Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We Value All Voices
TOMY International's mission is to make the world smile. We value and celebrate the unique abilities and talents that each individual brings to our organization and believe that having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our consumers positions us towards success. By providing a supportive and equitable environment for all employees, we are realizing this mission for both our employees and the world they live in.
Our Goals and Objectives
DEI is an ongoing journey, and with every step we are focused on three key areas: putting DEI at the center of our organization, embedding DEI throughout the employee experience, and sharing our commitment to DEI with both our consumers and stakeholders.
To provide a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment for all of our employees.
To provide an equitable environment for our employees that encourages growth and progression for all.
To create products and services that both represent our diverse consumer base and meet their unique needs.
Philanthropy & Community
TOMY employees are passionate about bringing smiles to peoples’ faces, both through our products and through philanthropy. TOMY Community is an employee driven effort that supports various charitable organizations. These can be national in scope, but there is a focus on those that are local to each of our different offices. This allows us to engage in volunteerism in our own communities while also establishing stronger cross-team bonds. Getting to personally see the smiles we are helping create is just icing on the cake.
TOMY is a proud sponsor of WiT and provides complementary membership to our employees. WiT is a diverse global community working together to champion and advocate for the advancement of women through leadership, opportunity and education, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, physical or mental abilities. WiT members open doors for one another, share knowledge and experience, and are impacting change throughout our industries
Fat Brain Toys supports the Team Jack Foundation through both monetary donations and employee volunteer opportunities. Team Jack brings hope to families fighting childhood brain cancer, with a mission to fund impactful research and raise awareness of the disease. The Fat Brain mission to provide "A Smarter Way to Play" seeks to strengthen children, and any disease that compromises a child's ability to grow, learn, and live impacts us deeply. Partnering with Team Jack is a natural fit.
Our Commitment to our People
In addition to great benefits you’d expect from any company, at TOMY, we believe it is also important for an organization to lead their employees towards a better future for all.
Training our workforce on the importance of DEI in the workplace is a primary initiative for us and we use a variety of resources, such as Paradigm Reach, to keep employees engaged and aware of the progress we’ve made as we work towards the future we aspire to become part of.
From mental health awareness sessions and yoga classes to various DEI activities and lunch and learns with experts in their fields, it is our goal to ensure all employees have access to the tools that will help make their whole future brighter.
TOMY recognizes the importance of a good work-life balance and is pleased to offer a hybrid work environment to our employees. Whether working from home or in the office, we also believe in the power of collaboration. Our TOMY Anywhere platform allows employees to easily connect with both coworkers and our systems.
Our Commitment to Children
TOMY believes that play is an essential part of growing and learning for all children and aspires to develop toy lines that both aid and represent each of them. Our Fat Brain Toys' site features curated lists for children with different disabilities, and we are happy to offer toys that represent all children.
Accessible & Inclusive Toys
At TOMY, our goal is to bring a smile to everyone, and we have a variety of different product lines helping us to brighten faces everywhere.
TOMY partnered with VP of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, Robin Arzόn to create a new infant toy collection. Featuring fresh colors and patterns inspired by Robin’s LatinX heritage, the collection encourages families to move together and highlights messages of encouragement in Spanish on both product and packaging.
YumiAmi shares the stories of 5 young friends learning about how to deal with their feelings and embracing each other’s differences as they do so. This line of soft dolls celebrates diversity, inclusion, empowerment, and friendship; all of which are explored in the companion story books sharing each friend’s culture and talents.
A Little Spot
Inspired by artist and author Diane Alber’s characters, our “Little Spot” line helps children identify and talk about their emotions. Combining identification of feelings with sensory play, the line is designed to make Social Emotional Learning a bit easier for parents while adding fun for children.
Meet the Committee
“Infusing DEI values into all aspects of our business will enrich our team members and drive our corporate success.”
President – TOMY International
“I find great joy in developing products and programs that are inclusive and representative of both our employees and of our end-consumer – it truly allows us to deliver on our mission of “making the world smile.”
Senior Director of Global Toy Brands
“DEI and the values it represents are core to TOMY. If we are going to deliver the TOMY mission of “Making the World Smile” then we all as an organization need to insure we embrace a sense of belonging in all that we do. This will help contribute to a better workplace, better results and ultimately Smiling Consumers around the World.”
Chairman - TOMY Holdings
“It’s important to me that my company actively works towards a future in which everyone has an equal opportunity to be seen and heard. Reaching beyond our own experiences sparks creativity and encourages connection with both fellow employees and our consumers. It’s a win-win!”
“Celebrating and embracing DEI allows our organisation to bring differentiation of thoughts, values, opinions and improvements to our daily business activities that allows us to be truly innovative.”
Vice President, Global Toy Design
“Supporting DEI values translates in stronger performing teams and enables better decision making.”
General Manager - Distributors & Amazon EU
TOMY’s mission to make the world smile goes beyond our DEI activities, it also helps us focus in on other aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
TOMY is actively changing its practices to become a more environmentally sustainable company. With conscious design at the forefront of all new development, TOMY is committed to providing products that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
TOMY is committed to not only providing products that bring joy to our consumers, but also ensuring that these products meet the highest standards of quality and feature the latest innovations. At TOMY, we want the joy our products bring to families to last for years.
All around the world, our offices are committed to making the world a better place, and we all follow the lead of our home offices in Japan with a thoughtfully designed Sustainability & CSR plan. You can learn more about these overarching Sustainability & CSR initiatives on our TAKARATOMY website.