ITOCHU Corporation was awarded as the Gold Class of the S&P Global Sustainability Awards 2021

February 22, 2021

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yoshihisa Suzuki, President & COO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) was awarded the SAM Gold Class for the sixth consecutive year in the S&P Global Sustainability Awards 2021.
This year, more than 7,000 of the world's largest companies were assessed, and only six companies in Japan, including ITOCHU as the only trading company, received Gold Class awards.
S&P Global evaluates corporate sustainability based on ESG criteria and assigns Gold, Silver and Bronze ratings to companies that have a particularly strong track record. This award was presented in recognition of our "Talent Attraction & Retention," "Occupational Health and Safety," "Environmental Policy & Management Systems," and "Operational Eco-Efficiency" as well as its outstanding initiatives in the various fields of ESG "Reporting". We believe the Company's continuous initiatives for sustainability led us receive this award
ITOCHU's medium-term management plan for fiscal 2022 to 2024 states as its basic policy, “Enhancing our contribution to and engagement with the SDGs through business activities.” Through our business activities, we will contribute to the achievement of SDGs while maintaining the quality of everyday life and protecting the environment, and to promote "Sampo-yoshi capitalism" as a whole group.

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S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2021