Providing Innovative Technologies and Advanced Materials to Help Address Global Issues
At the Toray Group, we consider sustainability to be the most important global issue of the 21st century.
Today, climate change, water scarcity, and resource depletion are just some of the mounting environmental challenges facing the planet. With the global population expected to increase to some ten billion people by 2050 and aging demographics on the increase worldwide, an interlinked web of global issues are posing ever-graver problems.
Since Toray’s founding in 1926, we have always believed that materials can change lives, true to our fundamental corporate principle of contributing to society. At the Toray Group, we make it our mission to deliver innovative technologies and advanced materials that provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces with balancing development and sustainability.
We are convinced that Toray can continue to grow without negatively impacting global sustainability. By delivering on our corporate philosophy of “contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies and products,” we will do our utmost to address global issues, including the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while working closely with our business partners worldwide.
Four Perspectives of the World as Envisioned by the Toray Group in 2050
Net zero emissions
A net zero emissions world, where greenhouse gas emissions are completely offset by absorption
Sustainably managed resources
A world where resources are sustainably managed
Restored natural environment
A world with a restored natural environment, with clean water and air for everyone
A world where everyone enjoys good health and hygiene
Companies are Public Institutions
Since our founding, we at Toray have assumed the role of a public institution and have executed our corporate activities with the foremost goal of contributing to society. Below, we introduce initiatives taken throughout Toray's history that anticipated the modern sustainability movement, while examining our insights and the historical context.
Message from the President
Our corporate philosophy makes our commitment explicit: “Contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies and products.” At Toray Group, we are living up to this mission by delivering innovative technologies and advanced materials that provide truly effective solutions to the challenges the world faces when it comes to balancing development and sustainability.
Toray Group Corporate Social Responsibility
Toray Group strategically practices social responsibility guided by its three-year CSR Road Map, aiming to achieve sustainable growth while helping to build a more sustainable world.