ITOCHU Receives Bronze Prize at the Ministry of the Environment’s 5th ESG Finance Awards

February 26, 2024

ITOCHU has received the Bronze Prize in the Environmentally Sustainable Company category at the Ministry of the Environment’s 5th ESG Finance Awards. ITOCHU was the only trading company among the winning firms in this category, all of which were recognized as advanced ESG companies.

The purpose of this award is to recognize the initiatives of institutional investors, financial institutions, intermediaries, and companies that have made an impact through their proactive efforts in ESG finance or environmental and social business, and to widely publicize these results in order to promote and expand ESG finance.

In the Environmentally Sustainable Company category, our corporate information disclosures were evaluated relative to a variety of operating companies. Despite the challenges trading companies face regarding sustainability issues due to their unique business model, wide range of business areas, and diverse stakeholders, ITOCHU received the prize in recognition of our awareness of environmental issues and high level of disclosure, as well as our efforts to address these issues based on our corporate mission, “Sampo-yoshi” (“good for the seller, good for the buyer, good for society”).

Building on this recognition, we will continue to identify and address environmental issues related to the ITOCHU Group and strive to further enhance the quality of our disclosures going forward.

Please see here for the Ministry of the Environment press release.