The ITO EN Group and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • In its approach to ESG—with its aim of becoming a “Global Tea Company”—the ITO EN Group refers to the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), which it regards as a common language for global sustainability.

    * Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
    As an outcome of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015, "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" was adopted. The agenda sets out a declaration and goals as an action plan for humans, the earth and prosperity. These goals are the "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" which consist of 17 goals and 169 targets. These goals are said to be positioned as a common international language for discussion of sustainability in future.

  • SDG
  • Basic SDGs Promotion Policy

    As a "Global Tea Company", we have put in place a system to respond to SDGs and formulated the "ITO EN Group Basic SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Promotion Policy" to promote sustainability management.

  • Societal Recognition

    Winning the "SDGs Partnership Award" special prize at the 1st Japan SDGs Award.

    ITO EN has established a consistent production system "From tea plantations to used tea leaves" through our core green tea business, and contributes to a wide range of targets including SDG 12 "Sustainable production and consumption".

  • Promotion of CSV

    By referring to SDGs in terms of both opportunities and risk avoidance, we implement creating shared value (CSV) with the aim of resolving environmental and social issues and simultaneously realizing competitive advantage.

    The ITO EN Group will focus on the three key areas of the environment, consumers and the community, in which we can demonstrate our strengths in CSV, and will develop these in cooperation with stakeholders.



  • System of Sustainability Management

    The ITO EN Group has re-examined the material issues (materiality) of ESG from a global perspective and reviewed the CSR system of ISO 26000 in comparison with ESG. The Group has built a system of sustainability management by integrating non-financial information with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The CSR/ESG Promotion Committee, which is chaired by the President, implements this system.


    INTEGRATED REPORT 2017 (P.45-46)
    [25.5MB] PDF

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