- Toyota is ready to challenge the goal of ZERO CO₂ emissions by the year 2050
- Toyota Kirloskar Motor sourced 87 percent of electricity from renewable source of energy
- Toyota contributes more than 51,000 tons of Co2 reduction
Toyota Kirloskar Motor sourced 87 percent of electricity from renewable source of energy in Bidadi plant for operation. Being guided by Toyota’s ‘Global Environmental Challenge’ 2050 in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, till January ’19, the brand plans to achieve Zero Carbon Emission by then.
Keeping the focus on the energy challenge, the Japanese car manufacturer has briskly moved from non-renewable to renewable energy sources across its business operations, where electricity consumption is one of the major sources of energy in any manufacturing facility sector. Toyota has been able to prove its commitment towards ecosystem by making continuous improvements in green energy sourcing trends every year. Company’s vision in India along with philosophy and guidelines are true reflections towards its commitment towards sustainable future and has a focus on achieving harmony between its activities carried out during manufacturing and the environment based on the concept of 'a plant that optimally utilizes natural resources while operating in harmony with the natural environment, thus working towards one of the national issues of energy security.
Toyota started greening its energy source in 2015-16 and being committed to this journey has stepped ahead every year. The company has witnessed a substantial increase in Green Energy Procurement as well as its investment in renewable energy sector. Toyota has in-house solar power plants’ rooftops and ground at Bidadi facility that produces 8.4 MW of electricity and with the renewable energy sourcing, it has increased to 65% in FY 17-18 from 15 percent in FY 15-16.
Speaking on Toyota’s commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, Mr Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Business can play a significant leadership role in accelerating the transition to a lower-carbon economy, we see renewable energy to be a key component of climate action efforts. As a responsible corporate citizen, we at Toyota strongly believe in the philosophy of “Respect for the Planet”. Reiterating our commitment to enable greener environment, TKM sources clean energy and adopts smart manufacturing systems towards Toyota’s ultimate global mission of ‘Zero Carbon Emission. Over the years, TKM has been stringently working towards the reduction of dependency on non-renewable energy resources by implementing various energy management procedures to achieve environmental sustainability. Our renewable energy strategies prioritize energy efficiency and policy advocacy, well aligning with Government’s initiatives. I am very proud to declare that during October 2018, we achieved 100% renewable power source for our energy requirements. Through such significant goals, TKM could effectively contribute towards emission reduction by over 51,000 tons of Co2 during first three quarters of FY 2018-19.”
Additionally, Toyota has also worked on reducing Co2 emissions at its manufacturing plant by devising a strategy through energy “Consumption Reduction” and “Conversion Efficiency”, where under the former’s approach; Toyota aims at improving its operational efficiency with help of energy transformation from one form to another. Other means of initiatives that have been used like reverse refrigeration system, adoption of smart ACs, centralized control of chillers that reduces Co2 emission significantly.
Toyota is ready to challenge the goal of ZERO CO₂ emissions by the year 2050. Starting from fuel-efficient vehicles and even towards the development of better eco techniques & approaches, TKM focuses on environmentally sustainable solutions, be it any business operations.