Automaker recognized as a vehicle for change in the workplace and in our communities
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) – For 11 years, Toyota has been honored with a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), including for 2018. The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Toyota was one of the first automotive companies to provide comprehensive domestic partnership benefits back in 2002, and continued to demonstrate its support of LGBTQ team members by expanding tax benefits, adoption support and transgender health benefits.
“Toyota’s commitment to diversity doesn’t stop within the company,” said Chris Reynolds, executive vice president and chief diversity officer of Toyota Motor North America. “Across the country, Toyota partners with, and invests in a variety of organizations to help build positive, affirmative environments in which the diverse members of our communities, including LGBTQ, can live and make stronger contributions towards an ever-better society for all.”
The 2018 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Toyota’s efforts in satisfying the CEI’s criteria results in the 100 percent ranking and designation as a “Best Place to Work” for LGBTQ Equality.
With over one billion dollars of business conducted with minority- and women-owned suppliers every year, Toyota is building strong and successful relationships with some of America's most vibrant and progressive companies. Through dedicated supplier diversity professionals, Toyota strives to ensure businesses and business opportunities are open to all.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 46,000 people (more than 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.
Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.