DiversityInc named Toyota Motor North America one of its 50 Best Companies for Diversity in 2021, ranking No. 7 in the Top 50 Companies for Diversity® ranking , moving up from the 10th spot it achieved last year.
DiversityInc’s Top 50 list, issued annually since 2001, recognizes the best companies in the country for diversity management and inclusion. Toyota is the only automaker to be included in the top 10.
“Last year was unlike any other year we have faced; however, Toyota’s principles remained intact. Who we are and how we face the most difficult times are reflected in our core values of being of service to others, showing respect for people and seek continual improvement, “said Sandra Phillips Rogers , Director of Diversity and Legal Affairs for Toyota Motor North America.
Rogers goes on to say, “These results reflect the strong engagement and collaboration of our employees throughout the company. We would not be where we are today if it weren’t for their efforts.”
Toyota was also recognized as a leading company on six DiversityInc Specialty Lists, including:
- Best Company by Environmental, Social and Governance criteria
- Number 1 Best Company by Board of Directors: Diversity of overall board representation, diversity on committee, governance, participation and practices.
- Number 2 Best Company for Diversity on Executive Boards: Representation, practices, and participation and accountability of the CEO and executive leadership body.
- Best Company Number 5 for Talent Acquisition: African American Women: New Hires and Representation Among Employees, Onboarding and Employee Benefits Practices, and Requirements for Differently Capable Candidates.
- Best Company Number 9 by LGBTQ Community Employees: Score of 100% on the Corporate Equity Index of the Human Rights Campaign; resource groups for employees of the LGBTQ community; philanthropic and supply spending at LGBTQ-focused organizations and vendors; and employment practices, policies, and benefits that support employees of the LGBTQ community.
- Best 12th Company by African American Executives
With more than 1,800 participants, the Diversity rankings are empirically driven and based on data provided by the company in 2020 within six key categories: 1) Leadership responsibility, 2) Diversity measurements in human capital, 3) Programs talent, 4) Labor practices, 5) Diversity of suppliers and 6) Philanthropy.