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 FY2018 action plans Status* FY2018 results FY2019 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 recycled soap, Eco-Bags for Shopping and Eco-Notebooks, were changed regularly. As a result, the number of visitors who experienced the pavilion remained at the previous year's level. In addition, based on the number of children who experienced this pavilion in FY2018, we donated an amount equivalent to the amount needed to feed one manatee for 968 days, contributing to the protection of Amazon manatee as an endangered species.
  2. Through ITOCHU Foundation, we subsidized the development of children's literature collections (approx. 21 million yen) and development of an e-book library (approx. 18 million yen)
  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. Plan new projects while continuing the projects for subsidizing the development of children's literature collections and promoting the development of an e-book library, via 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. Continue supporting a project for releasing manatees into the wild under the biodiversity conservation program based on the concept of "Field Museum" in the Amazon.
    • Conduct health checks on 17 manatees.
    • Release 8 manatees into the lake to keep them in a semi-wild state.
    • Release 5 manatees into the Amazon River.
    • Provide 100 local residents with learning opportunities.
    Encourage local fishermen to understand the importance of protecting manatees, aiming to have 2 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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    • Conducted health checks of 24 manatees.
    • Released 12 manatees into the lake to keep them in a semi-wild state.
    • Released 10 manatees into the Amazon River.

    We had 301 local residents join environmental education, and 370 local residents witnessed the release of manatees. Through the protection of manatees, we raised their awareness of the importance of preserving biodiversity.
    2 local fishermen continued to participate in the project.
    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.

  1. The construction of the Field Station was completed, and we held the opening ceremony on May 8, 2018. As the base for research on biodiversity conservation, the Field Station has made long-term field surveys easier than before.
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Facility management and awareness-raising activities aimed at regional contributions
[Basic Activity Guidelines 3 Community Contribution]
  1. Continue to provide support in terms of funding and information in ITOCHU medical plaza.
    • Hold the Medical Business Administration Seminar 6 times, with 200 participants.
    • Hold an exchange program with 10 overseas universities/medical facilities as an international medical exchange program.
    • Implement a human resource development program based on a medicine-engineering collaboration on 2 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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  1. Provided support in terms of funding and information. Held Medical Business Administration Seminars, an international medical exchange program, human resource development program based on a medicine-engineering collaboration, and others.
  2. As a way to help solve the various social issues we face, 8 exhibitions based on the theme of "social contribution through art" were planned and implemented in conjunction with exhibitors. Visitor numbers reached approx. 200,000 people since the opening.
  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 3 occasions. To support the sale of Takata no Yume brand of rice launched by Rikuzen-Takata in Iwate Prefecture, an area affected by the earthquake disaster, we held 3 PR events in Tokyo around March 11. ITOCHU thus contributed to the agricultural development of the area affected by the earthquake disaster with 46 farmers engaged in production and a harvest of 236 tons.
  1. Provide support in terms of funding and information.
    Plan to continue to hold the Medical Business Administration Seminars, an international medical exchange program, a human resource development program based on a medicine-engineering collaboration, and others.
  2. Reopening after renovation of ITOCHU Aoyama Art Square and planning and operation of exhibitions.
  3. Continue activities for supporting the disaster-affected area. 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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  • [Nearly achieved]:Nearly achieved
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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