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Sustainability Report 2009

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Executive Message
Special Feature
Return to the Starting Point
Third-generation Prius
Initiatives Aimed at Conveying the Appeal of Toyota Vehicles
Corporate Philosophy and Structures
Corporate Philosophy
Corporate Governance / Compliance
Highlights in FY2008
Environmental Aspects
Environmental Philosophy (P14 - 19)
  • Principles, policies and the Toyota Environmental Action Plan
  • Promotion of consolidated environmental management
  • Fourth Toyota Environmental Action Plan
  • Implementation structure
  • The Fourth Toyota Environmental Action Plan interim review

Energy/Global Warming (P20 - 27)
  • Further reducing CO2 emissions in global business activities
  • Developing technologies to achieve the best fuel efficiency performance in each country and region
  • Development of clean-energy vehicles and effective introduction to ensure wider market acceptance
  • Developing technologies for energy and fuel diversification
  • Using network technologies to improve traffic flow
  • Tax system for promoting Eco cars / Subsidy for promoting Eco cars
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions in TMC's production activities
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions in the logistics activities of each country and region
  • Global production environment data (CO2 emissions)/ CO2 conversion coefficient / Examples of overseas initiatives

Recycling of Resources (P28 - 31)
  • TMC initiatives to further promote the effective use of resources and contribute to the realization of a recycling-based society
  • Reduction of water consumption at TMC
  • Steady implementation of recycling systems in Japan and Europe
  • Further promotion and widespread application of the Design for Recycling concept
  • Production environment data in Japan (Volume of materials discarded)/ Global production environment data (Waste volume and water consumption)/ Examples of overseas initiatives

Substances of Concern (P32 - 33)
  • Promote management of and further reductions in the use of substances of concern
  • Reduction of the discharge of substances subject to PRTR due to TMC production activities / Production environment data in Japan (PRTR)/ Examples of overseas initiatives

Atmospheric Quality (P34 - 35)
  • Reduction of emissions to improve air quality in urban areas in all countries and regions
  • TMC's VOC emissions reduction activities
  • Production environment data in Japan (VOC emissions) / Examples of overseas initiatives

Environmental Management (P36 - 43)
  • Initiatives by regional environment committees
  • Consolidated environmental management action policies and results
  • Initiatives to conserve biodiversity
  • Enhancement of environmental education
  • Further promotion of environmental management at business partners
  • Promotion of new businesses that contribute to environmental improvements
  • Steady reduction of environmental impact over the entire vehicle lifecycle through implementation of Eco-VAS
  • Legal compliance activities
  • Sustainable plant activities
  • Examples of overseas initiatives

Other Businesses (P44 - 45)
  • Housing Business

Appendix (P46 - 49)
  • Status of major environmental data
  • Volume of resources input and volume of substances discharged from production plants and logistics activities
  • Environmental data for new models and redesigned vehicles
  • Status of ISO 14001 certification
  • Continued reporting
  • Environmental awards
  • Scope of Companies Subject to Consolidated EMS
  • Main companies subject to consolidated EMS in Japan
  • Environmental accounting

Social Aspects
Relations with Customers (P50 - 53)
  • Creating products that customers find appealing
  • Response to customers
  • Activities to improve quality
  • Development of Partner Robots
  • Universal design
  • Examples of overseas initiatives

Relations with Employees (P54 - 59)
  • Sharing the Toyota way
  • Human resource development
  • Respect for diversity
  • Safety and health
  • Examples of overseas initiatives

Relations with Business Partners (P60 - 62)
  • Collaboration with Suppliers
  • Collaboration with sales networks
  • Examples of overseas initiatives

Relations with Shareholders (P63)
Global Society/Local Communities (P64 - 77)
  • Initiatives for improving traffic safety
  • Principles and policies for social contribution
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Traffic safety
  • Education
  • Culture and the arts
  • Community Care
  • Examples of overseas initiatives
  • Communication with society
  • Examples of overseas initiatives

Economic Aspects
Business Results and Geographic Segment Information (P78 - 79)
Four-year chronological summary of overseas initiatives (social aspects)
Independent report/Websites for overseas affiliates' reports

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