CSR Activity Report (CSR Guideline Activity Reports) - Social Contribution Activities as a Good Corporate Citizen

Activities Carried Out in Fiscal 2020

Toray Group’s Educational Support Activities

  • Science and Technology Promotion
  • Environment and Communities
  • health and welfare

Toray Group conducts educational support activities to guide those who will become the leaders of a sustainable world. These activities include science and environmental programs to spark more interest in science among elementary and junior high school students, as well as career education and Toray plant tours.

Supporting Science Education in Schools (Sending Employees to Teach Classes, Providing Educational Materials)

In order to raise awareness of the environment and interest in the sciences, Toray Group has developed environmental education and science experiment programs that employ some of its products. Delivering these programs, Group employees teach classes at local elementary, junior and senior high schools.
In fiscal 2020, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, the number of in-person classes conducted by employee instructors at schools was limited. By taking preventive measures, however, the Group was still able to hold some activities on a case-by-case basis. The Group also introduced new online classes via a web conferencing system. Using online tools, Toray Group has been able to expand the scope of its educational support activities, discovering new possibilities for meeting the demands of future educational settings by offering classes at distant schools, which has not been possible in the past, and by introducing lesson formats that are not possible with in-person settings. The Group lent laboratory equipment made with Toray advanced materials to 53 elementary, junior high, and senior high schools across Japan that the Group was unable to visit, for their use in lessons on science, chemistry, and the SDGs. Toray’s educational programs have been well received by many teachers because the experiments they include help students understand how science and technology contributes to solving global environment problems.

  • Toray Industries employee teaches in the classroom.
  • Using a model airplane to explain which components are made with carbon fiber.
  • High school students listen to an online class.
  • Students get online instruction to conduct an experiment with help from their teacher.

Questionnaire Results on Teaching Materials Provided by Toray Group

  • ■Satisfaction with classes using materials provided by Toray
    How satisfied were you with the teaching materials provided?
    graph:Satisfaction with classes using materials provided by Toray How satisfied were you with the teaching materials provided?
  • ■Feedback on Effectiveness of Program
    Q1. The program makes students think of the problems occurring on the planet as related to their own lives.
  • Q2. The program helps students understand that what they learn in science helps in their own lives and is useful technology for solving global problems.
  • graph:Feedback on Effectiveness of Program Q1. The program makes students think of the problems occurring on the planet as related to their own lives.
  • graph:Q2. The program helps students understand that what they learn in science helps in their own lives and is useful technology for solving global problems.
  • ■Feedback on Effectiveness of Program
    Q1. The program makes students think of the problems occurring on the planet as related to their own lives.
    graph:Feedback on Effectiveness of Program Q1. The program makes students think of the problems occurring on the planet as related to their own lives.
  • Q2. The program helps students understand that what they learn in science helps in their own lives and is useful technology for solving global problems.
    graph:Q2. The program helps students understand that what they learn in science helps in their own lives and is useful technology for solving global problems.

Collaboration on Career Education, Company Tours, and Other Programs

In addition to science experiment lessons and environmental education programs, Toray Group collaborates on career education and hosts office and plant tours in response to requests from local schools, boards of education, and non-profit organizations.
The Nakatsugawa Plant of Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd. hosted on-site classes and plant tours for the Sugo-Waza Nakatsugawa Project, an initiative to show local elementary and junior high school students the appeal of local companies and pique their interest in work.
Toray Research Center Inc. collaborated with an active learning program at a technical college, providing lectures and technical advice for group work.
Toray Group also hosts plant tours and gives career-related talks to local students at its sites outside of Japan.
In fiscal 2020, in the Czech Republic, Toray Textiles Central Europe s.r.o. held a lecture on human resources development for university students majoring in psychology.
The Toray Industries volleyball team, Toray Arrows, has been involved in supporting children’s physical development through volleyball clinics and on-site instruction at elementary school physical education classes. Although these activities were limited in fiscal 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preventive measures were put in place, and volleyball clinics at elementary schools, career education, and lectures were held.

