Itochu

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Japan

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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 and...

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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

Rainforest Action Network has been tracking the implementation of Japan’s Corporate Governance Code which, introduced in June 2015, was heralded as a major step forward in helping to open up Japanese corporations to greater transparency and oversight....

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21 July 2016

Indonesia / Japan: Japanese OECD National Contact Point accepts complaints on Batang coal plant

The OECD National Contact Point for Japan has accepted the complaint of 23 community leaders united in Paguyuban (UKPWR) against two Japanese firms, Itochu and J-Power, regarding for violations committed by a joint-venture (BPI) they helped establish ...

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21 July 2016

Indonesia / Japan: Leaders of Paguyuban UKPWR vs ITOCHU

Author: OECD Watch

With the support of Greenpeace Indonesia and Friends of the Earth Japan 23 community leaders united in Paguyuban UKPWR filed a complaint against ITOCHU and J-Power for violations committed by Bhimasena Power Indonesia (BPI), the joint-venture they...

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21 April 2016

Japan: Japanese companies buy huge amounts of illegal timber, says Global Witness

In the absence of a law preventing illegal timber imports, Japan relies on the companies themselves to monitor what timber is legal and illegal. Wilful Ignorance reveals how corporate self-regulation is having negligible, if any, impact on the likelih...

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19 June 2015

Indonesia: Japanese & intl. NGOs call for halt to construction of coal plant, citing lack of local consent

Despite not having the consent of the local residents, at the beginning of April 2015, construction work commenced at the proposed project site of the “Batan coal-fired power plant project in Central Java, Indonesia”, a large scale development project...

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6 March 2015

USA: Libel lawsuit against lawyer suing Drummond illustrates tendency of firms to sue human rights lawyers

Author: Barry Meier, New York Times (USA)

"Companies Turn Tables on Human Rights Lawyers", 5 Mar 2015...

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