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 FYE 2019 action plans Status* FYE 2019 results FYE 2020 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. Discover and promote new projects targeting the growth of future generations in Japan and overseas.
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  1. Eco goods, including Eco-Bags for Shopping, personal use drinking cup and Eco-notebooks, were changed regularly. As a result, the number of visitors who experienced the pavilion slightly increased compared to the previous year. In addition, based on the number of children who experienced this pavilion in FYE 2019, we donated an amount equivalent to the amount needed to feed one manatee for 983 days, and contributed to the protection of Amazon manatee as an endangered species.
  2. Through ITOCHU Foundation, we subsidized the development of children's literature collections (approx. 24 million yen) and development of an e-book library (approx. 19 million yen).
  3. We supported a campaign to read the popular Japanese picture book Mottainai Grandma together with ITOCHU India Pvt. Through the spread of educational Japanese picture books, we cultivated environmental conservation awareness among Indian children and contributed to an improvement in the environmental and sanitation problems that are becoming more serious in India.
  1. Provide children who will lead future generations with opportunities to experience the work of a general trading company through operation of the General Trading Company Pavilion that opened in KidZania Tokyo in April.
  2. Promote new projects aimed at cultivating future generations in Japan and overseas. Continue to promote assistance of children's libraries and electronic books projects through the ITOCHU Foundation.
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Implementation and follow-up on social contribution programs aimed at environmental conservation
[Basic Activity Guidelines 2 Environmental Conservation]
  1. Discover new projects aimed at environmental conservation in Japan and overseas and then promote them.
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  1. We launched the Project for Protecting Green Turtles, an Endangered Species. We gave green turtle conservation tours participated in by employees and their families on Chichijima in the Ogasawara Archipelago. The aim of this was also to foster the environmental conservation awareness of our employees. Since FYE 2017, we have continued to support a survey monitoring the number of green turtle spawns and a post-hatching survey conducted by the Ogasawara Marine Center of the Everlasting Nature certified NPO that is working on marine conservation in the Asian region. The survey results suggest that the number of green turtles in Ogasawara is continuing to increase.
  2. We continued to support a project to reintroduce manatees into the wild of the new concept Field Museum ecosystem conservation program in the tropical forests of the Amazon. After capture and rearing, 14 manatees were released into a semi-captive lake. Furthermore, 12 manatees were released into the Amazon River. This project provided 350 local residents with learning opportunities. In particular, it encouraged local fishermen to understand the importance of manatee conservation and got them to participate in this project.
  1. Promote the Project for Protecting Green Turtles, an Endangered Species.
  2. Continue to support the project to reintroduce manatees into the wild of the new concept Field Museum ecosystem conservation program in the tropical forests of the Amazon.
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Facility management and awareness-raising activities aimed at regional contributions
[Basic Activity Guidelines 3 Community Contribution]
  1. Reopen the ITOCHU Aoyama Art Square and plan and operate exhibitions.
  2. Continue activities to support disaster-affected areas. Contribute to agricultural development in disaster-affected areas by supporting the sale of Rikuzentakata's Takata no Yume brand rice as the ITOCHU Group.
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  1. We held exhibitions with awareness of further spreading SDGs under the theme of "social contribution through art" to help solve various social issues. We held five exhibitions in FYE 2019 with approximately 210,000 visitors since the opening.
  2. We held three events to support the dreams of children in disaster-affected areas. We held a PR event in March to support the sale of Rikuzentakata's Takata no Yume brand rice. We strived to develop agriculture in disaster-affected areas with 44 farmers engaged in production and a harvest of 207 tons.
  1. Continue to plan and operate exhibitions in ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE.
  2. Continue activities to support disaster-affected areas. Support Takata no Yume and continue to promote the development of agriculture in disaster-affected areas.
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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