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.
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
Community service activities such as grass mowing and picking up trash: Conducted continuously since 2000
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.
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.
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)).
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)).
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
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.
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.
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).
Strengthened club activities (Japanese-language only)
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.