Toyota: Focused on Plants, People and Planet

2013 North American Environmental Report Details Innovation and Improvements

TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 03, 2013) – Looking for a new vehicle?  How about one that was assembled at a North American facility that helped save 61 million gallons of water last year?   And you can buy that vehicle at one of the most environmentally advanced dealerships in the country.  These examples of environmental leadership and more are highlighted in the recently published 2013 Toyota North American environmental report.  
Noteworthy efforts for the year include:
  1. Toyota and Lexus exceeded sales of 2 million hybrid vehicles in the U.S. and more than 5 millionhybrids globally.  Toyota estimates the use of 5 million hybrid vehicles has avoided 34 million tons of CO2 emissions.
  2. Energy use has been reduced by22 percent per vehicle produced (since FY2002).
  3. Ten Toyota North American plants achieved zero waste to landfill. 
  4. Since 2002, Toyota’s parts and accessories returnable container program has saved over 308 million pounds of wood and 185 million pounds of cardboard.  Or 2.5 million trees worth.
  5. Now in its sixth year, Toyota TogetherGreen has engaged nearly half a millionparticipants in conservation action in all 50 states.
2013 also marks the formation of the Toyota North American Environmental (TNAE) organization.  TNAE serves as coordinator of environmental efforts across North America by establishing priorities and consolidating environmental action plan targets across all operations, including research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales.  The annual environmental report summarizes progress toward these North American goals.   
“At Toyota, we strive to minimize environmental impacts throughout the vehicle life cycle,” said Kevin Butt, regional environmental director, Toyota North America.  “Our North American companies are working together to continually improve, innovate and serve as environmental leaders in our communities.”
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