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Company response
9 October 2019

Itochu responded

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8 October 2019

Philippines: Alarming number of fatal attacks against environmental defenders related to agribusiness, mining & logging

The new Global Witness report denounces that in 2018, 30 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines, making it the country with the highest number of such killings in the world. Their new investigation shows that mining,...

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1 October 2019

Defending the Philippines: Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs

Author: Global Witness

Violence against land and environmental defenders is a systemic problem, spanning many different regions of the country and many different industries, and the army uses force to silence activism. 52 defenders have been killed extra-judicially in the...

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30 July 2019
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29 July 2019

Enemies of the State?

Author: Global Witness

30 Jul 2019...

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Company response
13 October 2017

Itochu responded in October 2017

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre asked Itochu for a response to 'Indonesia: Japanese and international NGOs call for halt to construction of coal plant in Batang, citing lack of local consent' in June 2015. Itochu provided a response in...

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6 June 2017

Report points out rights, climate, biodiversity risks investors & financiers face in Southeast Asia’s tropical forest sector

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies highlighted in the report to respond. Responses from Itochu, Marubeni, Mizuno, Oji and Wilmar are available below.

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Company response
5 June 2017

Itochu response

Author: Itochu

...ITOCHU and its consolidated subsidiaries which handle Forest products will work to ensure the traceability of Forest products and procurement based on the following policies.1.Support expansion of reliable forest management certification systems...

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Company response
26 October 2016

Itochu responded to RAN "Shareholders Beware"

Author: 伊藤忠

Itochu provided a response to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, in both English and Japanese, outlining its policies and activities for the sustainable proceurement of timber and palm oil.       

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25 October 2016

Japan: Japanese companies' reporting on sustainability inadequate, says Rainforest Action Network


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