Our Annual Report and Environmental and Social Report have been combined into the Toyota Boshoku Report.
We promote environmental conservation worldwide and work together to reduce environmental loads by conducting eco-friendly development, design and production. At the same time, we create products that are both comfortable and ecologically responsible by maximising the potential of our environmental technologies in order to contribute to the realisation of a sustainable society.
Based on the TOYOTA BOSHOKU Earth Charter, we will make collective efforts as a group to contribute to preserving the global environment in order to realise a sustainable society.
Conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources along with climate change countermeasures (global warming prevention) are essential environmental issues that should be promoted on a global scale.
We will work together with all stakeholders with the aim of creating a sustainable global environment where children can lead their lives with a smile.
The results of environmental activities in 2019 are evaluated against targets under the 2020 Environmental Action Plan.
The Toyota Boshoku group is undertaking various environmental activities such as preventing global warming and reducing chemical substances.
The Toyota Boshoku group takes on the challenge of “achieving zero CO2 emissions from all of our plants by 2050.” We will strive to reduce CO2 emissions significantly through the development of innovative production technology, the technological development of products and materials, the improvement of plants and the utilisation of renewable / next generation energy.
Instead of focusing only on the reduction of CO2 emissions during our auto parts production process, the Toyota Boshoku group takes on the challenge of “achieving zero CO2 emissions” in all stages of the product life cycle from production to use, disposal and recycling of products.
The Toyota Boshoku group recycles wastewater generated in the production process and is developing water-less processes with the aim of achieving zero wastewater. Efforts are also being made to reduce water consumption by using rainwater as part of the water supply. The Company contributes to energy conservation through cooling and circulating water purification systems using proprietary filtration technologies.
The Toyota Boshoku group is pushing ahead with the promotion of readily disassemblable and recyclable design, the development of technologies for material recycling and the replacement of materials with a range of plant-derived materials in an effort to help curb the depletion of fossil fuels and minerals.
The Toyota Boshoku group verifies activities to reduce waste at each plant and deploys best practices across the organisation such as reducing the defect rate and enhancing the recycling rate for components. We are also working on design and production preparations that realise a reduction in material loss rate.
The Toyota Boshoku group is working to protect biodiversity with a focus on reforestation based on the Toyota Boshoku Basic Policy of Biodiversity. Since fiscal 2016, the Company has participated in the Green Wave Project*, an activity being implemented by the Toyota Group. The sphere of activities of the project has been expanded to include group companies, local communities and government in an effort to promote reforestation.
* Project aimed at creating a society that is in harmony with nature that has been implemented by the Toyota group since fiscal 2016
The Toyota Boshoku group implements environmental management activities on an on-going basis that include convening sessions for the environmental committee in respective regions to confirm environmental initiatives, verifying cases of improvement via genchi-genbutsu (Go, see & study) and actively implementing cross-organisational deployment best practices. In addition, we are providing education to people inside and outside the organisation focused on environmental protection.