  • Toray Industries employee talks about the Company in an online company interview with junior high school students.
  • Toray Advanced Film employee uses snack packaging and other familiar items to explain film technology.
  • Junior high school students listen intently in class.
  • Taking preventive measures during the pandemic, Koichiro Kanno, general manager of the Toray Arrows women's volleyball team, teaches volleyball to elementary school students in response to a request from a local board of education.
  • Atsushi Kobayashi, general manager of the Toray Arrows men’s volleyball team, talks to junior high school students about “the meaning of work.”

Collaborating with Kagayake Aichi Sustainability Research Institute

Toray Industries Tokai Plant has participated as a corporate partner in the Kagayake Aichi Sustainability Research Institute1 organized by Aichi Prefecture since 2019, accepting university students as researchers at the plant.
In fiscal 2020, four university students worked with Toray employees to take up the challenge of studying ways to build a sustainable world in harmony with nature. The team surveyed the green spaces on corporate premises, discussed their findings, and put together a proposal for the Tokai Plant. The proposal, entitled “Create a biotope at the plant so life is more comfortable,” aims to protect biodiversity by creating a cycle between developing ecosystems through the use of biotopes and educational activities and environmental education to increase employee and resident interest in living creatures. The team received the Kagayaki Award for its outstanding presentation at the 2020 Research Presentation Meeting held in December.

  1. 1 A project launched by Aichi Prefecture to help students who will become future Aichi leaders to take a global perspective in continuously implementing eco-action. Under the supervision of the governor of Aichi Prefecture, university students serve as researchers, conducting on-site surveys and discussions with company representatives on issues related to environmental initiatives presented by corporate partners operating in the prefecture. The students propose solutions to the companies, and the results are widely publicized.
  • University students take on research topics at Toray Industries Tokai Plant.
  • Commemorative photo with Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideaki Omura

Workshops at the Science Museum

Since 2012, Toray Industries has been conducting two workshops, which use filtration experiments to examine the importance of the Earth's water, and the amazing properties of fibers, at the Science Museum located in Kitanomaru Park in Tokyo, every day that the museum is open. In fiscal 2020, the traditional workshop format was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and videos of the experiments were shown instead. In January, the workshops resumed with a limited number of participants. This year, a total of 1,992 people, from young children to adults, attended the workshops and the video series.

Held Aozora Science School

  • Science and Technology Promotion
  • Environment and Communities
  • health and welfare

Since 2015, Toray Industries has organized the Aozora Science School2 to foster children’s interest in and an affinity for science by offering fun activities that combine nature and science. In fiscal 2020, the hands-on educational camp was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a series of videos entitled Aozora Science School at Home was distributed weekly over social media for ten weeks. Featuring stories about flora and the sky, and showing a variety of science experiments, the series was designed for students to have fun while learning about science at home. The videos have been viewed a total of over 10,000 times.

  1. 2 Aozora Science School is a hands-on educational camp designed by Toray Industries, supervised by Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. and provided by JTB Corporation.

Toray Science Foundations around the World

  • Science and Technology Promotion

Toray Group has outlined a corporate philosophy of “contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies and products,” which the Group delivers on by practicing innovation. In order to continuously deliver innovation, the Group must secure and develop talented human resources. For this reason, the Group takes a long-term perspective on human resource development. One way it does this is by contributing to the promotion and support of basic science and science education in society, which is one of the main social contribution activities of the Group, through the activities of Toray Science Foundation and Toray science foundations in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Republic of Korea.

Toray Science Foundation

Toray Science Foundation was established way back in 1960 to help advance science, technology and culture. The Foundation created quite a stir when it was first established, as it was a pioneering foundation of its kind, and its activities continue to win high praise today. Its support activities include grants and prizes in the fields of basic science and science education that are offered by no other similar organizations. The Foundation celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding in June 2020. The Toray Science Foundation 60th anniversary celebration had been scheduled for March 2021, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

61st Toray Science and Technology Prizes, Toray Science and Technology Grants, and 52nd Toray Science Education Prizes

In February 2021, the Toray Science Foundation chose the latest recipients for the 61st Toray Science and Technology Prizes, Toray Science and Technology Grants, and 52nd Toray Science Education Prizes.
Toray Science and Technology Prizes were awarded to Dr. Kouji Matsushima and Dr. Kyoko Nozaki respectively. They and the science educators who were awarded Toray Science Education Prize received certificates, medals, and prize money. Grants totaling 130 million yen were awarded to 10 recipients of Science and Technology Grants.

