2013 Top Company for Employee Engagement: Toyota Motor North America

Top Company for Employee Engagement: Toyota Motor North America

Accepting Award: George Borst, former President and CEO, Toyota Financial Services


Reasons for Honor:

  • Toyota has used diversity-management best practices to enhance engagement of all its U.S. employees this year.
  • Its mentoring program doubled in size with more than 1,000 employees being mentored by 600 mentors.
  • Membership in resource groups has been rising dramatically and almost doubled this year.
  • The company recognizes that its employees value community service and Toyota’s philanthropy—the amount donated to multicultural nonprofits rose by 24 percent to 42.5 percent of donations despite a reduction in gross annual revenue.
  • The resource groups, known as Business Partnering Groups, pilot D&I training and cultural-competency initiatives, sponsor speakers, and conduct workshops for new trainees and associates.

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