Working for Toyota may be really good for your health

While driving a Toyota Prius may be good for the environment, working for Japanese automaker Toyota may actually make you a healthier individual. According to the company’s recently released 2010 Sustainability Report, both smoking rates and obesity levels have dropped amongst Toyota employees over the last four years.

Compared with around 42 percent in 2006, last year, 36 percent of Toyota’s Japanese work force was lighting the occasional cigarette. At the same time the percentage of workers with a body mass index over 24.2, dropped to 24.7 percent from 28.5 percent.

Toyota said it credits the health improvements to company campaigns to lower consumption of tobacco and junk food.

The company has promised to step up the promotion of exercise in the workplace in 2010.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)