Dr. Kouji Matsushima
Contribution to the treatment of intractable immune diseases through the research on inflammation regulators

Based on his discovery of interleukin-8 and other aspects of his research on inflammation regulators, Dr. Matsushima has contributed to the development of therapeutic agents for adult T-cell leukemia and other intractable immune diseases.

Dr. Kyoko Nozaki
Development of polymerization catalysts based on synthetic organic chemistry

Applying the technique of catalytic organic synthesis to the synthesis of polymers, Dr. Nozaki has made remarkable achievements in the synthesis of new polymers with expected application as materials with low environmental impact.

One of the unique features of Toray Science Foundation, its Science Education Prizes in junior high and high school science education, are given to honor teachers who have achieved outstanding educational results through their creativity and ingenuity in the classroom. This year’s Toray Science Education Prize: Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award, went to Tatsuya Saga, an educator at Tajimi High School in Gifu Prefecture.

Tatsuya Saga
Small nature restoration practices that junior and senior high school students can do in their local rivers

The award was given in recognition of the major sense of accomplishment that students attained from restoring nature in nearby rivers and the educational benefits of comprehensively studying the effects of human activities and environmental consideration.

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Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF)

In fiscal 2020, MTSF awarded a total of 310,000 ringgit (equivalent to about 7.98 million yen) in prize money and grants. Toray Science and Technology Prizes were awarded to two scientists, Toray Science and Technology Grants awarded to 11 researchers, and Toray Science Education Prizes awarded to 14 educators.
Although the 27th presentation ceremony was not held as scheduled in November 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, messages of congratulations from Toray Industries President and MTSF Honorary Chairman Akihiro Nikkaku and MTSF Chairman Dr. Omar Abdul Rahman were posted for the award winners on the MTSF website.

  • Demonstrating an ingenious experiment for the Science Education Prize selection panel
  • Message from Toray Industries President and MTSF Honorary Chairman Akihiro Nikkaku posted on MTSF website

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Thailand Toray Science Foundation (TTSF)

In fiscal 2020, TTSF awarded two Science and Technology Prizes, 21 Science and Technology Research Grants, and 8 Science Education Prizes totaling 5.48 million baht (equivalent to about 18.7 million yen) in prize money and grants. The presentation ceremony in March 2021 began with a video message from Toray Industries President and TTSF Honorary Chairman Akihiro Nikkaku. Dr. Navadol Laosiripojana, professor at King Mongkut's University of Technology, delivered a speech on behalf of the honorees, expressing their strong determination, pride as researchers in Thailand in the prizes and grants from TTSF and appreciation for the motivation to produce excellent research results. Japanese Ambassador to Thailand Kazuya Nashida offered the honorees his congratulations, and the ceremony concluded with a speech from the President of the Privy Council, General Surayud Chulanont, who, as the Chairman of the Ceremony Committee, expressed his deep appreciation for Toray’s business activities in Thailand over the years and for TTSF's contribution to the development of science and technology in Thailand.

  • Video message from Toray Industries President and TTSF Honorary Chairman Akihiro Nikkaku opens the ceremony.
  • Commemorative photo of Science and Technology Prize winners

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Indonesia Toray Science Foundation (ITSF)

The 27th presentation ceremony of ITSF was held online via web conferencing in February 2021, awarding one Science and Technology Prize, 18 Science and Technology Research Grants, and seven Science Education Prizes totaling 975 million rupia (equivalent to about 7.22 million yen).
At the ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Kenji Kanasugi, Professor and Minister of Research and Technology Bambang Brodjonegoro, and Professor and Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim expressed their appreciation to Toray for contributing to the development of science and technology in Indonesia through ITSF.

  • Prize winners and grant recipients at 27th presentation ceremony of ITSF
  • P.T. Indonesia Toray Synthetics employees watch the presentation ceremony.

Korea Toray Science Foundation(KTSF)

In 2020, KTSF awarded Science and Technology Prizes to two researchers for their outstanding research results and three-year Research Fund Grants to four young researchers to pursue new research projects. The 3rd KTSF presentation ceremony was held in October with a minimum number of attendees, limited to the recipients, their families, and Toray Science Foundation staff, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections. Toray Industries President and KTSF Honorary Chairman Akihiro Nikkaku congratulated the honorees via a video message from Japan. He expressed his hope that the Foundation's activities will help promote science and technology and nurture scientists and contribute to the friendship and goodwill between the Republic of Korea and Japan.

