HOW IS TOYOTA PLANNING TO ACHIEVE CHALLENGE 2050?
Through a combination of continuous improvement (kaizen), new technology, and creative thinking. And, perhaps most importantly, by sharing know-how. These challenges are complex and won’t be achieved alone. They will take working with partners who will help us find success along the way.
Developing strategies for a 30-year period is difficult, given the uncertainties in planning so far into the future. So, the company has developed a number of milestones, particularly for the three CO2 emissions challenges, which together, reflect Toyota’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Key Global Milestones:
- Reduce CO2 emissions from new vehicles by at least 35 percent by 2030.
- Achieve carbon neutrality at all manufacturing locations globally by 2035.
- Reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by at least 25 percent by 2030.
- Complete impact assessments by 2030 at each of the 22 plants in North America, Asia and Europe where water is discharged directly into a river.
In addition to these milestones, Toyota continues to work on environmental action plans (EAPs), which break down the Challenge 2050 into incremental, five-year plans. This is how the company is working to drive change - step by step to achieve carbon neutrality and a net positive environmental impact at a global level.
The sixth five-year plan ran from 2017 to 2021. Performance against the targets in this EAP are reported in the 2021 North American Environmental Report.
Toyota’s Seventh Environmental Action Plan runs from 2022-2026. Details on this plan can be found here.
WHAT PROGRESS HAVE WE MADE IN NORTH AMERICA TO SUPPORT CHALLENGE 2050?
Here at Toyota Motor North America, we aligned Challenge 2050 with our four environmental sustainability focus areas of Carbon (the three CO2 Emissions Challenges), Water (the Water Conservation Challenge), Materials (the Recycling-based Society Challenge) and Biodiversity (the Harmony with Nature Challenge).
Step by step, we are making progress towards achieving the challenges in Challenge 2050. We are reducing environmental impacts, and we're starting to see how we can turn that into net positive.
Find out more by visiting IDEAS & ACTIONS and the North American Environmental Report.