2020 Environmental Action Plan Targets & Results

Category Action Item Specific Action Results of actions from 2016 to 2020

Establishment of Low Carbon Society

Production 1 Promote the development of innovative production technology with low CO2 emissions
  • Reduce CO2 emissions from new processes by 30%, promote the development of innovative production technology
  • Downsize processes, reduce transfer distance, and minimize BOM
  • Reduce the amount of energy used through the development of next generation molding, decoration & assembly methods
  • Promote the reduction of CO2 emissions through the introduction of cogeneration equipment
  • Formulated medium- and long-term goals for CO2 reduction by 2030 through the development of production technologies
  • Installed gas cogeneration equipment at Sanage Plant
  • Implemented high-efficiency enhancements to cogeneration facilities at Sanage and Gifu plants
2 Promote the use of renewable energy suitable for individual countries and regions
  • Expand the areas to introduce renewable energies, considering the characteristics of individual countries and regions (Economic efficiency/Reduction of CO2 emissions)
  • Introduced renewable energies tailored to the conditions in each country and region
3 Study the possibility of utilizing next generation energy within the company, and define the mid- to long-term outlook for the utilization of such energy
  • Study the possibility of utilizing next generation energy for processes and motors, and clarify the outlook for the utilization of such energy
  • Considered switching to next-generation energy through energy metering of processes and motors, and by identifying energy volumes
  • Considered carbon recycling, including the use of low-carbon hydrogen and methanation*1 / CO2 capture, aiming for carbon neutrality
4 Minimize the CO2 emissions in daily production activities
  • Thoroughly eliminate waste in energy use through the pursuit of improved productivity and energy Just In Time activities
  • Reduce CO2 by completing investment zero items decisively, and promote and maintain the activity
  • Actively replace low-efficiency equipment with high-efficiency equipment
  • Promote the understanding and reduction of the energy basic unit for products & processes
  • Implemented improvements through energy conservation audits and energy conservation patrols
  • Promoted activities to complete 40 items for energy-saving improvement
  • Formulated a medium- to long-term renewal plan for motor equipment on a global basis
  • Promoted KPI activities in each process unit and completed development of a management system to reduce energy consumption
Product 5 Product development that contributes to top-level fuel efficiency
  • Reduced product weight (Seat, interior, filter/power train)
  • Heat management (Reduced air-conditioning load through the development of heat insulation materials)
  • Commercialized door trims employing high impact-resistant plastic (approx. 20% lighter than conventional trims)
  • Commercialized cylinder head covers for TNGA*2 (approx. 30% lighter than conventional covers)
  • Developed and commercialized heat-shielding ceilings (reduced air-conditioning load by reflecting infrared rays)
6 Promote product development to support next generation automobiles
  • Development of high efficiency technology for filters and power trains
    ⇒ Increase the mass production of HV motor components and FC components
  • Expanded orders for HEV motors and increased mass production
  • Won orders for FC (fuel cell) components and commercialized products
7 Develop and commercialize products using plant-derived materials
  • Utilization of plant-derived materials for automotive parts
  • Commercialized door trims made of kenaf base material
  • Recycled kenaf base material into wood decks for Misawa Homes Co., Ltd.

Target regarding to No.1–7

Area Reference Year Unit Target of 2020
  Global FY2011 Basic unit: t-CO2 per unit produced Reduce 15%
Toyota Boshoku (Non-Consolidated) FY2009 Basic unit: t-CO2 per unit produced Reduce 17%
FY2009 Emission volume Reduce 17%
  • Global (Basic unit)
    Target: 40.9t-CO2/thousand units
    Result: 40.4t-CO2/thousand units Assurance symbol
  • Toyota Boshoku (Basic unit)
    Target: 17.4t-CO2/thousand units
    Result: 17.4t-CO2/thousand units Assurance symbol
  • Toyota Boshoku (emissions)
    Target: 56,805t-CO2
    Result: 50,473t-CO2*3 Assurance symbol
Logistics 8 Reduce CO2 emissions through the pursuit of efficient logistics activities
  • Reduce the CO2 emissions through improved transportation efficiency and further improvement of activities with low fuel efficiency
Area Reference Year Unit Target of 2020
Toyota Boshoku (Non-Consolidated) FY2011 Emission volume Reduce 10%
Target: 8,488t-CO2
Result: 6,590t-CO2
Establishment of Recycling based Society Production 9 Reduce the amount of water used in production activities and wastewater
  • Promote innovative activities including line modification with downsizing (Development of processes with minimum consumption)
  • Continue promoting water usage reduction activities in consideration of the water situation in individual countries and areas.
  • Eliminate waste
  • Reduce the water consumption by eliminating waste and increasing efficiency
  • Reduce the amount of water used by recycling
  • Achieved complete recycling of waterjet wastewater from the carpet production process
  • Achieved zero wastewater by building system for recycling water treated in septic tanks
  • Developed cooling and circulating water purification system (Weets)
  • CDP Water Security A: FY2020
Product 10 Reduce the use of fossil fuel resources through the utilization of plant-derived materials
  • Promote the use of recycled materials & drive further recycling
  • Promote the development & design enabling effective use of resources through the further utilization of plant-derived materials
  • Recycled kenaf base material into wood decks for Misawa Homes Co., Ltd.
  • Joint development of high-impact resistant plastic with Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc.: Combining polyamide 11 (PA11), a 100% inedible plant-derived resin, and the petroleum-derived resin polypropylene (PP), the material is formed into a “salami structure” by controlling dispersion of the resins at the nanometer level, resulting in a plastic with approximately ten times the impact strength of PP
Production 11 Reduce the amount of waste generated in production activities and promote the effective use of resources
  • Development of production technology to generate less waste
  • Promote the minimization of waste through daily Kaizen activities
  • Promote the production of RSPP*4 effectively utilizing resources (waste)
  • Introduced a paint residue surfacing system to reduce waste by improving collection efficiency
  • Achieved in-house recycling of waste from other plants into RSPP raw materials

