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Health and Safety

Toyota's mission, as defined by the Toyota Philosophy, is "Producing Happiness for All." To this end, we conduct corporate activities based on the concept that all people working for Toyota, including our employees, suppliers and in-plant contractors, can stay physically and mentally healthy and continue to play an active role in a safe work environment. We believe that ensuring health and safety is one of Toyota's most important longstanding initiatives, and we have been pushing forward with our business activities in accordance with Toyota Motor Corporation's Declaration of Health Commitment and Basic Philosophy for Safety and Health.

Philosophy for health and safety

The physical and mental health of our employees is the driving force behind our good performance, and our top management has announced, in Toyota Motor Corporation's Declaration of Health Commitment issued in 2017, that Toyota aims to become a health-first company.

With regard to safety, the message "Safe work is the gate to all work. Let us pass through this gate" has long been passed on as the basic philosophy for safety and health, and incorporates Toyota's strong desire for its employees to never be involved in occupational accidents.

Health and safety function policy

Aiming to develop human resources and workplaces capable of positively thinking and taking action to safeguard their health and safety, Toyota is promoting the instillation and deepening of its interactive health and safety culture. We are working, on a global scale, toward developing people to help them work in a lively manner and enhance their ability to predict risks, and also developing workplaces to help create a positive work environment friendly to every single worker.

Diversity and Inclusion

Toyota's strengths lie in our capacity to respect our employees' abilities to think and promote reforms involving every member. Toward the transformation from a car company into a mobility company to leverage recent technical innovations centered on CASE, this capacity is growing increasingly important as we continue to create innovations steadily in existing areas while taking on challenges in new areas, and are required more than ever to provide products and services from diverse viewpoints of various members of society.

Amid such an environment, Toyota considers diversity and inclusion to be one of the key elements of our business infrastructure, and we are working to create an attractive workplace where employees with wide-ranging skills and values, irrespective of gender, age, nationality, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or the presence of children, can demonstrate their abilities to the fullest and achieve self-realization.

In order to become a company that is needed and chosen by society, we are promoting collaboration with a wide variety of partners both inside and outside the company while putting into practice the values Toyota has embraced since our founding, such as the attitude of humbly learning and taking on challenges from the customer's viewpoint.

Action Plan to Promote Female Employee Participation in the Workplace

Toyota positions the promotion of diversity in the workplace as a critical management strategy, and is undertaking measures to enable a diverse workforce to work with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. To promote female employee participation in the workplace, Toyota takes measures to support a work-life balance, such as developing work environments that enable women to continue working with confidence while performing childcare or nursing care duties.

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Human Resources

Toward achieving transformation into a mobility company, Toyota is committed to both "realizing advanced monozukuri (manufacturing) with higher quality and efficiency based on TPS" and "taking on challenges in new areas." To this end, Toyota encourages its employees to review their workstyles and hone their individual abilities, thereby enhancing the workplace structures.

Toyota also seeks human resources equipped with both the ability to act and compassion*, and promotes recruitment, training and evaluation of employees based on these abilities. In this process, Toyota identifies the roles and abilities of each individual, ensuring the placement of the right person in the right position regardless of their nationality, gender, year of joining Toyota, form of recruitment, academic background, job type and other factors, with the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of the company and its organizations.

CompassionThe ability to make efforts for others, such as customers and teammates, and the ability to learn respectfully from others and keep improving

Related Information

  • Sustainability Data Book
    Sustainability Data Book
    This data book summarizes Toyota's sustainability policy, initiatives, and activities of previous year.