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Dec.  9, 2020
Toray Industries, Inc.
CDP Includes Toray in Water Security A List for Second Straight Year

Tokyo, Japan, December 9, 2020 –CDP (see note 1), an international non-profit organization, has included Toray Industries, Inc., in its Water Security A List for the second consecutive year.

Toray Group is committed to innovating advanced materials that help resolve environmental issues. This is in keeping with a principle since Toray’s foundation in 1926 that corporations are public institutions that should contribute to society through business.

Providing access to clean water is pivotal to the Toray Group Sustainability Vision, representing a roadmap to the World as Envisioned by Toray Group in 2050 and Toray Vision 2030. The Group is accordingly endeavoring to help alleviate water shortages across the globe through reverse osmosis membranes and other water treatment technologies, reducing, reusing, and recycling water resources in business and safeguarding water resources.

Water is essential to life, but just 0.01% of water on Earth is readily usable for daily living. Water stress (see note 2) has become an issue amid population growth and economic development. Recent years have witnessed frequent droughts, floods, and other disasters worldwide attributable to climate change. Global food demand should increase by more than 20% over the next 15 years. Water depletion could lead to frequent famines from crop failures. Access to water and sanitation for all is accordingly one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. All tangible products are made from materials, which is why Toray Group believes that materials can change lives. The Group will contribute to social sustainability through ongoing efforts to help resolve water shortages, climate change, and other global issues.

Notes
1. CDP (formerly, the Carbon Disclosure Project) is a non-profit organization founded in the United Kingdom in 2000 that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts by tackling the challenges of climate change, water security, and deforestation.
2. Areas experience water stress when annual water supplies are below 1,700 cubic meters per person.
References
CDP website
https://www.cdp.net/

Toray Group Sustainability Vision
https://www.toray.co.jp/sustainability/vision/

Toray Group Sustainability Vision
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