CSRminute: Toyota's Sustainability Report Addresses "The Quality Issue"; Vigilant Futures Backs Raise-A-Reader.

Oct 4, 2010 11:54 AM ET

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Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Monday, October 4th:

Toyota has published its 13th annual Sustainability Report, reviewing its environmental and social activities for 2009. Number one on its list of topics is what Toyota calls “the quality issue.” The report addresses both the events of last year and looks to the future by emphasizing the proper disclosure of information about quality-related issues to its dealers and to the public. The report also re-states Toyota’s environmental initiatives, such as reducing CO2 emissions, and confirms Toyota’s commitment to social issues, including those in emerging countries.

Vigilant Futures, a Montreal-based firm that develops software for electronic finance, has become a corporate sponsor of Postmedia Raise-A-Reader. The non-profit raises funds and awareness for family literacy organizations in Montreal and Quebec. In addition to its corporate sponsorship, employees of Vigilant Futures held an internal company silent auction throughout August, with proceeds going toward this year’s Raise-A-Reader Day, which took place last week.

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