Message from the President

Contributing to society through the
creation of new value with innovative
ideas, technologies and products.

Contributing to society
through the creation of
new value with innovative
ideas, technologies
and products.

President,
Toray Industries, Inc.
Akihiro Nikkaku

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the invaluable understanding and support you have extended to Toray Industries, Inc. and the Toray Group.

Toray Industries, Inc. started in 1926 as a rayon yarn production company.
Since then, we have devoted ourselves to the development of new fields and materials as a basic materials manufacturer. In addition to the fibers and textiles created at the time of our establishment, we have gone on to create cutting-edge, high value-added products including plastic resins, fine chemicals, films, as well as carbon fiber composite materials, electronics & information-related products, pharmaceutical and medical products, and products for the water treatment and environmental fields.

We have expanded our business to 26 countries and regions all over the world, and we will strive to realize a continuous growth cycle on a global scale by developing applications, in regions all over the world, for the high value-added products created in the manufacturing core that is Japan.

Since our establishment, we have regarded “contributing to communities” as the foundation of our existence, and in 1955, we stipulated this as our Company Principle.
This idea has carried over into our corporate philosophy of “Contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products,” formulated in 1986, as well as into the Toray Group Sustainability Vision, which we formulated in July 2018.

We believe that our business activities have become what they are today due to the many blessings bestowed upon us by the natural environment and society.
Going forward, we in the Toray Group will continue to place great value on our corporate social responsibility (CSR), and regard “safety, accident prevention and environmental preservation” and “corporate ethics and legal compliance” as top managerial priorities. By offering products and services that are beneficial to society, we hope to repay the goodwill offered to us, and in turn live up to the expectations of our stakeholders.
We hope you will continue to lend us your support and encouragement.