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Environmental Activities: Logistics Measures to Counter Global Warming

Toyobo is actively pursuing cooperative logistics with other companies to improve logistics efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Toyobo is presently implementing joint logistics with Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Suntory Logistics Ltd., and Teijin Fibers Ltd.

Joint Logistics with Sumitomo Chemical

Round-trip rail transport with Sumitomo Chemical

Sumitomo Chemical transports raw resin by rail from its Chiba Works (Chiba Prefecture) to Toyobo's Tsuruga Research and Production Center (Fukui Prefecture). Meanwhile, Toyobo was transporting film products by truck from the Tsuruga Research and Production Center to Saitama Prefecture (which is located adjacent to Chiba Prefecture). In an effort to improve logistics efficiency, the two companies reached a joint logistics agreement combining materials procurement logistics with sales logistics whereby Toyobo has instituted a modal shift, and now uses the empty containers from Sumitomo Chemical's raw resin deliveries on the return trip to transport the film products via rail.

Joint Logistics with Suntory Logistics

Round-trip Transport with Suntory Logistics

Sumitomo Chemical transports raw resin by rail from its Chiba Works (Chiba Prefecture) to Toyobo's Tsuruga Research and Production Center (Fukui Prefecture). Meanwhile, Toyobo was transporting film products by truck from the Tsuruga Research and Production Center to Saitama Prefecture (which is located adjacent to Chiba Prefecture). In an effort to improve logistics efficiency, the two companies reached a joint logistics agreement combining materials procurement logistics with sales logistics whereby Toyobo has instituted a modal shift, and now uses the empty containers from Sumitomo Chemical's raw resin deliveries on the return trip to transport the film products via rail.

Joint Logistics with Teijin Fibers

The Toyobo Iwakuni Plant and the nearby Teijin Iwakuni Factory initiated joint logistics from FY2008. The two companies use the same trucks to transport freight in the same direction. This has made it possible to reduce the number of trucks used, and decrease CO2 emissions. This initiative was launched for shipping freight towards Osaka, and additional routes are now being studied.

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