Environmental Performance Data

ITOCHU Corporation strives to achieve environmental conservation not only through business activities, but also through office activities, such as cutting back electricity consumption and the promotion of the recycling of waste, in which all its employees can easily participate. In addition, it has gradually expanded the scope of the collection of environmental performance data on Group companies in Japan and overseas, and overseas offices to understand the actual environmental situation and improve its environmental conservation activities in the future.

Environmental Performance

Environmental Performance Data at the offices

Electricity Consumption★

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Scope: Tokyo headquarters, Osaka headquarters, Branches in Japan, Other branches and business facilities in Japan

Waste Volume★

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Scope: Tokyo headquarters

Paper Consumption

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Scope: FY2011-FY2016 Tokyo headquarters, FY2017-FY2018 Total of domestic bases of ITOCHU corporation

Water Consumption★

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Scope: Tokyo headquarters
  • Please look at the tables below for the data of group companies in japan, overseas offices and group companies.

Independent Assurance Report (846KB)[PDF]: The following data marked with ★ are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd, an external assurance provider based on the international standard ISAE 3000 & ISAE 3410.
★ :Total value of electricity consumption and CO2 emissions for the Tokyo headquarters, the Osaka headquarters and branches in Japan, domestic branches and other business facilities, along with data of CO2 emissions attributed to distribution, waste volume, recycling rate and water consumption, gray water production and wastewater discharge for the Tokyo headquarters.

Independent Assurance Report (846KB)[PDF]: The following data marked with ◆ are assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd, an external assurance provider based on the international standard ISAE 3000 & ISAE 3410.
◆ :Total value of electricity consumption and CO2 emissions for the Tokyo headquarters, the Osaka headquarters and branches in Japan, domestic branches and other business facilities, Group companies in Japan, overseas offices and overseas Group companies.

Target Setting

ITOCHU Corporation has established targets for electricity consumption, reduced generation of waste volume, the promotion of recycling, and reduced paper and water consumption. ITOCHU’s target figures are presented in the following table. ITOCHU has announced a goal of reducing specific energy consumption at ITOCHU Corporation itself and its consolidated subsidiaries by an average of at least one percent per year and is striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  FY2018 Results Single Year Target Target for the Year Ended March 2021
Electricity Consumption of Tokyo and Osaka Headquarters, Branches in Japan and Other branches and business facilities in Japan

Decrease of 2.1% compared with FY2017 levels

Reduction of at least 1% annually

Reduction of 30% compared with FY2011 levels

Tokyo Headquarters Waste Volume

33% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

10% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

20% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

Tokyo Headquarters Recycling Rate

94%

90%

90%

Tokyo Headquarters Paper Consumption

9% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

3% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

3% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

Tokyo Headquarters Water Consumption (City Water)

20.6% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

10% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

15% reduction compared with FY2011 levels

Scope of the Data

○:in scope of aggregation

  Electricity consumption CO2 emissions from business facilities Waste volume Paper consumption Water consumption and wastewater discharge
Tokyo headquarters

Osaka headquarters

Branches in Japan*1

Other branches and business facilities in Japan*2

Group companies in Japan*3

Overseas offices*4

Overseas group companies*5

  1. The branches in Japan cover all 5 domestic branches of ITOCHU Corporation.
  2. Business facilities cover business facilities ITOCHU Corporation owns or rents, excluding the facilities for dwelling. The number of offices: FY2015: 12 offices, FY2016: 8 offices, FY2017: 8 offices, FY2018: 6 offices
  3. From FY2015 to FY2017, the Group companies in Japan cover consolidated subsidiaries in which ITOCHU has directly invested (as of March 31). The number of companies: FY2015: 73 companies, FY2016: 70 companies, FY2017: 65 companies. For FY2018, all consolidated subsidiaries (208) are covered.
  4. The overseas offices cover main offices. The number of offices: FY2015: 16 offices, FY2016: 16 offices, FY2017: 16 offices, FY2018 15 offices
  5. From FY2015 to FY2017, the overseas group companies cover consolidated subsidiaries in which ITOCHU has directly invested (as of March 31). The number of companies: FY2015: 49 companies, FY2016: 44 companies, FY2017: 46 companies For FY2018, all consolidated subsidiaries (299) are covered.

However, companies that are held for investment purposes that are expected to be sold within the coming five years are not included in the scope of data. The CO2 emissions of places of business that are not manufacturing sites and have no more than 10 employees are not included in the scope of data because the amount of CO2 emissions is insignificant.

