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Environmental Efforts at Affiliated Companies

TG East Japan Co.,Ltd.

First tree-planting event in Tohoku

The Miyagi Plant held a tree-planting event on May 20, 2018. In addition to employees and their families, the approximately 200 volunteers included local politicians such as Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai and Mayor Kenji Chiba of Kurihara City and community residents. About 1,100 saplings of 32 species (prefectural tree Japanese zelkova, city tree kousa dogwood, Japanese evergreen oak, white oak, mountain cherry and others) suited to the natural environment in the area were planted.

First tree-planting event in Tohoku
Preserving the ecosystem at Lake Izunuma-Uchinuma, Miyagi Prefecture

In October 2018, employees and their families from TG East Japan, a Toyoda Gosei Group company, cut overgrown reeds in Lakes Izunuma and Uchinuma in northern Miyagi Prefecture to protect the ecosystem. More than thirty species of waterfowl inhabit these lakes, which are also a stopover for migratory birds including swans, white-fronted geese, and mallard ducks. The lakes are registered in the Ramsar Convention.*1 This activity is done every year in cooperation with a local environmental group.*2

  • *1 An international convention on the preservation and regeneration of wetlands that serve as waterfowl habitats. It was adopted at an international conference in Ramsar, Iran in 1971.
  • *2 The Miyagi Prefectural Izunuma-Uchinuma Environmental Foundation
  • Cutting overgrown reedsCutting overgrown reeds
  • Maintaining a walking pathMaintaining a walking path

Toyoda Gosei Minda India Pvt. Ltd.

Tree-planting project at Neemrana Plant

On July 19, 2018, in conjunction with World Environment Day, about 100 employees from Toyoda Gosei Minda India Pvt. Ltd. planted 100 trees in a tree-planting activity. This project began in 2011 and so far about 1,000 trees have been planted.

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TG Automotive Sealing Kentucky, LLC

Tree-planting event with local community

A tree-planting event was held on October 6, 2018, at TG Automotive Sealing Kentucky, LLC in the state of Kentucky, USA. Approximately 520 people, including employees and their families, State Representative Myron Dossett, Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks, and other local politicians and community members, planted about 5,700 saplings of 15 species suited to the natural environment around the plant. Participants commented that, “Working up a sweat to achieve a common goal helps to build a sense of solidarity,” and “We can’t wait to see the saplings grow.”

Tree-planting event with local community

Hoshin Gosei Co., Ltd.

“Community Contribution & Environmental Report” issued

With the aim of raising employees’ awareness of social contribution activities and the environment, a “Community Contribution & Environmental Report” has been published monthly since April 2018. It is posted in ten locations in the company, including entryways, offices and plants, and summarizes activities to reduce environmental impacts, the status of company-owned woodlands, and traffic safety guidance and blood drives undertaken in cooperation with local communities in working to achieve the goals of the Hoshin Gosei Environmental Vision 2030.

“Community Contribution & Environmental Report” issued
Social Contribution & Environmental Exhibition

The first “Community Contribution & Environmental Exhibit” was held from October 17–23, 2018, and was viewed by approximately 100 people. Environmental impact reduction activities, the status of company-owned woodlands, and community contribution activities were shown using panels and videos, with the aim of raising employees’ awareness of social contribution activities and the environment.

Social Contribution & Environmental Exhibition

Toyoda Gosei (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Environmental awards

Toyoda Gosei Thailand received the “Outstanding Environmental Contribution Award (CO2 Reduction)” on March 19, 2019, at the Annual Suppliers Convention of Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The award was given in recognition of company-wide efforts to visualize the environmental assessment of each piece of equipment with rankings, energy-saving measures, and repairs of air and water leaks.

Environmental awards