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Challenge of achieving zero CO2 emissions in the product life cycle

Basic approach

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.

Contribute to realisation of Toyota Boshoku’s 2050 Environmental Vision

More compact and lightweight products with reduction in CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle

It is said that the majority of CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle of a vehicle are accounted for when driving. Therefore, we conduct development and design based on the conviction that reducing weight and creating compact designs will contribute to increasing the fuel efficiency of cars and reducing CO2 emissions. In fiscal 2020, a cylinder head cover which is 30% lighter than the conventional model has been employed in the Toyota Yaris. We achieved commercialisation while maintaining the thinness and rigidity of the cover.

Door trim using high-impact resistant plastic
Toyota Yaris cylinder head cover

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

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.

Reduction in CO2 emissions in the life cycle for seat and door products

Reduction in CO2 emissions in the life cycle for seat and door products