Items with particularly positive successes in environmental actions for FY2000 in each area of Toyota"s operations are summarized below.
For further details please refer to the respective section in the report.

Environmental Management |Development and Design | Procurement and Production | Logistics | Recycling and Sales/After Sales | Overseas Initiatives
Other Businesses, Social Contribution Activities, Safety and Health | Status of Major Environmental Data for FY2000

  Second Action Plan Goals(FY2000 Goals) Achieved

FY2000 was the final year of the Second Toyota Environmental Action Plan (FY1996-FY2000). Toyota had placed top priority on the steady promotion of this Plan and has confirmed that virtually all goals were met.

Promotion of Consolidated Environmental Management

In order to reinforce its responses to environmental issues on a global scale, Toyota introduced "consolidated environmental management" at all 445 consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and overseas.

Toyota set guidelines for automotive-related production companies such as:
(1) contributing to the prevention of global warming;
(2) management and reduction of substances of environmental concern;
(3) reduction of waste and conservation of resources.

All 57 subject companies completed drafting their environmental action plans.In addition, environmental guidelines were provided to overseas distributors and to Japanese dealers and subsequently action based on these guidelines has been started.

Environmental Cost Management

Total environmental costs in FY2000 come to 95.2 billion yen (equal to 1.2% of net sales).

Improvement of Environmental Education Programs

Toyota appointed Environmental Leaders in each division and started systematic training of Leaders.
The Toyota Environmental Textbook was distributed not only within the company but also to affiliated companies in Japan and overseas.

LCA Implemented at the Vehicle Development Stage

LCA (LifeCycle Assessment), a method of quantitatively assessing the environmental impact of a product throughout its lifecycle, was performed at the development stage of the new Estima Hybrid, launched in June 2001. The improved environmental effects compared to the gasoline model of the same vehicle series were confirmed.