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Toyota Recognized as Leading Company for Diversity

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DiversityInc has recognized Toyota Motor North America among its list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

The Japanese company was ranked 18th on the 2019 survey, up from 25th last year. The list recognizes the nation’s top companies for diversity management, and the competition was improved for 2019 by including questions connecting talent programs and workplace practices to desired talent results.

Toyota was especially noted for its diverse leadership as well as its commitment to hiring veteran team members, LGBT, and women of color.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion isn’t purely an internal or talent initiative – it’s part of our DNA as a company,” said Sandra Phillips Rogers, chief diversity officer and chief legal officer, TMNA. “It is more important than ever that we engage team members with diverse perspectives and experiences to help us develop innovative products, solutions and services that delight our customers and enrich our communities.” 

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It’s no surprise to see Toyota rank so well on DiversityInc’s list. It boasts a robust veterans program, an LGBTQ+ inclusive culture (it even received 12 consecutive perfect scores on the Human Rights Corporate Equality Index), and has demonstrated consistent year-over-year growth in diverse Black, Latino, and Asian leaders.

Toyota also created an external diversity advisory board made up of diverse leaders to help share knowledge and “build accountability processes for insight, guidance and diversity of thought.”

The company’s tagline is “Going Places, Together.” Clearly, it’s taking the second part as seriously as the first.

Related: Explore Toyota’s 2019 model lineup

News Source: DiversityInc