Toyota Tsusho Group's Environmental policy

On the basis of Corporate Philosophy of "living and prospering together with people, society and the Earth," Toyota Tsusho Corporation implements the Toyota Tsusho Group's Environmental Policy. All executives and employees participate in environmental activities to promote this policy.

  1. As good corporate citizens, we will carry out our business activities in consideration of the Earth’s environment, constantly aiming to preserve our natural surroundings, conserve energy, and recycle resources.  In addition, we will take every step to ensure that our activities do not pollute the environment.
  2. In collaboration with our customers and associated companies, we will seek to make practical use of industrial waste, actively promoting environmental-related businesses, such as resource conservation. Through these efforts, we aim to contribute to the realization of a recycling-based economy.
  3. In our business activities, we will observe all environmental-related laws and regulations and industry standards with which we fully concur, and any other requirements.
  4. We will establish an environmental management system to implement and constantly evaluate our environmental protection activities, and will demonstrate creativity in targeting continuous improvement in all environmental endeavors.
  5. Through internal education programs, we will promote a thorough understanding of our environmental policy, thereby raising the environmental awareness of our entire staff.

Establishment of an environmental management system

The Toyota Tsusho Group uses ISO 14001, an international standard for environmental management system, as a common tool for environmental management to support the implementation of our Environmental Policy. We are promoting the acquisition of certification at group globally.

Internal and third-party audits

To verify the efficacy and operational status of our environmental management system, the Toyota Tsusho Group conducts internal audits as well as third-party audits through external auditing organizations.

We verified organizations' environmental risk management levels, legal compliance, emergency response and other items, including the verification of risk assessment, especially for group companies for which we assess environmental risks. 

Chemical management in consideration of human health and the environment in line with the EU REACH*1 regulations

Some of the substances used in industrial processes pose a pollution risk or can damage human health. The Toyota Tsusho Group uses and manages these substances in compliance with the various rules established by the European Union.

For example, our plastics processing plants and synthetic rubber processing plants manufacturing auto parts use plasticizers and flame retardants regulated by REACH.

As part of our substance management activities, we manage the amounts of each of the regulated substances and related compounds contained in products. Also, we confirm whether or not certain substances (SVHCs*2) are contained in molded items, and use and manage chemical substances in consideration of human health and the environment.

*1 Stands for "registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances" and an EU law on the use, handling and purposes of chemical substances

*2 Stands for "substances of very high concern" of which there is substantial concern about serious negative impact on the environment or human health