- Environmental Activities
- Challenge of achieving zero CO2 emissions in the product life cycle
Challenge of achieving zero CO2 emissions in the product life cycle
Instead of focusing only on the reduction of CO2 emissions during our auto parts production process, the Toyota Boshoku group takes on the challenge of “achieving zero CO2 emissions” in all stages of the product life cycle from production to use, disposal and recycling of products.
High-impact resistant plastic used in door components (door trims)
Door trim using high-impact resistant plastic, a resin material with world-class impact resistance, has been employed in the new model Crown released in June 2018. The use of foam moulding technology has enabled a reduction of around 20% in weight compared with conventional base material while maintaining advanced impact resistance.
Developed products for next-generation vehicles
In addition to the development and production of stack manifolds and separators, which are all fuel cell related products, and motor core constituent parts for hybrid vehicles, in 2018 Toyota Boshoku has newly developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that applies precision stamping technology and microfiber technology, two core technologies of the Company. We will continue developing products that anticipate needs by making products more efficient, smaller and lighter.
Reduce CO2 emissions in the life cycle of Toyota Boshoku products by reducing weights
Toyota Boshoku ascertains CO2 emissions in the life cycle of core products, from their manufacture and sale to utilisation and disposal, and then takes action to reduce these emissions as a means to promote more environmentally friendly products.
Product life cycle
As part of these efforts, we are working hard to reduce the weight and size of products since CO2 during the utilisation period accounts for the majority of total emissions, and these initiatives are contributing to an increase in fuel efficiency and a reduction in CO2 emissions in automobiles.