CSR Guidelines & Activity Reports

Human Rights Promotion and Human Resources Development

Social Initiatives

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

Basic Approach

Committed to Human Rights

At Toray Group, respect for human rights is a mandatory management principle for ensuring the continuity of corporate activities and building positive relationships with all of the Group's stakeholders. The Group works to promote and raise awareness of human rights, for instance by declaring its commitment to the respect of human rights in its Corporate Ethics and Legal Compliance Code of Conduct. In the Code, discrimination of any kind based on race, creed, skin color, gender, religion, nationality, language, physical characteristics, socioeconomic status, place of birth, or any other personal characteristic is strictly forbidden in every process from recruiting and hiring to work placement, compensation, training, and retirement.
Toray Group has been tackling the issue of discrimination based on gender identification and sexual orientation. In January 2017, the Group established an employee hotline specifically for LGBT issues, which is operated by the Human Rights Promotion Section of the Industrial Relations Department of Toray Industries, Inc.
The Group also addresses global human rights issues in accordance with the Toray Group Policy for Human Rights, considering the diverse cultures, customs and social norms of the countries and regions where it operates.

Related Policies

Policies on Human Rights

Toray Group specifies its respect for human rights in its Corporate Ethics and Legal Compliance Code of Conduct and strives to prevent any human rights violations through education and awareness activities within the Group.
In addition, as a global enterprise, the Group respects international norms such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s conventions, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Group has also established the Toray Group Policy for Human Rights, which lays out the Group’s commitment to ensuring that it is not complicit in any human rights violations in the overall supply chain and to promptly and appropriately addressing issues if and when they arise.

Toray Group Policy for Human Rights(Adopted December 2017)

We at Toray Group believe that respect for human rights is a mandatory principle for corporate management. Therefore, we respect international standards such as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s standards in compliance with the laws and regulations of countries and regions where we operate, and will endeavor to fulfill our duty of respect for human rights as a good corporate citizen.

  1. We will respect human rights, character and individuality of employees and eliminate harassment and discrimination in workplaces. Furthermore, we will prohibit child labor, forced labor and unfair low-wage labor.
  2. We will strive to promote respect for human rights throughout the entire supply chain related to our business activities. In addition, we will not be complicit in infringing on the human rights.
  3. We will endeavor to understand adverse human rights impacts associated with our business activities and to avoid or reduce such influences.
  4. If it becomes evident that we have caused or contributed to adverse human rights impacts, we will promptly take appropriate actions.
  5. We will promote educational activities about issues of human rights for every employee and foster a proper understanding of issues among them.

Securing and Developing Human Resources

The success or failure of a company is decided by its people—employees shape its destiny. Guided by this concept, Toray Group considers securing and developing outstanding human resources as one of its most important tasks and a fundamental management priority. Based on the following four goals, Toray Group is promoting human resource development.

Related Policies

Toray Global HR Management ("G-HRM") Fundamental Policy

Toray Group established its Global HR Management ("G-HRM") Fundamental Policy in November 2011, with the goal of managing human resources from a common perspective shared by the entire Group, thereby surmounting differences between countries, regions, cultures, customs, and individual companies.
Under the policy, Toray Group practices a united approach to human resources management of each group company.

Structure

Human Rights Promotion System at Toray Group

Under the Ethics and Compliance Committee chaired by the president of Toray Industries, Toray Group operates the Human Rights Promotion Committee in Japan and the Global Human Rights Promotion Committee. With the committee framework, the Group promotes human rights at offices and plants in order to ensure a positive working environment for employees.

Toray Group’s Human Rights Promotion System
Toray Group’s Human Rights Promotion System

Identifying, Assessing and Mitigating Human Rights Risks

Toray Group carries out an annual survey of all of Toray Industries’ offices and plants as well as its main group companies in and outside Japan, asking about their human rights promotion activities, including awareness and education efforts. The results are confirmed at the Human Rights Promotion Committee in Japan and the Global Human Rights Promotion Committee. Using this process, any issues, problems and concerns related to human rights are identified and initiatives are considered and implemented in line via the human rights promotion system.
Toray Group has set up a system that enables group employees to report and consult on human rights issues. In Japan, the Corporate Ethics and Legal Compliance Helpline has been set up, and each group company outside Japan also has established a Helpline contact point. Toray Group strives to mitigate human rights risks and to respond promptly and appropriately if and when any issues arise.

Securing and Developing Human Resources

Toray Group employs talented human resources who can play an active role in global business, inclusive of gender and whether employees were hired out of university or mid-career. The Group’s approach to human resources development uses well-designed, systematic training programs.

CSR Road Map Targets and Results

Respect for human rights and fair promotion based on ability throughout Toray Group by eliminating discrimination based on race, gender, education, nationality, religion, and physical attributes

[Related material issue for CSR]

  • Respecting for human rights
■KPI
Group companies implementing human rights education and training (%)
■Reporting scope
Toray Group
■Target in fiscal 2018
100%

Result in fiscal 2018

100%

■KPI
Group companies that have achieved legally mandated employment rate of persons with disabilities (%)
■Reporting scope
Toray Group (Japan)
■Target in fiscal 2018
100%

Result in fiscal 2018

50%

■KPI
Women in management positions (%)
■Reporting scope
Toray Industries, Inc.

Result in fiscal 2018

4.9%

Ensure work environments take into consideration employees’ health and build a vibrant and rewarding workplace culture group-wide, working systematically to secure and train personnel

[Related material issues for CSR]

  • Creating a positive workplace
  • Securing and developing human resources
■KPI
Group companies that have adopted a medium-term human resource plan (%)
■Reporting scope
Toray Group
■Target in fiscal 2018
100%

Result in fiscal 2018

100%

■KPI
Number of core staff outside Japan who participate in training courses
■Reporting scope
Toray Group (Outside Japan)

Result in fiscal 2018

320persons

■KPI
Training expenditures per employee (yen)
■Reporting scope
Toray Industries, Inc.

Result in fiscal 2018

90,261yen

■KPI
Available annual paid leave used by employees (%)
■Reporting scope
Toray Industries, Inc.

Result in fiscal 2018

89.7%

Looking to the Future

Committed to Human Rights

In addition to identifying human rights issues within Toray Group and responding promptly and appropriately, the Group will augment its internal education at Toray Industries, Inc. and its group companies and strive to improve human rights awareness among all employees in fiscal 2019.

Securing and Developing Human Resources

Toray Group pursues a range of initiatives to build workplace environments that are considerate of employee health and a workplace culture characterized by pride and motivation. To secure the future management talent needed to lead the Group in coming years, Toray Group hires systematically, continually improves its grade-specific management training to strengthen frontline capacity, and regularly upgrades its selective training to foster managerial candidates.

Activity Reports

Click below on activity reports for fiscal 2018