Toyota City and Toyota Enter Disaster Aid Agreement
Coordination Strengthened to Create Disaster-resilient Communities
Toyota City, Japan - Toyota City and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) signed an agreement today to strengthen coordination of disaster aid activities. The agreement forms part of Toyota’s ongoing commitment to working with local stakeholders to create disaster-resilient communities.
Toyota will work with Toyota City to provide humanitarian assistance and regional recovery support through: 1) post-disaster rescue and relief; 2) provision of temporary evacuation sites; 3) provision of facilities for use as evacuation sites; 4) provision of food, drinking water, and other daily necessities; 5) cargo handling assistance at Toyota City relief supply facilities; 6) provision of land necessary for recovery construction; and 7) assistance in planning local recovery activities. Toyota will also exchange disaster-related information with the city government to facilitate implementation of support measures.
At the signing ceremony held at Toyota City Hall, Toyota City Mayor Toshihiko Ota said: “Toyota City will cooperate with local businesses to respond rapidly in the event of a major disaster.” TMC Senior Managing Officer Naoki Miyazaki stated: “Toyota is proud to fulfill its role as a local business by helping Toyota City become more disaster-resilient. We will provide all possible support in the event of a disaster.”
The Toyota City Basic Ordinance on Emergency Preparedness, aimed at making Toyota City a disaster-resilient community, was passed on October 2. In keeping with the ordinance’s goal of encouraging disaster-preparedness initiatives involving multiple local stakeholders, Toyota City will use the signing of today’s agreement to reinforce collaboration and cooperation between businesses and municipalities.
As disasters can cause large-scale damage to communities, company operations and supply chains, Toyota is reorganizing its business continuity management systems and bolstering its preparedness for potential large-scale natural disasters based on the idea that post-disaster humanitarian support and rapid regional recovery systems are indispensable.
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