Toyota Earns EPA Energy Star Partner Award for 9th Consecutive Year
The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence awards are given annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding environmental leadership year after year. For its efforts, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. has once again received the award for the ninth consecutive year–the most times for any automaker with manufacturing facilities in North America.
During the past decade, cumulative cost savings at all Toyota North America’s 13 plants totaled more than $370 million. And, energy used by the plants has been reduced by 15 percent per vehicle produced, estimated to be enough energy to power 27,000 average households for 10 years.
Robin Haugen, general manager of Toyota Production Engineering — Plant and Environmental Engineering said, “The award gives us greater motivation to identify ways to minimize our impact on the environment while helping our bottom line. Our team members’ commitment to reducing energy and water consumption across our operations demonstrates that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen.”
Last summer, eight Toyota plants in North America, including the Gibson site, were recognized by the EPA for achieving a 10-percent reduction in energy intensity through the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry program. Collectively, the eight sites reduced energy intensity by nearly 24 percent from baseline. Energy intensity is measured relative to efficiency improvements in process and equipment.
Toyota collaborates with more than 180 suppliers across North America to share energy saving ideas and best practices. For a glance at Toyota’s 2012 North America Environmental Report visit http://www.toyota.com/about/environmentreport2012/index.html.