Driving Impact

The Freedom of Mobility

Moving toward mobility goes far beyond manufacturing vehicles. For many in the community of Tupelo, Mississippi, it’s about freedom.

Read Full Story

Everyone wants to be a productive member of society, and the ability to move is critical for that to happen. As Tupelo Transit grows, we’re looking at how we can assist with continuous improvement — how we can create opportunities for everybody.”

Colleen Casey

Senior Manager, Mobility, Toyota Motor North America and member of the Tupelo Transit cross-functional team


6,848 RIDES for Tupelo shopping

3,688 RIDES for healthcare


2,532 RIDES for employment


9,857 CITIZENS with disabilities have been assisted


Car sharing helps communities improve accessibility to reliable, affordable transportation, and Hui is transforming the traditional car rental and car sharing approach.

Did You Know?

Strategy analytics projects worldwide car sharing fleets will grow between 10-15%, on average, over the next 10 years.

Read More

We strive to make Toyota Connected an inspiring place where our team members are empowered to do things that can literally change world — and to enjoy themselves while they do it.”

Zack Hicks

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Digital Officer, Toyota Motor North America and Chief Executive Officer and President, Toyota Connected North America

Advancing Mobility Through Science

Dr. Rana Mohtadi, Principle Scientist at Toyota R&D, has always had an interest in science, discovery and a passion for respecting the environment.

“Science is the never-ending expansion of knowledge and collaboration,” she says. “And, I want to contribute to making people’s quality of life much better through the use of renewable energy.”

Focused on alternative energy sources, specifically materials research for batteries, hydrogen storage and fuel cells, Rana works on materials that have potential to store more energy than lithium-ion batteries, helping create cleaner mobility solutions.


A future hydrogen fuel generation station using biogas to generate 100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY AND HYDROGEN for Toyota’s Long Beach and Los Angeles Port facility in California will help improve air quality in the port’s surrounding neighborhoods

HOLD THE #1 AND #2 spot for largest privately-owned non-utility
systems in Texas

  • 8.79 MW solar power system at Toyota North America headquarters in Plano, Texas
  • 3.1 MW solar power system at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas in San Antonio, Texas

When installed, the 400,000-gallon rainwater capture system at Toyota North America headquarters in Plano, Texas was the LARGEST SYSTEM IN NORTH AMERICA

Toyota Connected, Toyota’s global technology strategy unit, was named to The Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Places to Work” for the second consecutive year in 2018. The award honors the best of the best companies in creating hospitable, nurturing and fun environments

Trailblazing Toward Success

Ellenae Fairhurst is an expert in overcoming adversity. From attending the segregated schools of the 1940s and 1950s in Dayton, Ohio, to being refused entry to another automotive titan’s retail dealer development program on the basis of her gender — after 17 years of service — she persevered and decided to trailblaze her own path of success.

Read Full Story


The Elite of Lexus award is reserved for those dealers who have achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction. From sales and service to the overall ownership experience, these dealerships are truly in a class all of their own. Ellenae Fairhurst has been awarded Elite of Lexus for 13 years.

A Lasting Partnership

Throughout a relationship that formed nearly two decades ago, Toyota has been an advocate, mentor and client to Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne, co-founder and CEO of TKTKONNECT, a Louisville, Kentucky-based human services firm.

Read Full Story


Companies that SUPPLY AUTOMOTIVE-GRADE PARTS or systems directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)

Companies that PRODUCE PARTS that may be used in automotive manufacturing but also support non-automotive customers and do not sell directly to OEM


Toyota helped me understand the company culture and the Toyota Way, provided me exposure, and helped me see how I could grow professionally and personally.”


Manager, Quality Engineering


Toyota recognizes the hurdles small and diverse businesses face when bidding with large corporations. They created a mentoring program to help these businesses focus on strengthening their ability to compete and provide new and agile solutions. The program demonstrates how team members represent the Toyota brand in ways that yield measurable business results for the larger community.

OVER 25 small and diverse businesses have been mentored

of the businesses in the program RETURN FOR A REPEAT MENTORSHIP experience

After three years, there has been a 30% INCREASE IN DIVERSE SPEND with more competitive incumbent supplier pricing

The Five Compadres

When Toyota chose San Antonio as the site of a new plant to build its Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks, it was putting down roots in a dominantly Hispanic city with no automotive industry presence.

Read Full Story

Toyota has been the #1 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) brand for Hispanic, African-American and Asian buyers for over a decade.

  • 21.2% share of Asian market
  • 19.4% share of the Hispanic market
  • 13.4% share of African American market

     *Source: Toyota Brand and Multicultural Marketing as of November 2018

Number of Toyota and Lexus DEALERS

Number of MULTICULTURAL Toyota and Lexus dealers

Number of WOMEN Toyota and Lexus dealers

Business Partnering Groups — Going Places, Together

Toyota’s business partnering groups (BPGs) are company-wide employee resource groups that include networks for team members to share or learn more about different engagement and diversity groups. BPGs have a critical role in helping execute our D+I strategy, offering a voice and perspective for all team members.

participate in BPGs
across North America

    in North America


57% male

43% female

Toyota BPG Affinities

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Baja California established the 14th Women Influencing and Impacting Toyota (WIIT) chapter and the 85th BPG in North America in 2018.

The TMMWV Toyota Christian Fellowship BPG creates random acts of kindness every February, including cards to team members, visits to senior centers, free refreshments, donations to schools and much more.


Toyota Asian Americans in Alliance (TAASiA) at Plano HQ partnered with LEAP, the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, to host a workshop to inspire team members to start their impossible and become next-gen leaders at Toyota.

ToyotAbility and Young Professionals BPGs in Plano, Texas hosted “Understanding Deaf Culture and Creating Inclusion in the Workplace,” a campus talk promoting awareness of the deaf community.

BPGs in Action

D+I Stories

An Education in Development

Read Story

Intentional Change

Read Story

D+I Education at Toyota

Read Story

Vayamos Juntos

Read Story

Navigating Careers with NaviGo

Read Story

Seeing Underneath the Tip of the Iceberg

Read Story

Empowering Communities through Education — Collaborating for Change

Read Story

Inspiring and Influencing Our Future

Read Story

Our Journey Toward Mobility For All

Read Story

The Five Compadres

Read Story

Making a Difference in Our Communities

Read Story

A Lasting Partnership

Read Story

Trailblazing Toward Success

Read Story

Elevating the Car Sharing Game

Read Story

The Freedom of Mobility

Read Story

Serving Our Nation and Our Customers

Read Story

Deaf-initely Winning

Read Story

From Impossible to I’m Possible

Read Story

Campaigning for Care

Read Story

Engineering Women in STEM

Read Story

Breaking Ground with D+I

Read Story

Reaching Out Through Development

Read Story

Powerhouse Partnerships

Read Story