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Activities

The Toyobo Group's Initiatives Focused on CSR Activities

The CSR Committee has established the CSR Charter, by revising the preamble of the existing Toyobo Group Corporate Action Guideline from a CSR standpoint and combining it with the Guideline.

CSR Promotion Structure

Corporate Governance

Basic Principles Fiscal 2009 (including items carried over into Fiscal 2010)
Initiative Theme Main Implementation (Plan) Items Specific Implementation (Plan) Items, Periods, Progress Conditions, Etc.
Strive to achieve continuous increases in enterprise value Foster an institutional culture which emphasizes internal controls Implement internal controls education activities on an ongoing basis In addition to incorporating internal controls instruction into sales education, prepared and distributed an Internal Controls Deficiencies Improvement Manual covering common omissions, etc.

Compliance

Basic Principles Fiscal 2009 (including items carried over into Fiscal 2010)
Initiative Theme Main Implementation (Plan) Items Specific Implementation (Plan) Items, Periods, Progress Conditions, Etc.
Follow rules in accordance with our corporate philosophy Junri-Sokuyu ("Adhering to Reason Leads to Prosperity"). Draft action guidelines and thoroughly inform all personnel Publish and distribute the Toyobo Group Compliance Manual Published and distributed the manual to all employees in Oct. 2009
Teach compliance awareness Group readings of the Toyobo Group Compliance Manual (all employees) Group readings conducted at each workplace, with oaths taken to observe the manual contents
Improve the compliance structure Operate compliance consultation line Received five reports during FY2009 and responded quickly to every one of them
Compliance in the operation of information systems Upgrade the management of group management information, and respond to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) The system is scheduled to be built in FY2012
Introduce and build up the Toyobo Group enterprise cloud The enterprise cloud construction began from FY2009, with services successively provided within the Toyobo Group
Compliance in procurement activities CSR procurement (green procurement) activities and green purchasing activities Began monitoring suppliers from Sept. 2009; working on continuous improvements
Compliance in distribution activities Implement education inside and outside the company, and expand individual guidance Conducted three sessions in FY2009, to be continued in FY2010; education on improving the energy efficiency in logistics is provided during sales personnel trainings.
Compliance in environmental preservation activities Survey and respond to overseas regulatory trends Continuing in FY2010

Social Aspects

Communications

Basic Principles Fiscal 2009 (including items carried over into Fiscal 2010)
Initiative Theme Main Implementation (Plan) Items Specific Implementation (Plan) Items, Periods, Progress Conditions, Etc.
Implement timely and appropriate information disclosure considering fairness and equity, and pursue active communications Corporate communications Hold meetings explaining performance to institutional investors and the mass media, and arrange individual media coverage Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Publish quarterly financial reports and explanatory materials, Annual Security Reports, quarterly Preliminary Financial Results, Business Reports, Annual Reports, CSR Reports, etc. Published six issues of the Toyobo Group magazine, four quarterly Security Reports and quarterly Preliminary Financial Results, two Business Reports, one CSR report and one Annual Report
Crisis communications Implement crisis communications training sessions Held three training sessions in FY2009 and plan to hold three training sessions in FY2010 as well
Appropriate brand management Revise the CI (Corporate Identity) manual, and thoroughly inform all personnel and group companies Currently revising the CI Manual to prevent damage to Toyobo brands
Sharing and accumulating information and management policies Strengthen ties between the PR Division and the IR Division Implementing personnel exchange and information sharing among divisions
Hold committee meetings across the organization Holding regular meetings of the IR Liaison Committee, the Web Management Committee, etc.

Safety

Basic Principles Fiscal 2009 (including items carried over into Fiscal 2010)
Initiative Theme Main Implementation (Plan) Items Specific Implementation (Plan) Items, Periods, Progress Conditions, Etc.
Pursue safety in all aspects of corporate operations Secure industrial safety Conduct risk assessment of new equipment in accordance with Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare guidance Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Conduct line top initiated activities Continuing line top initiated safety activities
Strengthen chemical substances safety management Introduce the chemical substances management system Began full-scale introduction from June 2010
Improve security and disaster prevention Prepare firefighting plan in the event of a major earthquake Revised firefighting plan, and appointed disaster prevention manager

