Social Contribution Activities Action Plans

We have identified five "Basic Activity Guidelines on Social Contribution" in order to promote sustainable society, together with the local and international communities. Focusing on the 3 major areas, we promote social contribution activities based on the PDCA cycle. These activities also contribute to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), which were established by the UN in 2015.

CSR Issues/Societal Issues FY2017 action plans Status* FY2017 results FY2018 action plans SDGs
Promotion of domestic and overseas social contribution programs aimed at cultivating future generations
[Basic Activity Guidelines 1 Growth of Future Generations]
  1. Running of Eco Shop Pavilion at Kidzania Tokyo.
  2. Continue promoting the mobile learning center project in India.
    • Have 700 children participate in activities at the mobile learning center.
    • Enable 200 children to return to formal schooling.
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  1. Eco goods including personal chopsticks, recycled soap and pre-organic cotton bags were changed regularly, resulting in a year-on-year increase in the number of visitors who experienced the pavilion. A total of 150,000 children have participated in the activities since the opening of the pavilion, and the pavilion has donated an amount sufficient for the purchase of about 150,000 seedlings to Kenya. This contributed to the recovery of about 66 hectares of tropical forest.
  2. A total of 700 children as planned, took part in activities at the mobile learning center and received opportunities to practice reading and writing. In addition, 210 of them were able to return to formal schooling.
  1. Running of Eco Shop Pavilion at Kidzania Tokyo.
  2. Discover and promote new projects targeting the growth of future generations in Japan and overseas.
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Implementation and follow-up on social contribution programs aimed at environmental conservation
[Basic Activity Guidelines 2 Environmental Conservation]
Start supporting a project for releasing manatees into the wild under the biodiversity conservation program based on the concept of "Field Museum" in Amazon.
  • Start setting up a lake for returning manatees to a semi-wild state.
  • Conduct health checks of 13 manatees.
  • Release six manatees into the lake to keep them in a semi-wild state.
  • Release three manatees into the Amazon River.
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  • Began meeting for setting up a lake in Manacapuru.
  • Conduct health checks of 12 manatees.
  • Release nine manatees into the lake to keep them in a semi-wild state.
  • We conducted a health check on a manatee that was recaptured after being released into the Amazon River and confirmed that both the length of its body and its weight had increased and that the manatee had adapted to the natural environment after being released into the river.
  • Release five manatees into the Amazon River.
  • We asked more than 200 local residents to join us when we released the manatees. Through the protection of manatees, we raised their awareness of the importance of preserving biodiversity.
  • We encouraged local fishermen to understand the importance of protecting manatees and had two of them participate in this project.
  1. Continue supporting a project for releasing manatees into the wild under the biodiversity conservation program based on the concept of "Field Museum" in Amazon.
    • Conduct health checks of 17 manatees.
    • Release eight manatees into the lake to keep them in a semi-wild state.
    • Release five manatees into the Amazon River.
    • Provide 100 local residents with learning opportunities.
    • Have local fishermen understand the importance of protection of manatees, aiming to have two of them participate in this project.
  2. Construction of a facility (visitor center) in the Field Station, including a cafeteria and an exhibition hall where visitors can gather, is planned to begin in FY2018.
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Facility management and awareness-raising activities aimed at regional contributions
[Basic Activity Guidelines 3 Community Contribution]
  1. Support of ITOCHU Medical Plaza
  2. Planning and operation of ITOCHU Aoyama Art Square.
  3. Support the disaster-affected area effectively through ITOCHU Children's Dreams Fund. Contribute to the agricultural development of the area by supporting the sale and production of Takata no Yume as part of the activities for supporting disaster-affected areas through business activities, with a target harvest of 260 tons.
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  1. Provided support in terms of funding and information.
    • Held Medical Business Administration Seminars for local medical professionals, which were useful for the management of clinics, on three occasions. A total of 182 people participated in the seminars.
    • Ran a human resource development program based on medicine-engineering collaboration on two occasions. A total of 124 people participated in the programs.
    • Held an exchange program with 11 overseas universities/medical facilities as an international medical exchange program.
  2. As a way to help solve the various social issues we face, 16 exhibitions based on the theme of "social contribution through art" were planned and implemented in conjunction with exhibitors. Visitor numbers surpassed the previous year, with visitors since the opening exceeding 170,000 people.
  3. Held events designed to help children achieve their aspirations from areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through the ITOCHU Children's Dreams Fund on seven occasions. To support the sale of the Takata no Yume brand of rice launched by Rikuzen-Takata in Iwate Prefecture, an area affected by the earthquake disaster, we held a local product exhibition featuring the City of Rikuzen-Takata beside the Tokyo Head Office of ITOCHU on March 11. ITOCHU thus contributed to the agricultural development of the area affected by the earthquake disaster with 47 farmers engaged in production and a harvest of 200 tons.
  1. Continue to provide support in terms of funding and information.
    • Hold the Medical Business Administration Seminar six times, with 200 participants.
    • Hold an exchange program with ten overseas universities/medical facilities as an international medical exchange program.
    • Implement human resource development program based on a medicine-engineering collaboration on two occasions and attract 100 participants.
  2. Planning and operation of ITOCHU Aoyama Art Square.
  3. Support the disaster-affected area effectively through ITOCHU Children's Dreams Fund. Contribute to regional agricultural development by supporting Takata no Yume through business activities.
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Basic Activity Guidelines on Social Contribution

1.Growth of Future Generations 2.Environmental Conservation 3.Community Contribution

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

  • Goal 1.End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2.End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3.Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4.Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5.Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6.Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7.Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8.Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9.Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10.Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11.Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12.Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13.Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14.Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15.Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16.Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17.Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development