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Toyota Environmental
Challenge 2050

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.

Worsening global environmental issues Extreme weather phenomena attributed to greenhouse gas emissions Biodiversity depletion due to development Water shortages caused by population growth ... Announced Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 Achieving Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge of Achieving Zero Benefitting the Earth Net Positive Impact Challenge October 2015 Set the aim for 2030 2030 Milestone September 2018 Ideal form in 2050 CO2 0 Society in harmony with nature 2050Worsening global environmental issues Extreme weather phenomena attributed to greenhouse gas emissions Biodiversity depletion due to development Water shortages caused by population growth ... Announced Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 Achieving Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge of Achieving Zero Benefitting the Earth Net Positive Impact Challenge October 2015 Set the aim for 2030 2030 Milestone September 2018 Ideal form in 2050 CO2 0 Society in harmony with nature 2050

Find out more about Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 (PDF)

Toyota's goal for the future in 2050

Six environmental
challenges

Toyota set six challenges with the aim of going beyond zero environmental impact and achieving a net positive impact.

  • Challenge 1
  • Challenge 2
  • Challenge 3
  • Challenge 4
  • Challenge 5
  • Challenge 6
  • Challenge 1
  • Challenge 2
  • Challenge 3
  • Challenge 4
  • Challenge 5
  • Challenge 6

Challenge 1 CO2 0 New Vehicle Zero CO2 Emissions ChallengeChallenge 1 CO2 0 New Vehicle Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge

2050 Challenge

Reduce global average CO2 emissions during operation from new vehicles by 90% from Toyota’s 2010 global level

Reduce global average CO2 emissions during operation from new vehicles by 90% from Toyota’s 2010 global level
Specific measures

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.

Diversify electrified vehicle lineups
Diversify electrified vehicle lineups
Develop Prius PHEV
Develop Prius PHEV

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Challenge 2 CO2 0 Life Cycle Zero CO2 Emissions ChallengeChallenge 2 CO2 0 Life Cycle Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge

2050 Challenge

Completely eliminate all CO2 emissions from the entire vehicle life cycle

Completely eliminate all CO2 emissions from the entire vehicle life cycle

2030 Milestone

CO2 25% Reduce CO2 emissions by 25% or more over the entire vehicle life cycle compared to 2013 levels ※2
  • ※2 by promoting activities for the milestones of Challenges 1 and 3 with support from stakeholders such as suppliers, energy providers, infrastructure developers, governments and customers

pdfFind out more about 2030 Milestone for Challenge 2 (PDF)

pdfFind out more about 2030 Milestone for Challenge 2 (PDF)

Specific measures

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.

Develop low-emission materials and use recycled materials
Develop low-emission materials and use recycled materials
Operate commercial trucks using fuel cell technology
Operate commercial trucks using fuel cell technology

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Challenge 3 CO2 0 Plant Zero CO2 Emissions ChallengeChallenge 3 CO2 0 Plant Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge

2050 Challenge

Achieve zero CO2 emissions at all plants worldwide by 2050

Achieve zero CO2 emissions at all plants worldwide by 2050
Specific measures

We promote comprehensive energy-saving measures by deploying innovative technologies and daily kaizen while introducing reusable energy and utilizing hydrogen at global plants.

Innovative technology (e.g., reduce CO2 by high-efficiency heat exchangers)
Innovative technology (e.g., reduce CO2 by high-efficiency heat exchangers)
Use renewable energy at the North American headquarters (solar panel installation and wind power procurement)
Use renewable energy at the North American headquarters (solar panel installation and wind power procurement)

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Challenge 4 Challenge of Minimizing and Optimizing Water UsageChallenge 4 Challenge of Minimizing and Optimizing Water Usage

2050 Challenge

Minimize water usage and implement water discharge management based on individual local conditions

Minimize water usage and implement water discharge management based on individual local conditions
Specific measures

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.

Develop water saving technologies in a painting process
Develop water saving technologies in a painting process
Use rainwater effectively for industrial water (e.g., a tank for storing rainwater at the French plant)
Use rainwater effectively for industrial water (e.g., a tank for storing rainwater at the French plant)

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Challenge 5 Challenge of Establishing a Recycling-based Society and SystemsChallenge 5 Challenge of Establishing a Recycling-based Society and Systems

2050 Challenge

Promote global deployment of End-of-life vehicle treatment and recycling technologies and systems developed in Japan

Promote global deployment of End-of-life vehicle treatment and recycling technologies and systems developed in Japan
Specific measures

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.

Set up model facilities for proper treatment of CFC/HFC, waste oil and fluids in the regions without appropriate infrastructures
Set up model facilities for proper treatment of CFC/HFC, waste oil and fluids in the regions without appropriate infrastructures
Recycle used batteries collected
Recycle used batteries collected

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Challenge 6 Challenge of Establishing a Future Society in Harmony with NatureChallenge 6 Challenge of Establishing a Future Society in Harmony with Nature

2050 Challenge

Connect nature conservation activities beyond the Toyota Group and its business partners among communities, with the world, to the future

Connect nature conservation activities beyond the Toyota Group and its business partners among communities, with the world, to the future
Specific measures

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.

Establish a new biotope in Tsutsumi Plant
Establish a new biotope in Tsutsumi Plant
Support environmental activities with the Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program
Support environmental activities with the Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program

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Find out more about Toyota's initiatives

Environmental Data

To learn more about the past achievements of each challenge, please refer to the Environmental data page.

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Environmental Report

Please refer to our Environmental Report toward meeting the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050.

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