Basic Principles and Policies of Social Contribution Activities

The Basic Principles and Policies of Social Contribution Activities, which were originally adopted in 1995, were revised in April 2005. These principles and policies are positioned below the Guiding Principles at Toyota and the explanatory Contribution towards Sustainable Development are intended to clarify the objectives of Toyota's stance concerning social contribution activities as well as the scope of those activities. The central theme of the principles is "creating a prosperous society and achieving sustainable development." This fundamental notion is shared throughout Toyota globally.

Guiding Principles (Abstract)

  1. Honor the language and spirit of the law of every nation and undertake open and fair corporate activities to be a good corporate citizen of the world.
  2. Respect the culture and customs of every nation and contribute to economic and social development through corporate activities in the communities.

More detail for our Guiding Principles

CSR POLICY : Contribution towards Sustainable Development (Abstract)

Wherever we do business, we actively promote and engage, both individually and with partners, in philanthropic activities that help strengthen communities and contribute to the enrichment of society.

Principles and Policy of Social Contribution Activities

  Principles Policy
Purpose We in the Toyota Group will undertake philanthropic activities to contribute to sustainable social vitality. 1-1: Recognizing that sustainable social vitality is crucial to our corporate growth and survival, we will strive to maximize our contribution to that vitality through philanthropic activities, as well as through our business operations.

1-2: We will demonstrate good corporate citizenship in each community where we operate by addressing the social needs and issues unique to that community.

1-3: We will accompany our local philanthropic activities with global initiatives commensurate with the global scope of our business.
Stance We will maximize the benefits of our philanthropic activities by working with partners; by using our resources effectively; and by concentrating on initiatives that address real social needs, including 2-1: We will strive to help resolve basic social issues, and our efforts will include fostering human resources capable of contributing to social vitality.

2-2: We will undertake philanthropic activities in cooperation with diverse partners, and our public-interest initiatives will draw on the skills, expertise, and technologies that we have accumulated through our business activities.

2-3: Our partners in philanthropy will include local community representatives and nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations that share our goals, and we will shape our philanthropic activities to make the most of each partner's strengths.
Employee Participation We will support independent philanthropic activities that our employees undertake as members of the community. 3-1: We regard voluntary employee participation in philanthropic activities as beneficial for the community and for employees' personal development.

3-2: We will establish programs for encouraging employees to take part in philanthropic activities and for supporting their participation.
Information Disclosure We will disclose information about our philanthropic activities. 4: We will disclose information freely to demonstrate transparency in our philanthropic activities and to share our expertise and experience with the community.
Global Perspective We will adopt a global perspective on philanthropic activities while adapting our activities to needs and circumstances in each nation and region where we operate. 5: In the spirit of contributing to sustainable social vitality, we will evaluate social needs in each nation and region where we operate, and we will shape our philanthropic activities to maximize their contribution to fulfilling those needs.