Toyota Divests Stake in Joint Venture with Military Regime in Burma
by Robert Kropp
Responding to investor pressure led by Domini Social Investments, Toyota announces divestiture,
although it continues agricultural and apparel production in Burma.
A years-long investor engagement addressing human rights in Burma ended in success recently, when
Toyota Motor North America informed the investor coalition that it had divested its ownership stake
in Myanmar Suzuki Motor. Until the divestiture, Toyota's trading partner Toyota Tsusho had operated
the vehicle assembly plant as a joint venture with the Burmese military regime.