Communication with Local Communities

Number of meetings with communities

Reporting scope: Toray Group

Fiscal 2016 target:
No annual numerical target

Result:
67

Number of meetings with non-profit organizations

Reporting scope: Toray Group

Fiscal 2016 target:
No annual numerical target

Result:
17

The Toray Group strives to engage in active dialogue with nearby residents in a variety of settings. Some examples of these activities include regular community meetings with local residents, participation in events sponsored by local governments, and inviting local residents to summer festivals held on sporting grounds on plant premises.

  • Ogaki Fuso Spinning Co., Ltd. gave a presentation and plant tour for local government officialsOgaki Fuso Spinning Co., Ltd. gave a presentation and plant tour for local government officials
  • Toray Monofilament Co., Ltd. organized a summer festival that attracted 800 local residents and other participantsToray Monofilament Co., Ltd. organized a summer festival that attracted 800 local residents and other participants
  • Employees of Toray's Ehime Plant participated in a local festival in JapanEmployees of Toray's Ehime Plant participated in a local festival in Japan
  • Employees of Toray Medical (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. participated in a fundraising marathonEmployees of Toray Medical (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. participated in a fundraising marathon

Highlight
Meeting with Japan Sports Agency Commissioner Daiichi Suzuki to Popularize and Support Judo in Indonesia

Commissioner Daiichi Suzuki presents donated judo uniforms
Commissioner Daiichi Suzuki presents donated judo uniforms

Kenichi Kuroda, Advisor to P.T. Toray Industries Indonesia, visited Indonesia to participate in the Jakarta Kizuna Ekiden 20161 running race. During the visit, Kuroda met with Japan Sports Agency commissioner Daichi Suzuki to discuss efforts to further popularize and support the sport of judo in Indonesia. The meeting came about at the request of commissioner Suzuki, who wanted to speak with Kuroda about his many years working to bring judo to Indonesia.

During the meeting, Kuroda told the story of how he came to teach judo to the Indonesian military and police, and how the Toray Group built the Indonesian Judo Centre in Ciloto, West Java at the request of the All Indonesian Judo Federation, in order to give back to the community. Kuroda asked the commissioner for his cooperation to send judo instructors from Japan, in order to further popularize the sport in Indonesia. On this occasion, the commissioner presented 40 donated judo uniforms to the All Indonesian Judo Federation.

  1. 1 The Jakarta Kizuna Ekiden is organized in the spirit of further strengthening bonds between Indonesia and Japan. 2016 marked the third running of the event, which is co-sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun and the leading Indonesian newspaper Kompas.

Spotlight
Toray Group CSR Report Honored at Environmental Communication Awards
for Second Year in a Row


At the award ceremony
At the award ceremony

The Toray Group received the Prize of Excellence from the Environmental Communication Awards for the second year in a row. The selection committee commended the Toray Group's CSR Report 2016 for clearly communicating to stakeholders the social contributions the Group is making through its Green Innovation and Life Innovation businesses, and for communicating its employees' deep engagement in social action.