Eco-VAS(Eco-Vehicle Assessment System), based on the concept of life cycle assessment (LCA) throughout the entire development process from vehicle production and use to disposal, is a comprehensive environmental impact assessment system. It is aimed at serving as a valuable environment-management tool for those responsible for vehicle development.
TOYOTA's LCA Method, which is applied to our passenger vehicles was certified by TÜV Rheinland, in accordance with ISO14040/14044 standards.
Eco-VAS main points
Through these processes, and under the direct management of the person in charge, necessary measures to reduce the environmental impact of each vehicle can be devised in the initial stages of development, enabling steady development progress with an eye toward achieving targets and raising a vehicle's overall environmental performance.
Persons in charge of vehicle development set environmental impact reduction targets for vehicles at the planning stage and continually check target-achievement status from the start of the development process through to the start of production.