2025 Environmental Action Plan

The Toyota Boshoku group formulated its “2050 Environmental Vision” in May 2016, based on the belief that it is necessary to take a long-term perspective toward environmental issues and tackle them at an even higher level. Based on the vision, the group has established six Stretch Environmental Goals to be realized by 2050, including the challenge of achieving zero CO2 emissions in business activities.
Aiming to realize the “2050 Environmental Vision,” in November 2020 the group announced the “2025 Environmental Action Plan” to be followed in the five years to 2025.

2050 Environmental Vision and 2025 Environmental Action Plan

(: Toyota Boshoku group   : Toyota Boshoku)

  2050 Environmental Vision
6 Stretch Environmental Goals
2025 Environmental Action Plan Related
SDGs
Action items Target
Climate Change

1 Challenge of achieving zero CO2 emissions in the Toyota Boshoku group

Minimise CO2 emissions in daily improvement activities CO2 emissions
25% reduction compared to FY2014
Develop and adopt the most advanced and innovative production technologies
Accelerate formulation of renewable energy scenario and adoption of renewable energy tailored for individual country/regional policy Adoption rate of renewable energy: 15%
Study potential use of next generation energy in our company with the mid to long-term roadmap

2 Challenge of achieving zero CO2 emissions in the product life cycle

Product development that contributes to top-level fuel efficiency
  • Review plans and progress of manufacturing products factoring in lightweighting for new car models
  • Review plans and progress of manufacturing products factoring in features other than lightweighting for new car models
Promote product development to support next generation automobiles
Develop and commercialise a wider variety of biomass-derived products
Reduce CO2 emissions through the pursuit of efficient logistics activities CO2 emissions in logistics: 14% reduction compared to FY2012
Water Scarcity

3 Challenge of achieving zero wastewater in the Toyota Boshoku group production processes by water recycling

Reduce wastewater by developing water-less processes and water recycling technologies Basic unit of water use : 6% reduction compared to FY2014
Resources Depletion

4 Challenge of minimising natural resources usage

Reduce usage of scarce resources by developing biomass and recycling technologies
  • Set a target of non-petroleum and recycled material usage to be realised by 2030, and draw a roadmap for commercialisation
  • Promote research that will accelerate usage of plant-derived materials

5 Challenge of minimising wastes produced by the Toyota Boshoku group

Promote minimisation of wastes generated in production activities Basic unit of waste emissions : 14% reduction compared to FY2012
Reduce packaging materials used in logistics activities and use resources effectively
Biodiversity Crisis

6 Challenge of plating 1.32 million trees as part of reforestation activities

Promote connecting forest and biodiversity conservation activities regionally and globally Number of trees planted: 140,000(Cumulative total: 640,000)
Management

Management

Promote the reinforcement of the consolidated environmental management
Strengthen the chemical substance management system
Reduce the VOC* emissions from production activities
Promote environmental activities in collaboration with business partners
Promote environmental management in product development
Strengthen environmental education to pass the environmental conservation activities on to future generations
Enhance communication with stakeholders through active disclosure of environmental information

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (covers 100 substances designated by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment)