Our D&I strategy is not a stand-alone initiative — it covers all aspects of the business — it’s driven by committed leaders who are guided by The Toyota Way, as well as internal and external perspectives.”
General Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America
Being Purposely Unique:
Our D&I Structure
DID YOU KNOW?
78 percent of respondents in 2017’s Global Human Capital Trends research believe Diversity and Inclusion is a competitive advantage.
Our D&I structure is embedded in our DNA. We are designed to embrace and leverage our differences as key drivers to our business. And, true to The Toyota Way, we have established processes to provide insight, guidance and diversity of thought from both internal and external stakeholders.
Diversity Advisory Board (DAB)
Renowned global diversity leaders who provide perspective and help guide our D&I strategy.
North American Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (NADIA)
Comprised of business action teams created from stakeholder groups — team members, customers, suppliers and dealers — this group helps develop, drive and align D&I strategy and business action plans to benefit both our business and communities.
Being an inclusive leader, or team captain, means that you treat all people with dignity, respect and love. Inclusion isn’t an initiative or a focus — it’s simply treating people as ‘more important’ than yourself — it’s about being inclusive, not doing inclusive things.
Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor North America
Investing in Leaders
With two new promotions in 2017, five of Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing plants are now run by women or people of color.
Did You Know?
Since 2007, Toyota Financial Services has provided $6.4 million in Making Life Easier scholarships to 1000 students who have shown academic achievement and volunteered in their communities.
Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council
A council of our most senior leaders, their goal is to deepen the connection between our business and D&I strategies in close collaboration with the DAB and D&I team. Committed to D&I, they help drive inclusion across the company and guide, support and advocate for NADIA’s work.
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Management Committee
The executive D&I council at TFS, consisting of vice presidents and above, is led by the TFS president. They drive Toyota’s consumer and dealer finance and insurance business in the United States, demonstrating a commitment to guide, endorse and support D&I strategic efforts.
Did You Know?
Of 321 large global enterprises surveyed by Forbes, 85 percent agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace.
Did You Know?
A recent study by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) quantified that companies embracing diversity gain higher market share and a competitive edge in accessing new markets — a ‘diversity dividend.’
Business Partnering Groups (BPGs)
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 and offer a voice and perspective for all team members.
Regional Diversity Council
Consisting of Diversity Champions who are located at North American Manufacturing Centers (NAMC) and Research and Development (R&D) facilities, they are accountable for providing D&I leadership and strategic support. Partnering with leaders at their sites, they serve as visible role models who create positive impact by helping apply D&I subject matter expertise to ongoing business priorities.
Our goal is to cultivate a culture of inclusion, acceptance and resiliency across Toyota and in our communities
— a culture that engages team members, making them proud to be a part of Team Toyota.``
Group Vice President, Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America
From Dreaming to Doing
The more we learn about one another, the better we work with one another — the stronger we all become.”
Manager, Regional Team Member Services, Toyota Motor North America
We believe everyone should be empowered to bring their full self to work — to be encouraged to do epic things.``
General Manager, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development, Toyota Motor North America
Equity means creating a level playing field so that everyone can reach their full potential.”
Site Leader, Diversity and Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America
“Without Toyota’s support, there is no way I would have been able to open a dealership. It makes a huge difference when you have a manufacturer who wants to partner with you and see you succeed.”Read Story
When we bring the unique parts of Toyota together and encourage everyone to leverage their diverse experiences, ideas and perspectives, we create a world-class organization where anything is possible.”
Group Vice President, Strategy, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion and Business Technology Solutions, Toyota Financial Services