TORRANCE, California (December 4, 2013) — Looking for a new vehicle? How about one that was assembled at a North American facility that helped save 61 million gallons of water last year? And you can buy that vehicle at one of the most environmentally advanced dealerships in the country. These examples of environmental leadership and more are highlighted in the recently published 2013 Toyota North American environmental report.
Noteworthy efforts for the year include:
2013 also marks the formation of the Toyota North American Environmental (TNAE) organization. TNAE serves as coordinator of environmental efforts across North America by establishing priorities and consolidating environmental action plan targets across all operations, including research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. The annual environmental report summarizes progress toward these North American goals.
“At Toyota, we strive to minimize environmental impacts throughout the vehicle life cycle,” said Kevin Butt, regional environmental director, Toyota North America. “Our North American companies are working together to continually improve, innovate and serve as environmental leaders in our communities.”
To view the complete 2013 North American environmental report, please visit http://www.toyota.com/about/environmentreport2013
Additional 2013 environmental highlights:
Toyota, the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly 40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.3 million cars and trucks in 2012 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good.
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