOCHU's Domestic Sites and ITOCHU Group (Intensity Unit)

(Unit: t-CO2e)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Per Employee
(Total of Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation)

1.660

1.622

1.596

1.552

1.540

Per One Square Meter of All Floor Space
(Total of Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation)

0.063

0.061

0.068

0.058

0.057

Per MWh of Electricity Consumption
(Grand Total of ITOCHU Group)

0.506

0.524

0.502

0.471

Under Calculation

  • The denominators of intensity figures per one square meter of all floor space are as follows: FYE 2018: 115,905m2, FYE 2019: 115,842m2, FYE 2020: 101,545m2, FYE 2021: 114,920m2, FYE 2022: 113,434m2
CO2 Emissions by Beverage Manufacturing Companies (Intensity Unit)
Business Profile Company Name (Boundary) Unit FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Beverage Manufacturing

Clear Water Tsunan Co., Ltd.
(Soft drink manufacturing and sales business)

CO2e / production capacity in kL

Non-consolidated

0.091

0.081

0.088

Under Calculation

Pollution Prevention and Resource Circulation Performance Data

Pollution Prevention

NOx, SOx, VOC

(Unit: t)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Group Companies in Japan NOx (Nitrogen Oxides)

1,976

1,887

2,076

2,365

Under Calculation

SOx (Sulfur Oxides)

425

442

506

416

Under Calculation

VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)

398

423

417

441

Under Calculation

Overseas Group Companies NOx (Nitrogen Oxides)

0

1,403

1,293

1,458

Under Calculation

SOx (Sulfur Oxides)

0

795

648

333

Under Calculation

VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)

102

101

103

102

Under Calculation

Grand Total of ITOCHU Group NOx (Nitrogen Oxides)

1,976

3,290

3,369

3,823

Under Calculation

SOx (Sulfur Oxides)

425

1,237

1,154

749

Under Calculation

VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)

500

524

520

542

Under Calculation

Resource Circulation

Waste Volume and Waste Recycling Rate

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Tokyo Headquarters★ Waste volume (Unit: t)

698

680

767

465

469

Waste Non-recycled

43

48

44

31

30

Waste Recycled

655

632

723

434

439

Recycling Rate (Unit: %)

93.8

92.9

94.3

93.4

93.7

Osaka Headquarters, Branches and Other Business Facilities in Japan Waste Volume (Unit: t)

-

-

290

258

2,214

Group Companies in Japan Waste Volume (Unit: t)

177,526

89,210

149,620

248,465

Under Calculation

Overseas Offices Waste Volume (Unit: t)

5

17

9

41

Under Calculation

Overseas Group Companies Waste Volume (Unit: t)

141,392

364,476

461,018

504,085

Under Calculation

Grand Total of ITOCHU Group Waste Volume (Unit: t)

319,621

454,383

611,751

753,315

Under Calculation

Waste Non-recycled

-

-

449,030

583,599

Under Calculation

Waste Recycled

-

-

162,721

169,716

Under Calculation

Recycling rate (Unit: %)

-

-

26

23

Under Calculation

  • The waste volume of the Tokyo Headquarters includes the amount sold as valuables.
  • Due to the increase in the number of companies subject to aggregation, the figure for FYE 2019 has increased significantly compared to FYE 2018.

Hazardous Waste

(Unit: t)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation

1.5

1.4

1.26

1.5

Under Calculation

Grand Total of ITOCHU Group

-

-

749

45,754

Under Calculation

Paper Consumption

(Unit: 1,000 sheets (A4 equivalent))

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation Copy Paper Consumption

32,949

30,711

26,913

19,167

14,916

Water Resources Performance Data

Water Withdrawal and Wastewater Discharge

Volume of Water Withdrawal & Wastewater Discharge

(Unit: 1,000 m3)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Tokyo Headquarters★ City Water Usage

43

47

42

29

30

Treated water production volume

34

31

34

25

27

Wastewater Discharge

58

59

60

41

41

Osaka Headquarters, Branches and Other Business Facilities in Japan* Water withdrawal

