Stakeholder Engagement

Basic stance

The Toyota Boshoku group places importance on stakeholder engagement. We listen to the opinions of our stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, investors, company members, suppliers and local communities by creating various opportunities for communication on a daily basis, and make use of this feedback in management.

Stakeholder Engagement

  Communication Tools, Etc. Communication Opportunities
Customers
  • Sales activities
  • Exhibitions
Shareholders and Investors
Company Members
  • Internal newsletters
  • Intranet
  • Labor and Management Council, Labor and Management Meeting
  • Various training programs
  • Meetings with supervisors and subordinates
  • Dialogue with management
Suppliers
  • Purchasing activities
  • Global Annual Supplier Meeting
  • Supplier CSR study sessions
  • Supplier Satisfaction Survey
  • CSR self-assessments
Local Communities
  • Factory tours
  • Local events
  • Community dialogue and opinion exchange meetings

Enhancement of corporate value and reinforcement of information disclosure

The Toyota Boshoku group has stated in our disclosure policy that we are committed to “disclosing information required by shareholders, investors, business partners and local communities in a timely and appropriate manner as well as to carrying out public information-sharing activities that earn the trust of society.” In this sense, we are striving to disclose information in an accurate, timely and fair manner. In order to ensure the appropriate disclosure of information, we strictly manage corporate information and are working actively on disclosure in the Information Disclosure Committee, which is comprised of members from Toyota Boshoku’s Accounting & Finance Division, Legal Division, Global Management Strategy Division and the General Administration Division.

Organization chart concerning timely disclosure of corporate information

Figure:Organization chart concerning timely disclosure of corporate information

Communication with shareholders and investors

The Toyota Boshoku group actively promotes efforts to disclose information and communicate in an appropriate and timely manner in addition to striving to enhance corporate value so as to earn the trust and support of shareholders and investors.

General Meeting of Shareholders

(1) Arranging General Meetings of Shareholders while avoiding dates on which many such shareholders’ meetings are usually held
(2) Enabling the exercise of voting rights via the Internet
(3) Enhancing the content of the convocation notice
We are taking action to make it easier for people to exercise their voting rights.

  FY2022
Date June 11, 2021
No. in attendance 58
Voting participation 86.79%

Dialogue with institutional investors and analysts

We hold financial results presentations for institutional investors and analysts four times a year. In fiscal 2022, we engaged in dialogue with a total of 296 companies, including individual meetings.

  FY2022
Individual meetings 82 companies 100 persons
Financial results briefings, business briefings 205 companies 349 persons
Conferences with institutional investors outside Japan 9 companies 9 persons

Dialogue with individual investors

We had previously held company presentations for individual investors several times a year, but in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these did not take place in fiscal 2022. In fiscal 2023 we will keep a close eye on the COVID-19 situation, and hold such presentations again if at all possible.

Distribution of profits to shareholders

In fiscal 2022, as a result of a comprehensive review of the consolidated financial results for the year ended March 31, 2022 and other matters, we paid a year-end dividend of 32 yen per share. Combined with the mid-year dividend, this meant that for the full year, the dividend paid was 64 yen per share.
We will actively invest profit generated through our business activities into growth areas to maximize total basic earnings per share and increase shareholder value.

Dividends

Graph:Dividends

Dividend payout ratio*

Graph:Dividend payout ratio
  • Dividend payout ratio is shown on a Japanese GAAP basis for FY2018 and on an International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) basis from FY2019 onward.

Communication with customers

Please see “Customer First, Quality First”.

Communication with company members

Please see “Job Satisfaction and Employment”, “Diversity and Inclusion”, “Safety”, “Health” and “Human Resources Development”.

Communication with suppliers

Please see “Suppliers”.

Communication with local communities

Please see “Social Contribution”.