Commitment to the Environment

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Commitment to the Environment

Respect for the Planet

Simply stated, this is Toyota's commitment to the environment. We challenge ourselves to minimize environmental impacts at all stages of the vehicle life cycle: in research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. We look at our own operations as well as those of key business partners - suppliers and dealerships. And, we support environmental programs and initiatives that strengthen communities.

Our success comes only by engaging the talent and passion of our employees, who believe we can always do better. This conviction is rooted in the Toyota Way, our corporate philosophy that promotes continuous improvement. The result is a drive to design and produce more efficient and cleaner-emitting cars, to structure our operations so as to tread more lightly on the earth, and to enrich the lives of people in our communities. These aspirations are part of a long-term view of sustainable growth that shows respect for the planet at every turn.

We invite you to explore the many aspects of our commitment to the environment here, in our 2012 North American Environmental Report.

Content from this campaign

Toyota on Monarch Migration: Traffic Welcome
Butterflies play an irreplaceable role in plant reproduction. Unfortunately, the monarch population in North America has declined 90 percent over the past two decades. In fact, scientists from several environmental organizations filed a petition in August, asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to classify the monarch as "threatened" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act....
Oct 28, 2014 3:05 PM ET
Toyota Green Initiative Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at State Farm Magic City Classic
TORRANCE, Calif., October 22, 2014 /3BL Media/  – Toyota Green Initiative will celebrate five years of partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during the State Farm Magic City Classic in Birmingham, Ala. Launched by Toyota in 2009, the Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) is an environmental stewardship platform that educates HBCU students, alumni, and the surrounding...
Oct 22, 2014 10:50 AM ET
Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle and Lexus Line Up Ready For Celebrity Close Up
TORRANCE, Calif., October 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – On the green carpet, automotive history will be made. Toyota and Lexus are again presenting sponsors at the 24th annual Environmental Media Awards on Oct. 18, at which one bidder will win the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV). Toyota is the first major auto manufacturer to give away a fuel cell vehicle to an individual owner....
Oct 17, 2014 8:05 AM ET
Thurston Nature Center Installs New Features for Ann Arbor Public Schools Saturday
Butterflies and frogs might find Ann Arbor's Thurston Nature Center more inhabitable after volunteers worked Saturday to install two new gardens to attract more diverse wildlife. The Thurston Nature Center's Annual Fall Stewardship-Workday brought Thurston Elementary School staff, parents and children together with employees from the Toyota Technical...
Sep 29, 2014 11:20 AM ET
Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands
TORRANCE, Calif., September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Parks (and other public lands) do their part. They provide a safe place for native flora and fauna. They help keep air and water clean. They provide a laboratory for environmental learning.  So the time has come: ask not what your park can do for you but what you can do for your park. ...
Sep 17, 2014 3:35 PM ET