Environmental sustainability has always been a priority for Toyota
Environmental matters have been discussed by Toyota top-management since 1963 when the Environmental Committee was established. Since 1973 the company promoted environmental awareness of its employees through Environmental Month. The company established a 5-Year action planning in 1992 to reduce its environmental footprint and conserve valuable resources for the planet; not only by reducing the environmental impact of automobiles, but also focusing on all related operations.
The Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 was announced in 2015. Building on previous environmental initiatives, it is the foundation of our long-term environmental targets. With six challenges covering every aspect of our business, we move beyond cars only. We commit to new and bold steps in the coming decades to go beyond zero environmental impact towards delivering positive environmental benefits in areas such as life cycle emissions, emissions from our manufacturing plants, water usage and many more.
Achieving 100% renewable electricity is contributing to the company’s targets for Challenge 2 (Lifecycle Zero CO2 Emissions) and Challenge 3 (Manufacturing Plant Zero CO2 Emissions), which aim to eliminate CO2 emissions of the entire vehicle lifecycle, including supporting operations and manufacturing plants.