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.