Welcome to the Performance section of Toyota’s North American Environmental Report. Here we provide our ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN results as well as data related to our environmental performance in the following areas:
- Environmental Action Plan
- Air Quality
- Environmental Management Systems
- Green Building
Environmental Action Plan
P01 / TMNA Environmental Action Plan, FY2017-2021
ABOUT THIS CHART: This chart summarizes fiscal year 2017 progress against our environmental action plan (EAP) targets for fiscal years 2017 to 2021. These targets cover more than 85 sites, including assembly and unit plants, parts and vehicle distribution centers, sales offices and R&D sites.View This Section
Volatile Organic Compounds
P02 / 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 a number of health issues and is particularly prevalent in dense urban areas with heavy traffic, industrial activity and sunny, warm climates.
Painting operations generate the majority of Toyota’s VOC emissions. We have a North American Manufacturing VOC Working Group studying aspects of the vehicle body painting process to find ways to reduce VOC emissions. Group members review painting operations as a whole as well as the components of the process to find opportunities for improvement. We benefit from sharing lessons learned from one plant to the next.
Toyota's North American manufacturing plants measure grams of VOCs emitted per square meter of vehicle surface area coated (g/m2). Since 2002, we have reduced VOC emissions by 66 percent, from 35.0 to 12.0 g/m2.
Criteria Pollutant Tailpipe Emissions
Hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide — all byproducts of fuel combustion — are linked to various air quality issues, including smog formation as well as a number of 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. EPA's certification program categorizes vehicles into Tier 2, Bins 1 through 8. Lower bin numbers correspond to vehicles with lower tailpipe emissions; Bin 1 is for vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions. This program requires a manufacturer's fleet average to meet a Tier 2 NOx standard of 0.07 grams per mile (g/mi). (The Canadian program is equivalent to the U.S. federal program.)
In California, the Low-Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) regulations categorize vehicles as LEV (Low Emission Vehicle), ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle), SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle), ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) or AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle). For the 2016 model year, the 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 0.093 g/mi for passenger cars and light-duty trucks up to 3,750 pounds, and 0.110 for other light-duty trucks.
Federal vehicle emission standards will change based on EPA's issuance of their Tier 3 rule. In Tier 3, EPA established more stringent vehicle emissions standards and reduces the sulfur content of gasoline beginning in 2017, as part of a systems approach to addressing the impacts of motor vehicles and fuels on air quality and public health. The gasoline sulfur standard will make emission control systems more effective for both existing and new vehicles. The more stringent vehicle standards will reduce both tailpipe and evaporative emissions from passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty passenger vehicles and some heavy- duty vehicles. This will result in significant reductions in emissions in order to reduce pollutants such as ozone, particulate matter and air toxics, and help state and local agencies in their efforts to attain and maintain health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
These vehicle standards are intended to harmonize with California's Low Emission Vehicle program, thus creating a federal vehicle emissions program that will allow automakers to sell the same vehicles in all 50 states. The vehicle standards will be implemented over the same timeframe as the greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards for light-duty vehicles (promulgated by EPA and the National Highway Safety Administration in 2012) as part of a comprehensive approach toward 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, along with other auto manufacturers, supported efforts to harmonize the new California LEV III and federal Tier 3 programs. We worked with federal and state agencies through their regulatory processes to help develop rules that are both effective and feasible. Our goal was – and is – to maintain the flexibility to build vehicles based on customer preferences. In setting tailpipe emission regulations, we believe standards should be performance-based and take into account 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. As with greenhouse gas emissions, fuels must be considered with vehicle technologies as a holistic system. Reduced sulfur levels in gasoline, already available for the LEV III program in California, are needed to enable the after-treatment systems being designed for Tier 3 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 2017" list contains three Toyota models: Prius Eco5, Prius Prime and Prius c. 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 it charges, and energy necessary to build and dispose of the car.
The Toyota Mirai eco-billboard campaign was launched during April and May 2017 in coordination with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas. Thirty-seven billboards in Los Angeles and San Francisco created 24,960 square feet of pollution scrubbing surface and reversed the equivalent of 5,285 vehicles worth of nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emissions per month. NOx is a key ingredient in acid rain and smog. This “catalytic converter” of billboards uses a titanium dioxide coated vinyl to purify the surrounding air. When oxygen reacts with the energized titanium dioxide catalyst, NOx is converted to nitrate and removed from the air. The light-activated, smog-reducing billboards continue to purify the air as long as light, humidity, airflow and the titanium dioxide coating are present.
5 The Prius Eco is an available trim level within the Prius model line. This trim option offers customers even better fuel efficiency than other Prius trims thanks to lighter weight and further optimized aerodynamics.
