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Published Date: 23/04/2015

In recognition for its commitment to the welfare of its employees and to environmental sustainability, Toyota Manufacturing UK (TMUK) has received a Responsible Business Award and reaccreditation from Business in the Community.

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The accolades didn’t stop there, either, with TMUK also being handed the Bupa Employee Wellbeing Award as a first-time entrant in the category, due to its investment in the wellbeing and engagement of the workers in TMUK’s Burnaston, Derbyshire and Deeside factories.

Shigeru Teramoto, TMUK Managing Director, said: “The principle of respect for people is a fundamental philosophy at Toyota. This places our employees at the heart of our business and means that ensuring their health and wellbeing is of paramount importance.”

TMUK’s on-going commitment to creating environmental sustainability into its core manufacturing processes has also seen it achieve reaccreditation from BITC for Sustainable Manufacturing. TMUK’s efforts in establishing its Burnaston factory as an eco-plant within an ecological business park, a location that sees no depletion of natural resources, a neutral impact on climate change, the promotion of biodiversity and the manufacturing of low-carbon products.

“The environment remains a priority issue for Toyota,” added Teramoto. “As a business we are working hard to consolidate our position as one of the global leaders in environmental sustainability. Our aim is to be an eco-plant, where eco-products are built by eco-minded employees.”

Stephen Howard, Business in the Community’s Chief Executive, said: “The Responsible Business Awards celebrate the very best of business and raise awareness of business as a powerful force for good. We congratulate Toyota for playing its part in creating a fairer society and more sustainable future, and for demonstrating that business has a greater purpose than simply generating work.”

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