Toyoda Gosei has grown globally as a top manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts, with 65 Group companies in 18 countries today.
We carry out our many activities with the aim of earning the trust of society, centered on core CSR values of “Environmental preservation,” “Development of people and workplaces that support our business,” and “Building livable communities” with a foundation of good governance.
In the area of environmental preservation, we do our utmost as a manufacturer specializing in the rubber and plastic fields to develop products that contribute to lighter weight vehicles. At the same time, we are promoting efforts for an energy-efficient society through all our business activities, from purchasing to manufacturing and delivery. In February 2016 we established the TG 2050 Environmental Challenge as an expression of our commitment to environmental activities now and into the future.
The TG 2050 Environmental Challenge sets ambitious targets of reducing CO2 emissions and water usage in our business activities, ultimately approaching zero. We are also continuing our Plant Afforestation Activities globally to support the earth’s environment. So far, we have planted a total of 300,000 trees in 28 locations worldwide. These efforts have been recognized with placement in the top 20 in Japan for 10 consecutive years in the Nikkei Environmental Management Survey.
To develop people and workplaces that support our business, the TG Learning Center established in January 2017 is at the heart of our efforts to develop personnel who can act globally. As the workload increases with the global expansion of our business, we will strive for greater efficiency as one part of reforms to the way we work, utilizing IT tools and thoroughly eliminating waste from meetings, reports and other activities so that all employees can dedicate themselves to their primary duties. We have also established the “Five executive conditions manifesto” for the creation of a culture where all employees can work energetically and with a sense of unity, free to discuss anything with each other. These changes are being led by executives and managers. Employee health maintenance is also viewed as management issue, and strong efforts to promote employee health resulted in our selection as a “2018 Outstanding Health Management Corporation” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
To build livable communities, employees at TG Group companies around the world are making efforts to contribute to their communities and grow together with strong local roots.
The foundation for all of these activities is compliance. To maintain the trust of society as a company of integrity, we believe not only legal compliance but high ethical standards by each and every one of our employees are crucial, and we will continue to educate employees throughout the Toyoda Gosei Group.
We will do our utmost to contribute to sustainable societies globally through our business activities, and grow together with the societies where we make our home. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and communities.