Toyota Releases 2019 North American Environmental Report
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"Our actions today are setting a foundation for the future. Achieving Challenge 2050 will not be easy, but with the help of team members, suppliers and other partners, we are already reducing our impacts and creating positive change," said
Additional highlights from the 2019 North American Environmental Report include the following:
Toyotais committed to offering an electrified version of each Toyotaand Lexus model by 2025.
Toyotais entering into renewable power purchase agreements, which will be used to reduce GHG emissions from our North American operations by up to 40 percent over the next three years.
Toyota'sNorth American manufacturing plants recycled or reused 565 million gallons of water last year. That's equivalent to the annual water use of 5,159 average American families.
Toyota'sassembly plant in Cambridge, Ontario, developed a new cleaning process that saves 11,300 gallons of solvent and cuts material waste in half.
Toyotais partnering with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, one of the largest public arts gatherings in Michigan, to make this a zero-waste event. In just one year, the festival went from 100 percent landfill to diverting over 75 percent of its waste to compost and recycling.
Across North America, Toyotahas 17 sites with pollinator gardens supporting monarch butterflies along their migration path.
Toyotahas 13 sites engaged in conservation programs certified by Wildlife Habitat Council®.
- In 2019, residents from cities across the U.S. took part in the 8th annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, sponsored by
Toyota, by pledging to save over 3 billion gallons of water over the next year.
- For the 20th consecutive year,
Toyotawas the national corporate sponsor of National Public Lands Day, hosted by the National Environmental Education Foundation. Between 1999 and 2018, more than 50,000 Toyotavolunteers spent 193,000 volunteer hours building and maintaining 1,500 miles of trails, planting 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants, and removing 30,000 pounds of invasive species.
- In the U.S.,
Canadaand Mexico, we have supported 67 Toyotaand Lexus dealerships in becoming LEED®-certified. Achieving LEED certification illustrates the dealerships' commitment to sustainable construction and remodeling.
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