INFLUENCING CHANGE THROUGH LEADERSHIP
At Toyota, we understand that to achieve our vision of creating inclusive infrastructures, we must continue to influence change and innovation within our North American business — and it begins with our leadership.Read Full Story
Diversity Advisory Board (DAB)
ALEXIS HERMAN, CHAIR
Former United States Secretary of Labor and Current Chair and Chief Executive Officer of New Ventures, LLC
Former President of The Seattle Foundation and Current Chair for the Pacific Northwest of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Former Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for BNY Mellon and Current Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International
HOWARD W. BUFFETT
Former Executive Director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Current Chair of the Advisory Board for Columbia’s Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management
Former Chief Diversity Officer for Dell Inc., Former President of the Hispanic National Bar Association and Current Independent Director of Prudential Financial
Senior Advisor and Global Diversity Director for the Boston Consulting Group and Academic Advisor to the Advanced Management Education Program at Kellogg School of Management
Transforming How We Work
Transformation starts at the top and at Toyota, our leaders are committed to weaving D+I into the very fabric of the organization — to unleash our team members’ potential and ensure Respect for People and Continuous Improvement are more than words.Read Full Story
To reinforce our long-standing commitment to cultivating and investing in a more diverse and inclusive workplace and society, Toyota leaders demonstrate a personal commitment to D+I by:
- Actively advocating D+I programs and initiatives
- Encouraging collaboration and strengthening partnerships in the community
- Developing the best and most diverse talent across the organization
- Supporting supplier diversity by cultivating strong business partner relationships
Regional Diversity Champions Serve as Local D+I Ambassadors Across North America
Toyota’s Regional Diversity Champions are leading by example across the enterprise, partnering with site leadership as allies to strengthen and infuse D+I principles in key initiatives and areas of the business.
Through this collaborative synergy, our champions focus on creating impactful, localized programs that help team members at all levels of the organization stay engaged and flourish in their careers.
Together with our champions, Toyota is committed to cultivating an inclusive culture that puts its people first.
DID YOU KNOW?
Toyota’s Social Justice Advocacy Committee, established in Spring 2019, assesses and determines opportunities for Toyota to advocate on social justice initiatives.
The skills I learned in the Coast Guard — such as mentoring others, self-reflection and teamwork – transitioned well to the values championed by Toyota. I didn’t realize how strongly Toyota supports the military until 9/11 happened.”
Manager, Strategic Security, Toyota Motor North America
Toyota Veterans Association invited 30 veterans and military spouses to Toyota HQ in Plano, TX for a mock interview training session and networking event, pairing them with 30 hiring managers to do two rounds of mock interviews. We’re proud to partner with organizations like Allies in Service to support our veterans and military spouses in taking their next step.
Toyota was honored to celebrate Hiring Our Heroes 100th career summit, connecting thousands of veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses with career opportunities. Toyota is proud to support veterans through our partnership with Hiring Our Heroes.
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Toyota veterans across North America work with various organizations like Allies in Service and Hiring Our Heroes to increase the number of incoming talent with military experience. Currently, the percentage of self-identified veterans in Toyota’s total
U.S. workforce is 4.87%, an increase from 4.6% last year — and growing.
We are projected to employ 4,000 employees at full volume. Our initial goal is to fill at least 12% of our workforce with veterans, whether that is through our professional positions or manufacturing roles.”
Recruiting Manager at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing
Pride Flags Flying Proudly
In 2019, more than 30 Toyota and Lexus sites flew th Pride flag in a show of solidarity and support including Plano HQ, R&D, manufacturing, regional, field sales and customer support offices across North America.Read Full Story
DID YOU KNOW?
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) was the first Toyota manufacturing site to fly the Pride flag in June 2018 to demonstrate our commitment to D+I and help foster a culture where all team members can bring their authentic selves to work. In 2020, TMMC was recognized by Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the fifth consecutive year.
BPGs ACHIEVE HISTORIC MILESTONE
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 increasingly are the heartbeat of Toyota — connecting team members to one another, their communities, and their values and belief systems. In 2020, the number of BPG chapters across North America eclipsed 100, a milestone that demonstrates their growing influence and popularity across the company. These groups are critical to cultivating an inclusive workforce, offering a voice and perspective for all team members and providing support and advocacy for diverse communities.
Toyota BPGs in Action
BPG Overview — AAC is an organization of dedicated Toyota team members who support Toyota’s success by encouraging an environment that recognizes and respects diversity in the workplace through education and networking, creating a positive environment for all.
Recent Highlight — On Martin Luther King Day in 2020, 88 Toyota team members volunteered more than 230 hours for a day of service organized by the Plano chapter of the African American Collaborative (AAC) in partnership with St. Philip’s School and Community Center in Dallas and Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano.
Toyota Organization for the Development of Latinos (TODOS)
BPG Overview — TODOS leverages the talent and energy of the TODOS Familia and makes a positive impact on its members, the company and communities where Toyota conducts business.
Recent Highlight — TODOS Ontario, Canada has one of the longest-serving student mentor programs in San Bernardino County, California. Started more than 13 years ago, the Chaffey High School Mentor Program provides high school students with training and education in the Toyota Production System, public speaking, personal finance and job preparation skills.
