Employee Welfare at Toyota
In 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, Toyota established the Welfare Section followed the next year by the Benefits Division, to promote the health and wellbeing of its employees. The framework for its welfare system took shape from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, as Toyota devoted itself to expanding and improving programs and policies that could help its employees to lead more stable, secure and fulfilling lives during Japan's high growth period.
More recently, Toyota has kept pace with the changing times by accommodating the growing needs of its employees as their lifestyles and values have diversified alongside rising standards of living, declining birthrates, and the aging of the population in Japan. In 2000, Toyota introduced Well Choice, a flexible welfare program that allows employees to select the benefits and support they want based on their own needs and lifestyles.
Human Relations Activities
At Toyota, human relations activities are constituted by a range of voluntary activities aimed at improving the quality of teamwork and human relationships between employees. These activities are held both within and outside the workplace, and serve an important role in helping employees to create fulfilling lives.