Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Receives 2021 Healthiest Employer Award

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (September 7, 2021)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., has been named by the Providence Business News a 2021 Healthiest Employers® of Rhode Island winner in the award category of those organizations with 500-1,499 employees. The awards were presented at a virtual event on August 5, 2021. The gathering featured a panel discussion about the importance of addressing mental health in today’s workplace wellness programs, along with comments from some honorees about how their companies have adjusted their programs as a result of the pandemic. The Healthiest Employers® Award Program was developed and is administered by Springbuk, a health analytics software company.

“The safety and well-being of Toray employees has always been our priority and always will be, so we are very pleased to be recognized as one of the 2021 Healthiest Employers® in Rhode Island,” says Lisa A. Ahart, Toray’s VP of U.S. Corporate Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety. Ahart also acknowledges that the most important contribution to Toray’s success is employees’ commitment to their health. “Toray’s executive management is extremely grateful for and proud of Toray employees’ dedication to their own well-being, especially during this very protracted and challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Toray offers employees comprehensive, affordable health plans. It launched a wellness program in 2000 following the opening of the company’s Education and Wellness Center. Toray’s wellness program is robust and takes a holistic approach. “The company aims to offer a variety of programs from which employees, family members, and the community can benefit. We strive to bring wellness to wherever an employee is, using technology and flexible program scheduling to encourage maximal participation,” says Ahart.


Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films, and polyolefin, 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 two 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. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s products, contact Mary Osso at or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at

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