Women Influencing and Impacting Toyota (WIIT)
BPG Overview — WIIT seeks to promote female talent growth by cultivating a workplace environment that attracts, retains and promotes women through engagement, education, recognition and networking.
Recent Highlight — The WIIT chapter at the TFS Customer Service Center in Baltimore participated in Junior Achievement’s Leading Ladies event in 2019. TFS team members engaged in a networking breakfast and mentoring activities with a diverse group of female high school students.
BPG Overview — ToyotAbility’s mission is to provide team members with a BPG that embraces people and families with physical, non-visible, temporary and permanent disabilities.
Recent Highlight — ToyotAbility at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) hosted the Team USA Women’s Paralympic Basketball Team in July 2019. Over 200 team members got the chance to take selfies, see the women play basketball and play basketball in a wheelchair themselves.
Parents of Toyota
BPG Overview — Parents of Toyota seeks to make working parents more effective and engaged in their professional lives by providing resources, advocacy, support, and educational opportunities that blend their personal and professional lives.
Recent Highlight — Parents of Toyota launched is first chapter at TMNA R&D in Michigan in 2019.
Toyota Christian Fellowship
BPG Overview — Members of Toyota Christian Fellowship live out Toyota’s foundational philosophy of Respect for Humanity through their Christian expressions of faith.
Recent Highlight — The Plano chapter of the Christian Fellowship held a “Serving our Partners” initiative in which team members sent handwritten thank-you cards and expressions of gratitude to more than 400 corporate partners from dining service, cleaning service, facilities, hospitality, and security.
Toyota Veterans Association
BPG Overview — Toyota Veterans Association (TVA) provides advocacy and support for Toyota veterans and active military servicemen and women by educating Toyota associates on the many important contributions and sacrifices made by veterans.
Recent Highlight — TVA at Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) has unveiled a permanent Honor Wall to recognize veterans employed at that location.
Multicultural Outlook Shaping An Inclusive Canada (MOSAIC)
BPG Overview — MOSAIC aims to build a more diverse and inclusive work environment for Visible Minorities, creating not only understanding, but appreciation of the cultural mosaic that makes up Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) and its local communities.
Recent Highlight — TMMC and the former Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation recharged the sacred Eagle’s feather, originally presented to TMMC as a symbol of friendship between this native group from southwestern Ontario and Toyota team members.
BPG Overview — Young Professionals develops Toyota’s future leaders by uniting ambitious young professionals for recruitment, professional development, and retention through opportunities to build relationships, serve the community and engage with business leaders.
Recent Highlight — In 2019, the Young Professionals chapter at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) hosted two Pecha Kucha presentations, a unique Japanese presentation style where the presenter tells a personal or emotionally evoking story using 20 slides and speaking for 20 second per slide.
Toyota Asian Americans in Alliance (TAASiA)
BPG Overview — TAASiA represents the diverse Asian American cultures and heritages within Toyota and the community.
Recent Highlight — The Plano chapter of TAASiA partnered with Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics to deliver a dynamic development opportunity, “Be the Inspiration,” to help team members understand how to maximize their unique cultural values and bring their authentic selves to work.
BPG Overview — Created to drive enhancements in the workplace for Toyota’s LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) team members and their allies, this united group is committed to achieving professional advancement, strengthening business partnerships and improving business results.
Recent Highlight — TFS’ Customer Service Center Central has a strong partnership with Tanager Place LGBTQ+ Youth Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 2020, CSCC supported Tanager Place’s Winter Luncheon fundraiser, sponsored a member to attend a summer LGBTQ youth camp, provided financial education around entrepreneurship and raised $2,000 for the organization during Pride Month.
BPG Overview — ToyoPets is dedicated to enhancing the marketplace and corporate standing of Toyota within the diverse, inclusive, and passionate community of animal advocates.
Recent Highlight — The group celebrated National Dog Day using #ToyotaDog to bring team members, dog owners and nonprofit organizations across the nation together. And, at North America Parts Center Kentucky (NAPCK), ToyoPets held a Lunch and Learn with 4 Paws for Ability to share information about how to train pets to become therapy or service dogs.
Toyota Environmental Resources for Responsible Actions (TERRA)
BPG Overview — TERRA allows associates with a passion for the environment to express their interest by participating in community activities that support sustainability, and provides a foundation for associates to develop their leadership by creating and launching new sustainability and awareness programs.
Recent Highlight — To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Month, TERRA chapters virtually collaborated on an arts and crafts competition and an environmentally-focused scavenger hunt for kids and adults. Both events were a fun way to engage families in learning about the environment while working from home.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 13 different BPG affinities with WIIT being the largest (17 chapters) and TVA being the second largest (14 chapters).
TODOS launches in Torrance, CA (TMS/TFS)
AAC launches in TEMA (Erlanger, KY)
WIIT, TAASiA & Spectrum all launch
TCF & YP launch
TERRA, ToyotAbility & ToyoPets all launch
One Toyota Announcement — New HQ in Plano, TX
One Toyota BPG Integration/ Recharting BPGs
Rechartered/ Approved 70+ BPG (Fall)
MOSAIC launches (TMMC)
Sunset Torrance, CA & Erlanger, KY BPGs
Parents of Toyota (R&D) launches. 1st PBG (WIIT) launches at TMMBC (Mexico)