Ranked Among Top Companies for Latinos for 5th Consecutive Year
New York — June 7, 2017 — Toyota Motor North America was named to LATINO Magazine’s top 100 companies for Latinos for the fifth consecutive year. The annual list factors in corporate support for the Latino community in the areas of philanthropy, workforce diversity, minority business development and governance.
This year the magazine highlighted Toyota’s Organization for Development of Latinos (TODOS), an employee resource group, which encompasses 600 team members across North America. TODOS leverages the talent and energy of team members to make a positive impact on its members, the company and communities where Toyota conducts business.
“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to the Latino community, from efforts to empower team members to initiatives to help drive our communities forward,” said Adrienne Trimble, general manager, diversity & inclusion, Toyota Motor North America. “Hispanic-owned enterprises are some of our key business partners. We’ve done more than $1 billion in business with Latino suppliers to date, and since 2000, we’ve tripled the number of our Hispanic-owned Toyota and Lexus dealerships.”
In the community, Toyota also recently launched “Juntos Somos Imparables” or “Together We Are Unstoppable,” which is aimed at celebrating those who have made a difference in the lives of Hispanics and have inspired them to succeed and reach their dreams.
Nominations to the LATINO 100 were submitted both formally and informally by non-profits and community organizations, as well as the magazine’s readers, partners and stakeholders in the Hispanic market. The listing was compiled by the editors of LATINO from these nominations, and their own research on companies and programs that positively impact Latinos.
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. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
About LATINO Magazine
LATINO Magazine is the flagship publication of the Austin, Texas-based Latino Publishing Group, which focuses on issues, politics and culture. LATINO Magazine is published quarterly with a target audience of Latino opinion leaders, influencers, students, teachers, corporate executives, elected officials and members of Hispanic organizations.
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