CSR Social Activities

Establishment of Recycling-based Society (Water & Resources)

The Toyota Boshoku group incorporates the use of raw materials and other materials that can be recycled and considers product design and development with a view to the creation of a recycling-oriented society. We also work to reduce waste and water consumption in the production stage.

Production and Logistics

Waste reduction / Recycling activities

In our Production Session, we verified activities to reduce waste at each plant and are deploying best practices across the organisation. Specifically, we worked to reduce the defect rate, raise yields and other measures to reduce waste at the source as well as promoted recycling initiatives to transform waste into valuable items in the market.
As a result, we achieved the Toyota Boshoku group target of 1.72t per 1,000 units in the Japan region with a result of 1.32t per 1,000 units and the Toyota Boshoku target of 1.9t per 1,000 units with a result of 1.26t per 1,000 units.
Toyota Boshoku has achieved direct zero waste every year since fiscal 2007.

Amount of waste and basic unit*1 [Toyota Boshoku group]

*1 The Toyota Boshoku group shifted to using production volume instead of sales, which are susceptible to external factors, for the basic unit so that improvements are more accurately measured.

Reducing the amount of packing and packaging materials

Toyota Boshoku works to ensure eco-friendly packaging while keeping intact the quality of the product.
In fiscal 2016, we succeeded in reducing packaging material by 74t compared with fiscal 2015 by making six different improvements and deploying other past improvements across the organisation.
As a result, Toyota Boshoku achieved its reduction target of 2,190t with a result of 2,115t.

Packing and packaging material use [Toyota Boshoku]

Reuse of water resources

The Toyota Boshoku group continued implementing initiatives that place value on water in fiscal 2016, with a particular focus on sites with processes that consume a lot of water and sites with a large number of company members and a high volume of lifestyle-related water consumption. Efforts included reuse of rainwater, reclaimed water, cooling water and water purified with a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system, which served to reduce water consumption and enhance recycling.
As a result, the Toyota Boshoku group achieved its voluntary target of 280m3 per 1,000 units with a result of 260m3.

Water consumption [Toyota Boshoku group]
Water consumption and basic unit*1 [Toyota Boshoku group]

*1 The Toyota Boshoku group shifted to using production volume instead of sales, which are susceptible to external factors, for the basic unit so that improvements are more accurately measured.