Here in North America, we are innovating, continuously improving, and thinking big and boldly, all to go beyond minimizing negative impacts and bring us closer to creating a net positive impact on the planet and society. In this report, you’ll learn about how the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 (Challenge 2050) is informing our regional strategy and leading us to build a better, smarter, more sustainable future.
Challenge 2050 was issued by Toyota Motor Corporation as part of the company’s global, long-term commitment to supporting the creation of a more inclusive and sustainable society. Challenge 2050 is inspiring Toyota team members, partners and customers and connecting them with the company’s core commitment to sustainable mobility.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). TMC is headquartered in Japan and produces an annual environmental report, which covers TMC initiatives as well as activities of consolidated subsidiaries and affiliates around the world. TMNA data is rolled up into TMC’s report.
TMNA has been producing an annual regional environmental report covering activities in the United States, Canada and Mexico since 2002. This 2021 report covers TMNA activities under the Toyota and Lexus brands during fiscal year 2021 (April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021) and product model years 2019 to 2020. Data presented with different dates are clearly indicated.
Production at Toyota’s new assembly plant in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato, Mexico, began in late 2019. Data for this plant are included in TMNA’s consolidated environmental data (energy, GHG, water, waste, VOCs and compliance) as of fiscal year 2021.
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© December 2021
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"Toyota has a long and proud history of environmental innovation with products and initiatives that have become synonymous with environmental stewardship and conservation. As we move forward on this journey, we are thankful for our team members, dealers, suppliers and local communities who continually help us to achieve the goals of our environmental sustainability strategy."
President and Chief Executive Officer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.