In line with the Five Main Principles of Toyoda and the Guiding Principles at Toyota, we aim to grow with the community as we have since our founding. Nowadays, the automobile industry and the societal environment are both changing greatly. To grow sustainably within this changing world, Toyota identifies sustainability issues based on the importance for our business and the expectations of our stakeholders in order to be a trusted company.
In defining sustainability issues, we are studying the business environment pertaining to internationally-agreed standards, such as the Paris Agreement*1, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights*2, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs*3), as well as international expert legal advice. We define issues to improve corporate value and strengthen management foundations, as well as conduct risk management.
Toyota checks progress on these issues periodically by discussing them in the Sustainability Meeting and the ESG Committee.
|*1||An international framework on climate change adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Paris in 2015, pertaining to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions starting in the year 2020.|
|*2||Global standards that must be respected by all countries and businesses, approved by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2011.|
|*3||Adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, which was held in September 2015 and attended by more than 150 world leaders, these new sustainable development goals through 2030 consist of 17 goals and 169 targets.|
Please see the Sustainability Data Book for more information.