The period covered by this report is the fiscal year 2000
(April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001). It describes environmental
activities, mainly concerning automobiles, carried out in
Japan during that period. Please note that FY indicates Fiscal
Year. Since the Report is now being published in July, activities
which made notable progress are covered up until July.
The report begins with an overall description of Toyota "Environmental
Management" and then according to the order of the lifecycle
of an automobile, reports on the activities of "Development
and Design," "Procurement and Production,"
"Logistics," and "Recycling and Sales/After
The case studies included in several chapters, as well as
the "Special Story" at the end of the report, introduce
Toyota environmental examples and projects that had a particularly
favorable effect in FY2000.
This English report is the direct translation of the Japanese
version issued on July 5, 2001.