Toyota Kirloskar Motors India

Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) / 2 min read

Creating sustainable social value in India.

At Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), social contribution activities are a vital part of their business DNA. The company has always believed that their growth is tied to the development of society. Since 2001, TKM has focused on the holistic development of the community – working towards improving the status of education, health and hygiene, road safety and upskilling. The company has influenced over 1,400,000 lives to date.

Developing leaders who can cross boundaries of sectors

As a result of this holistic approach to development, TKM’s leadership and strategy team works with different sectors, from government institutions to not-for-profit organizations, to implement their social contribution activities. Therefore, it is crucial that senior leaders are able to thrive in multiple cultures and cross boundaries between sectors.

Since 2008, TKM has been sending their senior leaders to attend Common Purpose programmes to broaden their horizons, develop Cultural Intelligence and build long-lasting relationships across the region. These skills allow them to work fluidly and flexibly across sectors.

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Vikram Kirloskar
Vice Chairman
"TKM has a long association with Common Purpose since their inception in India. Their leadership programmes are unique and develops leaders to think beyond their domain to address complex and dynamic societal issues. Over the past ten years, TKM employees have immensely benefited from participating in the programmes."
Naveen Soni
Senior Vice President Sales & Service
"I keep sending my staff to participate because the programme gives them a deeper understanding of the different perspectives from other sectors. This understanding results in being able to empathize better with the other person."
Sp Mohapatara
Senior Manager Vice Chairman’s Office
"Through the programme, I engaged with many leaders from not-for-profit, government and corporate sectors. I was able to experience the challenges that each sector faces by visiting the different institutions. This led to better understanding and gave me new perspectives. The experience shifted my thinking on how the company can have a larger impact in society."

Capacity building for not-for-profit leaders

In 2020, Common Purpose and TKM, together with KPMG, are partnering once more to build leadership capacity for not-for-profit leaders in India. Social Academy of Learning by Toyota (SALT) aims to help not-for-profit organizations to shift from philanthropy to an impact-based approach. It will also help to strengthen the relation between government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

The Academy has had over 560 not-for-profit organizations expressing their interest and over 100 leaders applying. Thirty senior leaders participated in the first  programme in February 2020.

Toyota Kirloskar Motors continues its work towards creating a vibrant world through socially responsible and sustainable approaches of giving back to the community. As it grows, the company needs more leaders that are better able to cross boundaries. This enables them solve complex problems within the organization as well as in society.

Sp Mohapatra
Senior Manager Vice Chairman’s Office
"We are very excited to partner with Common Purpose to launch SALT. Common Purpose has years of experience in developing the not-for-profit sector. When combined Toyota’s quality orientation, we are confident that this natural partnership will be successful."

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