Hino Motors Group CSR
Hino Motors recognizes that its efforts to develop, manufacture, market and service commercial vehicles are the means to realize the HINO Credo and more specifically its Corporate Mission, "to make the world a better place to live by helping people and goods get to where they need to go ― safely, economically and with environmental responsibility ― while focusing on sustainable development."
With the ongoing drive toward economic globalization, and the continuing growth in Hino Motors's operating market that now extends beyond Japan and Asia to the rest of the world including newly emerging nations, Hino Motors recognizes the increasing prevalence and gravity of such global-scale issues as greenhouse warming, climate change, disparities in economic conditions and the depletion of natural resources like crude oil and iron ore. Taking these key factors into consideration, Hino Motors established the "HINO Credo" in July 2007 after reviewing the corporate philosophy it had announced in 1992 from a corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective. The HINO Credo consists of three core components: the "Corporate Mission," "Core Principles" and the "CSR Charter." The Corporate Mission clearly defines the Group's obligations and responsibilities toward society. The Core Principles provide the guidelines to enable the Group to achieve this mission. And, the CSR Charter articulates the Group's goals and aspirations as it strives to better serve its stakeholders. In accordance with the HINO Credo, Hino Motors engages in a wide spectrum of CSR activities, working diligently to promote increased awareness and understanding throughout the Group worldwide.
Hino Motors formulated its CSR Guidelines in fiscal 2008 in an effort to better realize the HINO Credo. The overall scope of these Guidelines encompasses two of Hino Motors' three CSR activity domains, namely business-based and non-business-based social contribution activities.
■Scope of Hino Motors' CSR Activities and CSR Guideline Details
Hino Motors believes that the purpose of CSR activities is "to meet social expectations and ensure sustainable development in concert with society." In every facet of its daily activities, Hino Motors will work steadily to fulfill its responsibilities to all stakeholders, thereby nurturing relationships built on respect and trust.
CSR Promotion Structure
Hino Motors has positioned CSR as a key component of its overall operations and management. In accordance with the Company's corporate governance structure and systems, the Management Committee, chaired by the president and representative director, and Managing Officers' Meeting approve CSR activity action plans, as well as initiatives that serve to enhance Hino Motors' efforts in addressing CSR issues and measures designed to promote consensus throughout the Group.
In addition, activities carried out in the previous fiscal year are reviewed annually to identify potential areas of concern. Hino Motors also works to increase awareness of the Hino Credo and CSR Guidelines within the Company as it promotes activities in line with related policies. To realize the CSR Guidelines, Hino Motors has set up a framework to enable all employees to actively participate in its non-business-based social contribution activities.
Examples of activities undertaken within the Group are regularly published in company newsletters to raise awareness of CSR among employees. By generating interest in such activities, Hino Motors aims to strengthen the role of CSR in the Company's corporate culture.