Together with Global Society & Local Communities
In conducting business globally, the Toyota Boshoku group promotes communication with local communities as a good corporate citizen. Accordingly, we endeavour to implement social contribution activities that tackle challenges in respective regions. To bring more smiles to faces the world over, we will continue deploying activities aimed at contributing to society.
Promotion system for social contribution activities
The Toyota Boshoku group established a Social Contribution Working Committee under the umbrella of the CSR Committee that develops and implements volunteer programmes and makes donations to worthy causes. Company members take the initiative in implementing volunteer activities. Additionally, the Global Mainstay Hub operates a Volunteer Centre that links members with local communities. In addition to offering assistance from the perspectives of providing information, coordination and other support measures, a bone marrow donor leave system and sabbatical system for Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers have also been established.
The Toyota Boshoku group believes in the need for the organisation as well as each and every member to respond to the demands of society to implement various environmental activities.
Global environment campaigns
We strive to make the environment more beautiful and collect garbage and empty cans from roads around our factories, local riverbeds and parks.
We conduct reforestation activities mainly in Indonesia, Thailand and Japan to help protect the environment globally.
Foster youth through education
The Toyota Boshoku group wants to help the children of the world and is pushing ahead with programmes to support children's sound development.
Classes on carpentry using forest thinning
Classes on carpentry using forest thinning started from fiscal 2011 with the desire of further supporting the social participation of students through these classes. The classes were conducted at three junior high schools in Kariya where the Global Mainstay Hub is located.
Improving school environments
We are working to improve the environment at schools where children are at a disadvantage. In conjunction with an NGO, the Toyota Boshoku Managers' Association has been contributing to the creation of elementary schools in Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand.
In addition, members from Toyota Boshoku Philippines Corporation participated in providing free school lunches to elementary schools.
Welfare and activities with local citizens
The Toyota Boshoku group wants to support the people in each of the regions where we operate worldwide and hopes to continue as a trusted company deeply rooted in each region. In this way, we can build strong bonds with local communities.
We help to create a society in which persons with disabilities and the elderly can lead independent lives and participate in the community.
Children with Down's syndrome interchange programme
We invited children with Down's syndrome to enjoy a cruise. Fiscal 2011 marked the 11th occasion of the event and a total of 560 people have participated in the programme to date.
Activities with local residents
We contribute to local activities as a good corporate citizen based on the concept that companies are also members of the community.
TABLE FOR TWO
We started the TABLE FOR TWO activity, which is a programme that provides school meals for children in respective countries in Africa where the shortage of food is a serious issue. Under this programme, 20 yen will be donated per meal when company members purchase healthy menus (members and the Company incur 10 yen each), and in turn, provide one school meal in developed countries. A total of 3,698 meals (73,960 yen) were donated through this activity as of March 2012.