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

  Toyota was able to achieve the goals of the Second Toyota Environmental Action Plan in the areas of product, production and recycling.

In improving product fuel efficiency, Toyota met all the voluntary goals set for the FY2000 government targets for average fuel efficiency according to weight class category. In reducing exhaust emissions, Toyota achieved the FY2000 standards for all vehicle series and is making efforts to respond early to the approval system for low-emission vehicles as the next goal.

Although the number of clean-energy vehicles sold in Japan decreased, the new Prius was launched in Europe and the U.S.

In production, total CO2 emission volume was reduced by 13% and emission volume per sales unit by 17% from 1990. Toyota also achieved 78% reduction compared to 1990 in volume of waste generation. Zero landfill waste, a goal for FY2003, was achieved by December 2000 at all of its plants and housing works. Moreover, regarding substances of environmental concern, VOC emissions volume were reduced to 53g/m², less than the target figure.

In improving recoverability, Toyota not only achieved a recovery rate higher than the governmental target last year, but also completed the technological goal of achieving a vehicle recovery rate of 90%.