Toyota Boshoku Basic Policy of Biodiversity

Conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources along with climate change countermeasures (global warming prevention) are essential environmental issues that should be promoted on a global scale. The Toyota Boshoku group formulated the Toyota Boshoku Basic Policy of Biodiversity in November 2011 based on the philosophy of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10).

Basic Concepts

We, as the Toyota Boshoku group, strive to achieve the maintenance of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources. We also contribute to achieving a society that co-exists with nature. We are undertaking efforts to reduce impacts on biodiversity and pursue the potential of environmental technologies that help to maintain biodiversity in all of our business activities.

Action Guidelines

1. Make best use of nature
[ Pursue environmental technology ]
  • Development of technology and prevalence of biological resources such as plant-derived materials
  • Promote the development of technologies in recycling design and reduce the weight of automotive parts
  • Enhance the management of chemical substances in products
2. Co-existence with nature
[ Consideration of the impact of business activities ]
  • Make an effort to understand the impacts of our business activities, and continuously reduce these impacts
  • Promote efficient utilization of energy, resource saving and reduction of substances of concern
  • Consideration of surrounding areas including land use
3. Nurture nature
[ Cooperation and collaboration with society ]
  • Raise the biodiversity awareness of members and promote voluntary activities for the conservation of biodiversity
  • Contribute to building a society to cultivate biodiversity such as promoting reforestation globally in cooperation with government, local communities and non-governmental organizations
4.Sharing of information
[ Disclosure and communication of information ]
  • Share information with society regarding biodiversity conservation activities being carried out and their results