Sustainability Advisory Board

FYE 2020 Sustainability Advisory Board



The Sustainability Advisory Board convened at Tokyo headquarters on December 6 to hold a dialog on sustainability issues between the ITOCHU Corporation management and outside stakeholders. The Sustainability Advisory Board was established to engage outside stakeholders in a dialog to determine whether the direction we are taking with regards to sustainability is aligned with the needs of society as ITOCHU Corporation's business grows more diverse and widespread, and then to apply the insights to promoting sustainability.
In FYE 2020, we welcomed three experts on the latest trends in the international community concerning circular economy to address the theme of "Sustainable Business Direction in a Circular Economy" from different perspectives of industry, academia and government. In a frank exchange of ideas, they offered candid advice based on the business' impact on society and trends at other companies. One of the comments received referred to the expectation of "the Japanese society to have a leading general trading company like ITOCHU to build a new business style promoting coexistence with society." We value the opinions of the experts and all the participants and hope to reflect them in our efforts to further advance sustainability on a company-wide basis.

FYE 2020

Sustainable Business Direction in a Circular Economy

  • Sustainability Advisory Board Members (Job Titles at the Time)
    • Mr. Eiji Hosoda Professor of Business Administration and Information Science, Chubu University, Professor Emeritus, Keio University
    • Ms. Mami Fukuchi Associate Professor of Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
    • Mr. Hidemi Tomita Director, Lloyd's Register Japan K.K.
  • ITOCHU Members (Job Titles at the Time)
    • Fumihiko Kobayashi Member of the Board, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Officer
    • Noriya Hashimoto General Manager, Planning & Administration Department, Textile Company
    • Tatsuya Hirano General Manager, Planning & Administration Department, Machinery Company
    • Yoshihiko Ogura General Manager, Planning & Administration Department, Metals & Minerals Company
    • Isao Nakao General Manager, Planning & Administration Department, Energy & Chemicals Company
    • Kuniaki Abe General Manager, Planning & Administration Department, Food Company
    • Tsutomu Yamauchi General Manager, Planning & Administration Department, General Products & Realty Company
    • Tadayoshi Yamaguchi General Manager, Planning & Administration Department, ICT & Financial Business Company
    • Tetsuya Mukohata Manager, Planning & Administration Section, The 8th Company
    • Yoshihito Tabe General Manager, Sustainability Management Department (served as Moderator)
FYE 2019

Climate Change

  • Sustainability Advisory Board Members (Job Titles at the Time)
    • Mr. Kenichi Suganuma Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary (in charge of climate negotiations), Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Mr. Tsuyoshi Mizuguchi Professor of Economics, Takasaki City University of Economics
    • Mr. Hidemi Tomita Director, Lloyd's Register Japan K.K.
FYE 2018

Review of Material Sustainability Issues (Materiality)
External Environment Related to Sustainability and Promotion of Sustainability by ITOCHU

  • Sustainability Advisory Board Members (Job Titles at the Time)
    • Ms. Mariko Kawaguchi Senior Researcher, Daiwa Institute of Research Holdings Ltd.
    • Mr. Takeshi Shimotaya Managing Director, Sustainavision Ltd.
    • Mr. Hidemi Tomita Director, Lloyd's Register Japan K.K.