Initiatives to Address Key Sustainability Issues (Materiality)

Respect human rights, and actively develop people who will contribute to society by nurturing them and giving them opportunities to apply their skills


The Toyota Tsusho Group promotes diversity and inclusion as a management strategy. We are striving to create work environments that bring out the strengths of diverse personnel by undertaking reforms to implement more flexible and productive ways of working.
Also, we are working to develop human resources who can create business on a global scale and who can achieve success in the global market, and we are providing occupational training opportunities to local communities and actively developing human resources within and outside the company who are valuable to and contribute to society.

In our supply chain, we are taking measures to eliminate child labor and forced labor, thereby improving the labor environment from various perspectives as a company that values and protects people.


Quantitative KPIs
Reinforcement of human resources development
  • Through the provision of opportunities, optimal personnel assignment, and global networking, accelerate the development of aspiring human resources around the world who can take the initiative in management and engage in joint creation with others
  • An employee of an overseas subsidiary was appointed general manager of the Head Office for the first time.
  • Selective training aimed at developing global management talent was continued using digital technology even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creation of workplaces that offer meaningful work
  • Promote new work styles and workplace innovations
  • Invigorate communications within organizations and shift to flexible and highly productive organizations
  • Started office reform toward realizing new work styles
  • Continued the Ikiwaku Project as part of organizational development
Respect for human rights
  • Reinforce D&I so that everyone can trust and acknowledge one another and learn from each other
  • Established the Toyota Tsusho Group Basic Policy for Human Rights and published it on Toyota Tsusho's website
  • Provided e-learning on basic policy for human rights and respect for human rights
Active external activities
  • Provide functions and global networks for problem-solving based on Genchi, Genbutsu, Genjitsu (on site, hands on, in touch) (For the health and safety of employees, their families, and members of the community)
  • Activities and growth with deep ties to local communities through partici- pation in volunteer activities and other programs
  • Support the development of human resources who will be responsible for the future through the company's foreign study scholarship program
  • To maintain our annual initiative to deliver picture books to children in Asia, even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 200 employees took the books home to prepare, resulting in the donation of 300 picture books.

Human Resources Development Principle

We seek to "Be the Right ONE" by undertaking business with awareness by each individual of resolving social issues and by providing value unique to Toyota Tsusho. To do this, we identify and nurture individuals with strengths representative of Toyota Tsusho, regardless of nationality.
We practice the optimal assignment of personnel and build optimal and powerful teams by enabling each person to become a strong individual.

Toyotsu Inno-Ventures Project

The Toyotsu Inno-Ventures Project (TIVP) is a companywide project with the mission of identifying and enhancing the seeds of new business to create new businesses. Ideas for new business are solicited from within the company and proof of concept (PoC) verification is performed, ultimately leading to business developing within a sales division. The fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, marks the third year of this project, and ambitious employees have taken management initiative with an awareness of coordinating ideas with our Key Sustainability Issues (Materiality) and sought to contribute to resolving social issues.This project instills a strong sense of ownership among participants and develops strong individuals who exhaustively pursue customer needs.

As of April 2021