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Environmental Action Plans

5th Action Plan / 4th Action Plan / 3rd Action Plan

1st & 2nd Action Plans(FY1994 - FY2001)

Our basic corporate principle states that "Toyota Industries believes that economic growth and conservation of the natural environment are compatible. The Company strives to offer products and services that are clean, safe and of high quality." In accordance with this principle, we launched our First Environmental Action Plan in March 1993. In May 1996, this was revised to create the Second Environmental Action Plan. As shown in the chart below, the Company achieved its objectives for most items in the various action plans.

Plans and Their Results

Action policy Principal activities Goals for 2000 Results
1. Establishment of the necessary internal system
(1)
Establishment of environmental management and auditing system
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Establishment of a system that incorporates ISO 14000 certification standards
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Establishment of a plant management system in 1996 through the creation of a Plant Environmental Committee
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Expansion of internal audits at principal plants
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ISO 14001 certification of all domestic plants
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Implementation of internal audits of all plants
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ISO 14001 certification of all plants
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Organization of liaison conference on environmental issues with business partners
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Establishment of a management system with installation of a Plant Environmental Committees and Specialized subcommittees at the Plant Level
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Implementation of internal audits
(2)
Establishment of environmental prior assessment system
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Establishment of prior assessment system that reduces the environmental impact of activities occurring in the development, manufacture, use and disposal of a product
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Establishment of LCA prior assessment system for principal products
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Promotion of LCA evaluations for principal products by Product Technology Subcommittee
2. Development of environment-friendly business activities
(3)
Development of environment-friendly products
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Reduction in level of engine emissions
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Reduction of product's noise
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Improved energy consumption of products
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Recycling-conducive design
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Material markings for plastic and rubber parts
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Use of easily recycled materials
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Promotion of design that facilitates simple disassembly and separability
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Reduction in level of engine emissions
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Improved energy consumption of products
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Emissions reduction in diesel engines for Corolla, Caldina and forklift trucks
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Commercialization of a variable displacement car air-conditioning compressor contributing to more fuel efficient, lighterweight vehicles
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Air jet looms with reduced electricity consumption
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Material identification for plastic and rubber parts in automobiles and engines
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Reduction in number and types of parts for compressors and forklift trucks
(4)
Reduction of environmental impact
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Expansion of environmental impact reduction activities
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Reduction of paint solvent emissions through improvement in painting efficiency
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Stronger voluntary measures that take into consideration the environmental impact of hazardous substances
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Voluntary control, priority control of prohibited-use substances
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Stronger voluntary measures for reduction of hazardous substances and their emissions
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Reduction in VOC emissions due to installation of metallic bell and thinner recovery equipment
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Reduction in wastewater nitrogen levels due to installation of denitrogenation processing equipment
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Commencement of prior assessments of environmental impact of hazardous substances
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Establishment of prohibited-use substances, grasp of use of 176 substances in preparation for PRTR legislation
(5)
Promotion of energy saving
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Stabilization of carbon dioxide emissions at the fiscal 1990 ratio of emissions-to-sales by fiscal 2000 year end
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Implement technologies that improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions with measures such as the installation of cogeneration systems and changes in heat sources
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Promote waste elimination on production lines
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Stabilization of carbon dioxide emissions at fiscal 1990 levels
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4% reduction in fiscal 1990 levels of carbon dioxide emissions by fiscal 2000 year-end
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Installation of cogeneration systems in Kariya, Takahama, Nagakusa and Hekinan plants
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Promotion of conversion from heavy oil to CNG (compressed natural gas)
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Promotion of waste elimination activities on production lines with measures such as equipment consolidation and energy saving
(6)
Promotion of waste output control and reuse of resources
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Reduce the volume of production waste emissions 75% from fiscal 1990 levels by fiscal 2000 year-end
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Expand recycling of cast metal
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Promote waste elimination at the source
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Reduction of emissions 75% from fiscal 1990 levels
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Reduction in the volume of production waste emissions 86% from fiscal 1990 levels by fiscal 2000 year-end
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Reduction in the volume of cement and recycled sand, with efforts focused on foundry sand
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Reduction in waste coolant due to installation of condensation equipment
(7)
Improvement in efficiency of distribution systems
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Higher efficiency through improved transportation routes
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Improve load efficiency in container transport
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Promote resource saving related to packaging and packaging materials
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Higher efficiency through improved transportation routes
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Promote resource savings related to packaging and packaging materials
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Rationalized distribution through improved transport routes and mixed loading
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Transition to returnable packaging for forklift truck parts, resulting in a 4500-ton reduction in packaging
(8)
Environment- friendly overseas business
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Transfer of environmental management system and environment-friendly technologies to overseas bases
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Support through interaction among employees
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ISO 14001 certification of overseas production bases
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Support through interaction among employees
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ISO 14001 certification of two U.S. plants
3. Contribution to society
(9)
Employee education activities
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Awareness raising through in-house newsletters
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Use of education activities for each job level as an opportunity to expand employee knowledge
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Increase employee awareness through monthly environment-related activities
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Raise awareness of employees through in-house newsletters and monthly environment-related activities
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Use education activities for each job level as an opportunity to expand employee knowledge
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10 informative activities per year through in-house newsletters
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Publication of monthly environmental news
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Lectures on the environment covering topics such as LCA, environmental accounting, zero emissions (3 lectures)
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Incorporation of environmental education in training for newly-appointed managers
(10)
Development of PR activities
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Appropriate disclosure of status of environment-related policies
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Continuous environmental campaign through participation in community environment-related activities
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Continuous environmental campaign through participation in community environment-related activities
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Publication of annual environmental report since 1999
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Promotion of information disclosure regarding the environment to the mass media
(11)
Promotion of forest preservation and "greening activities"
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Continuous support of tree planting in exchange for collected "green marks"
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Creation of "green zones" at plants
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Promotion of paper recycling and paperless offices
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Creation of "green zones" at plants
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Promotion of paperless offices
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Promotion of the greening of the area surrounding Company plants
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Reuse of wastepaper through sorted trash collection
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Promotion of paperless offices through the installation of Office Automation equipment
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Participation in and support for the Greening Promotion Council of Aichi Prefecture
(12)
Promotion of contribution to society
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Support of academic pursuits with an environmental protection theme
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Support of employee volunteer activities
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Support of academic pursuits with an environmental protection theme
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Support of employee volunteer activities
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Contribution to the Japan Federation of Economic Organization's Nature Preservation Fund
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Support of iris cluster environmental preservation activities
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Support of the OISCA* Children's Forest Program (CFP) in Indonesia through contribution of telephone cards
*OISCA: Organization for Industrial, Spritual and Cultural Advancement

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