Respect for Human Rights
Toyota complies with local, national and international laws and regulations as well as the spirit thereof and we conduct our business operations with honesty and integrity. Furthermore, in order to contribute to sustainable development, we believe that management interacting with its stakeholders is of considerable importance, and we endeavor to build and maintain sound relationships with our stakeholders through open and fair communication.
Human Rights as an Essential Foundation of Labor Relations
Toyota respects the basic human rights of all individuals, including our employees and those in our supply chain. Toyota is a company that practices the philosophy of "Respect for People." We share a common belief that every Toyota employee has the infinite capability to better themselves, the company, and society. The integration of such achievements by our employees will bring company growth. This growth allows our company to provide decent employment, which in turn, allows our members to build trust in the company and provide further productivity improvements.
Initiatives for Responsible Mineral Sourcing
Toyota has established its Policies and Approaches to Responsible Mineral Sourcing, and has been implementing measures based on these policies.
Addressing the conflict mineral issues
In recent years, there has been concern that the minerals being mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries have become a major source of funding for armed groups. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires companies to investigate and disclose the use of conflict minerals (gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten) in their products. Toyota has disclosed the results of its investigation.
Initiatives for cobalt procurement
In recent years, concerns have been arising over child labor and other human rights abuses associated with cobalt mining. Toyota has been advancing initiatives including investigation to clarify the supply chain, and conducting background checks of smelters.