Toyota is committed to ensuring a culture grounded in diversity and inclusion takes root in every part of the organization. Across each function, Toyota offers robust D+I educational programs at all levels that are updated to meet changing needs. In 2018, programs included:
- Unconscious Bias Education: This program combines instructor-led in-person and virtual training on how to be aware of and manage biases to better drive team member engagement and a more productive work environment.
- Diversity Awareness Education: Designed for team members to ensure an understanding of Toyota’s commitment to D+I, i reinforces how diversity and inclusion are rooted in The Toyota Way. It also identifies actions team members can take to honor Respect for People and embrace a diverse and inclusive workplace.
- Executive D+I Education: A new program that began rolling out to executives in 2018, this training features an outside thought leader who helps executives develop a mindset and skillset essential to building and managing a diverse workplace and connecting it to a culture of innovation.
- D+I Champions: D+I Champions help drive cultural change across the organization by working to promote diversity and inclusion at the department level and ensure they are embedded in all work practices. The 100 to 125 team members who become D+I Champions must meet annual requirements.