Industry Leader in Fuel Economy, Plug-In and Fuel Cell Hybrid Demo Programs and Reduction in Energy Use among Highlights
NEW YORK, (November 17, 2010) —Toyota today released its tenth annual North America Environmental Report, highlighting the company’s environmental progress over the last fiscal year, ending March 2010. The report is an update on progress toward the goals and targets set in the company’s Environmental Action Plan.
“Toyota is fully committed to sustainability across our operations. In addition to developing technologically advanced, fuel-efficient vehicles, we consider the environmental, social and economic consequences of everything we do,” said Dian Ogilvie, senior vice president and chief environmental officer at Toyota Motor North America. “We are proud of our performance over the past year and we will continue to look for ways to reduce our environmental impact and improve our operations, while supporting our dealers, suppliers and community partners in their efforts.”
Among the highlights of the 2010 North America Environmental Report are:
Advanced vehicle technology
Reduction in energy and material use
Sustainable buildings and dealerships
Further engagement with communities
To read the full 2010 North America Environmental Report and learn more about what Toyota is doing to reduce our environmental footprint in North America, please visit our website at: http://www.toyota.com/environmentreport. We also encourage you to complete our online survey and tell us how we can continue to improve this report.
In a further effort to reduce our environmental impact, the report will only be available online.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold more than 2.05 million vehicles in 2009. Toyota directly employs more than 35,000 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 more than $25 billion.
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