Social Contribution

Basic Stance

Based on our Corporate Philosophy of "the company will promote corporate growth while fulfilling the following responsibilities as a good corporate citizen," we will contribute to the creation of a pleasant society as a member of the local community, while enhancing our social value through contributions toward social value.

Highlights of Initiatives in FY2021

Social contribution activities during the coronavirus pandemic

We donated surgical masks, about 180,000 masks manufactured in-house, and about 3,000 face shields to local governments and medical institutions that are making daily efforts to deal with the spread of COVID-19. We also donated disinfectant solution and about 7,000 handmade masks collected from company members to local facilities for the elderly and disabled.

Photo:Donation of surgical masks to Aichi Prefecture
Donation of surgical masks to Aichi Prefecture
Photo:Masks made in-house
Masks made in-house
Photo:Donation of disinfectant solution to the social welfare corporation Hikari-no-ie (Kariya City)
Donation of disinfectant solution to the social welfare corporation Hikari-no-ie (Kariya City)
Photo:Handmade masks collected from company members
Handmade masks collected from company members

Four Core Areas of Our Social Contribution Activities

The Toyota Boshoku group strives to make a contribution to society, with active member participation as the driving force behind our activities in four core areas, namely activities with local communities, environmental activities, fostering youth through education, and contributing to disaster recovery assistance, aimed at meeting the expectations of stakeholders.

Activities with Local Communities

We work to vitalize local economies with activities that contribute to the resolution of social issues.

Community crime prevention patrols: Conducted continuously since 2000

Photo:Conducting patrol activities in Kariya City with local residents(1)
Conducting patrol activities in Kariya City with local residents
Photo:Conducting patrol activities in Kariya City with local residents(2)

Community service activities such as grass mowing and picking up trash: Conducted continuously since 2000

Photo:Environmental beautification activities in Kariya City
Environmental beautification activities in Kariya City
Photo:Environmental beautification activities with local residents in the Sanage Kamekubi area of Toyota City
Environmental beautification activities with local residents in the Sanage Kamekubi area of Toyota City

Mikkabi Program (exchange activities with people with Down’s syndrome): Conducted continuously since 2000

In cooperation with "Angel" (an association of children with Down’s syndrome and other chromosomal disorders, and their parents), "Gakupro" (student volunteers), and the Toyota City Social Welfare Council, we hold cruises, barbecues, and karaoke contests with people with Down’s syndrome to deepen exchanges.

Photo:Group photo of all participants with Lake Hamana in the background
Group photo of all participants with Lake Hamana in the background
Photo:Cruise in Mikawa Bay
Cruise in Mikawa Bay

Relief clothing collection activities: Conducted ad hoc since 2000

Out of a desire to help those suffering from clothing shortages around the world, we collect clothing and raise funds for shipping costs, and make donations to African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries through NPOs.

Photo:Group companies and local student volunteers working together
Group companies and local student volunteers working together
Photo:Vietnamese children receiving clothing
Vietnamese children receiving clothing

Volunteer activities at an orphanage

We conducted volunteer activities at a boys’ orphanage in Chon Buri Province, Thailand. We donated one set of t-shirts and one set of pants to each of 115 people between the ages of 3 and 18, as well as food items (Toyota Boshoku Gateway (Thailand)).

Photo:Food items for 115 people
Food items for 115 people

Support activities for people with disabilities

We collaborated with social work services in Guangzhou to conduct support activities for people with disabilities. We visited a botanical garden with 35 participating families to provide support for the disabled and their families (Toyota Boshoku (China, Guangzhou)).

Photo:Great care was taken to ensure that the families had an enjoyable time.
Great care was taken to ensure that the families had an enjoyable time.

Environmental Preservation Activities

We contribute to environmental preservation by taking a serious approach to such issues as global warming and waste generation.

Forest maintenance activities in Kashimo, Gifu Prefecture: Conducted continuously since 2008

Photo:New company members planting konara oak trees (Quercus serrata)
New company members planting konara oak trees (Quercus serrata)

Ocean cleanup activities: Conducted continuously since FY2008

Photo:Joint activities with the NPO
Joint activities with the NPO "Kame no Ko" (Nishi-no-hama beach, Atsumi Peninsula, Tahara City)
Photo:Fishing enthusiasts gathered to pick up trash from the ocean (Toyota Boshoku Türkiye)(1)
Photo:Fishing enthusiasts gathered to pick up trash from the ocean (Toyota Boshoku Türkiye)(2)
Fishing enthusiasts gathered to pick up trash from the ocean (Toyota Boshoku Türkiye).

Forestation activities: Challenge to plant 1.32 million trees

Fostering Youth through Education

We support the wholesome growth of young people who will lead the next generation.

Activities of the "Car Manufacturing Research Project" (formerly the "Why Manufacturing? Project"): Continuous participation since FY2005

We are participating in the "Car Manufacturing Research Project" sponsored by Toyota City to teach children the joy of manufacturing.

Photo:Checking the structure of a car seat
Checking the structure of a car seat

Craft class using wood from forest thinnings: Conducted continuously since 2011

We provide craft classes for children in special needs schools in Kariya City using forest thinnings collected from forestation activities carried out in Kashimo, Gifu Prefecture.

Photo:Assembling a bench together with the children
Assembling a bench together with the children
Photo:Sitting on the completed bench
Sitting on the completed bench

Community program: Conducted continuously since 2011

During the Christmas season, we collected gifts such as bicycles, toys, and clothes from our company members and participated in a community program to support local children in Tennessee. This activity celebrated its 10th year in 2020 (Toyota Boshoku Tennessee).

Photo:The activity promotion members with an array of gifts
The activity promotion members with an array of gifts

Strengthened club activities (Japanese-language only)

Long Distance Team

Women’s Basketball Team

Handball Team

Contributing to Disaster Recovery Assistance

Since fiscal 2022, we have engaged in activities to support the recovery of areas affected by earthquakes, wind, floods and other disasters.
We are currently training company members to become disaster volunteer coordinators, and in the event of an emergency, we will provide human support by dispatching disaster volunteers and other personnel.