Toyo Fund Supports Overseas Projects
The Toyo Environmental Protection Fund has decided to expand its giving to not-for-profit orgnisations beyond Japan. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary year of Toyo Tire & Rubber’s foundation, this move demonstrates the collective commitment of the Toyo Group to playing a public service role commensurate with its growing presence in the world.
The first non-Japanese organisation to receive the Fund’s aid is The Margaret and Luke Pettit Environmental Preserve Inc in Georgia, USA, where Toyo Tire North America, Inc. is building a manufacturing facility, scheduled to be completed in December of this year.
Since its establishment in 1999, the preserve has been active in the protection and management of its local ecosystem in Bartow County in the State of Georgia, as well as in the training of environmental experts. The Toyo Environmental Protection Fund is composed of voluntary donations from the Toyo Group’s concerned employees and matching gift contributions from their employers.