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  • Toyota’s support of financial empowerment for youth, workforce readiness and personal development is driven by team members. Through its partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Junior Achievement, Toyota is creating opportunities that otherwise might not exist for many underserved boys and girls.
  • Toyota’s community initiative “OUT for Safe Schools” partners with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and more than a dozen major school districts to provide faculty and staff training on how to help LGBTQ youth who face issues like bullying, depression and alienation.
  • Five of Toyota’s 10 U.S. manufacturing plant presidents are women or people of color.


Going Places, Together – Toyota’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy constitutes a commitment to do what’s right in order to make the world a better place. This phrase also anchors Toyota’s promise to treat all team members, partners and customers with respect and dignity.

This pledge is aligned with Toyota’s longstanding principles: Respect for People and Continuous Improvement. The company engages the talents and experiences of its people to foster an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive and encourage innovation to help create mobility for all.

To lead in a new age of mobility and address a rapidly changing marketplace, Toyota is embedding its D&I approach more deeply across the business by:

  • Investing and creating greater opportunities for the diversity of customers, business partners and community organizations – because we believe their success is the key to our success. For example, Toyota holds two supplier diversity conferences, Power of Exchange and Opportunity Exchange, that connect Toyota suppliers with small, diverse businesses.
  • Cultivating a culture that reflects, empowers and respects the diversity of thoughts and experiences – because we believe a more diverse and inclusive workplace drives better business results. For more than a decade, Toyota has scored a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
  • Believing in equality, respect for and inclusive treatment of all people — with increased awareness of conscious and unconscious discrimination — to make the workplace, marketplace, society and the world a better place. Toyota has extensive education and training to ensure that a culture grounded in diversity and inclusion takes root in every part of the organization – from the executive leadership to the plant floor.

This holistic approach is designed to bring forward innovative and sustainable mobility solutions, advance access to opportunity, improve quality of life in the community and create a more inclusive society.



Jim Lentz

“At Toyota, we’re working toward a future of mobility to improve the quality of life for everyone. But, to meet the needs of our customers, team members, dealers, suppliers and society, D&I plays a critical role in everything we do. And, our D&I values help us to meet expectations and remain competitive.”


Sandra Phillips Rogers

Chief Diversity Officer & Chief Legal Officer

“As we transform into a mobility company, it is more important than ever that our team members reflect the communities in which we live and work. Having engaged team members with diverse perspectives and experiences to help us develop innovative products, solutions and services for our customers is a business imperative.”



U.S. Headquarters: Plano, Texas.

Global Employees: 369,124

2018 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 25


  • No. 8 Talent Acquisition for Women of Color
  • No. 16 Veterans
  • No. 10 Diverse Leadership
  • No. LGBT Employees