Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), one of the largest corporations based in Plano, furthered its commitment to environmental sustainability with a new website that includes metrics tables to measure progress through Toyota’s environmental goals.
Toyota set six goals to reach by 2050 towards sustainability in 2010, including reducing CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 90%, eliminating CO2 emissions from operations, eliminating CO2 emissions from suppliers and dealers, conserving water and protecting water sources, supporting a recycling-based society, and conserving biodiversity, protecting species and restoring habitats.
Reports are available from 2017-2022 and information on how Toyota has performed in each category is further explained in infographics and charts for easier readability.
“Respect for the planet is one of Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) core values,” TMNA said in a press release. “The company demonstrates this value by striving to go beyond zero environmental impact to creating a net positive impact for society and the planet.”
The updated TMNA website aims to highlight how the company strives to build a more sustainable future by including feature stories and videos that bring to life the people, partnerships and inside stories of innovation behind the company’s progress, the press release said.
“As a company, we’re always striving to do better,” said Kevin Butt, senior director of environmental sustainability. “Both our updated site and new annual report formats are designed to help our stakeholders better understand our goals and activities in environmental sustainability. The new charts and features will highlight the progress we are making through relevant data and relatable stories.”
This year’s annual report showed that 52% of Toyota and Lexus models have an electrified option, highlighted Toyota’s first mass-market battery electric vehicle that is now on sale in the U.S. and Canada, found that 22% of TMNA’s electricity consumption will come from renewable sources starting in 2023, 93% of all waste was recycled or repurposed and 132 million gallons of water were restored to the Hardy River.