Toyota: CSR & Sustainability News

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2010, Toyota employed 300,734 people worldwide, and was the third-largest automobile manufacturer in 2011 by production behind General Motors and Volkswagen Group.

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Tesla Partnering With Toyota To Provide Powertrain System for the RAV4

Tesla will provide the electric powertrain system (including the battery, charging system, inverter, motor, gearbox and associated software) for the Toyota electric RAV4,…
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Tesla-Powered Electric Toyotas Come to Market in 2012

According to news last week, upstart electric carmaker Tesla Motors took another major step forward when it completed a $100 million supplier agreement…
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Toyota Production System Will Boost CSR Efficiency

The principles of effective car manufacturing are now being used in New Orleans to effectively rebuild homes ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Toyota is…
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43 “Green” Companies Called out for Anti-Environmental Stance

A GreenBiz article asks, “Can a company take on sustainability initiatives — and promote their green credentials — while also lobbying behind the…

Toyota Joins Interactive Corporate Philanthropy Leaders

Toyota is transforming their corporate philanthropy to be “by the people and for the people” with the advent of their 100 Cars for…
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Ford’s Flexible Strategy to Drive Toward Lower Impact

With sustainability becoming more and more of a concern with consumers, automobile manufacturers are providing solutions to meet that demand.  Likewise, there needs…
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Connecting Big and Small Business: Money Meets Innovation

Radical breakthrough innovation often happens in garages, window-less offices, and coffee shops.  Small companies innovate.  Ideas take off and get big when they are…
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Tesla and Toyota: A Match Made on Wall Street?

Tesla’s new partnership with Toyota comes at a trying time in the history of both companies. The recent announcement initially seemed to be…
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What Does the Green Economy Victory at NUMMI Mean?

Triple Pundit’s BC Upham chronicled the partnership, recently announced, between Toyota and Tesla Motors to reopen part of the NUMMI plant in Fremont,…
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Toyota and Tesla Go for a Spin

Japanese car maker Toyota and glossy electric vehicle start-up Tesla announced a partnership last week that will bring production of Tesla’s Model S…
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Takeaways From Toyota: Choosing to Break Growth

Toyota shares a compromising, cliche business story with many other firms: explosive growth at the expense of consumer protection. What can we do…

Toyota to Unveil “Baby Prius” Concept This Month

There’s a big reason that Toyota Motor Company is the world’s largest carmaker: It responds nimbly to the demands of the marketplace. The…

Toyota Now Wants to Be Your Electric Car Company, Too

After leading the hybrid car market with its best-selling Prius, Toyota declined, quite publicly, to join the rush into all electric and plug-in…
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Lovemarks: Real Human Connection or Latest Play in the Arms Race of Trickery?

Yesterday afternoon at the World Business Forum, Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi brought the story of Lovemarks to the crowd. “Lovemarks…

North American Auto Show Touts Fuel Efficiency

So what will it take to get the big auto-makers to manufacture new, more fuel-efficient vehicles? How about massive losses, uncertain oil prices,…