In this section, we provide data related to TMNA’s environmental performance.



In 2019, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) won its 12th City of Huntsville Air Pollution Control Award for installing larger capacity motors and variable frequency drives on cooling system pumps and fans for air compressors and compressed air dryers. These improvements resulted in annual energy savings of 413 megawatt-hours, enough to power 23 homes in the Huntsville area for one year.


Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) was recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2019. Now in its 12th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers leading the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Winning employers, selected by editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, are evaluated using four main criteria:

  1. Unique environmental initiatives or programs they have developed;
  2. Whether they have been successful in reducing their own environmental footprint;
  3. Whether their employees are involved in these programs and contribute unique skills; and
  4. Whether their environmental initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity, attracting new employees or customers.


Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) earned the 2018-2019 Gold ReWorksSA Recycling Certification. ReWorksSA, a division of the San Antonio Solid Waste Management Division, celebrates businesses that are committed to a high level of sustainable materials management. TMMTX has implemented many projects showcasing the assembly plant’s commitment to conserving natural resources and following recycling best practices.


Four Toyota buildings were certified by U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program in 2018. To be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification, a building must meet strict energy performance standards and operate more efficiently than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. Certification is annual.

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI), East Plant
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI), West Plant
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK), Plant 1
  • North American Parts Center Kentucky (NAPCK)


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) manages the Indiana Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. The awards recognize exemplary environmental practices. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) earned the 2018 Environmental Excellence Award for Five Years of Continuous Improvement. TMMI implemented various sustainability projects over a five-year period to reduce the plant’s impact on the environment. The following reductions have been achieved since 2012:

  • Energy Consumption – 42% per vehicle
  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions – 31% per vehicle
  • Water Usage – 24% per vehicle
  • Volatile Organic Compound Emissions – 20% per vehicle
  • Waste Generation – 19% per vehicle
  • Landfill Waste Disposal – maintained zero waste to landfill


For the second year in a row, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) won a Green Award of Excellence from East Penn Canada. The award recognizes TCI’s commitment to vehicle battery recycling. TCI, along with Toyota and Lexus dealers across Canada, have achieved a used battery recovery rate of 92.1 percent, compared to the Canadian average for auto manufacturers of just 83.4 percent.


Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC) earned the Clean Industry (Industria Limpia) Certification for Environmental Performance Level 2. The certification is administered by PROFEPA (Mexico’s national environmental agency). Level 2 certification is awarded to companies that successfully demonstrate to a third-party auditor they satisfactorily meet all environmental compliance requirements and execute natural resource efficiency. The two-year certification is valid through June 2020.

See “Green Building” for information on our most recent LEED® awards.



Hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide — all byproducts of fuel combustion — are linked to various air quality issues such as smog formation as well as various health effects. Limiting criteria pollutant tailpipe emissions from our vehicles helps to reduce some of the environmental impacts of driving.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California have certification programs to categorize vehicles in terms of their level of tailpipe emissions (the Canadian program is aligned with the U.S. federal program). EPA’s certification program is changing from Tier 2 and began phasing in Tier 3 in 2017.

While the EPA Tier 3 and California Low Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) regulations have different nomenclature for categorizing vehicle emissions, the bins include the same vehicle emission groupings. For the 2017 model year, EPA Tier 3 and California LEV III regulations required an auto manufacturer’s fleet average to meet an emission standard for non-methane organic gas with nitrogen oxides (NMOG + NOx) of 0.086 g/mi for passenger cars and light-duty trucks up to 3,750 pounds, and 0.101 for other light-duty trucks. The standard decreases until 2025, when the NMOG + NOx average for both sets of vehicles will become 0.030 g/mi.

The EPA Tier 3 vehicle standards were intended to be harmonized with California’s Low Emission Vehicle program and create a federal vehicle emissions program that allows automakers to sell the same vehicles in all 50 states. The vehicle standards are being implemented over the same timeframe as the greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency standards for light-duty vehicles (promulgated by EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2012) as part of a comprehensive approach towards regulating emissions from motor vehicles.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued Tier 3 regulations aligned with the final U.S. Tier 3 rule.

Toyota’s goal is to maintain flexibility to build vehicles based on customer preferences. In setting tailpipe emission regulations, we believe standards should be performance-based and consider the interaction with other vehicle rules — such as fuel economy/greenhouse gas standards — to ensure the total package of requirements is effective and acceptable to the consumer. Fuels must be considered with vehicle technologies as a holistic system. Reduced sulfur levels in gasoline, required by the federal Tier 3 and California LEV III programs, are enabling the after-treatment systems being designed for compliance.