P03 / 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 June 2019.||See Protecting Species/Pollinator Species/Monarch Butterflies|
|Manufacturing plant in Baja California, Tecate (Mexico)||
||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||See Protecting Species/Native Species|
|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, Running Buffalo Clover, Indiana Bat||Protected by the U.S. Endagered 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|
ABOUT THIS CHART: As sites apply for certification 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 WHC‐certified sites, 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.View This Section
P04 / 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, Tacate, Mexico||Manufacturing||Hotspot: California Floristic Province; Protected area: Wildlife Preserve|
|TMMC||Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario, Canada||Manufacturing||Protected Area: Vansittart Woods wetlands|
|TABC||Long Beach, California||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|
ABOUT THIS CHART: TMNA has begun an analysis to determine whether sites are located 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 Endangered Species Act. It is a specific geographic area(s) that contains features essential for the conservation of a threatened or endangered species and that may require special management and protection. Critical habitat may include an area that is not currently occupied by the species but that will be needed for its recovery.View This Section
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 plant species as endemics — i.e., species found no place else — and nearly 43 percent of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian species as endemics.
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.
P05 / Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certifications
ABOUT THIS CHART: The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) awards Conservation Certifications in November of each year. Because of this timing, our target is based on a calendar year cycle. As of the end of 2017, Toyota has 12 sites certified with WHC (certification tier is in parentheses):
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky — certified since 2008 (Gold)
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Cambridge plant — certified since 2013 (Certified)
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Woodstock plant — certified since 2013 (Gold)
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana — certified since 2013 (Silver)
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama — certified since 2014 (Gold)
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi — certified since 2014 (Gold)
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas – certified since 2015 (Certified)
- Bodine Aluminum, Jackson, Tennessee – certified since 2015 (Certified)
- Bodine Aluminum, Troy, Missouri – certified since 2016 (Gold)
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia – certified since 2016 (Gold)
- Toyota Arizona Proving Grounds, Phoenix, Arizona – certified in 2017 (Silver)
- Toyota Technical Center, York, Michigan – certified in 2017 (Silver)
Vehicle CO2 Emissions
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 by 2016, 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 that consumers are willing to purchase in sufficient quantities. Low fuel prices have recently added to this challenge. When the standards through the 2025 model year were set in 2012, it was impossible to predict market outcomes so far into the future, since preferences are largely determined by factors such as fuel price, economic conditions and infrastructure development — most of which are beyond an auto manufacturer’s control. As such, the regulations call for a feasibility evaluation of the 2022-2025 standards, which is 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.
In Canada, Toyota supports alignment with the United States for setting vehicle emissions standards. 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 toward 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 P6-8 for Toyota fleet performance in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. We report up to model year 2016, because model year 2017 had not yet ended at the time this report was published.View This Section
ABOUT THIS CHART: The performance of the U.S. vehicle fleet is being shown in two ways. The grey line shows Toyota’s fleet-wide CAFE fuel economy 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 blue line is new for this year’s report and 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.
For more information about the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program, see https://one.nhtsa.gov/cafe_pic/CAFE_PIC_fleet_LIVE.html. For more information about the U.S. EPA GHG program, see https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines
P07 / Annual CO2 per Mile*, Toyota Canada Fleet
Lower CO2 per mile is better
*Based on CO2 emissions data reported to Environment and Climate Change Canada
ABOUT THIS CHART: In Canada, Toyota supports alignment with the United States for setting vehicle emissions standards. 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 met the required vehicle CO2 standards in Canada for the 2016 model year.
P08 / Annual CO2 per Kilometer, Toyota Mexico Fleet
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 over the period 2014 through 2016, and allow credits generated in 2012 and 2013 to be used toward 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.
Fuel Economy Awards
Toyota offers several models that achieved best-in-class fuel economy ratings in 2017. For example:
- Toyota Prius Two Eco was named the Best New Hybrid by Good Housekeeping in its February 2017 issue. The Good Housekeeping Institute worked with Car and Driver to screen more than 100 new vehicles. After driving 1,200 miles on test tracks and open roads, engineers from the GHI Labs and consumer testers rated cars on value, safety, smoothness, handling, interior design and comfort, and onboard technology.
- The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada named Prius Canada’s Green Car of the Year and RAV4 Hybrid Canada’s Green Utility Vehicle of the Year. This is the first time the same manufacturer has won both categories.
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) named five Toyota/Lexus vehicles as best-in-class for fuel efficiency for the 2017 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 17th year in a row that a vehicle from the Prius Family was named to the list, including the Prius v leading the way in each of the five years it has been on the market. In fact, for the third year, every Prius hybrid model won its respective category.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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 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.
P09 / GHG Emissions from Toyota's North American Operations
*Includes Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions from all Toyota Motor North America operations, including manufacturing, logistics and offices.
ABOUT THIS CHART: Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions increased between fiscal years 2016 and 2017. We recently finished developing a GHG reduction plan for our sites that includes both GHG and energy efficiency projects and renewable energy projects. Once these projects come online, we expect to see significant decreases in total emissions.View This Section
P10 / GHG Emissions Per Vehicle Produced
ABOUT THIS CHART: Data in this chart includes 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 4.5 percent in fiscal year 2017, compared to the previous year.View This Section
P11 / GHG Intensity from U.S. Vehicle logistics (owned)
ABOUT THIS CHART: For fiscal year 2017, we report GHG intensity from owned U.S. vehicle logistics, which reduced GHG intensity by more than 2 percent from the previous year. We expect to report performance from all logistics operations next year. We are establishing a data collection process aligned with the reorganization and consolidation of functions at our new headquarters campus in Plano, Texas.View This Section
P12 / North American Greenhouse Gas Inventory
About This Chart: Each year we prepare an inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Toyota’s North American companies. The methodology used to calculate emissions is based on The GHG Protocol® developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The process of preparing this consolidated inventory has helped us better understand where GHG emissions occur and has facilitated information sharing across Toyota’s North American companies.
