Environmental Policy

Policy and Basic Concept

The ITOCHU Group Environmental Policy

Global environmental concerns such as climate change pose a critical threat to the sustainability of earth. Given the global nature of our operations, it is a top management priority for us to address these concerns and contribute to building a sustainable society. We will do so by committing to make continuous improvements to our environmental management system, reducing the environmental impacts of our businesses throughout their lifecycles, and engaging in business activities that make positive contributions to the environment.

(1) Compliance with Laws and Regulations

We shall comply with international declarations, agreements, and treaties, as well as with the laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we operate. We shall also comply with any other agreements that we have consented to.

(2) Response to Climate Change

We shall reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the efficiency of energy use within our own operations, as well as externally provide products and services that contribute to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

(3) Environmental Pollution Prevention

We shall prevent and reduce environmental pollution caused by chemical substances and oils, reduce emissions of air pollutants, and reduce and properly process hazardous waste and wastewater.

(4) Promotion of Resource Circulation

We shall contribute to the formation of a circular society by promoting the sustainable use of resources (such as fossil fuels, minerals, food, animals and plants), resource conservation measures, and waste reduction and recycling across our business investments and the supply chain of our products and services.

(5) Conservation and Effective Use of Water Resources

We shall reduce water consumption through efficient water use and recycling, as well as take necessary measures to appropriately treat effluents.

(6) Biodiversity Conservation

We shall recognize the value of the benefits that we receive from the natural ecosystem, minimize our impact on biodiversity, and contribute to its conservation.

(7) Transparency

We shall proactively disclose environmental information and maintain a communicative relationship with our stakeholders.

April 2020
Fumihiko Kobayashi
Member of the Board
Executive Vice President
Chief Administrative Officer