Corporate philosophy established.
Toray's original company principle "Toyo Rayon contributes to communities" was established in 1955. Chairman Shigeki Tashiro stated, "Just like individual people, companies have a social responsibility to improve the society in which they live." In 1986, on the sixtieth anniversary of our founding, we established a new corporate philosophy: "Contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies and products." This remains our philosophy today. At the same time, we established our new corporate symbol as further commemoration of 60 years in business.