We celebrated our 60th anniversary in January 2021. We owe this to your warm support, for which I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude.
At the Itochu Enex Group, we have been supporting regional infrastructures with petroleum, gas, electricity, and other energy sources as an energy business operator by working together with our dealers all over Japan. On the other hand, while the energy industry has been constantly exposed to waves of major changes, our Group has achieved a profit increase in the last six consecutive fiscal years.
The theme for our medium-term business plan that started in 2014 was Moving, under which we advanced initiatives including the development of new markets and fundamentally revising our old approaches. Having started with reforms of internal organizations and systems, we steadily implemented measures including enhancing our core businesses (petroleum and gas), pursuing the further development of the electricity business, and entering overseas markets. As a result, we achieved significant growth in our businesses.