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  • When was Toyobo established?

    Toyobo began business operations as a textile company in 1882.
    Toyobo went on to expand the scope of its business from natural fiber to synthetic fiber, and brought the world a wide range of textile products that have brightened up the era they were created in and helped people to enjoy comfortable lives. In the 1960s, Toyobo launched its film business, and the company later expanded into other business areas, including plastics, bio-business and functional membranes. With polymerization, modification, molding and processing, and biotechnology, as its core technologies, Toyobo steadily expanded into new business areas. From the late 1990s onwards, Toyobo has focused on actively expanding its business into the areas of films, functional polymers, industrial materials, automotive and healthcare, and the company has generated a steady stream of high-value-added products that have contributed towards solving social issues. In 2022, Toyobo observed the 140th anniversary of its founding. On this occasion, the company stipulated a long-term vision, Sustainable Vision 2030 and 2025 Medium-Term Management Plan (FY 3/23 to FY 3/26). Toyobo aims to continue to create the solutions needed by people and the earth with our materials and science.

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  • What is Toyobo's corporate philosophy?

    Toyobo has adopted “Jun-Ri-Soku-Yu” as our corporate philosophy. This motto means “Do what must be done, don’t do what must not be done”. This motto is understood to show the attitude of business operations in which adhering to “Jun-Ri” leads to a prosperous society while also realizing self-growth. “Jun-Ri-Soku-Yu” is based on so-called CSV (Creating Shared Value: contributing to solutions for social challenges and working to improve economic value to increase the corporate value). Toyobo has maintained this corporate philosophy for about 140 years since its founding.
    In 2019, Toyobo returned to its original starting point of the spirit of Eiichi Shibusawa and rearranged its “Jun-Ri-Soku-Yu” corporate philosophy as the corporate philosophy system “TOYOBO PVVs” so as to become a company that continues to draw a growth path through contributions to society while responding to the changes of the times. In 2022, Toyobo stipulated a long-term vision, Sustainable Vision 2030 to take shape the corporate philosophy system.

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  • What sustainability activities is Toyobo engaged in?

    A long-term vision “Sustainable Vision 2030,” which Toyobo stipulated in 2022, predicts change in the future business environment and shows the ideal state of Toyobo in 2030, as well as sustainability indices and action plans, based on its corporate philosophy of “Jun-Ri-Soku-Yu (Adhering to reason leads to prosperity).” Under this long-term vision, Toyobo is committed to becoming a sustainable company that contributes to (society’s) sustainability, while changing its corporate culture to one oriented toward sustainable growth.

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  • What is the status of Toyobo's corporate governance initiatives?

    Based on the corporate philosophy “Jun-Ri-Soku-Yu,” Toyobo believes that its purpose is to contribute to solving social issues through its proprietary technologies after ascertaining these issues from a long-term perspective.
    Toyobo, to respond to the changing times and enhance sustainable corporate value in the future as well, has established the policies of (1) ensuring timeliness and accuracy in decision-making, (2) ensuring transparency in management, and (3) emphasizing fairness, and will work to appropriately collaborate with all stakeholders, such as shareholders. Furthermore, by carrying out its fiduciary responsibility and accountability to shareholders, the Company will ensure the effectiveness of corporate governance and continually work on its improvement.

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