toyota supplier diversity

Corporate Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Toyota’s supplier diversity processes have their foundation in “The Toyota Way” — our corporate philosophy built upon the two guiding principles of “Continuous Improvement” and “Respect for People.” These values and corresponding behaviors are incorporated into our global Purchasing Principles and they challenge us to seek improvements and foster long-term business relationships.

Supplier diversity is part of a broader corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion at Toyota, making it an essential element of our company’s business strategy. Toyota employees are expected to demonstrate inclusive attitudes and practices every day and inclusion is a measurable performance factor for individuals, groups and business divisions. As a result, diversity is part of Toyota’s corporate DNA.

Our executive leadership’s active attention and support of supplier diversity ensures it remains a priority at Toyota and because we take a company-wide, integrated approach to supplier diversity, more suppliers are engaged with opportunities at every level and division of our company.

While we are proud of Toyota’s achievements and accomplishments in developing a diverse and sustainable supplier base, we recognize much remains to be done in bridging the gaps between diverse suppliers and corporations. Toyota will continue to move forward in developing world-class supplier diversity standards and processes that generate tangible opportunities and economic sustainability for our suppliers.