Toyota’s water conservation efforts gain recognition
CDP, the world’s premier environmental disclosure agency named Toyota a member of their 8 company “A-List” for water security in the recent CDP global water report.
During the fiscal year 2015, Toyota saved the equivalent of 82 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water which is the same as 52 million gallons, as a result of conservation efforts implemented in their North American plants and corporate locations.
Recognizing that water is a local resource, companies set their own water consumption targets dependent on the water environment in the respective country. This ensures action taken is area-specific and local water issues are acted upon. Finally, we recognize that access to clean water and sanitation is a fundamental human right. –Toyota Motor Corporation.
Impacts of Toyota’s water conservation efforts
Toyota North America’s 360-degree approach to water stewardship includes waste water quality requirements that all plants operate below discharge permit levels. Toyota plants met this challenge by staying below recommended levels by an average of 20%.
The National Mayor’s Challenge, supported by Toyota, yielded a 1.5-billion-gallon water savings pledge. This particular water conservation effort, with Toyota as a National Presenting Partner, challenges individual families in communities across North America to reduce their water consumption after making a pledge. This friendly competition between cities includes a challenge from participating Mayors to consume fewer resources, including water.
The National Public Lands Day 2015 event offers corporations the opportunity to offer assistance with cleaning up and maintaining various park sites. Toyota participated in this event and helped to clean up 14 sites across America. Overall, 550 tons of trash were removed from National Parks, 25,000 pounds of invasive plants were eradicated, and 125,000 plants, trees, and shrubs were planted.
Toyota makes a huge effort to be part of the solution where environmental clean-up and preservation is concerned. As leaders in the carbon emissions reduction effort worldwide, this corporation is completely committed to making the world a safer, greener, and more beautiful place to live.