Toyota Releases Company's First North American Manufacturing Environmental Report

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America

    ERLANGER, Ky., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the
 company's North American history, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America,
 Inc. (TMMNA) will release today its 2000 Environmental Manufacturing Report
 that highlights Toyota's five-year Environmental Action Plan, its targets and
 environmental progress within the manufacturing industry.
     This report compiles environmental information from all of Toyota's North
 American facilities and includes additional information like the Toyota Motor
 Corporation Global Earth Charter, key environmental indicator information
 (energy usage, volatile organic compounds, waste disposal, etc.) and Prius
 product information.
     "Toyota has made protecting the environment a top priority in our
 company," said Teruyuki Minoura, President of TMMNA. "Toyota is proving our
 commitment to the environment with many of our products, but it all starts in
 our manufacturing facilities. We promise to continue to improve each
 manufacturing process as we work to become the world's leading auto
 manufacturer in environmental responsibility."
     The report is the latest in a series of environmental communications
 Toyota is releasing.  Last fall, Toyota issued its Green Suppliers Guidelines
 brochure that outlines environmental requirements for all Toyota suppliers. In
 addition, all of Toyota's North American manufacturing facilities are ISO
 14001 certified.
     "We hope this report helps us set the environmental benchmark for others
 in the industry," said Kevin Butt, Assistant General Manager of TMMNA
 Environmental Affairs. "By sharing our report and five-year Action Plan, we
 hope to allow others to systematically track our environmental progress."
     To review the full environmental report, please visit Toyota's web site at
 http://www.toyota.com/environment . Printed reports are available by e-mailing
 requests to:  envreport@mail.tmmna.com .
     By 2003, Toyota will employ some 33,000 people throughout North America.
 At this time, the automaker's expected annual capacity will reach 1.45 million
 vehicles and 1.16 million engines.  Toyota's North American-built vehicles
 include the Camry, Avalon, Sienna, Solara, Sequoia, Corolla, Tundra, and
 Tacoma.  The new Matrix will join the North American-manufactured lineup in
 2002, and beginning in 2003, the Lexus RX300 will also be produced here.
     Visit Toyota's web site at: http://www.toyota.com/environment or Toyota's
 on-line newsroom: http://pressroom.toyota.com .
 
 

SOURCE Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America
    ERLANGER, Ky., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the
 company's North American history, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America,
 Inc. (TMMNA) will release today its 2000 Environmental Manufacturing Report
 that highlights Toyota's five-year Environmental Action Plan, its targets and
 environmental progress within the manufacturing industry.
     This report compiles environmental information from all of Toyota's North
 American facilities and includes additional information like the Toyota Motor
 Corporation Global Earth Charter, key environmental indicator information
 (energy usage, volatile organic compounds, waste disposal, etc.) and Prius
 product information.
     "Toyota has made protecting the environment a top priority in our
 company," said Teruyuki Minoura, President of TMMNA. "Toyota is proving our
 commitment to the environment with many of our products, but it all starts in
 our manufacturing facilities. We promise to continue to improve each
 manufacturing process as we work to become the world's leading auto
 manufacturer in environmental responsibility."
     The report is the latest in a series of environmental communications
 Toyota is releasing.  Last fall, Toyota issued its Green Suppliers Guidelines
 brochure that outlines environmental requirements for all Toyota suppliers. In
 addition, all of Toyota's North American manufacturing facilities are ISO
 14001 certified.
     "We hope this report helps us set the environmental benchmark for others
 in the industry," said Kevin Butt, Assistant General Manager of TMMNA
 Environmental Affairs. "By sharing our report and five-year Action Plan, we
 hope to allow others to systematically track our environmental progress."
     To review the full environmental report, please visit Toyota's web site at
 http://www.toyota.com/environment . Printed reports are available by e-mailing
 requests to:  envreport@mail.tmmna.com .
     By 2003, Toyota will employ some 33,000 people throughout North America.
 At this time, the automaker's expected annual capacity will reach 1.45 million
 vehicles and 1.16 million engines.  Toyota's North American-built vehicles
 include the Camry, Avalon, Sienna, Solara, Sequoia, Corolla, Tundra, and
 Tacoma.  The new Matrix will join the North American-manufactured lineup in
 2002, and beginning in 2003, the Lexus RX300 will also be produced here.
     Visit Toyota's web site at: http://www.toyota.com/environment or Toyota's
 on-line newsroom: http://pressroom.toyota.com .
 
 SOURCE  Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America