Toyota will cut 14 M tons of CO2 emissions next year

Toshiba Group, the world’s largest automaker, is planning to reduce CO2 emissions by 14 million tons in fiscal 2010 and 82 million tons in fiscal 2025 as part of the company’s Environmental Vision 2050. The company’s goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 6.3 million in fiscal year 2010 and by 35.7 million tons in fiscal 2025 through the development of eco-friendly products.

Cutting will take place through implementation of the group’s Eco Process and Eco Program, parts of Toyota Environmental and Energy Approaches. The move is expected to drive both environmental and economic efficiency.

As part of its overall environmental vision, which was established in November 2007, Toshiba is promoting the development of environmentally conscious product (ECP) design, the environmental impact assessment of products and disclosure of the environmental performance of products. These ECPs are created via the company’s Eco Process that entails what the company calls a “5R design,” which takes into consideration two reduction factors — energy savings and cleanness — (management of chemical substances) together with 3Rs — reduce, reuse and recycle.

Compared to FY 2005, Toshiba is using 88 percent as much packaging materials.


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