Evaluation by Society
FTSE4Good Index Series・FTSE Blossom Japan Index
ITOCHU has been selected as an index constituent of FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index.
The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan as a core ESG benchmark for its passive investments.
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that ITOCHU Corporation has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements and become a constituent of FTSE4Good Index and FTSE Blossom Japan Index. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Also, FTSE Blossom Japan Index is specifically designed to assess the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating strong ESG practices using the globally established FTSE4Good Index Inclusion Rules. The FTSE4Good Indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
ITOCHU Corporation has been selected as a constituent of MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN).
The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index based on the MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index, its parent index, which includes large, mid and small-cap securities in the Japanese markets. The Index is designed to represent the performance of companies that have high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance. The index aims to target sector weights that reflect the relative sector weights of MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index in order to limit the systematic risk introduced by the ESG selection process. Overall the index targets coverage of 50% of the parent index.
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) was created as a benchmark for social themes within the framework of ESG by U.S. company MSCI. Index figures are calculated using data disclosed under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, with constituents comprised of those companies which earn a high gender diversity score.
The inclusion of ITOCHU Corporation in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of ITOCHU Corporation by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
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 8th consecutive year.
The DJSI revises the indices every September by an independent survey of economic, environmental and social practices. In FYE 2021, 323 companies including 39 Japanese companies were selected as DJSI World Member among 3,429 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 6th consecutive year. (As of November 2020)
S&P Global Sustainability Awards
ITOCHU Corporation was awarded SAM Gold Class at the S&P Global Sustainability Awards 2021, winning the recognition of S&P Global, a U.S. financial research institution that evaluates companies making efforts in sustainability and offers information to investors. ITOCHU has become the top for the sixth consecutive year in the Trading Companies & Distributors sector. (As of February 2021)
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient 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 1,841 companies, including ITOCHU (As of March 2021).
- CDP Climate Change
CDP Climate Change evaluates corporate action on climate change. In FYE 2021, we scored a B.
- CDP Water
CDP Water evaluates corporate efforts related to water stewardship.
In FYE 2021, we scored a B.
- CDP Forests
CDP Forests evaluates corporate action on risks related to forest destruction within the supply chain.
In FYE 2021, we scored a B in Timber, B- in Palm oil.
- CDP Supplier Engagement Rating（SER）
CDP SER evaluates the performance of the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire on governance, targets, Scope 3 emissions, and value chain engagement. In FYE 2021, we scored A-.
SOMPO Sustainability Index
Itochu Corporation has been selected as "SOMPO Sustainability Index" by the SOMPO Asset Management Co., Ltd. for the third consecutive year. This index is used as a unique active index in "SOMPO Sustainable Management", for pension funds and institutional investors, which invests widely in ESG-rated companies that SOMPO Asset Management Co., Ltd. started operation in August 2012.
1st Place, Trading Companies in Institutional Investor's 2020 All-Japan Executive Team ranking
ITOCHU Corporation won the 1st place among trading companies sector by Institutional Investor's 2020 All-Japan Executive Team ranking. Institutional Investor is globally known for dealing global financial information to investors and security companies and newly started Best ESG ranking from 2020. This ranking selects the Japanese business enterprises working on outstanding ESG activities, and is based on the voting by institutional investors and securities analysts from all over the world. ITOCHU Corporation is honored to be selected as Best ESG company among Trading companies along with other four categories- Best CEO, Best CFO, Best IR Professional, and Best Investor Relations Team.
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