New York, NY - Plant processes, such as painting vehicles, require very pure H20. Typically 25 percent of the water coming into a facility doesn’t make the cut. But by implementing a system called reverse osmosis that separates impurities before the manufacturing process, Toyota has increased usable water from 75 to 90 percent at several of its plants.
For more information about Toyota’s environmental efforts, view the North American Environmental Report at http://www.toyota.com/about/environmentreport2013. Information, data and stories cover all aspects of the vehicle life cycle - research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. They also describe their relationships with suppliers and dealerships, as well as how they support their communities through environmental stewardship and education initiatives.
This report covers the Toyota, Lexus, and Scion brands in North America. The period covered in this report is fiscal year 2013 (April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013) and product model year 2013.