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Itochu is a multinational company involved in domestic and international trading of textiles, machinery, metals and minerals, energy, chemicals and food products. The food business segment consists of provisions, fresh food, and food product marketing and distribution divisions. Itochu procures wheat, barley, corn, soya beans, rice, palm oil and other agricultural products and supplies these to Japan and other countries in Asia. It also has its own manufacturing and processing activities. Through its network of companies and subsidiaries such as Prima Meat Packers, Itochu Sugar and FamilyMart, Itochu has activities spanning much of the food and agriculture value chain.

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Governance and strategy

#1 2.5 /10 #191


#1 8.8 /30 #109


#1 7.5 /30 #61

Social inclusion

#1 8.7 /30 #78
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #37
Animal proteins #14
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #69
Food retailers #20

Segment ranking summary

Itochu is a diverse vertically integrated company, with business activities in four value chain segments. The company performs the best among its peers in the animal proteins and food retail segments where it ranks among the top 20 companies. It ranks in the 37th and 69th positions compared to its peers in the agricultural products and commodities, and food and beverage processors, respectively.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Tokyo, Japan
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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