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.
Sustainable Business Direction in a Circular Economy
Review of Material Sustainability Issues (Materiality)