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

Fiscal 2020 Results

Social contribution expenditure (% change from average expenditure over last six years)

■Reporting scope
Toray Group
■Target in fiscal 2020
100% or higher

Result in fiscal 2020

94%

Social contribution activities (number)

■Reporting scope
Toray Group
■Target in fiscal 2020
2,500 or more

Result in fiscal 2020

1,625

Beneficiaries of educational support activities such as science classes for schools and career education (number)

■Reporting scope
Toray Group
■Target in fiscal 2020
15,000 or more

Result in fiscal 2020

7,017

As a good corporate citizen, Toray Group is helping to promote the sustainable development of local and international communities based on its corporate philosophy. The Group also supports the social contribution activities of its employees under the Toray Group Social Initiative Policies.
The CSR Roadmap 2022 sets KPIs for social contribution expenditures, such as donations and personnel expenses associated with social contribution activities, and Toray Group maintains initiatives at the designated scale.
Social contribution expenditures in fiscal 2020 were 1.54 billion yen (approximately 1 billion yen at Toray Industries alone), which is 94% of average expenditures over the last six years (fiscal 2014-2019, 1.63 billion yen), in contrast to the target of 100% or higher set in the CSR Roadmap 2022. The main beneficiaries were Toray Science Foundation, Toray science foundations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Republic of Korea, and sponsorship of the Shanghai Marathon.
In fiscal 2020, Toray Industries Inc., on behalf of Toray Group, donated approximately 230 million yen to Toray Science Foundation. Toray Group companies outside Japan donated approximately 210 million yen to Toray science foundations around the world.

In its CSR Roadmap 2022, Toray Group sets KPIs for the number of social contribution activities to be implemented in order to ensure that the Group continues to actively contribute to society. In addition, the roadmap sets KPIs for the number of beneficiaries of educational support activities, such as science classes for schools and career education, with the aim of developing a solid educational support program, which has been a long-term Toray Group focus.
The number of social contribution activities implemented in fiscal 2020 was 1,625, short of the target of 2,500 or more. This shortfall was due in large part to the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic led to the voluntary cancellation of activities, such as cleanup campaigns and other events in which employees would participate in-person, when it was thought to be difficult to ensure health and safety.
For the same reason, educational support activities such as science classes for schools and plant tours were limited, and beneficiaries of these activities in fiscal 2020 numbered only 7,107, falling short of the Group target of 15,000 or more.

Breakdown of Expenditure in Fiscal 2020
Breakdown of Expenditure in Fiscal 2020

Click here for the main initiatives for CSR Guideline 10, “Social Contribution Activities as a Good Corporate Citizen” in CSR Roadmap 2022.