At Tokyo Head Office
"Toyota aims to achieve sustained, long-term growth by providing high-quality vehicles to people everywhere, and by contributing to the realization of a bountiful and nurturing society."
In fiscal 2008, ended March 31, 2008, Toyota again posted solid business results. On behalf of Toyota's management team, I would like to sincerely thank our shareholders, customers, suppliers, communities, and other stakeholders who support our growth.
As global concern for the environment increases, even more is expected and demanded of automobile manufacturers, including Toyota. In order to address the critical issue of environmental preservation, Toyota continues to develop hybrid and other alternative energy technologies. Consistent with our commitment to enriching society, Toyota will increase its pace of vehicle development to better provide high-quality cars to people everywhere. We will also work to encourage economic development in countries around the world through the expansion of our regional operations.
To be a truly global company with understanding and value for other cultures, we have stepped up our human resources development efforts around the world. This endeavor will help us to instill the spirit and values of our long-standing monozukuriphilosophy of "making things means making people." By doing so, I believe we can contribute to the creation of an international society that preserves the global environment as it fosters economic growth.
Last year, Toyota celebrated its 70th anniversary. Throughout our long history, we have applied cutting-edge technologies and superior craftsmanship to making vehicles that customers love worldwide. We will continue to move forward to achieve sustained, long-term growth while increasing our corporate value.
I look forward to the continued support and understanding of all of our shareholders and investors.
Fujio Cho , Chairman