Introduction of New Prius and Reduction of Energy in Plants among Accomplishments in Year
New York, (December 7, 2009) — Toyota announced significant environmental accomplishments over the last year in its ninth annual North America Environmental Report released today. The report is an update on progress toward the goals and targets in the company's 2011 Environmental Action Plan.
The 2009 North America Environmental Report details Toyota's efforts in six key areas: Energy and Climate Change, Recycling and Improved Resource Use, Substances of Concern, Air Quality, Environmental Management and Cooperation with Society.
“Like many other companies, we faced a difficult business climate over the last year,” said Dian Ogilvie, senior vice president of Toyota Motor North America. “But even with this challenge, we accomplished a great deal. We made reductions in energy consumption, water use and waste generation that will benefit us greatly in the future. Our commitment to operating in harmony with the environment and our vision for sustainable mobility is as strong as ever.”
Below are a few highlights from the 2009 North America Environmental Report:
Other accomplishments cited in the report include:
Advanced vehicle technologies
To view the 2009 North America Environmental Report, please visit our website at: http://www.toyota.com/environmentreport. This year, for the first time, the full report will only be available electronically, further reducing Toyota’s environmental impact.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold more than 2.5 million vehicles in 2008. Toyota directly employs nearly 41,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $25 billion.
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