Working hard to reduce waste, conserve energy and protect the environment
As a leading automotive manufacturing facility, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY, Inc. (TMMK) is committed to protecting the environment, practicing environmental stewardship, preventing pollution, fulfilling its compliance obligations and ensuring our operations and business practices contribute to the quality of life at TMMK and in the surrounding community through continuous improvement.
Team members are responsible for diligently managing their processes as part of the TMMK team. In keeping with this philosophy, TMMK is adopting the EARTH CARE policy.
|E||=||Environmental awareness promotion to the entire TMMK team|
|A||=||Assess and kaizen the environmental impact of TMMK’s operations|
|R||=||Report team member environmental concerns through the EC system|
|T||=||Train team members in areas of significant environmental impacts|
|H||=||Heighten awareness of environmental risks and opportunities|
|C||=||Comply with applicable laws, regulations and other TMMK requirements|
|A||=||Audit periodically to confirm compliance|
|R||=||Respond to community environmental concerns|
|E||=||Encourage improvement through setting objectives and targets|
Definitions for this Policy:
- TMMK team = any person working on the site on TMMK’s behalf.
- Kaizen = “Continual Improvement”
- EC = Environmental Concern
The scope of TMMK’s Environmental Management System (EMS) includes the manufacturing, assembly and on-site product distribution of automobiles, engines, component parts and aluminum cast parts in Georgetown, Kentucky, and encompasses on-site contractors, NAPSC, Kentucky Separation Center – Penske (a.k.a. Cross Dock), TMNA PE Office, and Toyota Logistics Services (TLS).
Internal and external issues have been examined, and compliance obligations considered, in the construction of the EMS. Procedures have been written to ensure TMMK maintains compliance with all applicable environmental regulations, with the ultimate goal being zero violations and zero complaints.
An internal environmental organizational structure was created by the Environmental Steering Committee (ESC) to influence and exercise control over the environmental aspects and impacts of our activities, products and services, enlisting the aid of all departments and covering the entirety of TMMK’s physical operations and boundaries.
Per the requirements of our ISO14001 Certification, this scope is maintained as documented information and is herein made available to interested parties.
Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Foundation — TMMK donated $300,000 to KFWF to fund the Toyota Living Stream Exhibit. This outdoor exhibit includes a running stream and waterfall, hands-on aquatic-related learning stations, and exploration of life cycles, food chains and roles of mussels, crayfish, aquatic insects and other species in the environment, and a unique underwater viewing area for numerous native fish.
Louisville Zoo — TMMK donated $25,000 to the Louisville Zoo to support the Zoo’s 2004 Backyard Action Hero Program. This program is designed to teach youth (3rd through 5th grades) how they can make a difference in the environment. A guidebook and Website focus on “Five Great Backyard Conservation Projects,” with each project involving home, school and zoo-based activities.
Other — TMMK donated $150,000 to the Louisville Science Center for the World Around Us Exhibit and $10,000 annually to the Kentucky Nature Conservancy for ongoing environmental education and preservation.
At our plant in Georgetown — and at every other Toyota facility in North America — new ideas and new initiatives are being implemented every day to protect the environment. Here are a few examples:
The list goes on and on...
We're proud of our environmental record, and rightly so. From the innovative ways in which we handle paint, to our ultra-efficient methods to use the metals in our cars, we try to make the best cars in the world while keeping the air pure, and the waters crystal clear.
We think we owe that to the planet, to our customers, to our team members and to the communities where Toyota has its facilities.