Going Places, Together – Toyota’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy – constitutes an unshakable pledge to always do what’s right in order to make the world a better place. This phrase also anchors Toyota’s powerful promise to treat all team members, partners and customers with equal respect and dignity — unwaveringly.
This pledge is inherent in Toyota’s longstanding principles: Respect for People and Continuous Improvement. The company engages the talents and passions of its people to foster a more open and inclusive culture where everyone can thrive and encourage new ideas to help create mobility for all. After all, when good ideas are shared, great things can happen.
As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota directly employs more than 47,000 team members in North America alone, working in fields as diverse as manufacturing, sales & marketing, professional services, logistics, IS/IT, and research & development. The sheer breadth and depth of its business means that even small changes can have a big impact.
Nowhere is this ripple effect more obvious than in Toyota’s Supplier Diversity program. A diverse supplier community drives innovation, builds meaningful partnerships and connects Toyota and its team members to the community. Toyota not only builds D&I accountability into all of its supplier operations, but it’s also continuously expanding its network to include more businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals.