ITOCHU Receives Excellence Award for Environmental Reporting at the Environmental Communication Awards 2014

February 26, 2015

ITOCHU Corporation today announced that it has received an excellence award for environmental reporting at the Environmental Communication Awards 2014. The awards are given by the Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum for outstanding efforts in environmental communication.

The Environmental Communication Awards are given for excellent environmental reports, environmental activity reports, and TV commercials about the environment. This award program is aimed at encouraging business operators and other organizations to take initiatives on environmental management and environmental communication, and at improving the quality of the environmental information disclosed by them.

We received the following comments at the award presentation ceremony, which was held at Shinagawa Prince Hotel on February 25. We will take these comments on board as a valued opinion and reflect them in our future activities.

<An excerpt from Comments on Winning Pieces>
Descriptions of risks and opportunities in the supply chain, which reflect this company’s global operations and business characteristics as a trading company, appear throughout the report. It describes the materiality for each company and clarifies the initiatives taken. It reports on the company’s environmental initiatives, including environmental accounting, and allows readers to understand its business operations in relation to the identification of risks in the supply chain. It appears to be a CSR report that covers all the elements of environment, society and governance (ESG). It also contains an independent assurance report, and it is excellent in terms of both the overall structure and the volume of the content. It would be better still if it also contained negative information and an article on dialogues with NGOs, for example.

Press information from the Ministry of the Environment(Japanese Only)

ITOCHU Corporation CSR Report 2014