Critical Issues (Material Issues)

In April 2018, ITOCHU put forth material sustainability issues that incorporate an ESG perspective.Addressing these issues through its main business will help ITOCHU accomplish its previous Medium-Term Management Plan's goal of achieving ongoing growth through ITOCHU Mission, the spirit of "Sampo-yoshi". ITOCHU's sustainability initiatives, which aim to fulfill our responsibilities for the society of today and the future, also contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)* adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Targets for sustainable development to achieve by 2030, adopted in September 2015 by member states of the United Nations

Material Sustainability Issues


Evolve Businesses through Technological Innovation

We create new value by proactively exploring new technologies as we adapt to a transforming industrial establishment by venturing beyond the framework of our existing business.

Address Climate Change
(Contribute to Realization of Decarbonized Society)

As we endeavor to adapt to climate change's impact on business, we further business activities that contribute to a decarbonized society and work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Cultivate a Motivating Workplace Environment

We provide a setting where employees are proud and motivated, and where we can leverage diversity so they can fully exhibit their capabilities.

Respect Human Rights

While showing respect and consideration for human rights in our operations, we bring stability to our business and contribute to the development of local communities.

Contribute to Healthier and More Enriched Lifestyles

With the intention of raising quality of life for all people, we help make healthy, bountiful living possible.

Ensure Stable Procurement and Supply

With aspirations for a recycling-oriented society, we give consideration to biodiversity and other important aspects of the environment to engage in effective use and steady procurement and supply of resources in line with their demand in each country.

Maintain Rigorous Governance Structures

We ensure proper and efficient execution of operations through the Board of Directors' independent, objective and highly effective oversight of management and highly transparent decision-making.