ITOCHU Announces Receipt of Award of Excellence in Tokyo Metropolitan Government Award Commending Companies that Implement Excellent Initiatives to Help Cancer Patients Balance Cancer Treatment and Work

February 26, 2018

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it won the 2017 award of excellence held by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
ITOCHU was highly commended for implementing excellent initiatives to help cancer patients balance cancer treatment and work.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been promoting initiatives to help people balance cancer treatment and work under the “Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Plan to Promote Cancer Control Program.”
It has been granting awards to companies that implement excellent initiatives to enable cancer-affected employees to continue to work while receiving treatments.
ITOCHU has promoted this support measure for balancing cancer care and work since August 2017.
It includes the implementation of regular examinations in collaboration with the National Cancer Center, development of a system to facilitate a balance between cancer care and work, enhanced support for highly advanced medical treatment costs and an increase in scholarships for children, in addition to the operation of a health management system, subsidies for high-cost medical care, and improvement of support systems such as a flexible work/leave system for employees suffering from long-term illness.
The award was granted in appreciation for these new advanced initiatives from the standpoints of prevention, treatment and symbiosis.

Human resources are the most important management resources to ITOCHU.
It believes that health, the source of each employee’s best accomplishments, will lead to the strengthening of human resources that reflect the corporate message: “I am One with Infinite Missions.”

ITOCHU will continue its efforts to achieve a work environment in which all employees, whether affected by illness or not, can work as energetically as possible without concern and fully demonstrate their abilities while maintaining motivation, becoming a company that takes on challenges and accomplishes worthwhile work, and is the strongest and best in Japan.

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