TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMUNITY IMPACT
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and its expanded partnerships with allies in the community, such as Girl Scouts of the USA, Junior Achievement and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, are supporting the next generation of leaders through youth development programs focused on financial literacy education and workforce readiness skills development.
Together, they have one goal in mind: to provide local students across the country with life-changing, memorable experiences and learning to help them dream big and reach their full potential and beyond.
DID YOU KNOW?
On July 24, 2020, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its fifth D+I Bond in the amount of $750 million to help enable diverse underwriting firms to strengthen their experience working on high profile deals and enhance Toyota’s diversity platform by placing a spotlight on high-quality Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certified firms.
Social Impact in 2019
Toyota Financial Services continues to create positive social impact by getting involved in our communities, providing access to education and creating pathways to opportunities for local youth and community members.
More than 400 TFS team members served as mentors to teens
Team members contributed 20,720 volunteer hours in the community including 2,534 hours with local Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Toyota4Good awarded over $200,000 in grants.
In partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA, TFS supported financial empowerment opportunities for 21,000 girls in grades 4 – 12.
Investments through Junior Achievement reached over 53,000 students.
TFS’ Youth of the Year program supported leadership development for over 100,000 youth ages 10 – 18.
$1M in academic scholarships were awarded to 100 students in underserved communities.
Mobility is a major driver of inclusion. It empowers people to pursue their dreams, new opportunities and a better way of life. Toyota’s Mobile Market initiative illustrates the power of mobility to provide underserved communities with access to healthy foods and a healthier life.”
Group Vice President, Social Innovation TMNA
Mobilizing to Make a Difference in South Dallas
In low-income areas where convenient access to affordable, fresh produce is limited, a food desert is the result. In Dallas county, the food insecurity rate in children is well above the U.S. national average.*Read Full Story
Launching in fall 2020, Mobile Market is fueling inclusion by enriching communities through fresh, accessible produce and helping provide social mobility to all.
“Community members — from all backgrounds — are empowered to revitalize their own community through access to educational opportunities and support related to professional development and living an overall healthy lifestyle,” said Yumna Bham, Senior Analyst – Program Leader, Toyota.
COVID-19 Response Highlights:
- Provided 115+ families with pre-packaged produce and hygiene packs
- Supported 10+ local farmers
- $50,000 received from Toyota USA Foundation in support of community impact efforts
Everyone, including Lexus and Toyota members, has a responsibility to prepare the next generation for success. We must continue to impress upon our future leaders the value of a STEM education so that they have no limits to their dreams, and no obstacles to their achievements.”
Toyota Production System Support Center Consultant
DID YOU KNOW?
A cross functional team of volunteers from 16 different divisions across TMNA supported the planning and execution of Dreaming Out Loud.
In two years, Dreaming Out Loud has grown by 20%, with approximately 600 students participating in 2019.
59% of youth would like to have a job related to science when they graduate from high school
70% of youth say science is their favorite subject when participating in positive youth programs
60% of youth do science-related activities not related to schoolwork when participating in positive youth programs
69% of 4-H STEM program youth participants complete a STEM community service project
51% of 4-H STEM program youth participants teach others about science
$1,500 — scholarship award amount for the university winner of the Lexus Mobility Design Challenge
6 Atlanta public schools and 4 colleges and universities participated in the 2019 Lexus Mobility Design Challenge, up from 6 high schools in 2018
We’re proud to build community across the country and future leaders in STEM. Our Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama teams teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama to host “Start Your Impossible,” an event created to inspire kids to pursue careers in engineering and manufacturing.
As a Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) Manager and a BBBS Board Member, our goal is to annually bring the Bigs, Littles and their families on site to explore real-world manufacturing, engineering and many other potential future work opportunities at TMMAL. We hope that when they graduate, they join Toyota. Just another example of The Toyota Way of caring for our neighbors.”
TMMAL Manager and BBBS Board Member
Ramping Up with Freedom Of Mobility
The disability population in the United States is about 40.3 million and projected to reach 88.5 million by 2050, with Texas as the second largest population of individuals with disabilities in the country. Mobility is the most common form of disability in adults. It affects one in seven, leaving individuals homebound and unable to enjoy freedom of movement, like the simple act of going outside.Read Full Story
Paratransit Users Across the Nation
An estimated 25.5 million Americans have disabilities that make traveling outside the home difficult*
Workers age 18-64 with disabilities use paratransit for 1.2% of their trips; non-workers with disabilities use it for 1.6%
Three years ago, a group of Georgia Tech University students started their impossible when they entered and won Toyota Mobility Foundation’s Next Generation Mobility Challenge.
Their mission was to provide a sustainable and affordable mobility solution for people with disabilities or limited mobility through a service that offered paratransit users safe, reliable, and flexible mobility options: Para Pickup.
Paratransit users often have limited flexibility with mobility options, needing to book rides more than 24 hours in advance and coordinating trips across multiple providers. Existing paratransit providers are not commonly networked regionally, but the Para Pickup app effectively networks existing paratransit resources, including drivers and fleet, to provide on-demand transportation services for those in need.
Building allies across multi-disciplinary functions and working in partnership with non-profits, transit providers, and people with disabilities all over the country, team members have now officially launched the app and will continue working toward Mobility for All.
We as a company, have a global mission of mobility, and our call to action is to start your impossible.”
Consultant in Strategic Innovation, Toyota
DID YOU KNOW?
For the 20th consecutive year, Toyota was the national corporate sponsor of National Public Lands Day, hosted by the National Environmental Education Foundation. Between 1999 and 2019, more than 50,000 Toyota volunteers spent 193,000 volunteer hours building and maintaining 1,500 miles of trails, planting 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants, and removing 30,000 pounds of invasive species.
Creating Equal Opportunity for All
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) partners with local community programs — including ARC of Gibson County — to bring individuals with cognitive disabilities to work on the floor in a protected enclave, providing a learning environment to help develop work and communication skills. In 2016, TMMI and ARC welcomed a small group of individuals with cognitive disabilities to join two enclaves on the production floor to assemble door switches, jack packages and several clamp assemblies for the Sequoia, Sienna and Highlander. The program has grown significantly in terms of the numbers of individuals participating as well as the types of processes they are involved in — with quality of workmanship and pride in a job well done remaining constant.
Protected Enclaves of Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities
145,445 touch points in TMMI’s West Plant with zero defects to date
850,079 touch points in TMMI’s East Plant with less than 0.002% defect rate
7 team members placed in jobs outside of ARC
Over four million total parts assembled in 2019