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Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Issues

Fundamental Approach

In line with the Five Main Principles of Toyoda and the Guiding Principles at Toyota, we aim to grow with the community as we have since our founding, however these days the automobile industry and the social environment are both changing greatly. To grow sustainably within this changing world, Toyota identifies sustainability issues based on the importance for our business and the expectations of our stakeholders in order to be a trusted company.
In defining sustainability issues, we are studying the business environment Toyota is acting according to internationally-agreed standards, such as the Paris Agreement*1, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights*2, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs*3), as well as expert advice. Thus we define issues to improve corporate value or strengthening management foundation and risk management.
Toyota checks progress on these issues periodically by discussing them in the Sustainability Meeting and the ESG Committee.

  • *1An international framework on climate change adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Paris in 2015, dealing with greenhouse-gas-emission mitigation starting in the year 2020.
  • *2Global standards that must be respected by all countries and businesses, approved by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2011.
  • *3Adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, which was held in September 2015 and attended by more than 150 world leaders, these new sustainable development goals through 2030 consist of 17 goals and 169 targets.

As for the details, please see an applicable page of "Sustainability Data Book".