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.
We recognize that measuring the three scopes defined by the GHG Protocol and turning the results into specific efforts to reduce CO2 emissions are important in creating a low carbon society. Scopes 1 and 2 are GHG emissions from our business activities, the former being direct emissions from our use of fossil fuels and the latter being indirect emissions from the use of purchased energy resulting from generation of electricity by power plants and other facilities.
Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions associated with each product from the purchase of raw materials to end use by customers and disposal. In the fiscal 2016 results, combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions accounted for 1.9% of the total emissions, with Scope 3 emissions reaching 98.1%. The largest source of emissions, which accounted for 92.8%, was Category 11 (Use of sold products) under Scope 3. This was because the figure included an estimate of future GHG emissions of our products (lift trucks, vehicles, engines, etc.) throughout their lifecycle (during use until disposal). Going forward, we will continue to monitor GHG emissions within the entire supply chain and accordingly promote CO2 emissions reduction activities.
|Emissions from Toyota
|Scope 1||Direct emissions from Toyota Industries through the use of fossil fuels, etc.|
|Scope 2||Indirect emissions from the use of purchased energy resulting from generation of electricity by power plants, etc.|
|Emissions other than
from Toyota Industries'
|Scope 3||Emissions associated with purchase of raw materials, end use of Toyota Industries’ products by customers and disposal of products|