Ключові слова:

Lean philosophy in Toyota, Toyota Motor Corporation, value of sustainability, business partners, Ecological values


For a lean enterprise which aims to construct sustainable development, we set a hypothesis that lean could bring the value of sustainability into the organization and try to explore the traveling process of sustainability value. The completion of this process also relies on the Japanese firm’s unique cultural and historical background. Furthermore, lean can contribute to sustainable development at the corporate level through continuous technology and process optimization. But strong sustainability implies that the enterprise needs to do more only than focus on eco-efficiency, and it depends on the senior management understanding of sustainability to some extent. For moral and practical reasons, realizing sustainable development needs collective decision making for the common good (Ball & Miline, 2005). If they determine their attitudes to ecological systems, natural and energy conservation will be a form topic in the company. Ecological values will become an essential criterion in the appraisement of corporate performance as well as traditional economic criteria. It will assist the firm to have a more reasonable production scale, and the usage of renewable and non-renewable resources will be more brilliant in the production. Finally, it will influence the values of the firm. But it may put the firm in an ethical dilemma caused by the conflicts between profits and future generation’s interest.

Біографія автора

Zongyi Wang, Suzhou polytechnic institute of agriculture, Economic Management Institute, Suzhou

Teaching assistant


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Як цитувати

Wang, Z. . (2021). HOW CAN TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Управління розвитком складних систем, (46), 141–148.