Toyota annually complies with the state of California, U.S. and Canadian federal vehicle emissions programs, and we have met the requirements for each model year.

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) “Greenest Vehicles of 2019” list includes Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota Prius Eco2, and Toyota Camry Hybrid LE. The list is notable in that it considers a variety of criteria when determining the greenest cars, including the car’s emissions, emissions from the electric grid on which the vehicle is charged, and energy necessary to build and dispose of the car.


P01 / VOC Emissions

Fiscal Year(FY) runs April to March | Scope: Toyota's North American Manufacturing Plants

ABOUT THIS CHART: The primary concern with non-greenhouse gas air emissions is smog. Smog is formed as particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) react with sunlight. Smog has been linked to several health issues and is particularly prevalent in dense urban areas with heavy traffic, industrial activity and sunny, warm climates.

Painting operations generate most of Toyota’s VOC emissions. Toyota’s North American manufacturing plants measure grams of VOCs emitted per square meter of vehicle surface area coated (g/m2). There was a slight increase in VOC emissions from fiscal year 2018 to 2019 because of production shifting from cars to more trucks, mainly at our assembly plant in Baja California, Mexico, where base coats are applied with a solvent-borne system. We expect VOC emissions to decrease as we continue to improve transfer efficiency and launch additional water-borne paint systems.



P02 / Endangered, Threatened or Protected Species on or Near Toyota Sites

Toyota Site Endangered, Threatened, or Protected Species Law/Regulation Activities
All TMNA sites in North America Monarch butterfly The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is legally bound to determine whether to protect monarchs under the Endangered Species Act. A decision will be made by December 2020. See BIODIVERSITY/Biodiversity Targets
Manufacturing plant in Baja California, Tecate (Mexico)
  • Ceanothus verrucosus (a medicinal shrub)
  • Crotalus ruber (a native rattlesnake)
  • Linx rufus (bobcat)
  • Lepus californicus (black–tailed jackrabbit)
  • Ferocactus gracilis (fire barrel cactus)
Protected by Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) under NOM–059–SEMARNAT–2010 These species are found on 143 acres of the site’s property that are protected as a wildlife preserve.
Manufacturing plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario (Canada) Tree Swallow Protected by the Migratory Birds Convention Act Installed 71 bird boxes at Toyota's assembly plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario.
Engine plant in Huntsville, Alabama Alabama cave shrimp Protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act Cave shrimp are found in an area of the site that is not disturbed by site operations or activities.
Assembly and unit plant in Georgetown, Kentucky Short's Goldenrod, Indiana Bat Protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act Planted Short's Goldenrod along a one–mile nature trail onsite
Vehicle logistics site at the Port of Portland, Oregon Coho Salmon Protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act Salmon Safe certified; site maintains a bioswale and storm water pollution prevention program; team members participate in annual cleanup of the Willamette River

*Includes Toyota-owned sites in operation as of September 2019

ABOUT THIS CHART: As sites apply for certification of their conservation programs with the Wildlife Habitat Council, they work with a WHC biologist to take an inventory of species onsite. This inventory includes any species listed by federal law as endangered or threatened. In addition to the 12 sites with WHC-certified programs, we have begun to inventory other manufacturing and logistics sites. As we gather this information, it will be used to inform our biodiversity strategy and project selection.

“Protecting Species”


P03 / Toyota Sites in or Near a Protected Area, Critical Habitat or Biodiversity Hotspot

Site Name Location Type of Operation Protected Area, Critical Habitat and/or Biodiversity Hotspot
TMMBC Baja California, Tecate, Mexico Manufacturing Hotspot: California Floristic Province; Protected area: Wildlife Preserve
TMMC Woodstock, Ontario, Canada Manufacturing Protected Area: Vansittart Woods wetlands
TABC Long Beach, California Manufacturing Hotspot: California Floristic Province
Gardena Technical Center Gardena, California R&D Hotspot: California Floristic Province
LA Parts Distribution Center Los Angeles, California Parts logistics Hotspot: California Floristic Province
TLS Long Beach Port of Long Beach, California Vehicle logistics Hotspot: California Floristic Province
San Ramon Regional Office and Parts Distribution Center San Ramon, California Parts logistics Hotspot: California Floristic Province
North American Parts Center California Ontario, California Parts logistics Hotspot: California Floristic Province
TLS Portland Port of Portland, Oregon Vehicle logistics Critical Habitat for Soho Salmon
TAPG Phoenix, Arizona Proving ground Critical Habitat for Yellow-billed Cuckoo
MTMUS Huntsville, Alabama Manufacturing Critical Habitat for the Spring Pygmy Sunfish

