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"SINCÉ RAISON" Series which Adopts "Next-Generation Energy-Saving Standards" as Standard Specifications Launched (April 2003)
The new "SINCÉ RAISON" series launched in April 2003
Besides eliminating the use of asbestos from construction materials and expanding the use of recycled materials, the "SINCÉ RAISON" series features double-glazed windows and other features for enhanced heat insulation and energy saving, thus reducing CO2 emissions.
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P.T. Toyota Bio Indonesia's Livestock Feed Plant in Full Operation (May 2003)
P.T. Toyota Bio Indonesia
 In its first year, P.T. Toyota Bio Indonesia's goal is to produce 2,000 tons of feed.
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Sichuan TOYOTA Nitan Development Co., Ltd. Begins Operation
The company was established in June 2002 for mining, processing and export of peat, and began operations in March 2003.
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Realizing a Recycling-Oriented Society Through Agricultural Biotechnology
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Promotion of Consolidated EMS

Third Toyota Global EMS Liaison
 
Check of waste oil storage at dealers (UMWT)
 
TMC supports its overseas affiliates by providing opportunities to share information and exchange opinion through the Environmental Information Network System, Toyota Global EMS Liaison meetings, etc. Based on this, all affiliates promoted environmental action including strengthening of the Environmental Committee and expansion of environmental expertise from the production area to the sales area.
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Improvements in CO2 Emissions and Waste Generated Per Vehicle On a Global Scale
•CO2 Emissions Volume (Worldwide)

Total CO2 emissions have increased as a result of increased production and Hino Motors becoming a subsidiary.
  •Volume of Waste Generated (Worldwide)
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Reinforcement of Risk Management
Toyota surveyed the status of compliance with environmental standards concerning water and air quality, noise and vibration, and offensive odors at plants subject to consolidated EMS, and the occurrence of complaints. Responses are being promoted regarding all instances of non- compliance and complaints.
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Introduction of Environmental Accounting by Overseas Affiliates
Two overseas affiliates, Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) and Kuozui Motors, Ltd. (Taiwan), from among companies subjected to consolidated EMS, have incorporated environmental accounting.
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•FY2002 Environmental Accounting at TMT and Kuozui Motors
 
Status of Major Environmental Data for FY2002
In FY2002, through the promotion of environmental preservation activities based on the Third Toyota Environmental Action Plan for the period FY2001 to FY2005, improvements were made in each area as can be seen in the major environmental data listed below.
In terms of products, Toyota achieved ahead of schedule the 2010 Fuel Efficiency Standards for average fuel efficiency by vehicle weight in six of eight categories, and the number of models that meet the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's Approval System for Low-Emission Vehicles increased to a cumulative total of 181 models. Of these, models that qualify as Ultra Low-Emission vehicles increased to 60, thereby further advancing efforts towards low emissions.
In the area of production, Toyota achieved a reduction in waste volumes, and emission levels of CO
2 and substances of environmental concern from the previous year. Toyota also continued to maintain "zero landfill waste" at all of its plants and housing works and in FY2002 the volume of combustible waste generated was kept below one-third of the levels for FY1990, thereby achieving the FY2005 goal ahead of schedule.
In improving the vehicle recovery rate, in FY2000, Toyota completed the development of technology to achieve the goal of 90% recovery rate, as verified by Toyota Metal Co., Ltd. In FY2002, in order to establish new ASR recycling and recovery technologies, the ASR Recycling and Recovery Pilot Plant was constructed and experiments were started.
 

(In order to look at the medium and long-term trends, the figures for FY1990 and FY1995 are listed in addition to those for the past three years)


1. The fuel efficiency figures for FY1990 have been obtained by converting the figures obtained in the 10 Japanese test cycle to the 10-15 Japanese test cycle
2. Total figure for the period from January to December 1990
3. VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds): A typical example is paint solvents. The tabulation method has been changed from a 3-month average base to the average for a year.
4. Zero landfill waste was achieved in FY2000 and is being maintained
5. Calculations will be made and figures disclosed when the definition for recovery rate according to the Automobile Recycling Law (common name) is determined
6. Plan to make revisions when targets for automakers are clearly defined by the Automobile Recycling Law (common name)
 
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