Priority Theme 3: Respect for Human Rights and Diversity


  • Fulfilling responsibility to respect human rights
  • Review labor standards taking into consideration customary international law

Stakeholders Affected by Our Activities

Directly:Employees, Local Communities, Business Partners
Indirectly:Shareholders and Investors, Creditors, NGOs, Business Organizations

Reasons for being Priority Issues

In order to respond to the greater diversity in stakeholders, the Toyo Tire Group supports and respects international norms, reduces the risk of business activities negatively impacting human rights, as well as positions opportunities to support and promote the benefits of human rights as issues that should be addressed with priority.


We respect international norms related to human rights and labor, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ILO Declaration. In addition, we actively contribute to the promotion and spread of human rights to the extent that they impact the Group’s business activities in order to fulfill our responsibility to respect human rights.
In particular, for the work environment, we provide safe and healthy work conditions, thoroughly prohibit not only discrimination in HR practices but also the direct and indirect use of forced and child labor. We also support and promote the enjoyment of human rights in collaboration with business partners so that the Group does not take part in human rights violations.
We have positioned the promotion of diversity as an important human resources policy, and we are moving forward with efforts to reinforce systems to train diverse human resources and for them to fully demonstrate their capabilities.
The Toyo Tire Group Charter of Corporate Behavior was compiled as corporate action principles applied uniformly across the Group in order to faithfully conduct business activities. The charter addresses the undertaking of business in a manner that respects human rights and the culture and customs of each region as well as valuing diversity among all people in the workplace.

Global Human Rights & Labor Policy (Additional information in January 2019)

Ideal Status in 2020

Diverse employees actively working in an environment with a global sense of human rights


We respect human rights in the workplace and work to eliminate all forms of discrimination and to promote diversity.


Corporate Officer of Corporate Headquarters

Activity Promotion System


Human Rights


  • *Overseas (at affiliated companies), the HR and General Affairs manager of each company promotes activities based on the group policy examined and established by the Sustainability Promotion WG.
Toyo Tire Group or one of our group companies belongs to the following trade associations:

Grievance Mechanism

  • Reporting Hotline (Creating an Internal Control System)…Targets: Employees, Business Partners
  • Customer Relations Department…Targets: Customers, Local Communities
  • Inquiry Form (on the Website)…Targets: Customers, Shareholders and Investors, NGOs
  • Labor-Management Council Meetings…Targets: Employees

Activities in 2017