Moving toward a society where people, cars, and nature can coexist in harmony
In October 2015, Toyota announced the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. We have been striving to reduce the
environmental burden attributed to automobiles to as close to zero as possible, while developing measures to contribute a
positive impact on the Earth and its societies with the aim of achieving a sustainable society.
Toyota's goal for the future in 2050
Toyota set six challenges with the aim of going beyond zero environmental impact and achieving a net positive impact.
Reduce global average CO2 emissions during operation from new vehicles by 90% from Toyota’s 2010 global level
In order to further accelerate the spread of next-generation vehicles, we will continue to provide electrified vehicles best-suited to our customers in each market.
Completely eliminate all CO2 emissions from the entire vehicle life cycle
We will strive to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the entire vehicle life cycle including manufacturing to driving and disposal stage from both sides of technology development and value chain collaboration.
Achieve zero CO2 emissions at all plants worldwide by 2050
We promote comprehensive energy-saving measures by deploying innovative technologies and daily kaizen while introducing reusable energy and utilizing hydrogen at global plants.
Minimize water usage and implement water discharge management based on individual local conditions
We promote to thoroughly reduce the amount of water usage and comprehensively purify water, returning it to the environment according to the regional water environment.
Promote global deployment of End-of-life vehicle treatment and recycling technologies and systems developed in Japan
In order to realize a recycling-based society, we aim to develop technologies and establish social systems to properly process and recycle End-of-life vehicles on a global scale.
Connect nature conservation activities beyond the Toyota Group and its business partners among communities, with the world, to the future
We will widely contribute to biodiversity with three activities: Connecting Communities - Toyota Green Wave Project, Connecting with the World - Toyota Today for Tomorrow Project，and Connecting to the Future - Toyota ESD Project.
To learn more about the past achievements of each challenge, please refer to the Environmental data page.