Dr. Ichikawa (Yoshi) is currently, a senior chief engineer at the Headquarters of Hitachi Ltd., mainly in charge of international standardization. His international activities include the chair of IEC TC111 (Environmental Standardisation), the chair of ISO TC 268/SC1 (Smart Community Infrastructures), an expert of ISO TC207 (Environmental Management), and Co-chair of GHG protocol WG in WBCSD. He received Dr. Eng. degree in 1987 from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He started working for Hitachi, Ltd. since 1979. He was first engaged in robotics, artificial intelligence, network management. In 2000 he started providing support tools and consulting in the environmental field to top managements of leading companies in Japan. Since 2005 he has been with Environmental Strategy Office and has provided internal consulting to all the group companies and business divisions mainly regarding ecodesign, global legal compliance, and international standards.