-

-

73

61

84

Wastewater discharge

-

-

170

133

169

Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation★ Water withdrawal

-

-

115

90

115

Wastewater discharge

-

-

230

173

210

Group Companies in Japan* Water withdrawal

-

32,335

21,947

24,540

Under Calculation

Wastewater discharge

14,629

51,913

9,594

14,269

Under Calculation

Overseas Offices* Water withdrawal

-

5

5

16

Under Calculation

Wastewater discharge

6

5

5

15

Under Calculation

Overseas Group Companies* Water withdrawal

-

106,182

72,059

48,494

Under Calculation

Wastewater discharge

11,832

34,380

16,394

21,723

Under Calculation

Grand Total of ITOCHU Group Water withdrawal

-

-

94,126

73,140

Under Calculation

Wastewater discharge

-

-

26,223

36,180

Under Calculation

  • If we do not know the wastewater discharge, we have calculated it assuming that it is the same as the volume of tap water consumption
  • Due to the increase in the number of companies subject to aggregation, the figure for FYE 2019 has increased significantly compared to FYE 2018.
  • The amount of wastewater discharge from Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation includes wastewater from sewage treatment plants that receive and treat sewage from third parties, so the amount of wastewater greatly exceeds the amount of water withdrawal.

Water Withdrawal Amount by Withdrawal Source

(Unit: 1,000 m3)

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
ITOCHU Group Supplied Water Usage, Industrial Water

12,952

9,560

10,649

12,119

Under Calculation

Groundwater Withdrawal

17,118

92,899

46,764

20,516

Under Calculation

Water Taken from Rivers, Lakes, Rainwater

43,919

31,740

26,323

31,402

Under Calculation

Water Taken from Seawater

0

4,339

10,269

9,068

Under Calculation

Others (Produced Water, etc.)

0

0

11

34

Under Calculation

Grand Total

73,989

138,538

94,017

73,140

Under Calculation

Discharge Amount by Discharge Destination

(Unit: 1,000 m3)

  FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
ITOCHU Group Water Discharged to Treatment Facility (e.g. Sewage)

57,669

3,664

7,181

Under Calculation

Water Discharged to Groundwater

9,243

5,731

11,639

Under Calculation

Water Discharged to Rivers, Lakes

12,992

10,464

10,251

Under Calculation

Water Discharged to Sea

6,453

6,130

6,679

Under Calculation

Others

-

-

431

Under Calculation

Grand Total

86,358

25,989

36,181

Under Calculation

Water Withdrawal in Water Stressed Regions

The amount of water withdrawal at sites with high risk and extremely high risk (>40%) identified using the WRI Aqueduct tool developed by WRI (World Resources Institute) is as follows.

  FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
High Risk (40-80%) Number of Sites

5

6

7

Under Calculation

Water Withdrawal (1,000 m3)

188

2,201

2,786

Under Calculation

Extremely High Risk (>80%) Number of Sites

2

2

3

Under Calculation

Water Withdrawal (1,000 m3)

583

623

1,096

Under Calculation

Water Consumption in Manufacturing Processes that are Highly Dependent on Water Resources (Intensity)

Category Boundary Unit FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Beverage Manufacturing

Clear Water Tsunan Co., Ltd.
(Soft drink manufacturing and sales business)

Water Consumption m3
/ Production Volume in kL)

Not-Consolidated

2.01

1.95

1.85

Under Calculation

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

Category Boundary Unit FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Chemical

C.I. TAKIRON Corporation (factory)

mg/l

3.90

2.78

2.20

Under Calculation

Environmental Accounting

Environmental Conservation Costs

(Unit: 1,000 JPY)

Classification Items FYE 2022
Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation Costs inside Business Areas

Costs related to pollution prevention, global environmental conservation, and resource recycling

917,191

Upstream & Downstream Costs

Additional costs for reducing environmental impact, green procurement costs, and containers and packaging recycling.

10,831

(Green Procurement Costs)

5,836

Management Activity Costs

Costs for the development and operation of environmental management systems and environmental education for employees

226,933

Research and Development Costs

R & D costs for products contributing to environmental conservation

500

Social Activity Costs

Costs for environmental improvement measures such as nature conservation, greening, beautification, and landscape preservation, as well as donations and support to organizations engaged in environmental conservation

6,310

Costs to Address Environmental Damage

Costs for nature restoration, compensation for damages related to environmental conservation, etc.

