2015 Toyota
North American
Environmental Report

Welcome to Toyota’s 2015 North American Environmental Report. This year’s report features information about our four focus areas – CARBON, WATER, MATERIALS and BIODIVERSITY – plus related OUTREACH activities.


Toyota considers global warming to be a top priority. In 2015, the Toyota Mirai hit the market, powered by hydrogen and emitting nothing but water vapor; our 14 North American manufacturing plants won an impressive 11th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for superior energy efficiency; and Yellowstone National Park, with our help, began generating sustainable power from used Camry hybrid batteries. These projects all required time, dedication and collaboration to succeed. We are innovating for positive change and moving along our path to a low carbon future.


Water is a precious resource. Throughout the company, we are making changes to use less water. We saved over 54 million gallons last year by doing some pretty creative things, like collecting rain water and using it to water a rain garden. We’re helping others conserve water, too. Through programs like the World Water Monitoring Challenge, team members are teaching youngsters about the importance of clean, fresh water. In Toyota’s cycle of water stewardship, everyone has a role in making sure this precious resource is available for generations to come.


For Toyota, “Materials” refers to everything used to make a vehicle, whether it ends up in the final product or not. Some materials contain substances of concern, which we try to reduce or eliminate. And in the process of making vehicles, some materials become waste. Last year, we reduced, reused or recycled 96 percent of our own solid waste. We also collected over 212,000 pounds of household waste and donation items from our neighbors. Together, we are helping to keep usable material out of landfills and helping others reuse and recycle.


Over 2,100 species of animals and plants are listed as endangered or threatened around the world. To keep these species from disappearing forever, collaboration is key. Toyota partners with the Wildlife Habitat Council to bring together employees, government agencies and conservation organizations to build healthy ecosystems and connected communities. From protecting pollinators to supporting National Public Lands Day, these efforts are all part of our mission to create positive environmental change.


Our outreach strategy seeks to make connections that scale up our activities in carbon, water, materials and biodiversity. Engaging stakeholders is central to the success of this strategy. We encourage team members to become environmental ambassadors; work with our network of Toyota and Lexus dealerships on green building initiatives; and through the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, we are part of one of the largest conservation awareness programs in the U.S. Through the power of collaboration, we hope to create lasting positive outcomes on a macro scale.

Please visit the Performance section, where we’ve combined all our data charts. Here you will also find information about Air Quality (VOC emissions and criteria pollutant tailpipe emissions), a list of our LEED®-certified facilities, information on the ISO 14001 certification status of our sites, and our environmental compliance record.

This report covers activities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as the Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands in North America. The period covered is fiscal year 2015 (April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015) and product model year 2015. Data presented with different dates is clearly indicated.

We listened to your comments and suggestions about last year's report and used them to improve this report. We would appreciate your feedback. You may participate in a survey found here.

© November 2015


Environmental Report Manager
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