CSR

CSR for ITOCHU Corporation

CSR for ITOCHU Corporation

In helping develop a sustainable society, we believe ITOCHU's mission is to fulfill its social responsibility as a global company.

President's Commitment

President's Commitment

CEO Message about the ITOCHU's role and contribution to building the sustainable society

ITOCHU Corporation positions contribution to building sustainable societies through business activities as a core of its Corporate Social Responsibility. This section comprehensibly provides CSR initiatives through business activities by Division Companies.

CSR and Our Business

CSR and Our Business

The basic concept of ITOCHU's CSR is to contribute to building a sustainable society through its business activities. We highlight our business initiatives in details that are related to the issues of social concerns, and simultaneously are material to our sustainable business activities.

CSR in Our Supply Chain and Business Investment

CSR in Our Supply Chain and Business Investment

Developing businesses all over the world, ITOCHU has positioned supply chain management and business investment management as important issues, and is pursuing their promotion.

Corporate Governance / Compliance

Corporate Governance / Compliance

To carry out our business activities in a fair and efficient manner, we are boosting the transparency of our decision-making process and constructing a governance system that incorporates appropriate monitoring and supervisory functions.

Our Initiatives for the Environment

Our Initiatives for the Environment

To contribute to the realization of a sustainable society, ITOCHU is promoting environmental conservation activities.

Employee Relations

Employee Relations

ITOCHU will further strengthen structures for supporting the activities of employees so that they can demonstrate their fullest potential.

Social Contribution Activities

Social Contribution Activities

ITOCHU undertakes a variety of social contribution initiatives in accordance with the ITOCHU Mission, which call on the Company to fulfill its role as a Good Corporate Citizen.

Conducting business operations globally in a wide range of fields, ITOCHU Corporation is required of addressing various social issues.This section provides our activities by core subjects of ISO 26000, the Guidance on social responsibility.

Organizational Governance

In accordance with its corporate philosophy of “Committed to the Global Good,” ITOCHU believes it is important to understand how its business activities influence society and the environment. We have established a system that contributes to the realization of a sustainable society, in accordance with a PDCA cycle, through the identification of material CSR issues and the formulation of CSR Action Plans for each business field.

Human Rights

As a company that conducts business transactions around the world, ITOCHU believes that the relationship between business and human rights is vitally important, and that belief is reflected in the supply chain and in businesses in which ITOCHU invests. We give serious consideration to human rights and individuality so that employees can make the most of their individual capabilities.

Labor Practices

ITOCHU is working to develop and strengthen human resources who can play active roles in global business as true industry professionals. We are also establishing a system that enables diverse human resources to make the most of their capabilities. In addition, we have built a system to support safe and healthy lifestyles for the employees who support our business activities around the world, as well as for their families.

The Environment

ITOCHU pays close attention to the influence of its business activities on the environment and takes both proactive initiatives (advancing environment-conserving businesses) and precautionary initiatives (preventing problems associated with environmental risks). In particular, in proactive initiatives, we are developing multifaceted business initiatives in line with such themes as the use of sustainable resources, responding to climate change, and conservation of biodiversity.

Fair Operating Practices

In addition to ensuring that our business activities are in accordance with laws and international rules, we do not limit ourselves to simply following industry practice, and accordingly we have also established and continually improve our compliance system so that individual employees can sincerely conduct their daily activities from a highly ethical viewpoint.

Consumer Issues

ITOCHU, which handles a wide variety of goods and services that support people's everyday lives, is implementing activities that contribute improvements in the quality of consumer lifestyles, such as working to ensure product safety and quality, developing products that contribute to environmental conservation, and promoting awareness of sustainable consumption.

Community Involvement and Development

In the regions where ITOCHU conducts business, we consider ourselves to be members of local communities. Accordingly, we strive to participate in local communities in ways that transcend the scope of our business activities and to contribute to the sustainable development of those communities through both business activities and social contribution activities.

ITOCHU GLOBAL CSR MAP
CSR Update

CSR Update

The recent topics on CSR activities related to environment and social contribution.

Great East Japan Earthquake

Great East Japan Earthquake[Open in a new window]

ITOCHU Corporation is engaging in reconstruction support of Great East Japan Earthquake from a long-term perspective.