Welcome to the Data Center. Here you will find our environmental action plan targets, as well as data related to our environmental performance in the areas of Compliance, Environmental Management System Certifications, Fuel Economy, Vehicle CO2 Emissions, Criteria Pollutant Tailpipe Emissions, VOC Emissions, Energy Consumption, Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Operations, Renewable Energy Capacity, Toyota Facility LEED® Certifications, Waste, Water, and Dealership LEED® Certifications.
Following the links provided with each data chart will take you to the relevant section of this report, where you can find additional information.
About This Chart: In this report, we describe progress against our annual environmental action plan targets in the areas of compliance, air (volatile organic compounds), energy, greenhouse gases, waste (non-saleable and zero waste to landfill) and water.
About This Chart: In fiscal year 2013, all of Toyota's North American manufacturing plants and logistics sites and several office complexes had an environmental management system certified to the ISO 14001 standard, the International Organization for Standardization’s core set of standards for designing and implementing an effective environmental management system.
About This Chart: In fiscal year 2013, our North American manufacturing plants and logistics sites had zero regulatory violations. In addition to regulatory violations, the manufacturing plants also track the number of complaints made by third parties. There were no complaints in fiscal year 2013.
About This Chart: In the United States, Toyota is the most fuel-efficient full-line automotive manufacturer. Toyota’s model year 2013 fleet achieved the required U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for both cars and trucks.
About This Chart: Toyota met the required GHG standards in the United States.
About This Chart: Toyota met the required GHG standards in Canada.
About This Chart: Toyota annually complies with the state of California, U.S. and Canadian federal vehicle emissions programs, and we have met the requirements for the 2013 model year.
About This Chart: Toyota's North American plants measure grams of VOCs emitted per square meter of vehicle surface area coated (g/m2). Our target in fiscal year 2013 was to reduce VOC emissions from our 2012 target level of 13.9 g/m2, to an average 13.8 g/m2 for all North American plants. We not only achieved this target but exceeded it, reducing average VOC emissions to 13.0 g/m2. Since 2002, we have reduced VOC emissions by 63 percent, from 35.0 to 13.0 g/m2.
About This Chart: Toyota's North American manufacturing facilities had an annual target for fiscal year 2013 to improve energy intensity to 7.12 MMBtus per vehicle produced. We use MMBtus for this target as a way to combine several energy sources, including electricity and natural gas, into a single metric. We achieved this target and reached 6.72 MMBtus per vehicle. Since 2002, energy use has been reduced by 22 percent per vehicle produced, and the cumulative cost savings at Toyota’s 14 North American vehicle, engine and parts plants have totaled more than $410 million. The total energy saved would power 30,000 average households for 10 years.
About This Chart: Our fiscal year 2013 target was to reduce GHG emissions from energy consumption at our North American manufacturing plants from fiscal year 2012 levels to 0.78 metric tons CO2 per vehicle produced. This target is in line with our energy consumption target. We not only achieved this target but exceeded it, reducing emissions to 0.61 metric tons CO2 per vehicle in 2013.
About This Chart: We are also disclosing GHG emissions from Toyota's North American companies as a consolidated inventory. Toyota's North American GHG inventory measures GHG emissions from the consumption of electricity and natural gas at plants, logistics sites and owned and leased office space, as well as from fuel consumption by in-house trucking operations and third-party carriers, employee commuting and business travel. The methodology used to calculate emissions is based on The GHG Protocol® developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
About This Chart: Toyota has 5,478 kilowatts of renewable energy capacity across North America. We see renewable energy as a means of reducing our carbon footprint and our reliance on non-renewable energy sources.
About This Chart: A total of 11 Toyota and Lexus facilities have achieved LEED certification. Ranging from office space to vehicle distribution centers, these facilities represent Toyota's continued efforts to improve the design and efficiency of all operations.
About This Chart: Non-saleable waste is waste we pay to dispose or recycle (such as by incineration, landfill or conversion to energy). Since 2008, we have reduced non-saleable waste by 17 percent. We set a target for fiscal year 2013 to reduce this type of waste at our manufacturing plants to 17.50 kilograms per vehicle. We reduced this waste from 2012 levels, but missed the target, mainly due to an increase in the amount of wastewater shipped off site for treatment. Two of our plants experienced issues with their wastewater treatment systems; countermeasures are being implemented and we are already seeing positive results.
About This Chart: Toyota's manufacturing plants had a fiscal year 2013 target to reduce water usage from our 2012 target level of 0.92 kilogallons/vehicle, to 0.91 kilogallons per vehicle. We achieved this target and reduced water usage by three percent, to 0.87 kilogallons per vehicle.
About This Chart: We are leading the industry with the number of dealerships certified to LEED. So far, we have assisted 36 Toyota and Lexus dealerships in the United States and Canada with LEED certification: 28 Toyota dealerships and four Lexus dealerships in the U.S., and four Toyota dealerships in Canada. Several more dealerships have completed construction and are waiting for their ratings to be decided. Many more are under construction or in the design and permitting phase and have registered their intent to pursue LEED with the U.S. or Canadian Green Building Councils.