Humanitarian and natural disaster relief

Support initiatives that utilize the human and material strengths that companies have to offer

The Toyota Volunteer Center was established in 1993 with the aim of supporting the volunteer activities of current and former employees and their families. In order to make use of the strength that a major corporation such as Toyota can provide to offer assistance with rehabilitation and reconstruction in areas and populations that have been affected by natural disasters, Toyota Group companies came together and formed the Toyota Group Disaster V (Volunteer) Net in April 2003.

Since its inception, this network has helped coordinate efforts such as reconstruction and disaster relief money collection with governmental volunteer groups whenever natural disasters strike. In addition to assessing the needs of and collecting information about affected areas, the network holds disaster volunteer simulation events to get people to think more about those who would be most vulnerable in the event of a disaster and to raise awareness about volunteering in such event.

Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (As from 2006)

Toyota offers relief toward disaster occurs throughout the world.

Date Country Name of disaster Donation source
May 2013 United States Oklahoma Tornade American Red Cross
Feed the Children
April 2013 China Sichuan Earthquake China Foundation For Poverty Alleviation
Japan Platform
October 2012 United States Caribbean nations Hurricane Sandy American Red Cross
Japan Red Cross Society
July 2012 Philippines Philippines Flood The City of Santa Rosa,
The Province of Laguna
October 2011 Turkey Van Earthquake in Turkey Japan platform etc.
July 2011 Thailand Floods in Thailand The Rajaprajanugroh Foundation etc.
April 2011 United States Tornados in the Sounthern, Midwestern and Eastern regions Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund
Governor's Emergency Relief Fund
March 2011 New Zealand New Zealand Earthquake Joint Business / Government Task Force
August 2010 Pakistan Pakistan Flood Disaster Japan Platform
April 2010 China Qinghai Earthquake Japan Red Cross Society
March 2010 Chili Chili Earthquake Japan Platform
January 2010 Haiti Haiti Earthquake American Red Cross
Save the Chilidren
Medecins Sans Frontieres
October 2009 Philippines Typhoon Ketsana Japan Platform
October 2009 Indonesia Sumatra Earthquake Japan Platform
October 2009 Samoan Islands Samoa Earthquake and Tsunami Japan Red Cross Society
May 2008 China Sichuan Earthquake Chengdu Charity Federation
May 2008 Bangladesh Cyclone Nargis Japan Platform
November 2007 Bangladesh Cyclone Sidr Japan Red Cross Society
August 2007 Peru Peru Earthquake Japan Platform
May 2006 Indonesia Java Earthquake Japan Red Cross Society
February 2006 Philippines Southern Leyte mudslide Japan Red Cross Society
Date Region/prefecture Name of disaster Donation source
July 2012 Kumamoto, Oita, Fukuoka Disaster caused by torrential rain in North Kyushu regions THE NISHINIPPON SHIMBUN Minsei Jigyodan
March 2011 Tohoku Region The Great East Japan Earthquake Find out more
September 2009 Oyama,Shizuoka Disasters caused by torrential rain of Tropical Storm Etau Oyama Town, Shizuoka Prefecture
August 2009 Chugoku, Kyushu Disasters caused by torrential rain in Chugoku and Northern Kyushu regions of Japan Central Community Chest of Japan
August 2008 Aichi Disaster caused by localized torrential rain in Aichi prefecture Community Chest of Aichi Prefecture
June 2008 Iwate, Miyagi Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Earthquake Japan Red Cross Society
July 2007 Niigata Chuetsu offshore Earthquake Japan Red Cross Society, Central Community Chest of Japan