20,000

Grand Total of Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation

1,181,765

  • Summarized based on the Environmental Accounting Guidelines - 2005 Edition from the Ministry of the Environment.

Environmental Conservation & Economic Effects

  FYE 2022
Environmental Conservation Effects Economic Effects (Unit: 1,000 JPY)
Japanese Bases of ITOCHU Corporation Paper Usage

4,215 sheets

2,847

Electricity Usage

17,000 kWh

-2,455

Tokyo Head Office Waste Emissions

-4 t

-18

Water Usage

-1.413 m3

286

  • Environmental conservation and economic effects are calculated by subtracting actual values for the current fiscal year from those for the previous fiscal year.

Understanding the Situation of our Environmental Obligations

We do not limit ourselves to just supporting statutory requirements in regards to the environmental risks in the tangible fixed assets (e.g., land and buildings) of ITOCHU alone and our group companies — in particular, asbestos, PCB and soil contamination; we also look to understand the situation through surveys voluntarily and then aim to respond in a way that is helpful to prompt management policy decisions and judgments. As of March 2022, we estimate the cost of waste disposal at JPY 10 million, which is a reasonably estimable amount (shadow cost) for future environmental liabilities.

Independent Assurance

Independent Assurance Report (PDF:2.3MB)[PDF]: ★Data assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd, an external assurance provider based on the international standard ISAE 3000.

  • Regarding range of tallied data, figures not labeled as Consolidated are placed under Non-Consolidated.

Employee Status★ (as of March 31 for each respective year)

  Non-Consolidated Consolidated
Employees Men Women Avg. Age Avg. Annual Salary (Yen) Employees Temporary Staff
2022

4,170

3,180

990

42

15,797,516

115,124

43,195

2021

4,215

3,227

988

42

16,278,110

125,944

45,885

2020

4,261

3,267

994

42

15,657,603

128,146

46,567

  • The number of temporary employees is the average number of employees for each fiscal year.

Employees by Operating Segment★ (as of March 31, 2022)

(Unit: People)

  Textile Machinery Metals &
Minerals
Energy &
Chemicals
Food General
Products &
Realty
ICT &
Financial Business
The 8th Others Total
Non-
Consolidated

333

413

151

357

416

263

204

46

954

3,137

Consolidated

5,999

13,152

485

12,344

35,561

16,671

21,210

7,021

2,681

115,124

Overseas Bloc Employees by Region★ (as of March 31, 2022)

(Unit: People)

North America Latin America Europe/CIS Africa Middle East East Asia Asia/Oceania
National Staff

137

113

289

61

112

575

585

Rotational Staff

51

22

61

14

19

74

103

Overseas Trainees

12

2

14

2

4

15

23

TOTAL

2,288

  • Overseas bloc employees by region counts employees who are assigned to overseas subsidiaries or overseasbranches/offices.

Number of Overseas Local Employee Management Personnel (as of March 31, 2022)

(Unit: People)

North America Latin America Europe/CIS Africa Near and Middle East East Asia Asia/Oceania
Management Personnel

85

39

95

4

27

288

169

  • Equivalent to headquarters management positions

Share of Women in Career-Track/Managerial/Executive Positions★
(as of March 31 for each Respective Year)

(Unit: People)

  Career-Track Managerial Executives & Directors
Total Women Share Total Women Share Total Women Share
2022

3,395

359

10.6%

2,544

206

8.1%

42

4

9.5%

2021

3,435

346

10.1%

2,565

206

8.0%

46

4

8.7%

2020

3,462

335

9.7%

2,566

209

8.1%

45

4

8.9%

Women Rotational Staff (as of January 1, 2022)

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Employment of Disabled Persons★
(as of March 1 for each Respective Year)

  Percentage of Disabled Employees (%)
2022

2.43

2021

2.32

2020

2.21

  • ITOCHU Corporation, ITOCHU UNIDAS Co., Ltd. and ITOCHU Human Resources & General Services Co., Ltd are included in the scope of the figure.

