Interesting message. Does anyone have comparisons of any “year ahead” messages from other automakers? It's refreshing to read something from an auto executive who isn't whining, making excuses, or blaming outside factors for problems. You never hear much (if any) of that kind of talk from Toyota (TM).
“I am always saying that “without improving quality, Toyota cannot expect to grow”, and I believe that quantitative growth is the result of improved quality. For this, we understand well that corporate management must achieve growth that maintains a balance between corporate activities and environmental preservation, as well as between volume and quality.”
There's quite a bit in the message about sustainability and “achieving harmony with society and the earth has become a top-priority issue.”
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