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ASI welcomes ITOCHU Corporation as a new General Supporter member

ASI is pleased to announce that ITOCHU Corporation has joined as a General Supporter member, bringing the total number of ASI Members to 191.

About ITOCHU Corporation

The history of ITOCHU Corporation dates back to 1858 when the Company’s founder Chubei Itoh commenced linen trading operations. Since then, ITOCHU has evolved and grown over 150 years.

With approximately 100 bases in 62 countries, ITOCHU, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products such as textile, machinery, metals, minerals, energy, chemicals, food, general products, realty, information and communications technology, and finance, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas.

ITOCHU Corporation is delighted to join Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) community.

We consider that addressing global environmental and social issues is one of the top priorities in our management policy.
From that perspective, the participation in ASI as one of the leading Japanese aluminium traders is consistent with our target of contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.

We continue to try our best to create more responsible supply chain in aluminium industry by working closely with ASI

– Yoshihiko Ogura, Senior Officer of Metal & Mineral Resources Division

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