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.

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Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play
Don’t get stuck in a “bear jam” is advice to live by for the 3 million annual visitors to Yellowstone National Park. But if you do become entangled in traffic caused by an elusive yet exciting bear sighting, take the time to chat up the ranger perched nearby in a Toyota Prius....
Jun 4, 2014 3:05 PM ET
Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!
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Jun 4, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Save Some Green With Toyota, Lexus and Scion
Los Angeles, Calif., May 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – California drivers looking to save a buck are in luck!  Toyota, Lexus and Scion took three of the top ten spots in the 2014 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Toyota RAV4 EV and Lexus GS450h placed second and fourth, respectively, in the top five overall green vehicles.  The Scion iQ placed...
May 28, 2014 1:30 PM ET
Toyota Helps Haul 130 Elephants Worth of Stuff
We’ve all been there - the dreaded garage clean-out.  The lovely time when you dredge up a 42-pound CRT from 1997, the after-college futon you thought you donated two years ago and some crusted paint cans you (responsibly) did not throw away but never quite made it to the hazardous waste center. ...
May 22, 2014 9:50 AM ET
Toyota Named Exclusive Auto Partner of the San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium
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May 13, 2014 12:10 PM ET