Evaluation by Society
ITOCHU Selected as an index component of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, a Global ESG Index
ITOCHU Corporation has been selected as an index component of the World and Asia Pacific Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, a global stock ESG index, for 7th consecutive year.
The DJSI revises the indices every September by an independent survey of economic, environmental and social practices. In FYE 2020, 318 companies including 33 Japanese companies were selected as DJSI World Member among 3,519 targeted companies around the world.
ITOCHU achieved the best score in "Trading Companies & Distributors" Industry (one of the 61 Industries), and has been named as the Industry Leader for the 5th consecutive year. (As of September 2019)
ITOCHU wins Gold Class and Industry Leader at the SAM Sustainability Awards 2019
ITOCHU Corporation was awarded Gold Class at the SAM Sustainability Awards 2019, winning the recognition of RobecoSAM, a Swiss research institution that evaluates companies making efforts in sustainability and offers information to investors. ITOCHU has become the top for the fourth consecutive year in the Trading Companies & Distributors sector. (As of February 2019)
- ‘Industry Leader’ which was provided to the top scoring company in each sector, is integrated with Gold Class from 2017.
Included in S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, a global environmental stock index
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index is a global environmental stock index adopted by Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). Using TOPIX as the universe, this index of S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world's leading independent index provider, overweights companies that have high carbon efficiency within their industry as calculated by Trucost on a market value basis and companies that disclose information on greenhouse gas emissions. It consists of 2,162 companies, including ITOCHU (as of September 2018).
CDP: We participate in the three CDP (a non-governmental organization based in the United Kingdom that represents institutional investors worldwide and surveys the climate change-related activities of companies) programs below.
- CDP Climate Change
CDP Climate Change evaluates corporate action on climate change. In FYE2019, we scored a B.
- CDP Water
CDP Water evaluates corporate efforts related to water stewardship.
In FYE2019, we scored a B-.
- CDP Forests
CDP Forests evaluates corporate action on risks related to forest destruction within the supply chain.
In FYE2019, we scored a B-.
ITOCHU Selected as an index component of SNAM Sustainability Index, set up by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Itochu Corporation has been selected as "SANM Sustainability Index" by the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “SNAM”). This index is used as a unique active index in "SNAM Sustainable Management",for pension funds and institutional investors, which invests widely in ESG-rated companies that SNAM started operation in August 2012.
Evaluation by Stakeholders
ITOCHU Selected as an index component of SNAM Sustainability Index
Included in the constituents of the Global Environment Equity Index "S & P / JPX Carbon Efficiency Index"
ITOCHU Wins Award for Outstanding Performance in the Nikkei Annual Report Awards 2015