ABOUT THIS CHART: TMNA has begun an analysis to determine whether sites are in a protected area, critical habitat or biodiversity hotspot (see below for definitions of these terms). We started with our largest facilities, those that have Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, and those undergoing major renovations. In the table above, we only include the sites located in these areas. We will be analyzing additional sites going forward and the information will be used to inform our biodiversity strategy and project selection.

A Protected Area is defined as a geographic area that is designated, regulated or managed to achieve specific conservation objectives. (GRI Standards Glossary 2016)

Critical Habitat is a term defined and used in the U.S. Endangered Species Act. It is a specific geographic area(s) containing physical or biological features that are essential for the conservation of a threatened or endangered species and that may require special management and protection. Critical habitat may include an unoccupied area(s) if it is determined to be essential for the conservation of the species.

A Biodiversity Hotspot is defined as an area that meets two criteria:

It must have at least 1,500 vascular plants as endemics — which is to say, it must have a high percentage of plant life found nowhere else on the planet. A hotspot, in other words, is irreplaceable.

It must have 30 percent or less of its original natural vegetation. In other words, it must be threatened.

Around the world, 36 areas qualify as biodiversity hotspots. They represent just 2.3 percent of Earth’s land surface, but they support more than half of the world’s endemic plant species and nearly 43 percent of endemic bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian species.

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) maintains a list of hotspots by region. CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank.

“Protecting Species”


P04 / Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certifications

Toyota Site Name Year the Site's Program was Originally Certified Certification level
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama 2014 Gold
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky 2008 Gold
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi 2014 Gold
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia 2016 Gold
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Woodstock 2012 Gold
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana 2013 Silver
Toyota Arizona Proving Grounds 2017 Silver
Toyota Technical Center, York Township, Michigan 2017 Silver
Toyota Technical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2019 Silver
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas 2015 Certified
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Cambridge 2017 Certified
Bodine Aluminum, Jackson, Tennessee 2015 Certified
Bodine Aluminum,Troy, Missouri 2016 Certified

ABOUT THIS CHART: Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) partners with corporations, fellow conservation organizations, government agencies and community members to empower and recognize wildlife habitat and conservation education programs. WHC’s certification standard, Conservation Certification, recognizes meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programs.

Our partnership with WHC began in 1999 when Toyota joined WHC’s membership. In 2008, the conservation program at our Kentucky assembly plant became Toyota’s first WHC certification. WHC helps us inventory plant and animal species on our sites and identify appropriate projects. Our protected areas include grassland, wildflower meadows, pollinator gardens and forests.

“Protecting Species”



Our efforts to improve fuel economy and reduce GHGs have become more aggressive with the adoption in the United States of new fuel economy and GHG emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks through the 2025 model year. By 2016, the new vehicle fleet was required to meet a GHG standard of 250 grams of CO2 per mile, equivalent to a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 35.5 miles per gallon (mpg); by 2025, cars and light trucks are required to yield a combined 54.5 mpg. While overall compliance is based on a fleet average, each vehicle has a fuel economy/GHG target based on its footprint.

One significant challenge to meeting these standards is having technology options available in vehicles that consumers are willing to purchase in sufficient quantities needed for compliance with the standards. Low fuel prices have added to this challenge. In 2012, when the standards were set through the 2025 model year, it was impossible to predict market outcomes so far into the future, since preferences are largely determined by factors such as fuel price and economic conditions, which are beyond an auto manufacturer’s control. As such, the regulations call for a feasibility evaluation of the 2022-2025 standards, which is now underway. Toyota is collaborating with the relevant government agencies to ensure the regulations are aligned with technology and market realities while achieving the program’s environmental goals.

The Canadian federal government introduced a GHG emissions regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for the 2011-2016 model years, and in October of 2014 issued final GHG regulations for the 2017-2025 model years.

In Mexico, the government has modeled vehicle GHG standards after U.S. requirements. The standards require automakers to meet a single sales-weighted fleet average over the period 2014 through 2016, and allow credits generated in 2012 and 2013 to be used towards compliance. These standards have been appropriately tailored to the unique driving conditions and product mix associated with the Mexican market and contain similar compliance flexibilities and lead time as those offered in the United States.

