Company Climbs Two Spots over Last Year and Remains Sole Automaker on List
PLANO, Texas. (April 24, 2015) – DiversityInc named Toyota one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity® in 2015, marking the company’s ninth appearance on the list since 2006. Toyota, the only automaker in the Top 50, placed at number 36 of over 1,600 companies who took the DiversityInc survey this year. Toyota moved up two spots over 2014, reflecting strong corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives, such as increased participation in cross-cultural mentoring programs and employee resource groups.
“Our company’s bedrock principles of respect for people and continuous improvement create a culture of collaboration and inclusion that gives a voice to every team member and embraces diversity,” said Simon Nagata, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). “We are proud to be a DiversityInc Top 50 Company for Diversity, even as we are deepening our commitment to being a D&I leader in a fast-changing marketplace.”
Now in its sixteenth year, the DiversityInc list recognizes businesses for their ongoing commitments to diversity in four primary areas: Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity.
Previously, Toyota was honored as the “Top Company for Employee Engagement” by DiversityInc in October 2013. It has also received recognition as a Top 10 Company for LGBT Employees.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks (more than 2.35 million in the U.S.) in 2014 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
DiversityInc’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, log on to www.diversityinc.com, https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc, https://twitter.com/DiversityInc or http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561.