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Social Contribution Activities

Basic Information

Fundamental Approach

Based on Toyota’s founding principle of contributing to society by making automobiles, we have been striving to contribute to the sustainable growth of society.
We set environment, traffic safety, and education as the three global priority fields for our initiatives, in addition to making social contributions through our main business. We also have society and cultures and other activities according to the social needs of each country or region, utilizing our resources of technology and expertise, etc. In addition, we focus on volunteering and passing on automotive and manufacturing cultures to the next generation in order to enrich the lives of communities.

Social Contribution Activity Fields

* Social contribution activities that are planned, developed, and implemented by a company on its own depending on the situation

Principles and Policy of Social Contribution Activities

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  Principles Policy
Purpose We in the Toyota Group will undertake social contribution 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.

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

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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 social contribution activities by working with partners; by using our resources effectively;
and by concentrating on initiatives that address real social needs, including the need for fostering human resources
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We will strive to help resolve basic social issues, and our efforts will include fostering human resources capable of contributing to social vitality.

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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.

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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 social contribution 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.

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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 social contribution activities, aiming to promote the development and improvement of societies 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 social contribution 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.

Organization and Structure

In Japan, the Corporate Citizenship Division, a specialized division for social contribution activities, plays the lead role in organizing activities. Key activities are discussed based on expectations from stakeholders from a medium to long-term perspective at the ESG Committee with related officers.
Outside Japan, regional headquarters in the United States, Europe, Asia and China mainly promote social contribution activities in each region. In addition, we share social contribution activities policy and case studies in each region through global social contribution meetings.

FY2016 Expenditure for Social Contribution Activities