CSR Guidelines & Activity Reports - Social Contribution Activities

Health and WelfarePriority Areas

Social Initiatives

Engaged in Life Innovation businesses, Toray Group works on initiatives to contribute to health maintenance and longevity. These activities include promoting sports, cancer screening, support for childhood development and welfare at Group worksites.

Promoting Sports and Childhood Development

In addition to helping to promote sports through athletic activity, Toray Industries, Inc. also contributes to childhood development through sports instruction and training camps.

  • Boys’ kendo class sponsored by the Toray Kendo Club (Shiga Plant)Boys’ kendo class sponsored by the Toray Kendo Club (Shiga Plant)
  • Toray Arrows volleyball clinics held across JapanToray Arrows volleyball clinics held across Japan
  • Boating Club members give instructions to local junior high school boating club.Boating Club members give instructions to local junior high school boating club.

Supporting Physical Education at Elementary Schools

Since 2015, former players of the Toray Arrows men’s and women's volleyball teams have visited elementary schools to provide support by teaching soft volleyball clinics in physical education classes. In fiscal 2018, the clinics were conducted at two schools in Tokyo, and Toray Group supported training programs for elementary school teachers.

  • Teaching during an elementary school physical education classTeaching during an elementary school physical education class
  • Helping provide practical physical education training for elementary school teachersHelping provide practical physical education training for elementary school teachers

Promoting Sports Participation by Sponsoring the Shanghai International Marathon

2018 Shanghai International Marathon takes runners through the streets of Shanghai 2018 Shanghai International Marathon takes runners through the streets of Shanghai

Toray Industries, Inc. and Toray Industries (China) Co., Ltd. are helping to promote sports in China by sponsoring the Shanghai International Marathon. The 2018 edition of this brilliant and spectacular Shanghai event, the 23rd, attracted 38,000 participants.

Supporting the Pink Ribbon Campaign

Mobile mammogram busMobile mammogram bus

The Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament provides support for the efforts of the Japan Ladies Tennis Federation (JLTF) to eradicate breast cancer. A booth is set up in the arena to sell Pink Ribbon badges, with the money raised donated to help supply breast cancer screening equipment. A mobile mammogram bus is parked at the venue and provides screenings to those who have signed up in advance. Participating tennis players are also actively involved in promoting the campaign.

Supporting Fureai Trio Concerts

Fureai Trio Concerts held in November 2018Fureai Trio Concerts held in November 2018

To support culture, education, and welfare, Toray Industries co-sponsors concerts by the Fureai Trio for persons with disabilities, with Toray Group employees helping to organize and run the concerts. The Trio performs Fureai Concerts at venues across Japan including elementary schools and social welfare facilities, bringing music to the people through music instruction, mini-concerts, and audience participation. In fiscal 2018, the Trio performed 16 concerts in six cities, which were enjoyed by more than 4,000 people including around 250 people in Ishikawa Prefecture and some 700 people in Tokyo. The volunteers gave directions to the venue and helped people to their seats, as well as helping interested audience members to try playing a violin or come up to the stage to try body percussion.

Charitable Activities at Group Companies Outside Japan

USA: Employees collect donations for the needy (Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.)USA: Employees collect donations for the needy (Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.)

Toray Group companies outside Japan work with outside organizations to carry out a variety of charitable activities designed to provide solutions to issues that local communities face.

  • Malaysia: Collaboration with St. Nicholas’ Home, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that serves the visually impaired (Toray Malaysia Systems Solution Sdn. Bhd.)Malaysia: Collaboration with St. Nicholas’ Home, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that serves the visually impaired (Toray Malaysia Systems Solution Sdn. Bhd.)
  • Republic of Korea: “Santa Claus of Love” initiative to give presents to needy children (Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc.)Republic of Korea: “Santa Claus of Love” initiative to give presents to needy children (Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc.)