ITOCHU wins Gold Class and Industry Leader at the RobecoSAM Sustainability Awards 2016

January 20, 2016

ITOCHU Corporation was awarded Gold Class at the RobecoSAM Sustainability Awards 2016, winning the recognition of RobecoSAM, a Swiss research institution that evaluates companies making efforts in sustainability and offers information to investors. ITOCHU also became an Industry Leader for the first time in the Trading Companies & Distributors sector.

Of over 3,400 major corporations around the world, the Awards cover the 864 companies in 42 countries, which responded to questionnaires from RobecoSAM. It evaluates the actions and level of informational disclosure of each company in the categories of Society, Environment and Governance in each of its 59 industrial sector classifications, and awards the top companies as those conducting prominent efforts toward achieving a sustainable society. Of the 18 total evaluation fields this year, ITOCHU received the sector-highest scores in seven fields, which led to an improved assessment.

We will continue to listen to the global voices of our stakeholders, act to resolve social issues through our businesses, and aim to achieve a sustainable company and growth of society.