Many of our hybrid products are already capable of meeting their respective future targets for fuel economy and GHG standards in all three countries. But there is still a sense of urgency as states like California seek to accelerate the number of zero-emission vehicles on the road to meet its ZEV requirements.

Toyota achieved the required U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and met the required vehicle GHG standards in the United States, Canada and Mexico. See Figures P5-7 below for Toyota fleet performance in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

See “CO2 FROM NEW VEHICLES” for more information about reducing vehicle CO2 emissions.

View the feature on Toyota’s approach to electrification


< Lower CO2 per mile is better. This chart shows official data available as of September 1, 2019, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ABOUT THIS CHART: The performance of the U.S. vehicle fleet is being shown in two ways. The darker blue line shows Toyota’s fleet-wide fuel economy (CAFE) presented in terms of grams of CO2 per mile. This measure of performance, shown in previous Toyota North American Environmental Reports, only reflects GHG emissions reductions measured at the tailpipe during the official government test procedure.

The shorter, lighter blue line depicts a broader view of GHG performance that entails provisions in the U.S. EPA GHG program (starting with the 2012 model year). The annual GHG compliance values account for real-world GHG benefits from off-cycle technologies, such as air conditioning and aerodynamic improvements not observed over the official testing conditions.

Showing both values provides a transparent way of looking at Toyota’s historical fleet performance as we continue to pursue both GHG reductions and fuel economy improvements under both the GHG and CAFE programs.

Follow this link for more information about the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program.

Follow this link for more information about the U.S. EPA GHG program.


< Lower CO2 per mile is better.

*Based on CO2 emissions data reported to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

ABOUT THIS CHART: The Canadian federal government introduced a GHG emissions regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for the 2011‐2016 model years, and in October of 2014 issued final GHG emissions regulations for the 2017‐2025 model years. Toyota has met the regulatory obligations regarding vehicle CO2 emissions in Canada for each model year.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) named five Toyota/Lexus vehicles as best-in-class for fuel efficiency for the 2018 model year. Best-in-class vehicles have the lowest combined fuel consumption rating, based on 55 percent city and 45 percent highway driving. For each class, the most fuel-efficient conventional vehicle and the most efficient advanced technology vehicle (where applicable) are recognized. Five Toyota and Lexus vehicles were awarded by NRCan for the lowest estimated annual fuel use in their respective classes:

Toyota Prius c (Compact car)

Toyota Prius (Mid-size car)

Toyota Prius v (Mid-size station wagon)

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD (Small SUV)

Lexus RX 450h AWD (Standard SUV)

This marked the 18th year in a row that at least one vehicle from the Prius Family was named to the list.


< Lower CO2 per kilometer is better.

ABOUT THIS CHART: In Mexico, the government has modeled vehicle GHG standards after U.S. requirements. The standards require automakers to meet a single sales‐weighted fleet average and allow credits generated in 2012 and 2013 to be used towards compliance. These standards have been appropriately tailored to the unique driving conditions and product mix associated with the Mexican market and contain similar compliance flexibilities and lead time as those offered in the United States. Toyota continues to be in compliance with these standards.


Three of Toyota’s U.S. manufacturing plants are required to report GHG emissions data under U.S. EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. Individual plant data for our plants in Kentucky, Texas and Indiana are available on EPA’s website through its online data publication tool.

In Canada, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) and Canadian Autoparts Toyota, Inc. (CAPTIN) are required to report GHG emissions data. TMMC’s Cambridge plant is required to report under Environment Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program; both the Cambridge and Woodstock plants are required to report GHG emissions to the province of Ontario under its Environmental Protection Act. CAPTIN is required to report GHG emissions to the province of British Columbia under its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act.


* Scope: Manufacturing, R&D, owned logistics, offices

ABOUT THIS CHART: Total Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions have decreased 6 percent between fiscal year 2018 and the baseline year of fiscal year 2016. The decrease is a result of lower production volumes and the implementation of energy efficiency measures.

CO2 From Dealers & Suppliers

Carbon Targets


ABOUT THIS CHART: This chart shows Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions from all North American sites, including manufacturing, logistics, sales and R&D. Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions per vehicle produced decreased by 5.7 percent in fiscal year 2018 compared to the previous year due to an overall decrease in production. This decrease is in line with the decrease in total Scope 1 and 2 emissions reported in Figure P08.

