Editorial Policy

The Toray Group publishes an annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report in order to communicate its CSR initiatives to stakeholders.
The report covers the Group’s social responsibility, corporate vision and strategies, and includes special features and activity reports based on the issues set out in the Group’s CSR Guidelines.

This year’s report includes three special features. The first, a message from the CTO, looks at what drives the Toray R&D focus on finding solutions to social issues. The second explores Toray solutions for environmental issues and its medical solutions for improving quality of life and health, outlining the contributions made by the Toray’s advanced materials. The third feature focuses on science and technology promotion, one of the priority areas for Toray’s social contribution activities.

Period Covered by this Report

This report covers fiscal 2017, the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Some content may be current up to August 2018.

Report Boundary

Environmental Data

Covers Toray Industries, Inc. and the following 77 manufacturing subsidiaries (78 companies in all). Occupational safety data also encompasses non-manufacturing companies and covers Toray and 52 group companies in Japan, together with 76 group companies outside of Japan (129 companies in all).

Notes:

  1. Environmental data used in this report concerning greenhouse gas emissions by Toray Industries, Inc. has been verified by a third party, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Limited. Verified data is indicated with a • mark.
  2. For group companies and plants newly covered under the scope of environmental data, results are compiled and published using performance data for the fiscal year in which data was first collected as part of the Toray Group. Under Toray's Fifth Medium-Term Environmental Plan, if a target is managed based on an absolute value (such as air emissions of a chemical substance), the target is managed by adding to a baseline value the performance data for the fiscal year in which data was first collected.

Group companies in Japan: 25

Toray Opelontex Co., Ltd., Ogaki Fuso Spinning Co., Ltd., Toray Textiles, Inc., Toray Coatex Co., Ltd., Toray Amtecs Inc., Toray Monofilament Co., Ltd., Toray Hybrid Cord, Inc., Maruichi Fiber Co., Ltd., So-Wa Textile Co., Ltd., Du Pont-Toray Co., Ltd., Toyo Plastic Seiko Co., Ltd., Toray PEF Products Inc., Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd., Toray KP Films Inc., Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd., Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., Soda Aromatic Co., Ltd., Toray ACE Co., Ltd., Toray Engineering Co., Ltd., Toray Precision Co., Ltd., Suido Kiko Kaisha, Ltd., Toray Medical Co., Ltd., Toray Research Center, Inc., Toyo Jitsugyo Co., Ltd., Toray Carbon Magic Co., Ltd.

Group companies outside Japan: 52

North America

Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc., Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Toray Resin Co., Toray Membrane USA, Inc.,Toray Composite Materials America, Inc., Zoltek Companies, inc., Zoltek de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Toray Resin Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

Europe

Toray Textiles Europe Ltd., Euro Advanced Carbon Fiber Composites GmbH, Toray Films Europe S.A.S., Toray Carbon Fibers Europe S.A., Alcantara S.p.A., Toray Textiles Central Europe s.r.o, Zoltek Zrt, Greenerity GmbH

Asia

P.T. Acryl Textile Mills, P.T. Century Textile Industry Tbk, P.T. Easterntex, P.T. Indonesia Synthetic Textile Mills, P.T. Indonesia Toray Synthetics, P.T. Toray Polytech Jakarta, Luckytex (Thailand) Public Company Limited, Thai Toray Textile Mills Public Company Limited, Thai Toray Synthetics Co., Ltd., Penfabric Sdn. Berhad, Penfibre Sdn. Berhad, Toray Plastics (Malaysia) Sdn. Berhad, Toray BASF PBT Resin Sdn. Berhad, Toray Fibers (Nantong) Co., Ltd., Toray Polytech (Nantong) Co., Ltd., Toray Sakai Weaving & Dyeing (Nantong) Co., Ltd., Toray Jifa (Qingdao) Textile Co., Ltd., Toray Plastics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Toray BlueStar Membrane Co., Ltd., Toray Fibers & Textiles Research Laboratories (China) Co., Ltd., Toray Advanced Materials Research Laboratories (China) Co., Ltd., Toray Plastics (Shenzhen) Ltd., Toray Plastics Precision (Zhongshan) Ltd., Toray Film Products (Zhongshan) Ltd., Toray Medical (Qingdao) Co., Ltd., Toray Advanced Film Kaohsiung Co., Ltd., Toray Plastics (Chengdu) Co., Ltd., Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc., Toray Chemical Korea Inc., STEMCO, Ltd., Toray WBD Membrane Technology (JS) Co., Ltd., Cangzhou Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., Toray Kusumgar Advanced Textile Private Limited, Toray Membrane Middle East LLC, Toray Battery Separator Film Korea Limited

Social Data

Covers Toray Industries, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (61 companies in Japan, 101 companies outside of Japan), but scope of reporting may differ for some items.

Economic Data

Covers Toray Industries, Inc. and its 257 consolidated companies (258 companies in all).

Disclaimer:

This report contains forward-looking statements in addition to historical and current facts. These forward-looking statements are assertions or assumptions that were prepared on the basis of available information at the time of publication. Actual future social conditions and results of business activities may differ from any forecasts contained in this report, as a result of changing circumstances.

Reference Guidelines

  • GRI Standards
    Note: The comparative table referencing the GRI Standards is available at the Toray website.
  • Responsible Care Code issued by the Responsible Care Council of the Japan Chemical Industry Association
  • Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 issued by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • ISO 26000:2010 (Guidance on social responsibility)
    Note: The comparative table referencing ISO 26000:2010 is available at the Toray website.