Number of Hires by Gender and Adoption Rate for Mid-Career★

  Number of Hires by Gender (Unit:People) Adoption Rate for Mid-Career (Unit:%)
New-Graduates Mid-Career Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total
FYE 2023*

73

34

107

-

-

-

107

-

FYE 2022

80

36

116

1

1

2

118

2

FYE 2021

84

36

120

6

2

8

128

6

FYE 2020

98

31

129

4

6

10

139

7

  • The figures as of April 1st, 2022

Voluntary Resignation Rate (Non-Consolidated)★

  Avg. Years Employed Voluntary Resignation Rate
Men Women Total Men Women Total
FYE 2022

18.1

18.4

18.2

1.7%

1.5%

1.6%

FYE 2021

17.8

18.4

17.9

1.2%

2.4%

1.5%

FYE 2020

17.6

18.4

17.8

1.2%

2.8%

1.6%

  • Positions: career-track, clerical, special
    Turnover rate is calculated according to the following formula.
    voluntary resignations ÷ employees at end of fiscal year

ITOCHU Corporation has a long average number of years employed of 18 years and only around 1.6% of employees voluntarily resign. It is a company where many employees choose to stay for the long-term.

Use of Childcare & Nursing Care Programs★

Childcare

(Unit: People)

Childcare leave Leave to nurse sick children Shorter working hours for childcare Special parental leave Percentage of employees returning to work*
FYE 2022 Men

39

71

0

7

100%

Women

104

124

94

16

Total

143

195

94

23

FYE 2021 Men

35

49

0

8

97%

Women

104

105

96

28

Total

139

154

96

36

FYE 2019 Men

59

74

0

6

98%

Women

109

139

97

47

Total

168

213

97

53

  • The percentage of employees (including those seconded to other companies) returning to work after childcare leave is calculated according to the following formula:the number of employees returning to work after childcare leave during the current or the following fiscal year/the number of employees who finished taking childcare leave during the current fiscal year.

Nursing Care and Family Support Leave

(Unit: People)

Nursing care leave Leave for nursing care Shorter working hours for nursing care Special nursing care leave Family Support Leave
FYE 2022 Men

1

18

0

3

70

Women

0

47

5

9

72

Total

1

65

5

12

142

FYE 2021 Men

1

23

0

0

79

Women

0

46

5

8

63

Total

1

69

5

8

142

FYE 2019 Men

1

29

0

3

96

Women

0

42

2

10

96

Total

1

71

2

13

192

Occupational Health and Safety Data (Non-Consolidated Employees*1) ★

(Unit: People)

  FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
  Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Full-time Employees Part-time Employees Full-time Employees Part-time Employees
Number who Suffered from Occupational Accidents (Number which Occurred During Commute)*2

9(8)

0(0)

4(3)

1(1)

5(4)

0(0)

Number of Fatalities

0

0

0

0

0

0

OIFR (Occupational Illness Frequency Rate)*3

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Number who Suffered Lost Time Incidents (LTI)*4

0

0

1

0

0

0

LTIFR (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate)*5

0.00

0.00

0.21

0.00

0.00

0.00

  1. Employees targeted: Full-time employees — career-track employees, clerical employees, those in special positions and employees temporarily assigned to us
    Part-time employee — contract employees
  2. Number who suffered from occupational accidents: The total number of those who suffered from of occupational accidents or non-LTI due to their work and those injured during their commute.
  3. OIFR: The rate of incidence of lost-time accidents corresponding to disease per million hours (calculated as the number of people suffering from LTI due to illness divided by the total number of working hours times 1 million)
  4. Lost time incidents (LTI) are situations in which a work-related injury or illness causes the victim to be absent from work on the following day. (occupational accidents)
  5. LTIFR: The rate of occurrence of incidents that caused employees to miss work per million working hours (calculated as the number of sufferers of LTI divided by the total number of working hours times 1 million)

Performance Benchmarking Against Industry Average (Wholesalers and Retailers with Over 100 Employees)

  2019 2020 2021
Lost-time Incident Rate

2.09

2.27

2.31

  • The data above references the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2020 Research on Work-related Accident Trends

Time/Cost Allotted for Employee Skills Development Training

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Total annual training time (hours) 217,734 160,510 168,425 92,431 112,574
  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Average training/development hours per regular employee (hours)* 50.81 37.46 39.53*1 21.93 27.00
Average training/development cost per regular employee (thousand yen) 485*2 444*2 407*2 260 269
  • Calculation method: total annual training hours / employees at end of fiscal year
  • The reduction is due to the impact of COVID-19
  • Data for *1 and *2 are revised because some of the aggregate data has been revised.

