Toyota

Lexus
Japan
Automobiles and Components

Corprate Bias Ratings

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Toyota vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, Toyota has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Toyota is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act and funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. Toyota has donated to the Equality PAC and discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. Lexus is a gold partner of the HRC. For these reasons, Toyota receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

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Toyota received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Toyota has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Rationale

Toyota’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Toyota does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Toyota is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Toyota has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Toyota is a silver sponsor of Out and Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3)(4). Toyota subsidiary, Lexus is a gold partner of the HRC (5).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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Rationale

Toyota donated to the Equality PAC but lobbies in a manner consistent with its business interests (1)(2).

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November 30, 2023

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