CO2 From Operations


Scope = GHG emissions intensity from owned and third-party service parts/accessories and vehicle transport activities (e.g., trucking and rail). Does not include manufacturing logistics (such as transport of raw materials to the manufacturing plants).

ABOUT THIS CHART: We track GHG emissions intensity for owned and third-party U.S. service parts/accessories and vehicle logistics from all transport modes (trucking, marine, air and rail). These logistics operations have improved GHG intensity by 19 percent compared to the baseline year (fiscal year 2016). We have achieved the target and strive to continue to improve efficiency.

CO2 From Dealers & Suppliers

Carbon Targets


P11 / Environmental Compliance

Significant Environmental Violations
FY13 0
FY14 0
FY15 0
FY16 0
FY17 0
FY18 0
FY19 0

ABOUT THIS CHART: Many of our activities in vehicle development, manufacturing and logistics are subject to local, state, provincial and federal laws that regulate chemical management, air emissions, water discharges, storm water management, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste treatment and disposal. These regulations vary by facility based on the type of equipment operated and the functions performed.

Toyota reports environmental violations resulting in fines of $5,000 or more and in an impact to the environment (we do not report administrative violations). In fiscal year 2018, our North American manufacturing plants and logistics sites had zero significant environmental regulatory violations.


P12 / Toyota / Lexus LEED® Dealerships

Toyota Lexus
Platinum 5 0
Gold 21 4
Silver 16 3
Certified 14 4
Total 56 11

*As of July 2019, 59 Toyota and Lexus dealerships in the U.S, 7 in Canada and 1 in Mexico have earned LEED® certification.

ABOUT THIS CHART: The Toyota and Lexus brands provide guidance to dealerships on sustainable strategies to achieve LEED® certification. LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a point-based system administered by the U.S. and Canadian Green Building Councils promoting a whole-building approach to sustainable construction and remodeling. LEED® certification is based on meeting stringent requirements in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Toyota and Lexus brands have achieved various levels of LEED certification for the construction and renovation of their sales and service areas. As of July 2019, 67 Toyota and Lexus dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have achieved LEED certification, and more are registered with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Toyota and Lexus recognize the hard work that goes into the LEED certification process. The continued efforts not only are attractive to environmentally conscious consumers, they also can provide dealerships an edge in recruiting and retaining team members.


Environmental Management Systems

P13 / ISO 14001 Certifications of Toyota’s North American Facilities

Location Original Certification Date
Manufacturing Plants Huntsville, Alabama 2005
Long Beach, California 1998
Princeton, Indiana 1999
Georgetown, Kentucky 1998
Troy, Missouri 1998
Blue Springs, Mississippi 2012
Jackson, Tennessee 2007
San Antonio, Texas 2008
Buffalo, West Virginia 2000
Woodstock, Ontario 2009
Cambridge, Ontario 1998
Delta, British Columbia 1997
Baja California, Mexico 2006
Vehicle Distribution Centers Toronto, Ontario 2002
Montreal, Quebec 2003
Parts Distribution Center Toronto, Ontario 2001
Vancouver, British Columbia 2002
Sales and Regional Offices Canadian Sales Headquarters in Toronto, Ontario 2001
Pacific Regional Office and TFS 2002
Quebec Regional Office and TFS 2005
Prairie Regional Office and TFS 2008
Atlantic Regional Office and TFS 2006
*List of certified sites in North America as of July 2019.

ABOUT THIS CHART: Environmental management systems are an essential part of Toyota’s overall effort to minimize risks and achieve leading levels of environmental performance. Each Toyota location has an environmental management system (EMS) that identifies the significant environmental aspects and impacts of its operations and sets corresponding controls, goals and targets to manage and reduce these impacts over time.

The facilities listed in the chart have been third-party certified to ISO 14001, the International Organization for Standardization’s standard for designing and implementing an effective environmental management system.

