Jun 222015

Environmental Milestone

Everyone, including Toyota, knows the importance of protecting the environment. This is why Toyota is proud to be named one of the world’s greenest companies. Newsweek recently included Toyota in its list of the greenest Global 500 companies.

Toyota comes in at #35, a jump of 57 spots over last year’s results. Toyota is also #2 among car manufacturers. To measure environmental performance, Newsweek used eight metrics, including energy, water, and waste levels.

“We are proud to be recognized as one of the world’s greenest companies,” said Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor North America chief executive officer, in a statement. “Through continuous improvement, our global teams have made great strides in reducing our environmental impact. From hybrids to fuel cells, Toyota is at the forefront of developing energy efficient technologies. We are deeply committed to contributing to the environment, our communities, and to leading the future of sustainable mobility.”

In addition to producing fuel-efficient, green vehicles, Toyota has been working on reducing its carbon footprint in other areas, too. In North America, Toyota has saved more than 93 million gallons of water and reduced energy by 22% at its manufacturing facilities.

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