The selection committee meeting of the Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program (Chair: Dr. Keiko Nakamura, Director General, JT Biohistory Research Hall) was held and the grantees for the FY2013 were selected.
Symbiotic relationship between human activities and the environment is critical for the development of economically-sound and stable societies in the twenty-first century. To build sustainable societies, both present and future generation must recognize their responsibility for preserving world resources and overcome international environmental challenges.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TOYOTA) recognizes environmental issues as a top management priority for sustainable development with advanced and diversified technologies, for the purpose of gaining trust and respect of all the customers around the world. With the wide variety of technologies, TOYOTA pursues recycling resources as well as makes efforts of reducing the environmental burden.
TOYOTA has initiated a number of corporate activities to make their commitment to the environment, such as the world's first mass-production and sales of hybrid vehicles, the construction of an environmental management system (including the ISO 14001 certification), and active disclosure of environment-related information. In recognition of various achievements in environmental protection and improvement, TOYOTA received the Global 500 Award from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1999.
The Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program was inaugurated in 2000, commemorating TOYOTA's receipt of the prestigious Global 500 Award, to further demonstrate TOYOTA's responsibility for the environment and sustainable development. Since then, as part of its corporate philanthropic activities, TOYOTA has been conducting the Grant Program to support environmental activities implemented by NPOs and other non-profit private groups.
This year, applications for following two categories of grants are accepted. One is for overseas project grant, targeting the activities in overseas, conducted by group based in Japan or conducted jointly, collaboration between Japan and foreign group. The other is domestic project grant, targeting community-based activities implemented in Japan.
Application Period: From Tuesday, April 16 to Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Application must be arrived by June 11, 2013
With a view to achieve the creation of a prosperous society and to contribute to the sustainable development of such a society, TOYOTA adopts a set of principles for philanthropic activities where it will join forces with a broad segment of society, use its resources effectively, and engage in philanthropic activities that will contribute to solving social issues and that will promote the development of human resources who will lead the next generation, in line with local conditions in each country and region.
The Grant Program, based on the above-principles, offers support for projects committed to capacity building for the next-generation for environmental conservation, and to seeking solutions of environmental issues by NPOs and other non-profit private groups.
Believing that "making things is about educating people", TOYOTA has centralized its corporate activities on developing technology and human resources. TOYOTA considers that technological and human resource development is vital to deal with environmental challenges.
The themes are "Biodiversity Conservation" and "Global Warming Countermeasures", representing serious and urgent issues for preserving the earth's environment.
Private nonprofit institutions/organizations are eligible for the grant.
NPOs (Non-profit organizations), NGOs (Non-governmental organizations), charitable organizations and officially unregistered voluntary organizations or groups are also encouraged to apply.
[For-profits, national, regional and municipal government agencies, schools (including from kindergarten to universities) and international institutions (established by international agreements) are NOT eligible for this grant.]
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Overseas Project Grants
Domestic Project Grants