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




 

Propagation of the Environmental Purchasing Guidelines Overseas

In order to globally expand cooperation with suppliers, each of Toyota"s overseas affiliates began the necessary preparations for issuing the Purchasing Guidelines. Toyota, through each overseas affiliate, requests the suppliers in each country and region to follow Overseas Purchasing Guidelines. The Purchasing Guidelines for North America and for Europe were issued in August 2000 and in April 2001 respectively. Toyota plans to gradually implement the Purchasing Guidelines in other regions as well.

Thorough Implementation of Proactive Prevention Measures and Information Disclosure to Local Communities

In response to the PRTR Law, and to conduct global measures that comply with the regulations in each country, Toyota revised the Prior Assessment System for Environmental Preservation. The revisions included increasing the number of chemicals prohibited for use and substances subject to control. As community councils were formed, seminars were held ahead of the enactment of the PRTR Law and plant tours were conducted at all Toyota plants and housing works.


Community council meeting held at Takaoka Plant

Total CO2 Emissions Volume Reduced by 13% from the 1990 Level through Improvement of Productivity and Effective Energy Use


Toyota achieved the goal of "stabilizing CO2 emissions volume and emissions per sales unit at 1990 levels by the end of FY2000." In FY2000, total CO2 emissions volume was reduced by 13% from the 1990 level while CO2 emissions per sales unit were reduced by 17%. Some of the key actions that Toyota took include the following:
(1)streamlining the production system through line integration,
(2) increasing efficiency of new lines,
(3) introducing high-efficiency cogeneration systems, and
(4) self-wheeling of excess electrical power.


*For CO2 emissions, CO2 equivalent values are now used instead of carbon equivalent values

Waste Volume Generation Reduced by 78% Compared to 1990 Zero Landfill Waste Achieved at All Toyota Plants and Housing Works

Toyota, having set the goal of "waste volume reduction of 75% compared to 1990 by the end of FY2000" in the Second Toyota Environmental Action Plan, has taken steady actions and enhanced activities designed to reduce waste generation at the source. As a result, waste volume generation was reduced by 78% compared to 1990 and the goal of "zero landfill waste" at all its plants and housing works by December 2000, was also achieved well ahead of the original schedule of by the end of FY2003.