SDGs in Action
Goals for Humanity
The SDGs are the successor to the Millennium Development Goals from 2000, a global effort to eliminate extreme poverty and promote human dignity. They are a powerful commitment to tackle 17 of the most urgent issues facing the world today. The goals are also inextricably interlinked, in that achieving one of them helps ensure the success of the others. For example, our efforts toward Climate Action impact our Responsible Production and Consumption goal. Gender Equality and Good Health and Well-Being help further the goal of No Poverty and promote Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, as reduced inequality and illness encourage economic prosperity.
Now is the time for action; a unique opportunity to greatly impact future society. In this respect the SDGs are without parallel, as they target issues of a sufficiently broad scope that affect all humanity. They are about striving for the creation of a more peaceful and inclusive society and making sure no-one gets left behind. They are about making the world safer and more sustainable, while at the same time promoting economic development and increased prosperity. To realize such challenging yet vital goals, we are all asked to devote our efforts to contributing toward achieving the SDGs.
17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD
Toray's SDG Initiatives: Realizing our Sustainability Vision
- AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
- CLIMATE ACTION
- Accelerating measures to counter climate change -
- Curbing CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle of products
- Toray provides lightweight and strong carbon fiber that can reduce the weight of aircraft and automobiles, to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions.
- Building a renewable energy economy
- Toray supplies materials for use in renewable energy technologies including wind and solar energy, and in hydrogen conversion, storage, and fuel cells.
- Reducing CO2 emissions in manufacturing
- Toray actively strives to reduce CO2 emissions in manufacturing, through process improvements that conserve energy, use renewable energy and reduce the use of coal.
- RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
- Realizing sustainable, recycling-based use of resources and production -
- Using non-fossil resources (bioresources)
- Toray works to reduce the world’s dependency on fossil fuel resources by manufacturing non-edible plant-based fibers and developing materials and fuels using biotechnologies and membrane separation technology.
- Promoting product recycling
- Toray facilitates recycling of its diverse products including fibers, resins, films, and carbon fiber.
- Reducing waste at production sites
- Toray implements measures to use resources more effectively, practices recycling, and works to reduce waste.
- CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
- LIFE BELOW WATER
- LIFE ON LAND
- Providing clean water and air -
- Providing safe water using membrane technologies
- Toray supplies water treatment technologies for the desalination, purification, and reuse of water to address water scarcity and reduce environmental impacts.
- Managing water usage at plants and preventing air and water pollution
- Toray pursues greater reuse of water, purification of exhaust ventilation and wastewater, and appropriate management of chemical substances at its plants. In areas where water resources are particularly scarce, Toray takes additional steps to curb water intake.
- Providing ultrafine filter fibers for cleaner air
- Toray supplies proprietary ultrafine fiber non-woven fabrics that remove particulates from the air, delivering cleaner air around the world.
- Inspiring interest in the environment
- Toray supports education to raise awareness of environmental issues such as water scarcity.
- GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
- Contributing to better medical care and hygiene for people worldwide -
- Contributing to better public health by preventing infection, and more
- Toray supplies advanced material products such as protective clothing to help secure human health.
- Improving the quality of medical care with innovative technologies and advanced materials
- Toray supplies DNA microarrays for early diagnosis of diseases and innovative drugs that support people’s health.
- Contributing to longevity
- Toray manufactures advanced clothing that can monitor biological information and aging assistive products that support longevity and enhance the quality of life.