GRI Standard Reference Table

Material Issues and GRI Material Topics (Item)

The ITOCHU Group ESG Report is compiled in accordance with the GRI Standards (Core option). The ITOCHU Group's Material Issues that guides our sustainability initiatives and reporting aligns to the GRI Material Topics as listed in the table below and also reflects the principles of GRI reporting (stakeholder inclusion, sustainability context, materiality, and completeness). The ITOCHU Group's specific initiatives and activities relevant to each GRI material topic are outlined in the "GRI Content Index."

List of Material Topics
GRI Material Topics ITOCHU Group's Material Issues
Material Issues Relevant Company Relevant Business Domain or Issues Our Commitment

GRI 200: Economic

201: Economic Performance

Evolve Businesses Through Technological Innovation

ICT & Financial Business Company

Business incubation through venture investment, focused on FinTech, IoT, AI and etc.

We will try to create new industries with acquiring cutting-edge innovations and business models such as IoT, AI, and FinTech.

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Consumer related business

We will aim to create innovative services and new business by integrating assets and new technologies of the ITOCHU Group.

203: Indirect Economic Impacts

Contribute to Healthier and More Enriched Lifestyles

ICT & Financial Business Company

ICT infrastructure construction business

We will contribute to maintain safe, secure, and highly convenient social infrastructure through providing various ICT solutions.

205: Anti-Corruption

Maintain Rigorous Governance Structures

Headquarters

Ensuring compliance

We will make employees more aware that ensuring compliance at any time is our contribution to the company and society.

206: Anti-Competitive Behavior

Maintain Rigorous Governance Structures

Headquarters

Ensuring compliance

We will make employees more aware that ensuring compliance at any time is our contribution to the company and society.

GRI 300: Environmental

301: Materials

Ensure Stable Procurement and Supply

Textile Company

Environmentally friendly materials (sustainable materials) such as recycled fibers

We will accelerate initiatives for the recycled fiber business, not only to create new businesses but also to help solve the global problem of apparel waste and reduce petroleum-derived materials.

302: Energy

Ensure Stable Procurement and Supply

Metals & Minerals Company

Mining business

We will contribute to the stable operation of various industries by maintaining and developing reliable supply chains for essential raw materials and fuels.

303: Water and Effluents

Respect Human Rights

Machinery Company

Water and environmental projects

We will contribute to improving the hygiene environment, the development of economic activities, and the protection of the global environment through the appropriate treatment and effective use of water and waste.

304: Biodiversity

Ensure Stable Procurement and Supply

General Products & Realty Company

Wood products & materials, Pulp, Woodchips

We deal in sustainable forest resources to reduce the impact on the environment and prevent the increase of greenhouse gases.

305: Emissions

Address Climate Change

Machinery Company

Overall power generation business

We will develop power plants with a good balance between renewable energy power generation and conventional power generation, thereby contributing to the development of countries and regions in a sustainable manner that is optimized for each.

306: Effluents and Waste

Respect Human Rights

Machinery Company

Improving water and hygiene infrastructures

We will contribute to improving the hygiene environment, the development of economic activities, and the protection of the global environment through the appropriate treatment and effective use of water and waste.

307: Environmental Compliance

Maintain Rigorous Governance Structures

Headquarters

Ensuring compliance

We will make employees more aware that ensuring compliance at any time is our contribution to the company and society.

308: Supplier Environmental Assessment

Respect Human Rights

Textile Company

Supply chain management

Make Group-wide efforts to review the social and environmental safety of the supply chain and make improvements as necessary, thereby promoting the establishment of a safe, secure commodity supply system (Specific approach).

GRI 400: Social

401: Employment

Cultivate a Motivating Workplace Environment

Headquarters

Improving operating efficiency and addressing the issue of long-working hours through work style reform

We will promote a well-balanced working style and reduce the total number of working hours, aiming to improve employee engagement.

402: Labor/Management Relations

Cultivate a Motivating Workplace Environment

Headquarters

Improving operating efficiency and addressing the issue of long-working hours through work style reform

We will promote a well-balanced working style and reduce the total number of working hours, aiming to improve employee engagement.

403: Occupational Health and Safety

Cultivate a Motivating Workplace Environment

Headquarters

Improving the health of employees

We will improve the health of employees to create an environment that will enable individual employees to better demonstrate their capabilities. We will build a system that helps employees with cancer or long-term illness to create a balance between treatment and work, thereby fostering a culture of mutual support.

404: Training and Education

Cultivate a Motivating Workplace Environment

Headquarters

Sustainable development of employees' capabilities

We will develop training programs on a global basis that respond to the changing times and business needs. We will also utilize training programs to continuously produce excellent human resources.

405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Cultivate a Motivating Workplace Environment

Headquarters

Creating an environment that allows diverse human resources to exercise their potential

We will prohibit all types of discrimination, including those based on age, gender and nationality, and respect human rights. We will create an environment that will permit the active participation of employees whose work hours are limited due to childcare, nursing care, diseases or similar circumstances.

406: Non-Discrimination

Respect Human Rights

Crossing the Companies

Supply Chain Management

We will promote information-sharing in the overall Group and establish a safe, secure supply chain, thereby helping customers with risk reduction and contributing to sustainable economic development.

407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
408: Child Labor
409: Forced or Compulsory Labor
410: Security Practices
411: Rights of Indigenous Peoples
412: Human Rights Assessment
413: Local Communities

Respect Human Rights

Energy & Chemicals Company

Establishment of an energy resources development system that goes well with local society and environment

Contributing in the development of local society by advancing exploration & production projects that accommodate social and environmental concern.

Headquarters

Urban development in the Jingu Gaien district

We will strive to contribute to the community through the realization of prosperous complex urban development focused on sports, culture and communication.

414: Supplier Social Assessment

Respect Human Rights

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Supply Chain Management

We will promote information-sharing in the overall Group and establish a safe, secure supply chain, thereby helping customers with risk reduction and contributing to sustainable economic development.

416: Customer Health and Safety

Contribute to Healthier and More Enriched Lifestyles

Food Company

Overall food-related businesses

We will select and concentrate on suppliers who are capable of manufacturing and supplying safe, secure food stably.

417: Marketing and Labeling

Contribute to Healthier and More Enriched Lifestyles

Food Company

Overall food-related businesses

We will select and concentrate on suppliers who are capable of manufacturing and supplying safe, secure food stably.

419: Socioeconomic Compliance

Maintain Rigorous Governance Structures

Headquarters

Ensuring compliance

We will make employees more aware that ensuring compliance at any time is our contribution to the company and society.

GRI Content Index in accordance with the GRI Standards, Core Option

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