At a gala ceremony for the 2012 Company of the Year Award (COYA) held at Carnivore Grounds, Toyota Kenya was crowned the company of the year. The announcement was made based on a survey done by the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
Participants in the annual survey are judged using the Organisational Performance Index (OPI) that was introduced in 2010 by KIM to be in line with other global benchmarking tools.
Linus Gitahi , Chief Executive Officer of NMG- sponsor of the Company of the Year Award- said, “The tool (OPI) has helped us improve various departments as a company and we believe that it will also help other companies to grow and that explains why we will continue supporting the exercise in the coming year”.
Toyota Kenya also won awards for the best company in human resource focus, best in automated performance management systems, best company in customer orientation and marketing and best in information, innovation and knowledge management this year.
This year the awards attracted the attention of other international quality assessment firms who recently visited Kenya for information sharing.
The occasion was attended by Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Eugene Wamalwa, Transport minister Amos Kimunya, Italian ambassador to Kenya Paola Imperiale and ministry of Roads Permanent secretary Michael Kamau.
The awards (now in its 13th year)– spearheaded by KIM, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Nation Media Group – was also supported by the Chandaria Foundation, Mt Kenya University, Better Globe Forestry, Sachn and Avni Foundation, Emergency Medical Services, Google Kenya among others