CSR Guidelines & Activity Reports - Human Rights Promotion and Human Resources Development

Human Rights Activity Report

Social Initiatives

Human Rights Training

Group companies implementing human rights education and training

■Reporting scope
Toray Group
■Target in fiscal 2018

Result in fiscal 2018


Toray Industries, Inc. holds human rights promotion campaigns annually to help increase awareness and understanding of human rights issues. In fiscal 2018, the campaign focused on united efforts to enhance the awareness of the human rights of every person and on building positive, caring workplaces. Educational pamphlets were handed out to all employees. The campaign was aimed at preventing sexual, power, and maternity harassment (the latter being discrimination based on pregnancy) and encouraged an understanding of LGBT issues while fostering a corporate climate that respects the dignity of others. Furthermore, at each workplace, The Company communicated the increasing global emphasis that was being placed on human rights from a social responsibility perspective.
Training sessions were held for operational and administrative supervisors at Toray Industries' offices and plants. Workshops were also conducted in conjunction with workplace study groups. As in the previous year, in fiscal 2018 the manager of the Human Rights Promotion Section visited the Company’ offices and plants as part of the campaign, and held workshops for human rights advocates. Human rights training seminars were conducted. In March 2019, the Company held an e-learning program on corporate ethics and legal compliance for human rights targeting all employees (97.6% of employees completed the program).
For group companies in Japan, the manager of Toray Industries’ Human Rights Promotion Section held training sessions on human rights for labor managers and supervisors (57 group companies participated). In addition, the Company provided teaching materials, educational pamphlets and e-learning materials, the same ones used in the Company’s human rights promotion activities. In this way, Toray Industries supported efforts by group companies to promote human rights.
For group companies outside Japan, Toray Industries provided educational materials reflecting international codes such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as well as Toray Group’s human rights promotion system, including the Toray Group Policy for Human Rights. Toray Group pursued education and awareness-building activities with consideration for the diverse cultures, customs and social norms of the countries and regions where it operates.

  • Human rights training seminar at Toray Industries’ Nasu PlantHuman rights training seminar at Toray Industries’ Nasu Plant
  • Human rights seminar at initial training for newly hired employees of Toray Group companiesHuman rights seminar at initial training for newly hired employees of Toray Group companies

Fiscal 2018 Human Rights Training and Seminar

Type of training Number of sessions Number of participants
Toray Industries, Inc. Training at head office 35 2,150
Training at offices and plants 1,046 14,760
Training at outside company 45 92
Group companies in Japan Training at companies 167 11,337
Training at outside company 226 324
Total amount of time dedicated to training
2,838.4 hours

Response to Reports and Consultations on Human Rights

The department (person) in charge of the investigation, relevant department (person) involved in the incident, and the internal consultation offices set up at each company of Toray Group worked together to promptly and appropriately respond to the reports and consultations on human rights received by the Corporate Ethics and Legal Compliance Helpline.
The number of reports and consultations received in Japan, an overview, and the results of the response to them were reported to the Ethics and Compliance Committee and the Human Rights Promotion Committee in Japan. Examples of issues reported are introduced in Toray Group’s human rights education in Japan in a way that makes it impossible to identify the workplace or individuals, in an effort to promote understanding of human rights issues and raise attention to these issues.