February 12, 2002
Toyota Canada releases first Canadian version of North American Environmental Report
Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada has published the first Canadian version of the company’s North American Environmental Report (NAER). Organized around the vehicle life cycle, the NAER details Toyota’s current and future activities to increase fuel economy, reduce emissions, decrease the environmental impact of manufacturing, curtail the packaging waste, energy use and water pollution of its administrative activities, and improve end-of-life vehicle recycling.
Release of the NAER coincides with Toyota Canada’s recent ISO 14001 registration, the first administrative facility in Toyota’s global
network to reach the internationally recognized standard. Achieving ISO 14001 registration was the result of an extensive two-year effort and creates a template that will be implemented by every Toyota facility across Canada. These include four Zone offices, the Vancouver Parts and Distribution Centre, two Vehicle Processing Centres, and Toyota’s cold weather test facility in Timmins, Ontario.
“At Toyota, we are convinced that environmental stewardship is the key to long-term success,” said Yoshio Nakatani, Chairman of Toyota Canada Inc. “In North America we face unique challenges as we balance global environmental improvements with the need to develop and market vehicles that deliver better performance, comfort, safety and reliability to our customers. Fortunately, these objectives are not mutually exclusive. We at Toyota believe our investment in the environment will also reduce manufacturing costs, improve efficiency and deliver vehicles that exceed our customers’ expectations. As this report indicates, Toyota is already making a real, measurable difference.”
The complete Toyota North American Environmental Report is available at www.toyota.ca.