The Guiding Principles at Toyota state that Toyota shall “honor the language and spirit of the law of every nation and undertake open and fair business activities to be a good corporate citizen of the world.” Toyota believes that adhering to this principle is to fulfill corporate social responsibility and ensure compliance. In accordance with its basic internal control policies, Toyota promotes creating a framework to adopt and enforce the code of conduct as well as other means of human resource development including training. Toyota has also established consultation hotlines; any concerns that are reported are carefully responded to ensure that no potential problem is missed.
The Toyota Code of Conduct (adopted in 1998 and revised in March 2006) outlines the basic frame of mind that all members of Toyota should adopt. It shows concrete guidelines for the Guiding Principles at Toyota to carry out social responsibilities. A booklet containing the Toyota Code of Conduct is distributed to all employees to put the code into practice at work and in the community.
In response to the global expansion of our business and social demands, Toyota adopted the Anti-bribery Guidelines in 2012 to completely eliminate corruption. Toyota is strengthening its preventive measures and working to prevent corruption by raising awareness through internal training and by informing business partners as well.
Anti-bribery Guidelines (For Business Partners)