Toyota Systems Corporate's Challenges and Approaches
- Reduce waste through reduction, reuse, and recycling
- We are implementing activities to revitalize and donate PCs, which are the most familiar to us as an IT company.
- Reduce marine pollution and restore water-related ecosystems.
- We are conducting activities to clean the local ocean.
- Strengthen resilience and adaptation capacity to climate-related and natural disasters.
We are periodically conducting evacuation drills and life-saving drills in preparation for the potential Tokai Region Earthquake.
Further, we are conducting educational activities, such as distributing disaster prevention goods.
In order to reduce the environmental impact of promoting the reduction and recycling of industrial waste, we are conducting programs to reuse and donate PCs.
The characteristic of this activity is that we have made efforts to link the environment and welfare by outsourcing the installation and cleaning of OS to welfare facilities for persons with disabilities for PCs that have been used by companies and have not failed yet. Reclaimed PCs are donated to facilities for persons with disabilities in Aichi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, and other prefectures, and are used by facility staff and facility users.
For the recipients of the donations as well, the IT equipment will be well-equipped, which will also contribute to work style reforms and employment support, and have been very well received. Further, we received letters of appreciation from Nagoya City and Fukushima Prefecture. In the future, we intend to further expand the scope of our activities by, for example, engaging in collaboration with our group companies.
To protect the ocean, which is said to be the origin of all life, we have been conducting beach clean-up activities twice a year with our employees and their families, local residents, and people of facility for persons with disabilities.
The number of participants increases with each event, and the event has been well received by participants, such as "a good opportunity for children to cultivate a volunteer spirit." Working with persons with disabilities helps to deepen their understanding of social welfare.
The oceans, which are assumed to account for about 70% of the earth, are contaminated by garbage and wastewater produced by us, and marine life and living things around it are said to be at risk of extinction.
Through beach clean-up, we understand the harsh reality that our precious ocean is under threat, and we will think and act on what companies and each of us can do for the future.
Provision of disaster stockpiles
For disaster stockpiles such as food and water, we donate items with near expiration dates to our NPO named as "Second Harvest Japan". As of FY2019, 15,585 bottles of water and 3020 foodstuffs have been donated, and these have been properly distributed to people in need of living.
We collect caps of PET bottles in-house. We ask recovered caps to be sorted at welfare facilities and donate to the Vaccines Association. As of FY2019, 430,216 caps had been collected, and this enabled to donate approximately 493 vaccines.
Disaster relief funds
Donation activities are conducted both domestically and internationally to help rebuild the disaster-stricken areas. In the event of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2012 and the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2017, our donations were used to repair houses and provide relief funds.
Data is exchanged as much as possible, necessary in the workflow, including the materials used at the meeting and for in-house manuals. In addition, we are promoting paperless activities by informing employees of salary statements and in-house magazines through online.
Electricity and gasoline
In-house offices have turned lights into LEDs. We are also adopting hybrid cars as company cars. In addition, in summer, we are promoting Cool Biz and Warm Biz in winter to reduce excessive use of cooling and heating.
We have established policies and manuals to ensure effective and efficient business continuity in preparation for major risks such as disasters, incidents and accidents, and conduct drills. In addition, we prepare stockpiled supplies for disasters, and conduct awareness-raising activities by distributing disaster prevention goods to employees.
Prevention of Worker's Compensation and Traffic Accidents
Health and Safety Meetings are held, with the aim of raising awareness of health and safety by exchanging opinions among all employees on different themes every month and in line with those themes. Furthermore, we are working to prevent traffic accidents on a daily basis by providing safe driving courses and adopting drive recorders for company cars.
To promote the health of our employees, we hold RIZAP's group seminars and various events, such as walking events, as business trip health classes. In addition, we broadcast radio physical operations with original videos every day before working hours in the afternoon.
To prevent mental health problems (primary prevention), we conduct biannual surveys of stress factors, mental and physical awareness, and support from others around the environment. In addition, we are creating an internal environment that can be detected from a third-party perspective, such as a line supporter system and a workplace management survey.
Employment of Persons with Disabilities
We actively and directly employ people with disabilities, regardless of whether they are new graduates or their careers. We also hold a "Supporter Training Course for Mentally and Developmentally Disabled People" to help our employees with proper knowledge and understanding of mental and developmental disabilities.
Work style innovation
Each division of Toyota Systems Corporation decides on the frequency and day of the week, which promotes the retirement on time. In addition, we conducted a morning-style work recommendation campaign to offer complimentary breakfast to employees who came to the company by 8:0 a.m. to create an opportunity for each employee for raising awareness of time and be conscious of achieving results within a limited time.
Diversification of work style
We have introduced a 3DV (3-day-vacation) leave system that allows employees to use their annual holidays for 3 consecutive days, and 50.4% of all employees have taken the holidays. We take childcare leave and shortened working hours not only for women but also for men employees. In addition, we have a long-term service reward system and the introduction of telecommuting and flextime.