Green Building

P14 / Toyota’s North American Facilities With LEED® Certifications

Production Engineering & Manufacturing Center Georgetown, Kentucky 2019 NC Platinum
Toyota Supplier Center York Township, Michigan 2019 NC Platinum
Toyota Motor North America Headquarters
(Office Towers, High Bay Evaluation Building, Vehicle Delivery Center)
Plano, Texas 2017 BD+C Platinum
Chicago Service Training Center Aurora, Illinois 2015 NC Gold
Lexus Eastern Area Office Parsippany, New Jersey 2014 CI Platinum
Toyota Kansas City Training Center Kansas City, Missouri 2012 NC Gold
Toyota Inland Empire Training Center Rancho Cucamonga, California 2010 CI Gold
Toyota Technical Center York Township, Michigan 2010 NC Gold
Toyota Racing Development North Carolina Salisbury, North Carolina 2010 NC Certified
Lexus Florida Training Center Miramar, Florida 2009 CI Gold
Toyota Phoenix Training Center Phoenix, Arizona 2009 CI Silver
North America Production Support Center Georgetown, Kentucky 2006 CI Silver
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Washington, D.C. 2016 CI Silver
Portland Vehicle Distribution Center Portland, Oregon 2004 NC Gold
Toyota Motor Sales - South Campus Torrance, California 2003 NC Gold

BD+C = Building Design + Construction
NC = New Construction
CI = Commercial Interiors

ABOUT THIS CHART: Fifteen Toyota and Lexus facilities have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. LEED® is a point-based system administered by the U.S. and Canadian Green Building Councils promoting a whole-building approach to sustainable construction and remodeling. LEED certification is based on meeting stringent requirements in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Ranging from office space to vehicle distribution centers, these facilities represent Toyota’s continued efforts to improve the design and efficiency of all operations. Toyota Motor North America is a platinum member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

“Building for the Future”



P15 / Total Waste (Pounds)

2015 2016 2017 2018
Regulated Waste*
Recycled/Reused Regulated Waste    13,494,000      4,570,000      4,879,000       4,499,000
Incineration, Waste to Energy, Fuels Blending    11,183,000      7,247,000    11,599,000     11,843,000
Landfill           48,000         692,000            33,000
Non-Regulated Waste
Composted      1,088,000         831,000       1,080,000          908,000
Recycled Scrap Steel from Mfg Plants  659,718,000  678,953,000  656,129,000  670,020,000
Other Recycled/Reused    79,267,000    87,805,000    79,940,000    79,800,000
Incineration, Waste to Energy, Fuels Blending    26,574,000    33,933,000    29,314,000    32,081,000
Landfill      7,602,000      8,081,000    16,995,000    13,363,000
TOTAL WASTE (Pounds) GENERATED 798,974,000 822,112,000 799,969,000 812,514,000

*Regulated waste includes hazardous, universal and special wastes regulated at the federal, state, provincial or local level. Non-regulated waste is all other waste.

Scope = Toyota's North American headquarters, manufacturing, R&D, sales and logistics sites in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Also includes data from manufacturing in Mexico. Data from non-manufacturing sites in Mexico will be included in future years. Data excludes construction and demolition waste from new construction and expansion projects.

ABOUT THIS CHART: Waste data is collected on a calendar year basis. In 2018, our North American manufacturing plants, logistics sites and offices sent only 1.6 percent of waste for disposal to landfills. (For certain waste streams, landfill disposal is required by law.) We recycled, reused or composted 93 percent and sent 5.4 percent of waste to waste-to-energy or fuels blending facilities. Total waste in 2018 was higher than 2017, in part due to a new line for cosmetic panels installed at our plant in southern California and additional aluminum machining at our assembly plant in Kentucky.

“Eliminating Waste”


P16 / FY 2019 Water (Gallons)

Total (All of TMNA)* Water-Stressed Areas**
Water Withdrawal 1,806,964,000 59,193,000
Water Discharge 1,136,206,000 34,513,000
Water Consumption    670,758,000 24,680,000

*Scope: Manufacturing, R&D, owned logistics, offices
**Water-stressed areas have been identified with WRI's AqueductTM Water Risk Atlas and include high risk sites (no sites are currently rated as very high risk).

ABOUT THIS CHART: Toyota withdrew 1.807 billion gallons of water at more than 100 North American facilities, including assembly and unit plants, parts and vehicle distribution centers, R&D sites and offices. Only 3 percent of water withdrawal occurred in an area of high water stress, identified as level four in the Water Risk Atlas. We do not currently have any sites located in an area of “extremely high risk (level 5).

More than 94 percent of this water came from municipal sources (both fresh and recycled water from utilities); other sources included surface water bodies, groundwater and rainwater.

We estimate 1.1 billion gallons were discharged, either to surface waters or to municipal utilities.

Consumption (defined as withdrawal minus discharge, or the water that was not returned to either a municipal utility or surface or ground water) was almost 671 million gallons.

“Conserving Water”

2The Prius Eco is an available trim level within the Prius model line. This trim option offers customers even better fuel efficiency thanks to lighter weight and further optimized aerodynamics.