PLANO, Texas – Toyota’s North American plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 includes expanding vehicle electrification, reducing carbon emissions, encouraging conservation through the management of water, material reuse and biodiversity protection, the company said in its annual environmental report.
Highlights from this year’s report include:
â¢ The Toyota bZ4X SUV, the first in a world series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the âToyota bZâ brand. The bZ4X is part of the goal to increase sales of electrified vehicles in the United States to 70% by 2030.
â¢ Toyota entered into a power purchase agreement with Clearway Energy Group to purchase power from a 115 MW wind farm in West Virginia to work on making manufacturing plants carbon neutral. here 2035.
â¢ Toyota’s Indiana assembly plant saves approximately 54 million gallons of fresh water per year by reusing wastewater during the paint pretreatment process.
â¢ The company recycled 93.2% of all waste in 2020 and disposed of only 1.5% in landfills.
â¢ Toyota planted 9,000 trees and shrubs to commemorate the Tokyo Olympics. When they reach maturity in about 10 years, they are expected to sequester 200,000 pounds of carbon per year.
â¢ Toyota has provided $ 150,000 to the World Wildlife Fund for the construction of 23 miles of fencing for the Wolakota Buffalo Range, which will number 1,500 bison and will be the largest herd of bison owned and managed by Native Americans.