Sustainable Finance

ITOCHU Group, conducting business globally under the spirit of “Sampo-yoshi” (“good for the seller, good for the buyer, good for society”), our founding spirit and Corporate Mission, considers that addressing global environmental and social issues is one of the top priorities in its management policy. We contribute to the realization of a sustainable society in order to achieve the goals of the ITOCHU Group Corporate Guideline of Conduct, “I am One with Infinite Missions.” Our use of sustainable finance for environmental and social issues aims to make the policy of ITOCHU known to various stakeholders and to further promote SDGs related initiatives.

Examples of Sustainable Finance Execution
Month of Execution Contents Evaluation Agency Evaluation
(at time of implementation)
May 2015 Development Bank of Japan
“DBJ Health Management Rating” private placement bond
Refer to: Press Releases
Development Bank of Japan “AA” (Highest Rated)
Mar 2021

USD-Denominated Senior Unsecured SDGs Bonds

Refer to: Press Releases
Vigeo Eiris “Robust” (Good)
Sep 2023

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Green Loan

Refer to: Press Releases
Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. “Green1(F)” (Highest Rated)
Mar 2024 Mizuho Bank “Mizuho Human Capital Management Impact Finance.”
Refer to: Press Releases
Mizuho Research & Technologies “AA” (Highest Rated)


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ITOCHU has established this Green Loan Framework in alignment with the Green Loan Principles, 2023 as administered by the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA), the Loan Market Association (LMA), and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), as well as the Green Loan Guidelines, 2022 as administered by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan.

Green Loan Framework (PDF: 451KB)PDF file

Second Party Opinion

ITOCHU has obtained an external evaluation (second party opinion) from Japan Credit Research Agency, Ltd (JCR) for the conformity of our Framework with principles such as the Green Loan Principles.

Second Party Opinion (JCR) (PDF: 1.5MB)PDF file

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