  • TKSF Chairman Lee Young-kwan and staff members with science and technology prize winners
  • Toray Industries President and KTSF Honorary Chairman Akihiro Nikkaku addresses attendees via video message.

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Environmental Conservation in Communities

  • Environment and Communities

In addition to implementing initiatives to conserve the environment around its production sites, Toray Group companies collaborate with non-profits and municipal governments on ongoing efforts to clean up rivers and shorelines, and maintain forests.

Efforts to Preserve Biodiversity by Creating Biotopes and Outside Collaboration

The Tokai Plant of Toray Industries is committed to helping build a sustainable world by working to preserve biodiversity. The plant marked its 50th anniversary in 2021 by creating a biotope3 in the green spaces on its premises. In addition to its own funds, the biotope was also partially financed with a grant from Aichi Prefecture to fund projects designed to build a network of ecosystems to foster forests and greenery in Aichi.
The Tokai Plant Environmental Policy calls for biodiversity and ecosystem protections. As part of these efforts, in 2019, the plant joined Project Linking Life with One Another,4 which aims to form an ecological network of corporate greenbelts along the coast of the Chita Peninsula and foster the next generation of leadership. The project works with experts and non-profits that support students from the local community and other young people who want to engage in environmental conservation activities to promote the coexistence of people and nature and the preservation of biodiversity.
Rather than simply commissioning a specialist contractor, the biotope was designed by the members of the Project Linking Life with One Another student executive committee with help from non-profit staff and experts, providing a research field to nurture the next generation of leaders, which is the objective of the project. In developing their design, the students held repeated study sessions, discussing issues involving Toray Group businesses and environmental initiatives and receiving advice from Sumitomo Forestry Landscaping Co, Ltd, which specializes in this field. The result was a design proposal that actively incorporated the students’ ideas.
The biotope, which was created in January 2021, aims to create a well-balanced ecosystem by incorporating deciduous trees that lose their leaves in a satoyama (area between mountain foothills and arable land) environment in order to attract butterflies, wild birds, beetles, and aquatic insects to a terrain that had previously been dominated by evergreens that remain green year round.

  • Students and specialists tour the land designated for the biotope.
  • Toray Industries employees, students, non-profit staff, and experts discuss the biotope design.

After the biotope was completed, the Tokai Plant invited the specialists and members of the Project Linking Life with One Another student executive committee to a workshop studying the utilization of the biotope, and the students used their creativity and ingenuity to create eco-stacks, which are piles of fallen leaves and dead branches that serve as habitats for living creatures. In addition, a number of partnerships were launched through the project, including the transfer of Japanese rice fish, which are on the Ministry of the Environment Red List 20205 as an endangered class Ⅱ vulnerable species (VU), from Aichi Steel Corporation, which is located in the same corporate greenbelt as the Tokai Plant. As a result of these industrious activities, the presence of many living creatures including such birds as bulbuls, goshawks and tits, raccoon dogs, and common bluebottle butterflies has already been confirmed in the biotope.
In addition to creating and preserving ecosystems, another important objective for this biotope project was its contribution to nurturing the young people who will be the next generation of leaders. For this reason, the success of the Tokai Plant in creating a biotope that incorporated so many of the students' ideas was extremely valuable.
The ideas behind the biotope design were also shared with participants in the Kagayake Aichi Sustainability Research Institute, which was just accepting students at the time, and these ideas were incorporated into the Institute's work, as well.
Through its biotope, the Tokai Plant will continue to contribute to formation of an ecological network in the Chita Peninsula greenbelt, as well as to provide a place for the students who become the next generation of leaders to engage in activities. There are also plans for the biotope to be utilized as an important teaching tool for educating Toray employees on the environment in order to raise awareness of activities to preserve biodiversity.

