The Story of Sakichi Toyoda
Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, possessed a strong ambition to contribute to society from his days as a youth. He had devoted his 63-year-long life to invention.
To Establish a low-carbon emission society, we set the prevention of global warming as our highest priority and seek to minimize our CO2 emissions by means of reducing the energy consumption of all our business operations.
Under the Fifth Plan, we set out to achieve a target of reducing total non-consolidated CO2 emissions from production activities by 18% in fiscal 2016 compared with the fiscal 2006 level. In fiscal 2016, we attained a 22% reduction, exceeding the specified target, by saving power during summer and reducing peak power load, which continued from fiscal 2012, and by promoting joint activities among the manufacturing, production engineering and environment departments to reduce the amount of air used in production activities.
As for the global eco-efficiency target of 1.27 (FY2006 = 1.00), we made various efforts and attained a result well above the target. In the future, we will enhance activities toward achieving our new targets for fiscal 2021.