Environmental Management

This page describes Toyota Industries’ environmental action policies, targets, and management systems for achieving the Environmental Vision 2050.

Environmental Policies

Global Environmental Commitment

We will strive for the preservation of the Environment across all of our business activities and will work to develop, establish and promote technologies that are compatible with both the environment and economic activity, aiming to create a rich natural environment for future generations while establishing a sustainable society which enables the harmonious coexistence of nature with our daily lives

Guiding Principle

We will continue to set challenging targets for further reduction of the environmental impact of our business operations, while at the same time listening carefully to the voices of our customers and stakeholders and acting in compliance with the letter and sprit of laws and regulations.

We will place the following four items as the highest priority among environmental activities and proactively work on each item.

・Establishing a carbon neutral society;Setting the prevention of global warming as our highest priority,
  -We will press forward the development of products and technologies for pursuing superior energy efficiency throughout the lifecycle of products.
  -We will reduce the energy consumption of all our business operations and promote the use of clean energy.

・Establishing a recycling-based society;
  -We will promote the effective use of resources at the developing stage of products.
  -We will seek to minimize our resource consumption and to implement production activities that reduce the amount of unwanted substances.

・Reducing environmental risk and establishing a society in harmony with nature;
  -We will strive to use more environmentally friendly chemical substances in our products.
  -We will seek to minimize environmental risks by working to develop environmentally burden free production activities.
  -We will evaluate and understand how business operations impact biodiversity and take actions based on the results.

・Promoting environmental management;
  -We will develop environmental specialists who can take the initiative, and extend environmental awareness not only to our employees,
   but also to their families and communities.
   We will aim to foster greater communication and teamwork within a wide range of partnerships, including those with customers and suppliers, in order to promote sustainable management of the environment. In addition, the Toyota Industries Group will act as an upstanding corporate citizen, taking an active part in the planning of activities that contribute to various regional communities as well as to our global society.

March 25,2021
Toyota Industries Corporation
Akira Onishi

Environmental Vision 2050

(1) Establishing a carbon neutral society
⇒ Globally take on challenge of establishing a zero CO2 emission society

(2) Establishing a recycling-based society
⇒ Take on challenge of minimising the use of resources

(3) Reducing environmental risk and establishing a society
in harmony with nature
⇒ Generate positive influence on biodiversity

(4) Promoting environmental management
⇒ Enhance consolidated environmental management
and promote enlightenment activities

Promotional Structure

Toyota Industries positions environmental initiatives as one of its most crucial management issues. In order to promptly reflect management decisions in business operations, Toyota industries established and operates a company-wide integrated environmental management system (EMS) with the president at the top.

Environmental impact of business activities

We have been striving to grasp the overall picture of the use of natural resources and energy, and the consequential environmental impact over the entire life cycle of the product from the planning, development and design of a new product to its disposal, with the aim of promoting efficient activities and reducing environmental impact. The input includes sources of energy such as power, water, paper used in offices, raw materials used for manufacturing the product, various kinds of chemical substances used in the production process, and fuel for transport vehicles used in the distribution stage. The effect of their consumption is the depletion of natural resources. The output includes wastewater, exhaust gas and other wastes generated in the manufacturing stages, and carbon dioxide produced by the consumption of fuel and energy, which have various environmental impacts. To reduce these environmental impacts, we have been establishing daily controls, setting goals and promoting environmental activities.

Seventh Environmental Action Plan

To achieve the Environmental Vision 2050, Toyota Industries adopted the five-year Seventh Environmental Action Plan, covering the period from fiscal 2022 to fiscal 2026, and is taking action under the plan. The Seventh Environmental Action Plan sets targets based on the four pillars of the Global Environmental Commitment.

(1)Establishing a carbon neutral society

(2)Establishing a recycling-based society

(3)Reducing environmental risk and establishing a society
in harmony with nature

(4)Promoting environmental management
Toyota Industries Group will work as one to take on
the challenge of achieving these targets.

Seventh Environmental Action Plan PDF [1.0MB / 1page]

ISO 14001 Certification and Internal Audit

ISO 14001 Certification Status

Toyota Industries and it's consolidated subsidiaries have made considerable progress in acquiring ISO 14001 certification. The current status of certification is shown below.

ISO 14001 Certification PDF [0.182MB / 1page]

Internal Environmental Audits

Environmental audits based on the Company's environmental management systems are of two types : internal audits and external audits. Their goal is to verify the status of environmental initiatives. To implement highly independent and high-quality internal audit, we have established an internal audit structure in which a director in charge of audits appoints a team leader tasked with implementing audits. Under the team leader are auditors selected from each business division. Internal auditors detected underlying, intrinsic problems at respective organizations, and each organization subsequently implemented corrective measures.

Audit Organization
Roles Responsible internal auditor
Scope Overall responsibility for internal environmental audits
Team leader Responsible for implementing company-wide internal environmental audits
Subleader Responsible for implementing business division internal environmental audits
Team leader Responsible for implementing company-wide internal environmental audits
Head supervisor and Auditors Responsible for implementing department internal environmental audits

Education and Raising Awareness

Toyota Industries organizes the environmental knowledge and abilities needed for each job category and title and develops environmental education programs based on the results. Specifically, we conduct rank-based education, provide introductions to environmental management and environmental audits, and conduct education on environmental responses for products and other topics. In addition to such environmental education, we invite outside lecturers to teach courses on the environment, run special features about the environment in internal newsletters, and make other efforts to raise employee awareness regarding the environment.