We believe that by greening our work environments we can contribute to a greener
world. Throughout our operations, we've instituted environmental action plans
to reduce energy usage, minimize air emissions, cut greenhouse gas emissions,
identify materials from renewable resources, reduce waste and water consumption,
and take every opportunity to recycle - all with the goal of sending zero waste
- In 2009, Toyota commissioned the MV Auriga Leader, the world's first
solar-powered pure car carrier, to exclusively transport Toyota, Lexus and
Scion vehicles. The vessel's 328 solar panels provide up to 40 kwH, decreasing
demand on the auxiliary engines.
- In 2009, Lexus Technical Training Center in Miramar, FL received Gold
- Between 2001 and 2008 we reduced energy consumption at our North American
non-manufacturing facilities by over 26%, exceeding our initial 2011 target.
- The second largest single-roof solar power installation in North America,
a 2.3 megawatt solar array system, began operation in 2008 at Toyota's
North American Parts Center California (NAPCC) in Ontario, California.
- In 2007, Pat Lobb Toyota of McKinney, TX became the first automotive dealership
in the nation to receive LEED Certification (Silver). Since then, three
additional Toyota dealerships have received LEED Certification with multiple
other dealerships in the planning process.
- In 2005, the Portland Vehicle Distribution Center received Gold LEED Certification.
The site is powered by 100% wind energy and 99% of construction waste was
diverted from landfill.
- In 2003, Toyota unveiled an expansion of our sales headquarters. The complex
was the largest ever to receive a Gold Level Certification from the U.S.
Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Green Building rating system.
- We provide our more than 1,750 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers in North
America with resources to help mange service-related waste streams and comply
with regulatory requirements.