Environmental & Social Report 2005
Relations with Employees
Toyota Way 2001
Sharing the Toyota Way
The Toyota Way 2001 clarifies the values and beliefs that all employees should embrace in order to carry out the Guiding Principles at Toyota throughout the company’s global activities. Until the Toyota Way was published, Toyota’s management philosophies, values, and business methods had been passed on as implicit knowledge. However, the rapid growth, diversification and globalization of Toyota in the past decade have increased the scope of its manufacturing and marketing presence throughout the world. Toyota is preparing to operate as a truly global company, guided by a common corporate culture, and has identified and defined the managerial values and business methods that are known collectively as the Toyota Way. Number of Employees by Region on a Consolidated Basis
We respect others, make every effort to understand each other, take responsibility and do our best to build mutual trust.
• Respect for stakeholders • Mutual trust and mutual responsibility • Sincere communication
Respect for People
We stimulate personal and professional growth, share the opportunities of development and maximize individual and team performance.
• Commitment to education and development • Respect for the individual; realizing consolidated power as a team
180,273 27,721 11,894 26,814 246,702
179,039 30,775 14,418 39,864 264,096
175,096 30,806 17,349 41,159 264,410
171,087 31,543 18,554 44,569 265,753
Europe Other Total
Kaizen Genchi Genbutsu
The Two Pillars of the Toyota Way The Toyota Way is supported by two main pillars. They are “Continuous Improvement” and “Respect for People.” We are never satisfied with where we are and always work to improve our business by providing our ideas and...