Toyobo draws on its polymer, film forming, and processing technologies
to provide such functional products as films for LCDs and optical uses,
adhesives for electronic components, and conductive paste for touch panels...
The Toyobo CSR Committee, which is chaired by the president, was established in March 2008. This committee then formulated the Toyobo Group CSR Charter to outline the fundamental CSR policy for the Group. It seeks to understand and oversee, in an integrated way, all activities of concern to all Toyobo stakeholders, which includes the customers, shareholders and investors, business partners, local communities, employees and the global environment.
Toyobo has established a CSR Committee, chaired by the President, as the center of its CSR structure. The committee provides a framework for the unified management and oversight of company relationship with the stakeholders, which include customers, shareholders and investors, business partners, local communities, employees and the global environment.
CSR activities are governed by the CSR Charter, which commits the Toyobo Group to faithfully fulfill all its social responsibilities, and to contribute to the development of a sound and sustainable society.
The Company is presently advancing several CSR initiatives. First, we are developing a governance system that will enhance the check function to secure transparency and fairness in decision making and the execution of work. To raise compliance awareness among employees, Toyobo has formulated the Toyobo CSR Charter and Corporate Code of Conduct, and we are implementing training programs that include one-on-one guidance throughout the group.
Toyobo has established several committees to handle risk management, including the Global Environment and Safety Committee, the Product Liability Prevention/Quality Assurance Committee, and the Internal Control Committee, which together provide a solid framework for dealing with risk. To put this structure into practice, crisis management training sessions envisioning a range of possible scenarios are conducted on a regular basis. These focus on actions to prevent any impairment of corporate value.
Toyobo is also working to address environmental problems under the Toyobo Group's Fundamental Policy on the Global Environment. These efforts include reducing the environmental burden, the development of products that contribute to environmental preservation, and support of environmental conservation activity in local communities.
The Toyobo Group believes that corporate, business and CSR activities should be part of an integrated whole. Active integration of CSR measures into management strategy is important for sustainable development of the corporate group.
The vision of the Toyobo Group is that it should be the category leader that provides new value in the areas of the environment, life sciences, and functional products. A category leader is at the top of its specialized fields and should provide new value to its stakeholders and make contributions to society. This is the essence of the Toyobo Group's CSR activities.
Toyobo formulated a medium-term CSR plan in 2011 that outlines all the areas of responsibility for each committee, as well as the specific issues to be addressed. The Group is committed to continuing its efforts toward ongoing reform while establishing a strong corporate position and adhering to the principles of CSR. We will continue to act with responsibility toward society, while adapting to changing times.