ITOCHU Announces Receipt of Highest Ratings from Three Major IR Website Evaluation Organizations Again in 2020, Including First Prize in Overall Ranking in 2020 Internet IR Award from Daiwa IR for Third Consecutive Year

January 7, 2021

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yoshihisa Suzuki, President & COO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced that it received highest ratings for its website again in 2020 from all three major IR website evaluation organizations that monitor those operated by listed companies.

Name of Evaluation Organization Award (Ranking)
Daiwa Investor Relations Co. Ltd.
2020 Internet IR Award
Grand Prize
(1st of 3,883 companies)
Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.
All Japanese Listed Companies’ Website Ranking 2020
Overall ranking: AAA grade
By-sector ranking (Wholesale Trade): AAA grade
(Overall ranking is not disclosed.)
Morningstar Japan K.K.
Gomez IR Site Ranking 2020
Gold ranking
(3rd of 3,679 companies)

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the provision of information via the Internet has become more and more important. ITOCHU will continue to make improvements to its website and strive to actively provide information to all stakeholders.

Outline of Each IR Website Evaluation Organization and ITOCHU's Awards

2020 Internet IR Award by Daiwa Investor Relations Co. Ltd.
The Internet IR Award reflects the results of the survey and evaluation of the websites of 3,883 listed Japanese companies, according to the concept of "5T&C": Timeliness, Transparency, Traceability, Trustworthiness, Totality and Communication.
ITOCHU has won the Grand Prize for five consecutive years since 2015 and has received first prize in the overall ranking for three consecutive years since 2018.

All Japanese Listed Companies’ Website Ranking 2020 by Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.
The ranking is compiled after surveying the websites of 3,844 listed Japanese companies with respect the degree of incorporation of factors that enable stakeholders to gather information and understand situations, based on 163 objective evaluation items established from the three perspectives of understandability, usability and amount of information.
ITOCHU has obtained an AAA grade for both its overall ranking and its by-sector ranking (wholesale trade) for two consecutive years since 2019 when the awards program was changed.

Gomez IR Site Ranking 2020 by Morningstar Japan K.K.
The ranking reflects the results of a survey of the websites of 3,679 listed Japanese companies according to 240 items in four categories: usability, enhancements in financial and business performance information, enhancements in company and management information, willingness and innovativeness in information disclosures.
ITOCHU has received the Gold ranking for three consecutive years since 2018.

ITOCHU Investor Relations website

https://www.itochu.co.jp/en/ir/