Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. There are nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the U.S. which sold more than 1.64 million vehicles in 2011. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. We market vehicles under the Toyota, Lexus, and Scion brands.
Basic Concepts Regarding the Environment and Sustainability
Toyota’s commitment to the environment is reflected in our Earth Charter, where we present our vision for “growth that is in harmony with the environment.” To achieve this harmony, Toyota employees consider environmental impacts at all stages of the vehicle life cycle from the materials used to manufacture a vehicle to the energy consumed recycling the vehicle. We build action plans to help us manage performance in these areas.
Sustainability is reflected in Toyota’s Guiding Principles, which direct us to “work with business partners… to achieve stable, long-term growth and mutual benefits.” Sustainability cannot be achieved alone. Partnering with government agencies, nonprofits, academia and other businesses allows us to achieve far more than we could on our own.
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