2018 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report

Going Places, Together

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Think outside the box. Share that crazy idea. You are safe here — you are welcome here to push for the impossible — to make us better, to make it matter — to make a difference.”

Akio Toyoda

President and Member of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motor Corporation

“Participating in multiple BPGs and Toyota-sponsored events, like Latina’s Day, has been truly impactful. I feel my voice can make a difference.”

Laura Perez

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Learn Where It All Began

Learn Where It All Began

It’s no coincidence that the spirit of Toyota’s founder, Sakichi Toyoda, is very much alive in every aspect of our business today. A visionary who dared to dream of contributing to a better world, Sakichi relentlessly pursued his desire to provide better experiences through problem-solving, innovative thinking, Continuous Improvement and Respect for People — foundational principles of The Toyota Way.

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“There will always be challenges — you must find your way through by helping to break down barriers.”

Roberta Davis

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Top 8 Award

Acknowledging Toyota receiving the National Minority Supplier Development Council Corporation of the Year award multiple times.

Our strength is in our people — and, our journey toward One Toyota is a testament to that strength.

"Toyota's North American Women's Conference has become a great opportunity for women to build relationships, exchange insights and network."

Renee Robertson

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Cultivating diversity in all its forms is not just the right thing to do — it’s critical to the success of our business.”

Jim Lentz

CEO, Toyota Motor North America

Together, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Toyota Financial Services (TFS) are challenging the status quo and converging on a path where all roads lead to One Toyota. We are driving connections and collaborating across boundaries — going places, together. United, we are positioning our business to start our impossible — our vision of mobility for all — by challenging what’s possible.

Accelerating D&I

Accelerating D&I

At Toyota, D&I is integrated throughout the company and reveals itself in several forms — through education; official D&I committees, councils, and groups; and grassroots initiatives inspired by ordinary team members.

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Embedding Diversity and Inclusion across the business and partnering with internal and external stakeholders to understand challenges helps foster a more open company culture where people and innovation can thrive.”

Chris Reynolds

Chief Administrative Officer, Manufacturing & Corporate Resources, Toyota Motor North America

"Every day was very much a team effort. It took the encouragement, support, dedication and love from everyone involved."

Ryan Hines

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Global CEO Survey

In the recent 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, 85 percent of CEOs from companies with formal Diversity and Inclusion strategies said it’s improved their bottom line.

By embracing and advancing our long-standing and unwavering commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), we are enriching our work environments, team member experiences, the marketplace and our society. We are creating momentum and driving innovation toward achieving our greater purpose: To contribute to a better world.

We believe in mobility for all — and know the best path to get there is with respect and inclusion for all.

Toyota North American Women’s Conference

Launched in 2011, the annual conference brings together 500 high-potential female team members, each of whom has been nominated by their manager to attend.

“My girls were overly excited on the bus ride home and said they want to work for Toyota.”

Nayelly Rodriguez

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Driving Toward the Future

Driving Toward the Future

Toyota is not just a car company; we are a mobility company striving to discover mobility solutions for all, including the disenfranchised and disadvantaged. We believe that Respect for People and inclusion means enabling everyone to live the life they want and deserve, free of mobility restrictions.

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“Respect for People has been a huge part of my successful return.”

Todd Parish

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Strategic Leaders Program

Piloted program in 2017 for all newly promoted executives with SMU Cox School of Business, tied to value competencies in order to create an inclusive culture to drive innovation.

Accelerating Our Commitment

Striving to be leaders in D&I, we are embedding our strategies more deeply across the business, reaffirming and accelerating our commitment to our team members, customers, dealers, suppliers and communities by doing the following.

  • Investing and creating greater opportunities for the diversity of our customers, business partners and community organizations, believing their success is the key to ours
  • Cultivating a culture that reflects, empowers and respects the diversity of and provides opportunity for our team members, believing a more diverse and inclusive workplace drives innovation and relevancy
  • 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

Together, we carry on our journey into 2018. Through the avenues of innovation, inclusiveness, diversity of thought, investments in our future and our communities and more, we can be assured the path of success continues to be where all roads lead to One Toyota.

"Seeing how others can contribute is a big part of leadership — they shine, you shine."

Beth Comenat

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Educating our team members about unconscious discrimination, the power of inclusion and why D&I is a key priority for the company is critical to the long-term success of our business.”

Stephen Lewis

General Manager, Diversity and Inclusion