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Guiding Principles at Toyota Learn more

Since Toyota's foundation, we have acted in accordance with our Guiding Principles to produce reliable vehicles and the sustainable development of society through ever-changing innovation and the provision of high-quality products and services.

Honor the language and spirit of the law of every country and region, and undertake open and fair business activities to be a strong corporate citizen of the world.

Respect the culture and customs of every country and region, and contribute to economic and social development through corporate activities in their respective communities.

Dedicate our business to providing clean and safe products and to enhancing the quality of life everywhere through all of our activities.

Create and develop advanced technologies and provide outstanding products and services that fulfill the needs of customers worldwide.

Foster a corporate culture that enhances both individual creativity and the value of teamwork, while honoring mutual trust and respect between labor and management.

Pursue growth through harmony with the global community via innovative management.

Work with business partners in research and manufacturing to achieve stable, long-term growth and mutual benefits, while remaining open to new partnerships.

Established in 1992, revised in 1997. (Translation from original Japanese)

Five Main Principles of Founder Sakichi Toyoda:

Always be faithful to your duties, thereby contributing to the company and to the overall good.

Always be studious and creative, striving to stay ahead of the times.

Always be practical and avoid frivolousness.

Always strive to build a homelike atmosphere at work that is warm and friendly.

Always have respect for spiritual matters, and remember to be grateful at all times.

Corporate Social Responsibility Policy: Contribution toward Sustainable Development, which includes an explanation of the "Guiding Principles at Toyota" with a view to the relationships we have built with our stakeholders.

Toyota Way 2001 / Toyota Code of Conduct

The Guiding Principles at Toyota reflect the kind of company that Toyota seeks to be. The Toyota Way 2001 clarifies the values and business methods that all employees should embrace in order to carry out the Guiding Principles at Toyota throughout the company's global activities.

With the rapid growth of Toyota in the past decade, myriad people with diverse values have been involved in Toyota's work, and the values and business methods that had been passed on as implicit knowledge were identified and defined in 2001. Toyota aims to operate as a truly global company, guided by a common corporate culture.

In order to continue fulfilling its role as the backbone of all Toyota operations, the Toyota Way must evolve amid an ever-changing business environment. Toyota will continue to update the Toyota Way to reflect changes in the times.

The Toyota Way is supported by two main pillars: "Continuous Improvement" and "Respect for People." We are never completely satisfied with where we are and always work to improve our business by putting forward new ideas and working to the best of our abilities. We respect all Toyota stakeholders, and believe the success of our business is created by individual effort and good teamwork.

Toyota Code of Conduct

The Toyota Code of Conduct organizes the basic attitudes necessary for people working at the company and in society, providing a description of basic conducts. It also details what is required of employees and what needs to be kept in mind. Along with the Toyota Way 2001, it is essential that each employee carries out the Guiding Principles at Toyota and fulfills their social responsibilities.

Toyota Global Vision

Toyota will lead the future mobility society, enriching lives around the world with the safest and most responsible ways of moving people.

Through our commitment to quality, ceaseless innovation, and respect for the planet, we strive to exceed expectations and be rewarded with a smile.

We will meet challenging goals by engaging the talent and passion of people who believe there is always a better way.