TKM received the award in Occupational Health and Safety category by ensuring the well being of its employees. The company has taken adequate safety measures in its plant and has made sure that no worker gets hurt during manufacturing operations and even if they do, proper medical assistance is provided to them. This is the second Golden Peacock for the company as it won Environment Management Award in 2010. Golden Peacock has been awarding companies and personalities in India for their corporate excellence since 1991. The Japanese automaker has set certain benchmarks in safety standards that other manufacturers fail to follow.
Mr. Raju B Ketkale, SVP of manufacturing in TKM was elated after receiving the prize, he said “This achievement comes as an inspiration for us, to keep on improving our processes and aim at delivering the best across the supply chain when it comes to safety. The win along with the feedback received from participation has highlighted our commitment towards setting higher standards in safety, health and environment. The recognition of being safety leaders in the industry is a result of Toyota becoming the first auto manufacturer in India to standardize airbags across all models”.
Toyota has been one of the most reliable brands in India and its vehicles come with a high resale value. Currently riding on the success of its rugged Fortuner, the company will soon launch a new avatar of India’s beloved SUV. The company has also set standards in customer safety also, as Mr. Ketkale mentioned, it has standardized airbags for all its vehicles. The SVP also mentioned that the company is staying true to its globally known QDR (Quality, Durability and Reliability) standards.
The company has enjoyed unprecedented success in MPV segment through its Innova and has recently launched a “Cross” version of its premium hatchback Etios. The small car segment is the only category where the manufacturer has not dominated in India otherwise the Golden Peacock Award winner has millions of patrons in the country.