Corporate Social Responsibility



At ITO EN, we are dedicated to making business decisions that reflect our commitment to making a difference in the world, in our nation, and in our own backyard. We are heavily involved with local community outreach programs and provide charitable contributions to social and environmental programs that positively impact communities and individuals.

Take a look below to see the impact of our giving and to learn more about the many ways we give back to our communities, both financially and with the time and talent of our employees.

We're More Than Just Tea
Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance For Microcredit

ITO EN has partnered with the Supplier Alliance for Microcredit to fight poverty around the world. The Supplier Alliance for Microcredit was founded by theWhole Planet Foundation, a Whole Foods Market non-profit that combats poverty in developing countries through innovative assistance for entrepreneurship. The Supplier Alliance for Microcredit is an alliance of natural foods companies that has collectively pledged $1.05 million to support microlending programs which offer small, collateral-free business loans to the very poor, with a focus on women. See stories of some of the entrepreneurs supported through this Alliance and learn how access to microloans is giving them an opportunity to escape poverty over time.

Whole Planet
Brooklyn Park Conservancy

With our offices based in Brooklyn, New York, we are proud community supporters of the Brooklyn Park Conservancy,
a not-for-profit entity responsible for transforming an abandoned waterfront park into a vibrant 85 acre sustainable
public park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River. Producing innovative programs for educational and
cultural events, ITO EN is a proud sponsor of the Summer Fitness Series promoting health and wellness through Pilate,
Yoga and Zumba classes. Together with the Conservancy, we are committed to cultivating a sense of community and a
sustainable world class destination

Brooklyn Park
ITO EN Charity Golf Classic Tournament
Ito En Golf Classick

On October 11, 2013, ITO EN hosted the 1st Annual Charity Classic Golf
Tournament in Half Moon Bay, California, benefiting charities to include
City of Hope and Muscular Dystrophy. Bringing awareness to the good work of our
charity partners, friends and supporters of ITO EN enjoyed a great day of golf in
the beautiful setting along the California coastline.

City Of Hope MDA
Golf Course
Honjo International Scholarship Foundation

The Honjo Foundation was founded in 1996 by Masanori Honjo, the CEO of ITO EN Ltd, based on his initial donation
of more than $ 25 million and one million shares of ITO EN Ltd stock. The goal of the Honjo Foundation is to provide
scholarships to foreign students, to help develop these students into leaders who will contribute to the development of
the world’s emerging markets, which will profoundly expand international prosperity, and further the foundation's
ultimate goal of world peace. As of 2006, the foundation has awarded scholarships to 213 students from 36 countries.

Charity and
Community Events

Since the launch of ITO EN
(North America) INC., we have
been active participants in: