Motor vehicles interact with the environment throughout its lifecycle – from design and how they are produced, to its use in road and their eventual disposal when they reach the end of life.
For Toyota, minimizing all types of environmental impact has become the highest priority for long. Its environmental policy is part of a broader vision of sustainable development, one of the cornerstones of global economic development for the future. The construction of car 100% recyclable and zero emissions is the most prominent challenge that Toyota will face in coming years.
A constant effort to improve conditions in the workplace and the conditions of production in factories, improved environmental impact. For example, Toyota’s plants in the UK and France have the ambitious goal of producing zero waste to landfill. Applying the principles of TPS, the workers carefully examined production waste created and invented appropriate solutions to reduce, reuse or recycle waste generated. This is the result of a reduction of 73% of the waste landfill since 2001.
The total energy use per car was reduced by 37% in all European factories, which shows a huge environmental concern from Toyota.