The inventory measures GHG emissions from Scopes 1, 2 and 3, as defined by The GHG Protocol:
- Scope 1 includes emissions from the consumption of natural gas as well as fuel consumption by in-house trucking operations.
- Scope 2 includes emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity.
- Scope 3 includes emissions from fuel consumed by third-party carriers, team member commuting and business travel. These are emissions, which Toyota has influence over but does not directly control.
(Our Scope 3 emissions do not include emissions from the use of our sold vehicles. For information on our vehicle carbon footprint please see Vehicle CO2 Emissions.)View This Section
P13 / Environmental Compliance
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 we operate and the functions performed.
Toyota reports significant environmental violations – those resulting in fines of $5,000 or more and in an impact to the environment (we do not report administrative violations). In fiscal year 2017, our North American manufacturing plants and logistics sites had zero significant environmental regulatory violations.
P14 / Toyota / Lexus LEED® Dealerships
*As of July 2017, 51 Toyota and Lexus dealerships in the U.S, 6 in Canada and 1 in Mexico have been certified to LEED®.
ABOUT THIS CHART: Toyota and Lexus continue to lead the industry with more LEED®‐certified dealership facilities in North America than any other auto manufacturer. As of July 2017, we have assisted 58 Toyota and Lexus dealerships with LEED® certification: 42 Toyota and 9 Lexus dealerships in the U.S and 5 Toyota and 1 Lexus dealership in Canada, and 1 Toyota dealership in Mexico. (Beaverton Toyota in Oregon received two separate certifications for the sales building and service center; we counted this dealership only once).
Several more dealerships have completed construction and are waiting for their ratings to be decided. Many more are under construction or in the design and permitting phase and have registered their intent to pursue LEED®.
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 evaluations in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor air quality.View This Section
Environmental Management Systems
P15 / ISO 14001 Certifications of Toyota’s North American Facilities
|Location||Original Certification Date|
|Manufacturing Plants||Huntsville, Alabama||2005|
|Long Beach, California||1998|
|St. Louis, Missouri||1998|
|Blue Springs, Mississippi||2012|
|San Antonio, Texas||2008|
|Buffalo, West Virginia||2000|
|Delta, British Columbia||1997|
|Baja California, Mexico||2006|
|Vehicle Distribution Centers||Toronto, Ontario||2002|
|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|
P16 / Toyota’s North American Facilities With LEED® Certifications
|TOYOTA FACILITY||LOCATION||YEAR||CERTIFICATION LEVEL|
|Toyota Motor North America Headquarters||Plano, Texas||2017||NC 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|
NC = New Construction
CI = Commercial Interiors
ABOUT THIS CHART: A total of 13 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 evaluations in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor air 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’s (TMNA’s) new headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, was awarded LEED® Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in September 2017. TMNA CEO Jim Lentz (right) received the LEED® Platinum plaque from Jonathan Kraatz (left), executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Dallas chapter.
P17 / Total Waste (Pounds)
|Recycled/Reused Regulated Waste||13,494,000||4,570,000|
|Waste to Energy or Fuels Blending||11,183,000||7,247,000|
|Recycled Scrap Steel from Mfg Plants||659,718,000||678,593,000|
|Waste to Energy or Fuels Blending||26,574,000||33,933,000|
|TOTAL WASTE (Pounds) GENERATED||798,974,000||822,112,000|
*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 manufacturing, sales and logistics sites in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Data from R&D sites and Mexico will be included in future years.
ABOUT THIS CHART: Total waste generated by Toyota’s North American operations increased by 3 percent between calendar years 2015 and 2016 due to an increase in production and the relocation of team members from Torrance, California, and Erlanger, Kentucky, to the new campuses in Plano, Texas; York, Michigan; and Georgetown, Kentucky.
Waste data is collected on a calendar year basis to align with U.S. EPA’s WasteWise program. While we did not participate in WasteWise in 2016, we plan to again in the future, once all of our data reporting systems are consolidated across the new organization.View This Section
P18 / Water Withdrawal per Vehicle Produced
*Includes water withdrawals from all Toyota Motor North America’s operations, including manufacturing, logistics and offices. Water withdrawal sources include public utilities, groundwater wells, surface water bodies and rain water.
ABOUT THIS CHART: The amount of water we used to produce a vehicle decreased by 1 percent, from 952 gallons per vehicle in fiscal year 2016 to 946 gallons in 2017.
During fiscal year 2017, Toyota withdrew 1.95 billion gallons of water at more than 85 North American facilities, including assembly and unit plants, parts and vehicle distribution centers, R&D sites and offices. More than 99 percent of this water came from municipal sources (both fresh and recycled water from utilities); other sources included surface water bodies, ground water and rain water.View This Section