Our CSR and Priorities

Toyota Tsusho Group has identified the priority issues and they are related to 14 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If every employee engages in business activities with these CSR priorities in mind, this will lead to sustainable growth of the company as well as contribution to the resolution of social issues and achievement of the SDGs. These CSR priorities will be reviewed periodically.

CSR Materiality for the Toyota Tsusho Group (Material Issues)

Our CSR and Priorities

Health and Safety Policy

Toyota Tsusho Europe region is committed to provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment, not only for all employees but for any stakeholder on its premises or any areas of operations.

This commitment shall be supported but not limited by:

  • Complying with local law and following all applicable requirements of our customers and/or related companies.
  • Providing employees with all necessary trainings, information, equipment, supervision and resources to conduct their work in safe manner.
  • Implementing and applying a health and safety management system with clear communication rules to ensure efficient information share at all levels.
  • Emphasizing that it is every employee’s responsibility, from Top Management to operators to report immediately any situation which could jeopardise the wellbeing of either themselves or any other person.
  • Promoting “Anzen First” mind-set with all available resources
  • Encouraging preventive actions and carry out regular risk assessments.
  • Encourage the reporting and recording of all accidents/near misses and then provide sufficient accident analysis and countermeasure implementation.

Hiromasa Ishii - TTESA President
Hiromasa Ishii - TTUK Managing Director 
Yugo Narita - TTR General Director

Our CSR Philosophy

Toyota Tsusho Corporation's Corporate Philosophy sets forth the company's raison d' etre and the resolve with which it manages its operations. Our Behavioral Guidelines define a code of action for all executives and employees. Toyota Tsusho's basic management philosophy is based on a Fundamental Philosophy of unchanging ideals that should be passed on to future generations. Our Behavioral Guidelines describe how we will conduct CSR activities to realize our Corporate Philosophy.

Fundamental Philosophy

Corporate philosophy

Living and prospering together with people, society and the Earth, we aim to be a value-generating corporation that contributes to the creation of a prosperous society.

Behavioral Guidelines

As a good corporate citizen, we will:

  • Implement open and fair corporate activities
  • Fulfill our social responsibilities and conserve the global environment
  • Offer creativity and provide added value
  • Respect people and create a responsive workplace striving to achieve job satisfaction

CSR Activities

TTESA CSR activity is based on Toyota Tsusho corporate philosophy, "Maintain our co-existence and co-prosperity with humans, society, and the earth, we aim to become a value creating company that contributes to the creation of a prosperous society."

Therefore, our business practice at TTESA focus on the underneath points:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Internal Control
  • Compliance
  • Disclosure
  • Environmental Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Human Rights
  • Mental Healthcare
  • Risk Management
  • Social Contribution
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Toyota Tsusho Group's Environmental policy

Based on our Corporate Philosophy of "living and prospering together with people, society and the globe" and in accordance with the Toyota Tsusho Group Environmental Policy, we will take action to respond to climate change, preserve forests and biodiversity, curb the use of resources and energy, use water effectively, and reduce water consumption in areas experiencing water stress.

1. In order to pass down a better global environment to the children of the future, as responsible corporate citizens, we strive to reduce the following impacts on the environment by preventing and reducing environmental pollution, while placing a high priority on not disturbing the global environment in conducting business.

  • Contribute to the transition to a carbon neutral society, reduce greenhouse gas emissions through our business activities, and aim for carbon neutrality by reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles, manufacturing, and energy plant construction through the use of clean energy and innovative technologies.
  • Strive to preserve forests and biodiversity
  • Reduce consumption of resources and energy, and improve efficiency
  • Effectively use water and reduce the amount of use in water stressed regions

2. We promote environment-related businesses, such as the efficient use of waste and the preservation of natural resources, and contribute to the realization of a recycling[1]oriented economy and society, while educing the discharge of waste through our business activities, in collaboration with our affiliates and business partners.

3. We comply with all environmental requirements, including environmental laws and regulations and industry guidelines.

4. We participate in activities to reduce impact on the environment by establishing an environmental management system and implementing Kaizen (continuous improvement) of these activities through periodic review and the application of creative ideas.

5. We enhance environmental awareness among employees by providing environmental training and promoting a thorough understanding of our environmental policy.

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