Toyota is continually working to address major environmental issues facing our world. As part of these ongoing green efforts, the automaker has put together an Environmental Challenge 2050 plan to work toward creating positive change.
In 2020, Toyota focused on five key areas to improve: carbon, water, materials, biodiversity, and outreach. According to the brand’s North American Environmental Report, it has managed to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by nine percent in 2020.
“At Toyota, it’s imperative that we do our part to offer more sustainable solutions to our customers, while identifying ways to reduce our own impact on the environment — from infrastructure, to manufacturing, and beyond,” said Stephen Beatty, a Toyota Canada vice president. “It’s not enough to talk the talk — so we’re very proud to ‘walk the walk’ alongside our valuable partners across Canada.”
Toyota has also reduced waste and increased recycling. Team members at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) created a method for recycling the plastic resin waste used to mold front and rear bumpers. The team melts the resin and returns it to its original form without degrading its quality, ensuring that 100 percent of scrap bumper materials leaving TMMC come back to TMMC.
Finally, Toyota has also introduced a range of new electrified model options. This includes the RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid, the Sienna Hybrid, and Venza Hybrid. These new models are taking Toyota a step closer to electrifying the entire lineup by 2025.
To learn more about how Toyota is working toward a greener world, stop in at Downtown Toyota in Toronto to test-drive one of these great hybrid vehicles.