Toyota Releases 2019 North American Environmental Report


Toyota is committed to supporting and fostering a more inclusive and sustainable society. To achieve that goal, the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 was developed to address the major environmental issues facing the global community, such as climate change, water scarcity, resource depletion and habitat loss.

Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050’s first three challenges focus on carbon and call for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles, operations and supply chain activities. The fourth challenge addresses water availability and quality, while the fifth and sixth challenges seek to move closer to contributing to a recycling-based society and protecting nature.

Progress on each of those challenges is outlined in the 2019 North American Environmental ReportSome of the highlights from 2019 include the first phase of the Zero-and-Near-Zero Emission Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF) that will reduce GHG emissions by 500 tons, recycle of over half a billion gallons of water at manufacturing facilities and achieve a 93% recycling, reuse or composting rate of waste at all North American facilities.

“From product development to infrastructure, emissions to waste reduction and beyond, Toyota is committed to ‘walking the walk’ and achieving the goals we’ve set forth as part of our global Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050,” says Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Corporate, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). “These standards are engrained in our culture, and we stand beside our valued partners in our collective efforts to create a more sustainable future for our planet.”

Additional highlights from the 2019 North American Environmental Report include the following:








Source: Toyota Canada Inc.