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Environmental Management

Basic Philosophy

We are also making aggressive efforts for education to raise the environmental awareness of employees and train personnel for sustainable environmental activities.

Enhancing Group-Wide Environmental Management

The entire Toyoda Gosei Group promotes environmental management. Environmental data has been collected by domestic Group companies since FY2001 and by international Group companies since FY2003. Global Summits that gather top managers from domestic and overseas affiliates are also held as places where participants can share the current status of business and issues they face.

  • Global Summit
■Plants Subject to Environmental Management (As of March 31, 2023)
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. Affiliates in Japan
  • Haruhi Plant
  • Nishimizoguchi Plant
  • Seto Plant
  • Inazawa Plant
  • Bisai Plant
  • Morimachi Plant
  • Heiwacho Plant
    Inabe Plant
  • Ichiei Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Hinode Co., Ltd.
  • Hoshin Gosei Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Interior
    Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Kaiyo Gomu Co., Ltd.
  • TG Opseed Co., Ltd.
  • TGAP Co., Ltd.
  • TS Opto Co., Ltd.
  • TG East Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Kyushu Co., Ltd.
Overseas Affiliates

(Regional headquarters: Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation)

  • TG Missouri Corporation
  • TG Kentucky, LLC
  • TG Automotive Sealing
    Kentucky, LLC
  • TG Fluid Systems USA Corporation
  • Toyoda Gosei Texas, LLC
  • Waterville TG Inc.
  • TG Minto Corporation
  • TAPEX Mexicana S.A. de C.V.
  • Toyoda Gosei Automotive Sealing
    Mexico S.A. de C.V.
  • GDBR Industria e Comercio de
    Componentes Quimicos e de Borracha Ltda.
  • Toyoda Gosei Rubber Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
  • Pecval Industria Ltda.
  • Toyoda Gosei Irapuato Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

(Regional headquarters: Toyoda Gosei Asia Co., Ltd.)

  • Toyoda Gosei (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Haiphong Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei South India Pvt. Ltd.
  • PT. Toyoda Gosei Safety Systems Indonesia
  • Toyoda Gosei Minda India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Fong Yue Co.,Ltd.
  • PT Toyoda Gosei Indonesia

(Regional headquarters: Toyoda Gosei (China) Investment Co., Ltd.)

  • Tianjin Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Star Light (Tianjin) Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei (Foshan) Rubber Parts Co., Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei (Foshan) Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
  • Hubei Toyoda Gosei Zheng Ao Rubber & Plastics Sealing Technology Co., Ltd.

■Europe and Africa

  • Toyoda Gosei UK Ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Czech, s.r.o.
  • Toyoda Gosei South Africa (Pty). Ltd.
  • Acquired ISO 14001 certification. When new plants and new companies are established, we aim to acquire ISO 14001 within three years of starting operation.

Collaborative activities with suppliers

The aim of carbon neutrality over the entire supply chain needs to be promoted not only by Toyoda Gosei alone but in conjunction with suppliers.

To that end, the company conducts activities to spread and deepen understanding of carbon neutrality. After determining suppliers’ CO2 emissions in their manufacturing operations and logistics, continuous support measures are provided in efforts to cut CO2 emissions. These include Toyoda Gosei’s energy-saving know-how, exhibited in its “Energy-Saving Dojo,” and support for measurements of actual energy use.

Environmental Audits

ISO 14001 Environmental Audit

Toyoda Gosei and its domestic and international Group companies acquire ISO 14001 environmental management system certification. Internal environmental audits are carried out by audit teams composed of members from business areas outside those being audited in order to raise the independence and objectivity of the audits. Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. commissions external reviews by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) to assess whether our environmental management systems are run properly in accordance with ISO 14001. We are promoting 100% acquisition with the intention to have new companies acquire ISO 14001 certification within three years of being established.

■ISO 14001-Certified Production SitesAcquisition rate 100%
(As of March 31, 2023)
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. 7 plants
Affiliates in Japan 9 companies
Overseas Affiliates Americas: 13 companies, Asia: 7 companies, China: 6 companies, Europe/Africa: 3 companies
  • Internal environmental audits /
    Toyoda Gosei Hinode Co., Ltd.
International Environmental Audits

Voluntary annual inspections are performed based on TG Global EMS, which are our original environmental management system standards, problems are corrected, and kaizen activities are carried out. In FY2022 there were no problem cases.

  • Toyoda Gosei (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Activities Based on Green Procurement Guidelines

We conduct surveys of the status of compliance with green procurement guidelines of the suppliers with whom we do business, and conduct genchi-gembutsu (go and see) inspections of high-risk companies. When needed, we carry out joint kaizen activities. In FY2022 there were no problem cases. In carbon neutrality study groups, we provide examples of CO2 reductions and other information.

Environmental Education

Toyoda Gosei educates employees on environmental problems including the destruction of nature and environmental pollution, the impacts on the environment of production activities, and compliance with environmental regulations.

The content each year emphasizes understanding and practices based on legal trends, with examples incorporated to create specific and understandable teaching materials.

■Environmental Education System
Level-specific training Toyoda
Co., Ltd.
Japan Overseas
Education for new managers
Education for those posted
Education for environmental
key persons
Acquisition of environmental
education qualifications
Acquiring carbon accounting
advisor qualification
Education for new employees
ISO education Toyoda
Co., Ltd.
Japan Overseas
Education for environmental staff
Education to improve internal
auditors’ skills
Education to register internal
Education for supervising
Education for key environmental
facility workers
Education for general employees

Activities to Raise Environmental Awareness

We are attempting to raise the environmental awareness of employees through Environment Month events, regular environmental lectures, and other activities so that all employees have an awareness of the environment in their activities for ongoing environmental protection. We also conduct a questionnaire survey of employees each year to assess their environmental awareness and plan educational activities based on the results.

■Level of Recognition of Toyoda Gosei’s Long-Term Environmental Initiatives
Toyoda Gosei Responds to Surveys from the Media, Environmental NGOs, Customers and Others, and Disseminates Information on Its Environmental Activities Outside the Company

Information on the company’s environmental activities is openly disseminated through annual reports, securities reports and other reports, and through responses to CDP, Nikkei SDGs and other surveys and surveys from the company’s main customers.

ESG briefings are also held, and engagement with institutional investors, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders is sustained with individual interviews and other approaches. Improvements to environmental activities are made based on the information obtained.