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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 5378003762-62
Registration date: 10/12/08 14:21:45

The information on this organisation was last modified on 08/12/14 17:00:02
The date of the last annual update was 08/12/14 17:00:02

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE
Legal status: NV/SA
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Didier Leroy
Position: President and CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Michel Gardel
Position: Vice-President Communication, External and Environmental Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 60 Avenue du Bourget 
Brussels 1140
Telephone number: (+32) 2 745 20 11
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: For questions related to the Register, please contact Mr Vincent Legagneur, Senior Specialist European & Government Affairs:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The company has as purpose, in any country in Europe and in other countries specifically assigned by a shareholder of the company as belonging to the operating territory of the company (the “Territory”) and in relation to automotive and other related activities,
- to manufacture, assemble, purchase and/or sell motor vehicles, industrial vehicles as well as parts, components, accessories, tools and any other products related to motor vehicles and industrial vehicles;
- the import, export, distribution, sale, purchase, lease and after sales service of motor vehicles and industrial vehicles; as well as the import, export, distribution, sale, purchase, procure lease and after sales service of parts, components, materials, machines, accessories, tools dies and equipment and any other products for motor vehicles and industrial vehicles and/or any components thereof;
- the development, research, evaluation and design of motor vehicles and industrial vehicles as well as the development, research, evaluation and design of parts, accessories, tools and any other products for motor vehicles and industrial vehicles.
- to hold controlling or other interest, of any kind, by way of capital, contribution in kind, merger, subscription, participation, financial intervention or otherwise, in any company or enterprise, existing or which may be created;
- to supervise and participate in the management and administration of any subsidiary and affiliated companies;
- to coordinate and provide support, services and advice to subsidiary, affiliated and associated companies in the fields of design, research and development, production, sales and marketing, finance, administration, communication, legal compliance, internal and external communication, human resources and in any other relevant area;
- to coordinate, organize and maintain proper interaction with governmental bodies, institutions and industry organizations both at national and at European level in the Territory;
- to take up loans, to grant loans to any subsidiary, affiliated and/or associated companies and to guarantee loans made by third parties to any subsidiary, affiliated and associated companies;

In general, the company may carry out all commercial, industrial and financial activities as well as all real and personal property operations, directly or indirectly connected with its corporate purpose including, but not limited to, acquiring, holding and using of industrial property rights, under any form whatsoever, as well as granting of licenses of these industrial property rights. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the company may conduct any business related to the corporate purpose.

The corporate purpose may be extended or restricted by modification of the Articles of Incorporation in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

Within Toyota Motor Europe’s External Affairs functions, the European & Government Affairs division has responsibility for initiating and carrying out activities with the objective of influencing the policy forming and decision-making processes of the European institutions, on subject matters relevant to the automotive industry.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information: This number corresponds to the headcount of TME's European & Government Affairs division and TME's Vice President for External Affairs.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Frédéric Feller 01/02/14 30/01/15
Didier STEVENS 13/02/14 11/02/15
Vincent LEGAGNEUR 13/02/14 11/02/15
Wiebke Matysik 15/05/14 13/05/15
Michel Gardel 13/02/14 11/02/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Either directly or through trade associations, TME is involved in the following policy and legislative dossiers:
• Technical Regulation and Internal Market: type-approval, polluting emissions, vehicle safety and noise regulations
• Climate Change: CO2 emissions from cars and light commercial vehicles, eco-innovation
• Energy policy: fuel quality, renewable energy, energy taxation
• Transport policy: White Paper, Road Safety Action Plan
Environment: end-of-life vehicles, Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe
• Trade: free trade agreement with South Korea, United States, negotiations with India, Ukraine, Canada, Mercosur, etc.
• Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
• CARS21
• Block exemption regulation
The current list is subject to change as circumstances affecting the automotive business evolve.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

TME belongs to or supports the following membership and other organisations acting in the field of EU public affairs:
ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association)
ASFE (Alliance for Synthetic Fuels in Europe)
BJA (Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce)
BUSINESSEUROPE (Confederation of European Business)
CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies)
ETSC (European Transport Safety Council)
RECHARGE (The International Association for Advanced Rechargeable Batteries)
The Forum for Automobile and Society
Friends of Europe
SEAP (Society of European Affairs Professionals)

TME also belongs or supports other organisations not active at EU level.

Financial data

Financial year: 03/2013 - 02/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 250000  € - 300000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The declared amount is part of the overall cost of TME European & Government Affairs division for the financial year 2013. Based on the guidelines provided by SEAP, it corresponds to the time spent on direct lobbying activities towards the EU institutions, as defined by the European Commission.
It also includes the cost of lobbying activities carried out by TME External Affairs executives, as well as support provided by technical divisions on specific issues.
To avoid double-counting, the figure does not include membership fees and financial support paid to organisations eligible to register separately.

Data for financial year 2014 are being consolidated and will be published as soon as available.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
All members of the European & Government Affairs division have subscribed to the SEAP Code of Conduct.