Georgetown, Kentucky (December 8, 2015) — Forty-three thousand energetic Toyota team members prove their efficiency efforts are no carbon copy.
With a renewed focus on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects, Toyota has achieved a feat no other automaker can claim: 11 consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Since 2002, Toyota’s innovative measures in North America have saved 14 billion kWh of energy, enough to power 800,000 average American homes or the city of Chicago for nearly a year. In addition to having the ability to provide lights for the Windy City, Toyota’s carbon savings are the equivalent of planting almost 250 million trees to go along with that nice breeze.
How? How? How?
“Through our team members’ efforts and outstanding collaboration, we have minimized our environmental footprint in communities where we assemble vehicles, engines and parts,” said Robin Haugen, general manager of Toyota’s Plant and Environmental Engineering Group. “While there’s always room for improvement, achieving energy efficiency demonstrates that good ideas have helped us become environmentally responsible while making a significant impact to our bottom line.”
Having already met a number of goals that were scheduled to be achieved in 2016, Toyota now aims to be the forefront of a low carbon future through its own initiatives and collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders by funding, donating vehicles, and sharing experience and know-how.
To find out more about how Toyota is taking the air out of CO2 to fuel big savings, float over to Toyota’s 2015 North American Environmental Report.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), 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 more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 – 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. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
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