Toyota created the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 in order to tackle the environmental challenges facing our world, such as climate change, resource depletion, habitat loss, and water scarcity. To map its progress to the public, the automaker released the 2019 North American Environmental Report, which shows how Toyota is working to meet these challenges and make our world a better place.
Toyota has identified the six most pressing environmental issues and then setting goals for how to address them. The first three goals focus on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in vehicles to virtually zero while shifting operations and supply chain work to carbon-free methods. The fourth challenge revolves around water quality and availability. The fifth and sixth points are centered on moving towards a recycling-based society and protecting our natural world.
Highlights from the 2019 North American Environmental Report include the beginning of California’s Zero-and-Near-Zero Emission Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF), which aims to reduce GHG emissions by 500 tons. It also promises to recycle more than 500 million gallons of water at all its manufacturing facilities while moving towards composting, recycling, or reusing 93 percent of waste generated at facilities in North America.
“Our actions today are setting a foundation for the future. Achieving Challenge 2050 will not be easy, but with the help of team members, suppliers and other partners, we are already reducing our impacts and creating positive change,” said Toyota Motor North America Director of Environmental Sustainability, Kevin Butt.
Another point promised in the 2019 North American Environmental Report: There will be an electrified version of every Toyota vehicle by 2025. Today, you see the reach of that promise with vehicles like the new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and first-ever 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. You can experience how these efficient and exciting vehicles improve your day-to-day and the larger picture when you visit Courvelle Toyota.