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    Challenge of achieving zero CO2 emissions in the product life cycle

    Basic approach

    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.

    Contribute to realisation of Toyota Boshoku’s 2050 Environmental Vision

    More compact and lighter products and reduction in CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle

    It is said that the majority of CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle of a vehicle are accounted for when driving. For that reason, we are taking steps in development and design based on the idea that reducing vehicle weight and size contribute to better fuel efficiency and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
    In fiscal 2019, door trim using high-impact resistant plastic, a resin material with world-class impact resistance, has been employed in the new model Crown. The use of foam moulding technology has enabled a reduction of around 20% in weight compared with conventional base material while maintaining advanced impact resistance.

    Door trim using high-impact resistant plastic
    Door trim using high-impact resistant plastic

    Reduce CO2 emissions in the life cycle of Toyota Boshoku products by reducing weights

    Toyota Boshoku ascertains CO2 emissions in the life cycle of core products, from their manufacture and sale to utilisation and disposal, and then takes action to reduce these emissions as a means to promote more environmentally friendly products.

    Product life cycle

    Product life cycle

    As part of these efforts, we are working hard to reduce the weight and size of products since CO2 during the utilisation period accounts for the majority of total emissions, and these initiatives are contributing to an increase in fuel efficiency and a reduction in CO2 emissions in automobiles.

    Reduction in CO2 emissions in the life cycle for seat and door products

    Reduction in CO2 emissions in the life cycle for seat and door products