Quality

Basic Principles Fiscal 2009 (including items carried over into Fiscal 2010)
Initiative Theme Main Implementation (Plan) Items Specific Implementation (Plan) Items, Periods, Progress Conditions, Etc.
Provide high quality products and services Arrange product safety activities framework Hold meetings of the Product Liability / Quality Assurance Committee, and the Promotion Committee, implement product safety inspections Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Improve the overseas group company product safety promotion system To be implemented during FY2011
Improve the quality assurance promotion system Improve the domestic and overseas group company quality assurance system Improvements to be implemented overseas during FY2011
Arrange quality management activities framework Develop quality assurance assessment of Toyobo Group companies Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Establish quality assurance Introduce information system for the appropriate management of chemical substances data System began operating from June 2010
QA system response to changes in the external environment Improve overseas information monitoring system System is being expanded
Expand observance of the CSR Procurement Guidelines Conduct quality audits and questionnaire surveys of suppliers and customers Efforts continuing, while expanding the number of companies surveyed

Labor and Human Rights

Basic Principles Fiscal 2009 (including items carried over into Fiscal 2010)
Initiative Theme Main Implementation (Plan) Items Specific Implementation (Plan) Items, Periods, Progress Conditions, Etc.
Value the creation of an employee-friendly workplace environment Thorough legal compliance in personnel and labor relations systems Compliance with the Labor Standards Act and the revised Child Care and Family Care Leave Act Work Regulations revised at the end of June 2010
Promote appropriate working hours management Operation and establishment of working hours management system Initiated at the head office from January 2010, expansion to workplaces being considered
Boost awareness of giving consideration to human rights Greater awareness through education at each business establishment and training by rank Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Maintain labor-management relations Sound administration of the labor-management consultation system
Efforts to optimize overall human resources administration Prepare "Type of Personnel Sought by the Toyobo Group;" notify and educate employees Notified all employees in April 2010, with continuing education efforts from now on
Examine and promote policies to improve communications Supplement with in-house training facilities and workplace education Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Consideration of diversity Advance the promotion of capable employees, with no sex discrimination
Measures for the aging society with a declining birthrate; consideration of work-life balance Make preparations toward securing certification under Article 13 of the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children Received certification for use of the Kurumin child-raising support logo in May 2010
Examine and establish designated health examinations and health guidance Promote health examinations and guidance at the business establishment level Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Countermeasures to address mental health problems Advance countermeasure plans at the business establishment level and networking
Continuously reduce health risks Prepare and respond to the H1N1 virus

Social Contribution Activities

Basic Principles Fiscal 2009 (including items carried over into Fiscal 2010)
Initiative Theme Main Implementation (Plan) Items Specific Implementation (Plan) Items, Periods, Progress Conditions, Etc.
Develop social contribution activities building up rich relations with local communities toward creating a sound, sustainable society Contribute to global warming countermeasures Maintenance of a forest in Miyazaki Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Support employee participation in volunteer activities Support for beautification activities nearby Toyobo business establishments, and for Toyobo Future Forest volunteer activities
Participation in community activities Participation in traditional events and district activities nearby Toyobo business establishments
Promote utilization of port facilities located near business establishments Shift import and export cargoes to the Port of Tsuruga and Yokkaichi Reduced transportation energy consumption by using the Port of Tsuruga and Yokkaichi

Global Environment

Environment

Basic Principles Fiscal 2009 (including items carried over into Fiscal 2010)
Initiative Theme Main Implementation (Plan) Items Specific Implementation (Plan) Items, Periods, Progress Conditions, Etc.
CO2Contribute to society through technologies that are gentle to people and the Earth, work to preserve the global environment, and leave behind a comfortable and rich environment for future generations Reduce CO2 emissions Energy conservation activities, shift to low CO2 emissions energies Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Reduce industrial waste Promote zero emissions activities Continuing in FY2010, with revised target-setting
Reduce hazardous substances emissions Dioxane response, PRTR, VOC, air pollution, wastewater Continuing in FY2010 following efforts in FY2009
Expand eco products Promote CSR procurement and green procurement
Disclose environmental information Expand number of eco reviews
Disclose environmental information Disclose environmental accounting, etc.
Arrange environmental activities framework Improve environmental management system
Promote environmental education to Toyobo Group employees Promoted Eco-Shine Club activities; held environmental seminars, etc.
Help maintain biodiversity Clarify biodiversity initiative policies Added biodiversity items to the Toyobo Group's Fundamental Policy on the Global Environment
Promote green logistics in compliance with the revised Energy Conservation Act Actively advance joint logistics with other companies, work to improve transport efficiencies and reduce CO2 emissions Initiated joint logistics with three companies from FY2009

CSR Structure

Toyobo established a CSR Committee, chaired by the president, in March 2008. This committee formulated the Toyobo Group CSR Charter to outline the fundamental CSR policy for the Group, and seeks to understand and oversee in an integrated way activities toward all stakeholders(including customers, shareholders and investors, business partners, local communities, employees and the global environment).

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