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Toyota Unveils Bold New Environmental Targets

Toyota Unveils Bold New Environmental Targets

October 15
14:45 2015

toyotaWith the aim of contributing to global environmental sustainability, Toyota has developed an ambitious set of goals to be achieved over the next 35 years.

Addressing key global environmental issues such as climate change, water shortages, resource depletion, and degradation of biodiversity, the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and driving vehicles as much as possible.

The challenge is composed of six individual challenges across three areas: Ever-better cars, ever-better manufacturing, and enriching lives of communities.

In addition, as a key step toward achieving these long-term targets, Toyota is announcing its Sixth Toyota Environmental Action Plan, which will be enacted between April 2016 and the end of March 2021.

Within the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 consists of specific actions and goals

New Vehicles Zero CO2 Emissions Challengetoyota1

Reducing global average new-vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 percent by 2050 (compared to Toyota’s 2010 global average)

Achieving annual global sales of over 30,000 fuel cell vehicles around or after 2020. In Japan, selling at least 1,000 fuel cell vehicles per month (well in excess of 10,000 per year)

Beginning sales of fuel cell buses in small numbers by early 2017, focusing on Tokyo; preparing to sell over 100 fuel cell buses ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo

Achieving sales of 1.5 million hybrids annually and 15 million hybrid cumulativelyby2020

Reducing average CO2 emissions from new vehicles by more than 22 percent by 2020 (compared to Toyota’s 2010 global average)

Life Cycle Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge

Completely eliminating all CO2 emissions, including materials, parts and manufacturing, from the vehicle lifecycle

Ever-better manufacturing

Plant Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge

Zero CO2 emissions at all plants by 2050

Cutting production process-related CO2 emissions per vehicle from new plants and new production lines to roughly half of 2001 levels by 2020, and roughly a third by 2030; using renewable energy and hydrogen-based production methods to completely eliminate CO2 emissions by 2050

Developing manufacturing technologies that use hydrogen as a power source, and beginning testing on FCV production lines by around 2020

Using wind power produced on-site at our Tahara Plant by around 2020

Ensuring that production process-related CO2 emissions per vehicle manufactured at our new plant in Mexico are at least 40 percent lower than our global 2001 levels when the plant goes online in 2019

Using entirely locally-produced renewable electricity at our plants in Brazil from 2015

toyota2Challenge of Minimizing and Optimizing Water Usage

Enacting effective wastewater management and minimizing water consumption, taking into account the conditions in each country and region

Enriching lives of communities

Challenge of Establishing a Recycling-based Society and Systems

Promoting global rollout of end-of-life vehicle treatment and recycling technologies developed in Japan by establishing two recycling projects in 2016

Challenge of Establishing a Future Society in Harmony with Nature

Promoting global rollout of conservation activities beyond the Toyota Group and its business partners by establishing three future-oriented global projects in 2016

You can find out more about the Toyota Challenge here 

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