Highest Ratings from Three Major IR Website Evaluation Organizations Again in 2021, Including First Prize in 2021 Internet IR Award from Daiwa IR for Fourth Consecutive Year and Grand Prize in 2021 Internet IR Award in the Sustainability Category (Newly Established)

December 21, 2021

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Keita Ishii, President & COO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced that it received highest ratings for its website again in 2021 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.
2021 Internet IR Award
Grand Prize
(1st Prize of 3,944 companies)
Sustainability Category : Grand Prize
Morningstar Japan K.K.
Gomez IR Site Ranking 2021
Gomez ESG Site Ranking 2021
IR Category :Gold ranking
(2nd Prize of 3,745 companies)
Sustainability Category : Grand Prize (1st Prize)
Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.
All Japanese Listed Companies’ Website Ranking 2021
Overall ranking: AAA grade
By-sector ranking (Wholesale Trade): AAA grade

(Overall ranking is not disclosed.)

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 including institutional investors and external evaluation institutions.

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

2021 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 3,944 listed Japanese companies, according to the concept of "5T&C": Timeliness, Transparency, Traceability, Trustworthiness, Totality and Communication.
ITOCHU has won the Grand Prize for six consecutive years since 2015 and has received the First Prize in the overall ranking for four consecutive years since 2018.
In addition, ITOCHU has also received the Grand Prize in Sustainability category, which was newly established from 2021. This category surveys and evaluates internet disclosures related to sustainability among 126 companies that have received the Internet IR Award.

Gomez IR / ESG Site Ranking 2021 by Morningstar Japan K.K.
The ranking reflects the results of a survey of the websites of 3,745 listed Japanese companies according to 241 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 four consecutive years since 2018.
ESG Site Ranking is evaluated based on the following categories: Website Ease of Use, Overall ESG Information, Environmental (E) Information, Social (S) Information, Governance (G) Information. ITOCHU has won the Grand Prize (First Prize) in 2021.

All Japanese Listed Companies’ Website Ranking 2021 by Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.
The ranking is compiled after surveying the websites of 3,888 listed Japanese companies with respect the degree of incorporation of factors that enable stakeholders to gather information and understand situations, based on 162 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 three consecutive years since 2019 when the awards program was changed.

ITOCHU Investor Relations website

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

ITOCHU Sustainability website

https://www.itochu.co.jp/en/csr/index.html