  • Completed biotope
  • A bulbul lands on a perch.
  • Releasing Japanese rice fish into the water
  • Commemorative photo of students, employees of nearby companies, non-profit staff, and specialists who took part in the Project Linking Life with One Another
  1. 3 A term coined by combining the Greek words bio (life) and topos (place) that indicates a space inhabited by the wildlife native to an area.
  2. 4 A project based primarily in the corporate greenbelt along the coast of the Chita Peninsula that aims to form a network of ecosystems and nurture the next generation of leadership. Led by the student members of the Project Linking Life with One Another student executive committee, the project involves the collaboration of 12 companies, local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and experts who work together on a variety of activities to boost biodiversity in corporate greenbelts and raise environmental awareness among local residents. The Project Linking Life with One Another student executive committee received the Prime Minister's Award for the 2020 Greening Promotion Movement, which is awarded to individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the greening promotion movement.
Conceptual schematic of Project Linking Life with One Another
Conceptual schematic of Project Linking Life with One Another
  1. 5 The Ministry of the Environment Red List is a list of endangered wildlife species that live or grow in Japan compiled by a panel of experts who scientifically and objectively evaluate the biological risk of extinction of each species. The Ministry of the Environment Red List 2020 is the fifth revision of the Fourth Red List, which was compiled in 2012. Endangered Ⅱ (VU) refers to “species at increasing risk of extinction.”

Major Environmental Activities at Offices and Plants

  • With the goal of contributing to the local community, which supports plant operations on a daily basis, and of raising employee awareness of 3S (sort, set in order, shine), the plant started the voluntary Machipika Okazaki project to clean the sidewalks around the plant once a week. (Toray Industries, Inc. Okazaki Plant)
  • Employees took part in the Coastal Cleanup Volunteer Campaign organized by the Fukui Consumers Cooperative Union. (Toray Industries, Inc. Hokuriku Branch)

Employees at the Osaka, Tokyo, and Kanazawa offices volunteer each year in cleanup activities, which are also an ISO14001 activity target, to help beautify their local communities. Steps such as dividing cleanup schedule into multiple sessions were taken this year to make it easier for people who are working from home to take part. (Ichimura Sangyo Co., Ltd.)

  • Employees continue to take part in monthly cleanups, where they remove roadside weeds and collect plastic bottles and garbage from drainage ditches to maintain the environment in the inland industrial park where the plant is located (in Aikawa, Kanagawa Prefecture). (Suido Kiko Kaisha, Ltd.)
  • Employees participate regularly in the Penang Green Office Project conducted by the non-profit Penang Green Council Strategies, taking part in activities to keep the environment clean. These efforts include promoting paperless operations, introducing smart lighting, promoting energy conservation, collecting recyclables four times a year, and planting trees. The company donated 15kg of used clothes, 70kg of mixed paper, 25kg of cardboard boxes, and 20kg of plastic collected from employees. (Toray Malaysia Systems Solution Sdn. Bhd.)

Employees participated in government-sponsored tree planting on Arbor Day. (Toray Plastics (Shenzhen) Ltd., China)

Employees regularly conduct local environmental conservation activities. (THK Apparel (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd., China)

Disaster Relief and Reconstruction Assistance

  • Environment and Communities
  • health and welfare

Toray Group uses its resources to assist areas affected by large-scale disasters in and outside Japan.

Vocational Research Support for Junior High School Students (Toray Industries)

Since 2012, Toray Industries has sent researchers each year to Career Challenge Day,6 a career education event held in Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture. Representatives from the Company speak with local junior high school students and explain the nature of the R&D work done at a manufacturer. In fiscal 2020, the in-person event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic so the Company provided teaching videos. The Company is committed to regularly participating in this event, which helps the youth of Ofunato City find career paths.

  1. 6 Career Challenge Day is an alternative program for the workplace experience education that was no longer possible after the Great East Japan Earthquake. In fiscal 2012, the program was awarded the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award.

Volleyball Clinic to Support Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery (Toray Industries, Inc. Tohoku Branch)

Kana Oyama answers a student's question.

Since 2013, the Tohoku Branch of Toray Industries has used volleyball as a means of providing support for local reconstruction efforts.
In fiscal 2020, former member of the Japanese national volleyball team and the Toray Arrows team, Kana Oyama, gave a virtual talk on “Turning Small Opportunities into a Big Dream” to 45 fifth graders at Higashi-Matsushima City Naruse-Oka Elementary School in Miyagi Prefecture. The students listened intently throughout the session as Oyama spoke about the importance of cooperating with friends and being considerate of others. Her talk was followed by a lively question and answer period, making for a very meaningful session.