Attendance in Major Training

(Unit: People)

Training FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
Quick Mastering Business Management Course 121 96 110 152 172
Global Development Program 134 141 154 0 (Cancel) 0 (Not implemented)
Organization Manager Workshop 403 405 337 341 624
Short-Term Business School Dispatch 39 31 37 8 7
Junior Chinese/Special Language Dispatch 61 39 10 0 (Cancel) 0 (Not implemented)
Chinese Lessons 614 237 158 205 189
Career Vision Support Training (total) 2,075 1,885 1,940 2,067 1,851

Support for Diversity

We are aiming to deepen understanding of diversity & inclusion and to build a strict but rewarding workplace environment with peace of mind for all our employees. Under this aim, we have set the first and second weeks of December as Diversity Week since FYE 2019. We hold various publicity events, training sessions and workshops for all employees.

Fiscal Year Theme
FYE 2022 (Online)
  1. (1) Balancing career and nursing care
    1. (i) Nursing care and money / nursing care insurance
    2. (ii) Home care
    3. (iii) Nursing care in a facility
  2. (2) Balancing career and life: work style reform and child-rearing for couples
  3. (3) Basic knowledge on LGBTs
  4. (4) Women’s career and health
    1. (i) Uterine cancer and breast cancer seminar
    2. (ii) Women’s health seminar series
  5. (5) Advancement of women (talk by an officer)
FYE 2021 (Online)
  1. (1) Nursing care
    1. (i) To balance work and nursing care: Keys to nursing care in the COVID-19 era
    2. (ii) Elderly monitoring service individual consultation meetings
  2. (2) Male childcare leave seminar series (a version for those taking childcare leave and a version for the superiors/coworkers of those taking childcare leave)
  3. (3) Basic LGBT seminar
  4. (4) Women’s careers and health
    1. (i) Life stage with health
    2. (ii) Gynecological cancer (uterine cancer and breast cancer)
FYE 2020
  1. (1) Nursing care
    1. (i) Concierge introduction
    2. (ii) How to choose a nursing care facility
    3. (iii) Nursing care money
  2. (2) Women's careers and health
  3. (3) VR training and workshop (dementia and LGBT)

Attendance in Training Related to Health and Safety Standards (Non-Consolidated Employees)★

  FYE 2018 FYE 2019 FYE 2020 FYE 2021 FYE 2022
General Training Covering Health and Safety Standards*1

3,410

3,543

3,629

1,447

841

Human Resources-led Training Covering Health and Safety Standards*2

61

48

453

74

63

  1. The total number of participants in training new recruits (career-track employees and clerical employees), training for newly appointed section managers, training prior to overseas assignment, and the comprehensive emergency drill at the Tokyo headquarters.
  2. The total number of participants in Career vision training (including mindfulness courses and mental health management courses).

FYE 2022 Number of Employees that Received Our Main Health and Safety-related Trainings

(Unit: People)

Type of Training Training Details Number of Employee Attendees
Training New Recruits

Employees newly joining ITOCHU are informed on the importance of health for their personal life and their career. The training includes information on mental health and lifestyle-related diseases. Employees are also educated on the company's health and safety management by our occupational physician and our clinical psychologist.

117

New Manager Training on Health Management

For newly promoted junior managers, industrial physicians and clinical psychologists provide training on how to guide and manage the health and safety of subordinates through case-studies. The training also provides guidance on how to maintain one's own health once promoted to their new positions.

59

Training in Preparation for Overseas Assignments or Junior Overseas Training

The training is mainly conducted by our occupational physician, and covers health issues that are likely to occur in relevant countries, as well as crucial differences in medical environments and lifestyles between Japan and assigned countries. The training also covers necessary preparations that are recommended prior to dispatch, and information on how to receive health checkups during their assignment. We also provide the same training for the family members of our employees, and provide information on key contact points and resources in case of emergencies.

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