Toray Industries, Inc.
Tokyo, Japan, December 2, 2022 – Toray Industries, Inc., announced today that it has decided to become a partner in the Tokyo Ethical Action Project. That initiative seeks to help Tokyo residents fulfill the Goal 12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, which is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Ethical consumption considers people, society, and the environment in choosing products. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has encouraged such an approach by asking consumers to take a moment to think when purchasing to contribute to a better future for humanity.
The Tokyo Ethical Action Project is building a network of companies and organizations that engage in activities that contribute to ethical consumption in its drive to create a social movement that makes that consumption part of daily living while fostering an environment that facilitates such behavior.
Toray, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and other partners in this initiative will promote it to generate opportunities for Tokyo residents to practice ethical consumption and learn how products are made. They also seek to encourage people to buy offerings that are not from child labor or producer exploitation and have low environmental impacts, thus helping resolving such social and environmental issues as poverty, hunger and climate change.
Since its establishment in 1926, Toray has made pursuing sustainable corporate growth by contributing to society in the course of business central to its operations in keeping with its belief that companies are public institutions. Under the Toray Group Sustainability Vision, the company aims to leverage its innovative technologies and advanced materials in creating solutions that are essential for the international community to overcome the challenges of pursuing sustainable development.
Toray will keep striving to materialize its corporate philosophy of contributing to social progress by continuing to help resolve social issues and achieve a sustainable society.