Toyota Named to Fortune’s Companies Changing the World! Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine’s Change the World List for the second time in three years, ranking #8 of the top 50 companies. Toyota earned the number three spot on the inaugural Change the World list in 2015 and companies are chosen in the previous year are rarely chosen for a second year in a row. One of the main reasons Toyota was listed is its new hydrogen fuel cell model, the Mirai, which will help reduce carbon emissions.
“Toyota is proud to be recognized by Fortune, once again, as an agent of change,” said Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor North America chief executive officer. “As one of the world’s largest automakers, Toyota is in the unique position to shape the future of mobility. The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is leading the way toward positive change and a more sustainable tomorrow.”
The magazine’s list recognizes leading global innovators that share the principle of “doing well by doing good.” These leaders are making progress towards solving the world’s most pressing social or environmental problems as a key component of their competitive strategies. We’ve repeatedly reported on Toyota’s commitment to the environment and their five key focus areas: Carbon, Water, Materials, Biodiversity, and Outreach.