Ensuring beautiful hometowns and a beautiful world are preserved well into the future
Since its foundation, Toyota has handed down the Five Main Principles of Toyoda, and has been working on environmental initiatives since the 1960s. In 2015, the year when the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21*, Toyota announced the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, a long-term initiative regarding the global environment until 2050.
On the other hand, from a global perspective, people's awareness of climate change is rising more than ever due to the damages caused by natural disasters including heat waves, floods, large typhoons and droughts in various regions. Many issues that threatens the lives of people all over the world relates to each other in a complex way. To solve these issues, the world started moving to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Toyota also needs to change. For a sustainable future beyond 2030, Toyota will never stop challenging. Based on the idea that our challenges will also lead to solve various issues, we will accelerate our environmental initiatives.
|*||The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change|
- Fundamental Approach Toward the Environmentp.6
- Plant Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge (Ratio of CO2 emissions reduction compared to 2013 levels)pp.20-21
Strategy and Management
Environmental Report 2020
Harmony with Nature
TOYOTA's Forest Conservation
Forests are an important basis of the local community and society. Toyota is dealing with the issues and backgrounds of the forest, and is working on creating sustainable forests through various activities.
Initiatives at Office
Web Video on Our Initiatives
Activities Promoting Harmony with Nature in Collaboration with Local Communities
In 2019, under the MORIBITO Project of Waterside and Greenery at the Teiho Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Toyota started indicator species* surveys (four times a year) in collaboration with industry, academia and government such as employees, Toyota Yahagi River Institute, Toyota Nishi High School and Aichi University of Education at the regulating reservoir on the plant site.
The survey is conducted by teaching survey methods and other means to high school students from employees who are leaders of this project. In addition, to improve the habitat of oriental reed warblers (bird), dragonflies and other indicator species, we mow some of the reeds (grass family) in the regulating reservoir. The open water created by mowing the reeds has become a space for the dragonflies and other species to gather. And by leaving some of the reeds, we also created a breeding environment for the oriental reed warblers.
Survey of oriental reed warbler
An oriental reed warbler sitting on the reed