Target regarding to No.11

Area Kind Reference Year Unit Target of 2020
  Japan Waste FY2011 Basic unit: ton per unit produced Reduce 10%
Toyota Boshoku (Non-Consolidated) FY2009 Basic unit: ton per unit produced Reduce 12%
Zero direct landfill waste

Definition of zero direct landfill waste: Rate of direct landfill waste is less than 1%

  • Japan
    Target: 1.65t/1,000 units
    Result: 1.53t/1,000 units
  • Toyota Boshoku
    Target: 1.81t/1,000 units
    Result: 1.15t/1,000 units
Logistics 12 Reduce the amount of packaging materials used in logistics activities and effective use of resources
  • Promote the use of returnable containers and lighter-weight packaging materials. Further promote the reduction of packaging materials used
Area Reference Year Unit Target of 2020
Toyota Boshoku (Non-Consolidated) FY2009 Usage Reduce 12%
  • Target: 2,894t
  • Result: 1,961t
Establishment of Symbiotic Society General 13 Promote the environmental social contribution programs through forest-creating activities / forest conservation activities
  • Promote strengthening of forest-creating and greening activities through social contribution activities
    [No. of trees planted: 170K trees in 5-year period (Cumulative No.: 500K trees)]
  • Strengthened promotion of tree planting and greening activities through social contribution activities
    FY2021 result: 61,349 trees (plan: 54,000 trees)
    5-year period: 202,639 trees (plan: 170,000 trees)
    Cumulative total: 536,431 trees (plan: 500,000 trees)
  • Promote forestation activities in collaboration with NPOs
Environmental Management General 14 Promote the reinforcement of the consolidated environmental management
  • Build the structure to promote 2050 Environmental Vision and develop a scenario/road map to achieve the targets
  • Toward 2050, promote the development of products, materials and methods and clarify the outlook for such development
  • Strengthen the environmental burden reduction activities through the enhancement of the activities of the Environmental Committee
  • Further promote continuous improvement through the enhanced operations of the environmental management system
  • Publication of 2050 Environmental Vision and 2020 Environmental Action Plan, and promotion of activities
  • Formulation of 2030 CO2 reduction scenario and its global rollout
  • FY2020: 1 anomaly
  • FY2021: 1 anomaly
  • Maintained ISO14001 certification
15 Strengthen the chemical substance management system
  • Expand and strengthen the control of chemical substances contained in products
  • Promote the replacement with substances with less environmental burden through the development of alternative technologies
  • Establish a control structure for processed chemicals including raw materials and indirect materials
  • Established a task team to expand and strengthen the management of chemical substances in products, and bolstered the system for these efforts
  • Preemptively addressed regulations governing Deca-BDE*5 and four phthalate plasticizer substances
16 Reduce the VOC*6 emissions from production activities
  • Promote continuous reduction of VOC emissions through daily improvement activities
  • Reduce the amount of waste chemical substances through the introduction of VOC treatment equipment and the development of processing methods
Area Reference Year Unit Target of 2020
Toyota Boshoku (Non-Consolidated) FY2011 Emission volume Reduce 10%
  • Target: 508t
  • Result: 432t
17 Promote environmental activities in collaboration with business partners (suppliers)
  • Strengthen the cooperation with suppliers to promote environmental activities
  • Promote collaboration to establish a structure to work on climate change, water scarcity, resource recycling and environmental symbiosis
  • Published revised version of Green Procurement Guidelines
  • Conducted educational activities through cooperative associations
  • Conducted CSR seminars
  • Conducted self-assessments
  • Mutual study by cooperative association members comprising CO2 reduction working group activities
18 Promote the environmental management in product development
  • Establish a target management system of Life Cycle and promote the environmental burden reduction activities in the development & design phases
  • Completed LCA calculation for vehicle models and products, and set target values for 2040
  • Expanded benefits in each component field and completed collation of issues
19 Strengthen environmental education to pass the environmental conservation activities on to future generations
  • Organize "Environmental seminars" in collaboration with NPO to spread the activities
  • Continue to provide visiting education programs (Tailored education programs to meet the demand of local schools)
  • Conducted study tours for local residents in collaboration with Toyota City
  • Continued to provide visiting education programs (two schools)
20 Enhance communication with stakeholders through active disclosure of environmental information
  • Communicate activity information to all the employees through internal newsletters/briefing sessions
  • Further enhance the provision of environmental information through Toyota Boshoku Report and other means
  • Disclose information to the environmental assessment agency proactively and enhance communication activities
  • Continuously introduced environmental initiatives through the Toyota Boshoku Report, internal newsletters, etc.
  • Held environmental lectures and strengthened activities during Environment Month and Energy Saving Awareness Month
  • Endorsed the TCFD
  • Disclosed information to CDP
  • Water Security A: FY2020
  • Supplier Engagement A: FY2021

  • Technology to synthesize methane, the main component of natural gas, from hydrogen and carbon dioxide
  • Toyota New Global Architecture: An initiative of Toyota Motor Corporation directed toward structural reform of automobile manufacturing with the aim of greatly improving basic performance of vehicles and product appeal
  • Emissions excluding the effects of co-generation in reducing CO2 totaled 55,251t-CO2.
  • Recycled Sound-Proofing Products: A sound-proofing material for vehicles made from separated and recycled urethane and fibers from vehicle shredder dust
  • Deca Bromo Diphenyl Ether (flame retardant)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds: Covers 100 substances designated by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment

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