Fiscal 2019 CSR Activity Report

The Toray Group has established CSR Guidelines to govern its CSR initiatives. Intended to be comprehensive, they cover aspects from corporate governance to social contribution. The CSR Guidelines consist of ten themes, each of which is assigned an implementation leader.
The Group also establishes a CSR roadmap every three years to ensure that all of its efforts to live up to the CSR Guidelines move forward in a systemic and organized manner. Each CSR roadmap defines targets for specific initiatives and establishes key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure that progress is quantitatively managed each year.

In line with the Medium-Term Management Program, Project AP-G 2019, the Sixth CSR Roadmap covered the period from fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2019 and facilitated CSR activities based on the ten themes of the CSR Guidelines, listed below.
In fiscal 2017, the Group incorporated recommendations from external thought leaders and updated the material issues for CSR that were selected in fiscal 2015, reflecting them in the CSR roadmap. The roadmap defines, in principle, KPIs for the entire Toray Group and charts the course for everything Toray Group does to fulfill its social responsibilities.

Value Creation

Contributing Solutions to Social Issues through Business Activities

Leverage innovation to address global-scale environmental issues such as climate change and provide solutions for various social issues such as the need to improve the quality of medical care, the need to reduce the burden on medical staff, and health maintenance and longevity, thereby helping to build a more sustainable world.

Governance

Corporate Governance and Management Transparency

Continually revise management systems, strengthen internal controls and strive for timely and appropriate information disclosure as part of efforts to fulfill the company’s social responsibilities.

Corporate Ethics and Legal Compliance

Ensure all executives and employees uphold a sense of responsibility, fairness and high ethical standards, and always act in accordance with the law to maintain the trust of society.

Risk Management

Enhance group-wide risk management systems including those pertaining to information security. Build systems capable of rapidly responding to unexpected circumstances and disclosing accurate information.

Social Initiatives

Human Rights Promotion and Human Resources Development

Respect human rights, provide safe and healthy workplaces for employees, secure and train personnel, and diversify while striving to protect employment.

Product Safety and Quality

Provide safe, highly reliable products by striving to enhance management systems for product safety and quality assurance, and disclose appropriate information.

Facilitating CSR Initiatives Throughout the Supply Chain

Promote CSR initiatives in areas including environmental preservation and human rights throughout the entire supply chain by working closely with suppliers, processing vendors, customers and distribution companies.

Communication

Disclose corporate information in an active, fair and straightforward manner, and encourage dialogue and cooperation with stakeholders including employees, stockholders, investors, business partners, consumers, local communities, non-profit organizations, government and administrative agencies, mass media, analysts, and other parties.

Social Contribution Activities

Proactively participate in local communities and the larger society in order to contribute to development in a way befitting a good corporate citizen.

Environment

Safety, Accident Prevention, and Environmental Preservation

Ensure the safety and health of society and employees, and protect the environment in all business processes, from procuring raw materials and manufacturing to the supply and disposal of products.

Sixth CSR Road Map and Progress on Key Performance Indicators in Fiscal 2019