WELCOME TO TOYOTA’S 2018 NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT, WHERE WE FEATURE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY AND PERFORMANCE ACROSS FOUR KEY FOCUS AREAS – CARBON, WATER, MATERIALS AND BIODIVERSITY – PLUS RELATED OUTREACH ACTIVITIES. WE BELIEVE CONCENTRATING OUR EFFORTS within THESE CORE FOCUS AREAS WILL HAVE THE GREATEST POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR BUSINESS, SOCIETY AND THE PLANET.
Our core focus areas are aligned with the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, a set of six goals that seek to challenge our impossible by encouraging us to go beyond minimizing negative impacts to creating a net positive impact on the environment and society. Challenge 2050 is part of Toyota’s long-term commitment to support 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.
Here in North America, we are working toward making the impossible a reality. We are innovating, continuously improving, thinking big and boldly, all to bring us closer to the goal of creating a net positive impact on the planet and society. In this report, you’ll learn all about Challenge 2050 and how it is informing our strategy and pushing us to build a better, smarter, more sustainable future.
POWERED BY THE SUN
The 8.79-megawatt solar system at Toyota headquarters in Plano is a state-of-the-art renewable energy system that provides about one-third of the daily electric needs for the entire campus while avoiding 7,198 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
RAISING THE WATER I.Q.
The National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, sponsored by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, provides U.S. cities with a way to engage residents and raises the collective water I.Q. of the nation. Participants pledged to save over 3 billion gallons of water in 2018.
DOING MORE WITH LESS
A team at Toyota's Indiana assembly plant reduced raw material use by 24,000 pounds. The team found 23 areas on the Sienna underbody where manual PVC spraying could be reduced or eliminated, with zero impact to quality.