Since its foundation, Toyota has continuously strived to contribute to the sustainable development of society through the manufacture and provision of innovative and quality products and services that lead the times. Cars are useful because they afford us freedom of mobility. On the other hand, they impact society and the environment in various ways. Always bearing this in mind, we listen carefully to our customers and neighbors in local communities to pursue our business, seeking harmony with people, society, and the global environment, as well as the sustainable development of society through monozukuri.
In the main line of our business, automobile manufacturing, we develop and introduce environmentally friendly hybrid vehicles in addition to mechanisms for active and passive safety. We also roll out new businesses in such areas as biotechnology, afforestation, and energy. Furthermore, we pursue initiatives for social contributions that focus on "the environment," "traffic safety," and "education." Such activities centering on automobile manufacturing are designed to help people in the wider community and bring them happiness—this is Toyota's aspiration.
The basis of our rationale is our CSR Policy: Contribution towards Sustainable Development. Toyota aims to become a company that is admired and trusted by society by ensuring that all employees recognize and put into practice our CSR Policy. We also share it with our consolidated subsidiaries and take appropriate action. And we expect our business partners to support this initiative and act in accordance with it.
In addition, we participated in the formulation of and observe the standards outlined in the Charter of Corporate Behavior of the Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Foundation), an alliance of leading Japanese corporations.
We, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION and our subsidiaries, take initiative to contribute to harmonious and sustainable development of society and the earth through all business activities that we carry out in each country and region, based on our Guiding Principles. We comply with local, national and international laws and regulations as well as the spirit thereof and we conduct our business operations with honesty and integrity. In order to contribute to sustainable development, we believe that management interacting with its stakeholders as described below is of considerable importance, and we will endeavor to build and maintain sound relationships with our stakeholders through open and fair communication.