Toray Plastics (America) Cares Campaign Helped Brighten the Holiday Season
For the second year in a row, Toray Plastics (America), Inc.’s employees had to forgo their annual holiday fundraising breakfast owing to COVID-19 restrictions, but that didn’t dampen their spirit or diminish their desire to give generously and help others. The company’s Cares Campaign mobilized the workforce and enabled Toray to fulfill its holiday season commitment to the Rhode Island community for the 19th consecutive year. Toray vendors also pitched in to help make the campaign a success. The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society were the beneficiaries. The toys were distributed to local families. The monies will help the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provide financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval and Marine Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when they are in need.
“We learned during the very challenging 2020 holiday season that Toray employees would not be daunted by COVID-19, and 2021 was no different,” says Lisa A. Ahart, Vice President of U.S. Corporate Human Resources and Environment Health and Safety. “We are very grateful to them and our vendors for their enthusiastic support.”
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films and polypropylene and polyethylene foams. The company is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance and aims to contribute to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products that help address global issues. R&D is focused on the development of materials that are fossil fuel-free, compostable, biodegradable, and/or recyclable. The company’s sustainability initiative, launched in 2004, includes the operating of one of Rhode Island’s larger solar farms and two cogeneration systems, energy and water conservation, recycling, and zero landfill.
Toray Plastics (America) is a subsidiary of the Toray Group, which believes that materials can change lives and provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces. The Toray Group is the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films and has annual sales exceeding US$21 billion.
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