Toyota has been honoured with the globally acclaimed, Golden Peacock Award. The award has been presented for Toyota’s commendable efforts, as a responsible corporate entity, towards creating a socially responsible and sustainable society and the award was handed over by Ms Pankaja Munde, the Honourable Union Minister for Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare and Water Resources at a ceremony held in Mumbai.
In 2015, Toyota Kirloskar Motor is the only automobile company winning this prestigious Golden Peacock Award of the many corporate giants who qualified. And not only this, the brand won a won a commendation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environment Management by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-ITC Sustainability Awards 2015, early this year.
Expressing his delight on the award, Mr Naveen Soni, Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “It is an honour to be receiving this prestigious award. For us at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Environment and social contribution is an everyday affair. Our philosophy and policies on environment are based on Toyota’s earth charter and global vision. As a responsible automotive manufacturer, we continue to develop automotive technologies and manufacturing processes to reduce the environment footprint associated with our operations.”
Further adding to this he said, "Our CSR wing constantly works towards bringing a positive change in the society at large. We are making efforts to bring in visible, positive and satisfying social impact. It is our constant endeavour to raise the bar of our CSR initiatives and this award has only reinforced our commitment.”
Golden Peacock Awards (GPA) is a prestigious award designed to improve productivity and quality in organizations. It aims to promote business excellence by providing a framework or criteria for assessment that is based on similar principles as other awards throughout the world. Globally Toyota has set a target of reducing CO2 by 90% by 2050 compared to 2010 levels by promoting environment friendly vehicles and this award serves as an assessment platform for the organization to compare the performance against competitors and the industry as a whole.