Our People

We see Toyota as a family that supports our people to always do better, develop, evolve and collaborate to be their best. We support our people to be themselves at work, and believe that actively embracing the many views and experiences of our people will contribute to an innovation mindset

Diversity & inclusion

Toyota is a place where difference is celebrated. We are proud to have employees from diverse backgrounds that reflect our broader community. We encourage our people to be themselves, and to bring their unique contribution to a group whose strength lies in its diversity. By working together and sharing ideas we find new ways to progress.

During the reporting period, we approved and implemented a gender balance target across our organisation to improve female representation. We have implemented new strategies around recruitment and retention, performance management and promotion. We have introduced gender neutral parental leave policies, and have expanded our provisions for flexible working.

Employee engagement

We believe our role as an employer extends beyond our business to broader society, as we aim to provide meaningful and valuable work for our employees, provide training throughout their career with us, and foster an environment that recognises talent and potential. We aim to engage our employees with our vision and purpose as an organisation, and align our policies, training, and initiatives with that aim. We are proud this year to have achieved an engagement score exceeding a benchmark of global high-performing companies.

Employee health and safety

The health and safety of our employees remains a top priority for Toyota, in Australia and globally. This is supported by our guiding principle ‘respect for people’, our President’s goal of ‘Zero Harm’ and our Hoshin theme to ‘prioritise the health and well-being of our people to create Toyota advocates for life’. We believe that ensuring the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees is the foundation of an engaged workforce.

The inaugural Toyota Australia Women's Conference

The first Toyota Australia Women’s Conference was held In April 2018. The conference brought together male and female leaders from TMCA and several Toyota affiliates, and with dealer representatives. The event celebrated the successes of our senior female leaders, helped create networks between our employees, dealers and industry experts, and acted to inject diversity of thought into the decisionmaking dialogue that will drive our future business direction.