In October 2015, Toyota announced the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. It takes on environmental challenges like climate change, water shortage, resource depletion, and degradation of biodiversity. Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and driving automobiles to zero and extend the value and benefits created to society. The six challenges under Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 are as shown below.
The 6 areas of focus for Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050
NEW VEHICLE ZERO CO2 EMISSIONS
Reduce global CO2 emissions during operation from new vehicles by 90% from Toyota’s 2010 global level by 2050 with the introduction of our next-generation cars.
LIFE CYCLE ZERO CO2 EMISSIONS
Completely eliminate CO2 emissions from the entire vehicle life cycle: the production process, on-the-road stage, and end-of-life disposal, by 2050.
ZERO CO2 EMISSIONS AT PLANTS
Achieve zero CO2 emissions at all plants worldwide by 2050 through streamlining our production lines and introducing reusable energy and hydrogen at
MINIMIZING AND OPTIMIZING WATER USAGE
Minimize water usage – reduce the amount of water needed, recycle waste water and utilize rainwater – and implement water discharge management based on individual local conditions.
ESTABLISHING A RECYCLING-BASED SOCIETY AND SYSTEMS
Promote global deployment of end-of-life vehicle treatment and recycling technologies and systems developed in Japan.
ESTABLISHING A FUTURE SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
Connect nature conservation activities beyond the Toyota Group and its business partners among communities, with the world, to the future.