Paralympians Visit Toyota Headquarters for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Event

6 December 2021

Team GB Paralympics gold medal-winning athletes Ellie Henderson and Alice Tai visited Toyota (GB)’s Surrey headquarters to support the company’s initiative to promote diversity, equality and inclusion. They were part of a distinguished group that also included Sir Philip Craven, a board member of Toyota Motor Corporation and former International Paralympics Committee Chairman, and Mike Sharrock, Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association.

During their visit, the guests talked about the importance of equality of opportunity, changing perceptions of disability and improving accessibility for all – issues that reflect Toyota’s global commitment to providing mobility for all and to “leave no one behind.” Many of the company’s staff of more than 500 attended the event at the Great Burgh offices, which included a question-and-answer session, followed by the chance to try out activities including wheelchair basketball and hand-cycles.

Agustín Martín, Toyota (GB) President and Managing Director, said: “We are very grateful to all the Paralympic leaders and athletes who joined us at Burgh Heath to help celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion by sharing their experiences in overcoming barriers to pursue their dreams. Our commitment to improving life for all, and to respect and celebrate our differences, is something we take very seriously at Toyota.”

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Note to editors: Toyota Motor Corporation became part of The Olympic Partner programme in 2015. As the Worldwide Mobility Partner, Toyota is committed to mobility as a source of inspiration and as a way to improve the quality of life for all. As per this commitment, Toyota also became a Worldwide Paralympic Partner in 2015.

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Paralympians Visit Toyota Headquarters for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Event

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Pictured here from l to r: Mike Sharrock, Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association, Matt Pierri CEO and Co-Founder Sociability, Agustín Martín, Toyota (GB) President and Managing Director, Sir Philip Craven, TMC Board Member & Former IPC President, Team GB Paralympics gold medal-winning athletes Ellie Henderson and Alice Tai, and Pete Andrews, Head of Sport at Paralympic broadcaster Channel 4
Toyota staff tried their hand at wheelchair basketball at the Toyota GB Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Event

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