Between fiscal years 2017 and 2021, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) will:
Challenge 4 (Conserve Water): Prioritize and implement water stewardship plans for facilities in water-stressed areas (on track)
TMNA‘s water stewardship strategy focuses on facilities located in areas of water risk. We define water risk according to AqueductTM, a tool developed by the World Resources Institute to help companies, investors, governments and communities better understand where and how water risks are emerging around the world. The centerpiece of Aqueduct is the Water Risk Atlas, which combines 12 indicators in three categories (physical risk quantity, physical risk quality, and regulatory and reputational risk) to create an overall map of where and how water risks may be prevalent.
We have mapped all our North American locations (manufacturing plants, offices and parts and vehicle distribution centers). The Atlas shows 16 of Toyota‘s North American locations in areas of “high” overall water risk (Level 4) and 25 in areas of “medium to high” risk (Level 3). Currently, we do not have any sites in areas of “extremely high” risk (Level 5).
In fiscal year 2019, 3 percent of the water Toyota withdrew in North America was at sites in areas of high water risk (Level 4), as defined by the Water Risk Atlas. We continue to work on developing water stewardship plans at our highest risk sites. These plans will address water conservation (including potentially absolute water reduction targets), water quality, and outreach activities with suppliers and local communities.
Toyota‘s Overall Water Risk in North America
This map was generated using data from WRI‘s Aqueduct™ Water Risk Atlas. The Atlas creates an overall map of where and how water risks may be prevalent. We mapped all our North American locations. We show on the map the sites in two risk categories: “high” (Level 4) and “medium to high” (Level 3). We do not have any sites in the “extremely high” (Level 5) category. Circles with numbers inside indicate multiple facilities of that type; the map is too small to show each site in that area.