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 FY2023
Social contribution activities during coexistence with the coronavirus
In fiscal 2023, the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, we continued to implement activities to prevent the spread of infection and reduce the load on local medical services. In addition, having implemented measures to prevent infection, we engaged in creative activities at sites around the world, including resuming some of the activities that we had been conducting previously.
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 service activities such as grass mowing and picking up trash
Exchange activities with the local community by Manager’s Society
Toyota Boshoku has "Manager’s Society"* for each job position, which carry out voluntary activities. Along with mutual cooperation among the association members through horizontal connections that go beyond their divisions, we are conducting various activities both inside and outside the company, while building strong interpersonal relationships.
- Division General Manager’s Society, Manager’s Society for Kikanshoku, Assistant Manager’s Committee, Chief Leader’s Society, Group Leader’s Society, Team Leader’s Society
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. (Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, these activities are currently suspended. Activities are scheduled to resume in fiscal 2024).
Food donations to orphanages
Every year, we donate items including drinking water and sweets to an orphanage in Rayong Province, Thailand (Toyota Boshoku Filtration System (Thailand) Co., Ltd.).
In association with Toyota city, we ran a food drive to donate surplus household foodstuffs to welfare organizations and other important organizations. This drive provided assistance to people struggling to afford food, while simultaneously contributing to a reduction in food loss (Toyota Boshoku).
Blood donation events
In fiscal 2023, blood donation events were again held at each of the Toyota Boshoku group’s sites, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Number of participants: 1,015
In addition, the Kariya Plant received the "Silver Merit Award" from the Japanese Red Cross Society, which is presented to organizations that have continuously cooperated in blood donation for 15 years or longer.
In fiscal 2024, Toyota Boshoku will continue to conduct blood donation events twice a year to help alleviate the serious blood shortage, and each of our sites will cooperate proactively with blood donation.
Environmental Preservation Activities
We contribute to environmental preservation by taking a serious approach to such issues as global warming and waste generation.
Tree planting activities outside Japan
Ocean cleanup activities: Conducted continuously since FY2008
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.
Seatbelt education for elementary school students
We conducted education on seatbelt use at an elementary school close to the plant. Automobile seats were prepared for the children to experience and convey the importance of wearing seatbelts.
(Toyota Boshoku Türkiye)
Exhibition on Lifestyle Ingenuity in Kariya City
With the aim of fostering creativity among students in Kariya City, Toyota Boshoku exhibited a booth where visitors could learn about the Karakuri devices we have produced and experience how Karakuri works.
Kids basketball classes
Current and former players from the Toyota Boshoku Sunshine Rabbits (a team in the Women’s Japan Basketball League) participate in Kariya city’s Kids basketball classes as instructors, playing and practicing with local children.
Strengthened club activities (Japanese-language only)
Contributing to Disaster Recovery Assistance
Training of disaster volunteer coordinators
Since fiscal 2021, we have been training disaster volunteer coordinators to support the recovery of areas affected by earthquakes, windstorms, floods and other disasters.
We also conduct regular drills with local governments to ensure that we can provide prompt assistance in the event of an emergency.
Relief activities following major earthquake in southeastern Türkiye
In February 2023, an earthquake with an epicenter in southeastern Türkiye occurred.
Two companies based in Türkiye, Toyota Boshoku Türkiye and TB Sewtech Turkey, organized a rescue team of 35 company members immediately after the earthquake. Subsequently, the team received authorization for dispatch from Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and carried out rescue activities in the affected areas. Fourteen people were rescued from collapsed buildings.