A Global Tosoh Community

Members of Tosoh Group companies in Japan and overseas engage in volunteer initiatives for the betterment of the local communities in which Tosoh operates. Some of their activities include:

Public-interest activities in Japan include year-round plant tours at our Nanyo and Yokkaichi Complexes that are fun and educational for school classes and other groups. We lend our support, meanwhile, to community activities, such as sporting events and festivals. And we participate regularly in community forums where company representatives field questions and comments about the company’s operations and undertake follow-up countermeasures as warranted. That includes participating in community dialogue meetings convened under the auspices of the Japan Responsible Care Council. Employees at several Tosoh plants in Japan, frequently joined by family members, participate in neighborhood cleanups and watershed maintenance activities.

For over a decade, Tosoh Group companies in the United States have banded together to increase the well- being of their communities. They participate in various activities and encourage all of their employees and their employees’ families to join in.

American Red Cross

The Red Cross blood drive comes to Tosoh in Grove City, Columbus, Ohio, every two months. In 2010, employees from Tosoh companies in Grove City donated 162 units of blood, sufficient for potentially saving 486 lives. As of July 2011, Tosoh companies in Grove City report 125 units collected, potentially saving 375 lives. Multiple employees have also reached a milestone of nine gallons of blood donated per individual.

Christmas “Giving Tree”

Every year before Christmas, members of the Social Activities Committee (SAC) at Tosoh’s Grove City location in Ohio visit select needy families to ask them their Christmas wishes. The committee members then set up a Christmas tree in the company cafeteria with ornaments revealing the “wish list” for each member of the families visited. The ornaments include the name and the age of the child or adult. In 2010, the SAC contacted the local schools and picked four families said to be particularly hard hit by the weak economy. Tosoh employees then donated more than 150 gifts valued at over $800 to 17 children in those four families.

Tosoh Group company Philippines Resins Industries, Inc., serves its community in the Philippines in several ways. On a continuing basis, the company participates in scholarship programs and tree plantings. It also provides donations to local communities for such activities as church construction, gift giving during the Christmas season, “fiesta” celebrations, and tourism. And as an active member of the Bataan Coastal Care Foundation, the company has participated in regular coastal cleanups, mangrove planting and reforestation, and emergency preparedness forums.