Previously, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) President Akio Toyoda made clear the policy to "mindful of the feelings on those in the midst of this outbreak, reach conclusions more swiftly, make prompt decisions, and take immediate action faster than ever focusing on the safety and security as the highest priority". Based on this policy, Toyota today announces that it will join Toyota and JVs with GAC and FAW. to provide additional aid for those in the areas most impacted by the new coronavirus in China.
The in-kind donation will include medical masks, protective medical clothing, and medical-use hats for health care providers, as well as other medical supplies, such as disinfectant, purchased through the companies' global network. The procurement of these supplies will be done in a way to limit supply strains on local resources, and it is our combined hope that the items will be found helpful for the local population, especially the healthcare professionals who are on the front lines caring for and administering to the Chinese people.
We offer these and the hope of all Toyota-related companies and our joint venture partners as well as the efforts of our team members, their families and our other stakeholders for the soonest possible recovery of those people in the affected areas.