Providing Support for Disaster Caused by Heavy Rain and Flooding

Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc. and STEMCO, Ltd. donated funds through a national disaster relief association to support areas in the Republic of Korea affected by the torrential rains that occurred in August 2020.

  • In February 2021, employees donated food to communities near the plant to help victims of the flooding in Indonesia. (P.T. Toray Polytech Jakarta, Indonesia)

Promoting Sports Participation by Sponsoring the Shanghai Marathon

  • health and welfare

Toray Industries and Toray Industries (China) Co., Ltd. are helping to promote sports in China by sponsoring the Shanghai Marathon.
The event is designated as a Platinum Label Road Race by World Athletics, a classification reserved for the leading road races around the world.
Toray Group has sponsored the event since its second year and currently provides support as a Founding Sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship.
Although it was unclear in 2020 whether the 25th annual marathon would take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some 9,000 runners took part in the race, which enforced measures to prevent the spread of infections, including mandatory PCR tests for all runners and staff.

  • Marathon runners make their way through the streets of Shanghai.
  • Awards ceremony

Supporting Fureai Concerts

  • health and welfare
Musicians perform at a school Fureai Concert

To support culture, education, and welfare, Toray Industries co-sponsors Fureai Concerts, with Toray Group employee volunteers helping to organize and run the concerts. Fureai Concerts at venues across Japan, including elementary schools and social welfare facilities, bring music to the people through music instruction, mini-concerts, and audience participation.
In fiscal 2020, a total of 19 performances in seven cities were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, 11 performances in six cities were held in-person or streamed online during periods when new cases were under control, with some 940 people able to enjoy the concerts.
Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were strictly implemented with concerts at schools held in gymnasiums and other large spaces, in addition to temperature taking, masks, hand sanitizers and empty seats left between audience members. Thanks to these measures, all of the performances were held without incident.

Contributing to Efforts to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 as a Good Corporate Citizen

  • Environment and Communities
  • health and welfare

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Toray Group upheld its corporate philosophy of “contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies and products” by not only doing so through its business activities, but also by supporting local communities through social contribution activities as a good corporate citizen.

  • The company donated disinfectant and hand gel to a local hospital to support activities to combat the spread of COVID-19.(Toray Textiles (Thailand) Public Company Limited)
  • The company donated disinfectant and face masks to the local community to support activities to combat the spread of COVID-19.(P.T. Indonesia Toray Synthetics)
  • The company donated equipment needed for medical exams and treatment to a hospital in Ariana, Tunisia.(Alva Tunisia S.A.)
  • The company donated face masks, KN95 masks, and protective clothing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections at a city hospital in Guadalajara.(Zoltek de Mexico S.A. de C.V.)

In addition to the activities outlined above, Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc. and five Toray Group companies in Nantong, China also made donations to the local community and co-sponsored local aid activities.
In Bangladesh, TM Textiles & Garments Limited donated ventilators, and Toray Industries (India) Private Limited donated stretchers to a local hospital.
Toray Group companies in many different countries, including China, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and the U.S. made donations of face masks, disinfectant, and other hygiene products.

Major Corporate Philanthropy by Group Companies Outside Japan

  • Environment and Communities
  • health and welfare

Toray Group companies outside Japan work with other organizations to practice corporate philanthropy and raise funds for good causes, to benefit the communities in which they operate.

  • Since 2010, employees volunteer each year at Promises2Kids, a local non-profit that collects and donates Christmas gifts to children in foster care. (Toray Membrane USA, Inc.)
  • Barrels of Love is a volunteer food drive that donates surplus food from the company office and employees' homes to aid groups and facilities. The program was founded by a TFA employee, and the company contributes to the local community by participating in the program each year. (Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc.)
  • Since 2016, the company has donated rice, snacks, canned goods, and other food items collected from employees to facilities for people with disabilities. (Toray Textiles (Thailand) Public Company Limited)
  • Employees participated in a blood drive in Tangerang in cooperation with the Indonesian Red Cross Society. (P.T. Indonesia Synthetic Textile Mills)

Employees participated in a donation drive organized by a local union to support students in need. (THK Apparel (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd., China)

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