Electricity Consumption

The table below shows electricity consumption and CO2 emissions from business facilities from FY 2015 to FY2018. ITOCHU installed inverters for the ventilation systems and LED desk stands, and introduced other energy-saving facilities, while all employees took the initiative of turning off lights and office equipment when not in use. In addition, a morning-focused working system was launched on October 1, 2013 for trial basis and officially introduced on May 1, 2014 for full-time employees at the headquarters and branch offices in Japan, and this has also led to the reduction in our electricity consumption.

Unit:Thousand kWh

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Tokyo headquarters

9,297

9,169

9,331

9,200

Osaka headquarters

455

442

434

409

Branches in Japan

415

326

291

292

Other branches and business facilities in Japan

1,385

1,300

1,270

1,184

Total of domestic bases of ITOCHU corporation★

11,552

11,237

11,326

11,084

Group companies in Japan

503,558

484,755

471,432

620,621

Overseas offices

3,466

3,424

3,087

2,224

Overseas group companies

149,151

147,665

143,485

500,777

Grand total of ITOCHU Group◆

667,727

647,081

629,329

1,134,705

  • For the Tokyo headquarters, data has been calculated in accordance with the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance on Environmental Preservation. For the Osaka headquarters, branches in Japan, other branches and business facilities in Japan and group companies in Japan, data has been calculated in accordance with the Act on the Rational Use of Energy. However, companies that are held for investment purposes that are expected to be sold within the coming five years are not included in the scope of data. The CO2 emissions of places of business that are not manufacturing sites and have no more than 10 employees are not included in the scope of data because the amount of CO2 emissions is insignificant.

CO2 Emissions from Business Facilities

Unit:t-CO2

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Tokyo headquarters

5,133

6,229

6,459

6,307

Osaka headquarters

238

235

221

208

Branches in Japan

272

208

180

175

Other branches and business facilities in Japan

741

664

641

582

Total of domestic bases of ITOCHU corporation★

6,383

7,336

7,501

7,273

Intensity figures per employee (Total of domestic bases of ITOCHU corporation)

1.498

1.714

1.737

1.660

Intensity figures per one square meter of all floor space (Total of domestic bases of ITOCHU corporation)

0.054

0.063

0.064

0.063

Group companies in Japan

364,772

369,775

340,559

1,186,179

Overseas offices

1,940

1,907

2,238

1,674

Overseas group companies

103,181

102,372

98,427

955,559

Grand total of ITOCHU Group◆

476,226

481,389

448,725

2,150,685

  • For the Tokyo headquarters, data has been calculated in accordance with the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance on Environmental Preservation. For the Osaka headquarters, domestic branches and offices, other business facilities and Group companies in Japan, data has been calculated in accordance with the Act on the Rational Use of Energy and the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.
  • For overseas offices and overseas group companies, the figures are calculated using the CO2 conversion factors for each countries (average 2010-2012) found in the International Energy Agency (IEA)'s statistics.
  • For the total of domestic bases of ITOCHU Corporation, CO2 emission of Scope 1 is 98t-CO2★ and CO2 emission of Scope 2 is 7,175t-CO2
  • For all ITOCHU Group, CO2 emission of Scope 1 is 1,540,041t-CO2◆ and CO2 emission of Scope 2 is 610,644t-CO2

CO2 Emissions per MWh from electricity generation

Unit:t-CO2/MWh

  FY2017 FY2018
Grand total of ITOCHU group

0.524

0.506

Energy consumption of Business Facilities

Unit:GJ

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Tokyo headquarters

130,393

129,084

134,076

130,977

  • For the Tokyo headquarters, data has been calculated in accordance with the Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance on Environmental Preservation.

All domestic bases of ITOCHU Corporation Energy consumption

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Non-renewable fuels purchased and consumed (Unit:MWh)

903

805

765

610

Non-renewable electricity purchased (Unit:MWh)

26,481

25,955

30,282

29,558

Steam / heating / cooling and other energy (non-renewable) purchased (Unit:MWh)

11,286

11,286

8,299

8,206

Total renewable energy generated (PV) (Unit:MWh)

106

87

58

58

Total costs of energy consumption (Unit:million yen)

587

580

564

576

Waste Volume

The table below shows the waste volume generated in Tokyo headquarters building, group companies in Japan, overseas offices and overseas group companies from FY2015 to FY2018. We have been promoting waste segregation. We, at the Tokyo headquarters, are striving to reduce their waste generation with a target of achieving a 10% reduction of waste generated compared with FY2011 levels. Through initiatives such as 2-in-1 and double-sided printing, ITOCHU has been able to reduce waste volume, and in FY2015 the Tokyo headquarters building received a Minato Ward Waste Reducing Business Operator Commendation.

