Toyota endeavors to help address major environmental issues facing the global community, such as climate change, water scarcity, resource depletion and habitat loss.
To minimize environmental impact across its business and maximize positive outcomes, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has focused its 2020 environmental sustainability efforts on five key areas---carbon, water, materials, biodiversity and outreach.
North America highlights include:
- Reduced absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 9% in Fiscal Year 2020 compared to Fiscal Year 2019. This improvement is attributed to energy efficiency improvements, investments in renewable energy and changes in production volumes and model mix.
- New electrified product launches including the 2021 Toyota Mirai, RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid and Sienna Hybrid and Venza Hybrids, in keeping with the aim to offer an electrified version of the entire lineup by around 2025.
- Water stewardship efforts at two prioritized locations---Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California, Inc. in Tijuana, Mexico, and a west coast regional sales office. Over the next year, Toyota will address water conservation, water quality, local water conditions and outreach activities with suppliers and local communities.
"We have a responsibility to help achieve a net positive impact on the environment and to...