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Tokyo headquarters building★ Waste volume
(Unit: t)

654

711

674

698

Recycling rate
(Unit: %)

95

95

94.3

93.8

Group companies in Japan* Waste volume
(Unit: t)

21,825

23,470

21,947

177,526

Overseas offices Waste volume
(Unit: t)

7

9

33

5

Overseas group companies Waste volume
(Unit: t)

14,271

14,569

10,016

141,392

  • The waste volume of Tokyo headquarters includes waste sold as valuable resources.

Paper Consumption

The table below shows the paper consumption from FY2015 to FY2018.(FY2015-2016 Tokyo headquarters, FY2017-2018 All domestic bases of ITOCHU Corporation) We, at the Tokyo headquarters, have been promoting the reduction of paper consumption, with a target of reducing paper consumption by 3% compared with FY2011 levels, by means such as encouraging paperless activities and stopping the unnecessary use of paper.

Unit: Thousand sheets (A4 equivalent)

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Copy paper consumption

34,575

31,896

34,940

32,949

Water Consumption and Wastewater Discharge

The table below shows the water consumption, gray water production and wastewater discharge in Tokyo headquarters and water discharge in group companies, overseas offices and overseas group companies from FY2015 to FY2018. We, at the Tokyo headquarters, have been promoting efforts to reduce water consumption, with a target of reducing water consumption by 10% compared with FY2011 levels, through the recycling of used water for toilet flushing.

Unit:m3

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
City water usage by the Tokyo headquarters★

45,501

46,922

52,248

43,039

Gray water production by the Tokyo headquarters★

36,658

35,729

30,736

33,830

Wastewater discharge by the Tokyo headquarters★

64,329

62,857

63,446

58,129

Wastewater discharge by group companies in Japan*

1,042,686

981,549

846,700

14,628,762

Wastewater discharge by overseas offices*

9,679

5,932

5,722

5,863

Wastewater discharge by Overseas group companies*

339,543

205,394

207,267

11,831,598

  • Calculation assumes the same volume as water consumption when wastewater discharge has not been ascertained.

Environmental conservation at the Tokyo Headquarters Building

Solar power generation

We installed solar panels on the roofs of our TOKYO headquarters and the adjacent CI Plaza. It has started to generate electricity since March 2010. The capacity of generation for solar panels is total 100kW which is equivalent to panels on prevailing 30 detached houses (approximately 3.0kW per detached houses). We make use of all clean energy generated with these solar panels in our TOKYO headquarters and it regards as electric energy (Maximum power generation at moment) covered 3.5 floors lighting.

Effective Use of Water Resources

Since the treatment facilities for recovered water (gray water, rainwater and spring water) were installed when the Tokyo headquarters was built in 1980, recovered water have been effectively utilized to flush the toilets.
The change on amount of securing gray water may be caused by the rainfall every year so that city water usage tends to increase when the rainfall is a little.
Therefore, we take care of saving water to install the devise for economize hand washing water and flushing in toilets.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Program to prevent Global Warming

ITOCHU Corporation submitted the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plan for FY2016 to 2020 to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, in accordance with their Ordinance on Environmental Preservation. In the plan, we committed to reduce CO2 emissions in the Tokyo headquarters by 15%, compared to the benchmark (the average of annual CO2 emissions from FY2003 to 2005). Emissions in FY2017 came to 6,459 tons CO2, down around 39% from the benchmark.

Those below submitted to Tokyo Metropolitan Government are available in Japanese.

  • The plan submitted to Tokyo Metropolitan Government for greenhouse gas emission reduction includes not only the Tokyo headquarters, but also the adjacent commercial facility, "CI PLAZA".

Participation in "COOL CHOICE"

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ITOCHU Corporation is participating in "COOL CHOICE," the campaign aimed at building a low-carbon society to alleviate climate change, led by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment. In keeping with this participation, it is striving to hold down use of air-conditioning in summer and heating in winter, and to turn power off when not needed. It is also promoting other activities of environmental conservation that can readily be performed by all employees in their workplaces, such as rigorous sorting of refuse in the office and extensive recycling.