[TKM releases the Sustainability Report 2017 marking the theme ‘Nurturing Inclusive Growth”]
- Toyota’s six eco challenges aligns with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
- 38% of the total energy demand of the plant facility are met through renewable energy
- Only 8% of total water consumption for production represents fresh water [98% of water consumption for manufacturing purpose is catered to by rain water & recycled water]
- TKM has trained 18,000 school children and more than 1.4 lakh community members on hygiene practices through Project ABCD [A Behavioral Change Demonstration] under CSR initiative
- Toyota’s business synergy reflects its core values which are deeply rooted as a philosophy towards environment protection as a holistic sustainable plan
January, 2017, Chennai: Toyota Kirloskar Motor recently released its Annual Sustainability Report 2017 charting the company’s sustainability perspectives and performance for FY 2016-17. Based on the theme ‘Nurturing Inclusive Growth’ the eighth annual report highlights the company’s efforts to foster inclusive and sustainable growth by engaging, collaborating and involving all its stakeholders.
The report was jointly released by Mr. VikramKirloskar, Vice Chairman -Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mr. KanAsaine, Director – Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Mr. Akitoshi Takemura, Senior Vice President – Toyota Kirloskar Motorand Mr. Raju B.Ketkale, Senior Vice President – Toyota Kirloskar Motor. Reflecting the company’s business values, sustainability perspectives along with its economic, social and environmental performances presented are well aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative[G4 framework] linked to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].
Highlighting Toyota’s Global Environmental Challenge 2050, TKM’s first long-term vision towards environment and social sustainability,the report outlines Toyota’s vision for a greener tomorrow with six challenges in line with UN-2015 posts Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]. Out of the total 17 challenges, 12 are directly linked to the six environmental challenges declared by Toyota.
Over the years, TKM has driven energy and water conservation, CO2 emission reduction, waste minimization at its premises through continuous improvements in manufacturing processes and value chain.In alignment with Environment Challenge 2050, annual targets are set in TKM’s Sixth Five Year Environmental Action Plan (2016-2021) towards reducingthe carbon footprints.
To realize the goal of ‘below 2 degree’, at COP 21,TKM is contributing towardsnation’s goal by addressing climate change at its plant premises. TKM’s low-carbon strategy focuses on reduction in energy consumption, introduction of energy efficient processes and systems.
Toyotahas been periodically evaluating various power trading platforms to assessviable renewable energy and has been successful in substantially increasing its renewable energy procurement during 2016. One of the key milestones towards this effort is 38% of the total energy demand of TKM is being met throughalternate renewable energy of which 14.9% is from hydro power and 23.7% from wind power. TKM aspires to meet approximately 50% of total energy demand with renewable sources by 2020.
Aligned with National Solar Vision 2022, TKM has taken a vital step towards self-sustainable energy system. Under this, 2.7 MW roof top solar plant with energy generation capacity of 38.5 lakh units and 500 KW ground mount solar planthas been set-up to meet its’ internal energy requirements.
The bio-gasified plant at the premises transforms the wet food waste into methane rich bio-gas. The generated bio-gas is utilized in one of the in-house canteens. It has caused LPG reduction by 280 kg/month. The bio-manure generated is used for gardening purposes.
Apart from the eco-friendly energy generation and procurement, TKM has also set-up multi taskforcesof which Logistics Sub-committee is one which works towards optimizing its freight transportation services.The committee is carrying out truck loading efficiency improvement, alternate mode of transportation, distance optimization and mix logistics, to drastically cut down on the emissions from the freight transportation operations.
TKM over the years has achieved significant reduction in fresh water consumption with various efforts to conserve water. The Combined Effluent Treatment Plant [CETP] at the premises along with Membrane Bio Reactor [MBR] and Reverse Osmosis [RO] technology and the rainwater harvesting pond of 25000 m3 capacity have significantly reduced the fresh water consumption at TKM. This has ensured ‘Zero Liquid Discharge’ from manufacturing facility. Presently, 92.4% of the manufacturing water demand is met by recycled water and rainwater. With continuous improvements in manufacturing, TKM has achieved 31% reduction in the overall specific water consumption.
Further,TKM is striving to achieve‘Zero Dependence on Freshwater/River water’ in manufacturing and utilizing fresh water only for domestic purposes. In continuation to this, a natural rainwater harvesting pond of capacity 24,000m3 is established as a part of the Eco-zone project [2nd rainwater harvesting pond within Toyota premises]
As a manufacturing firm, TKM practices judicious consumption and utilization of natural resources to ensure sustainablefuture. The company has also formed a special cross function team with an aim to monitor and maximize the steel yield ratio towards reducing the dependency on virgin raw material. The 5Rs strategy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Retrieve and Refine) form an integral part of TKM’s manufacturing processes. The hazardous and the non-hazardous wastes generated at TKM are segregated and dispatched to vendors approved by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board [KSPCB].
Additionally, TKM has an established in-house sludge drying yard and vermin-composting facilitieswhich substantiallybrings the quantity of waste generated and transform the waste into vermi-compost. In logistics, the standardizing packing material, reduction in paint sludge and returnable packaging is practiced to reduce the overall packing material consumption contributing to low environmental hazards.
To enhance the local biodiversity and as an effort to sequester carbon at premises, a native forest with 2,35,000 trees has been developed at Toyota’s manufacturing facility. Additionally, 30,000 saplings have been planted outside TKM premises till date.
Initiated in 2015, ‘Green Me’ is an environmental education program to inculcate the sense of environment protection in the young minds of school children. After the successful completion of phase I & phase II, Toyota further expanded this program with the roll out of phase III covering 5 more government high schools. This project aims to sensitize school children to involve and educate the neighboring community to be environmentally conscious, about 35 schools are covered under this eco-initiative.
Another eco intervention of Toyota marks a walkathon – ‘No Plastic’ campaign conducted involvingschool children, education department and employee volunteers. About 6,000 seed balls were sown during the event at Ramadevarabetta(Bidadi, Bangalore Rural), to improve favorable habitat for the growth of native species in & around the region.
The report also showcases TKM’s contributions for the socio-economic development of the community with its’ proactive CSR initiatives under its key 5 pillars –Health & Hygiene, Skill Development, Education, Environment and Road Safety.TKM practices unique ‘Child to Community’ approach to promote education and active participation of children to enhance community awareness. TKM is contributing towards Clean India Vision 2020, with ‘Project ABCD’ -A Behavioral Change Demonstration to achieve Open Defecation Free [ODF] India. With this unique concept, more than 18,000 school children and more than 1.4 lakh community members have been trained on hygiene practices. The project has motivated & highly moved a larger community people to construct household sanitation units through ‘Child to Parent’ approach. This has resulted in construction of more than 4,000 household sanitation units.By the year 2016-17, TKM had set the target of making 40 villages open defecation free in Karnataka state. With this unique approach, Toyota has beensuccessful in exceeding the set target with the success of 74 villages being declared open defecation free.On a collaborative front, Toyota engages its employees [Employee Voluntarism] under the ICARE program to effectively contribute to the socio-economic development of the community through the company’s varied sustainable CSR initiatives.
Mr. Raju B Ketkale, Senior Vice President – Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Chief Editor of the Sustainability Report commented, “We are pleased to launch TKM’s Eighth Sustainability Report 2016-17. Sustainability and Social Responsibility is at the heart of everything we do, and this report captures the commendable strides Toyota has been making in this regard, further reflectingour challenges and key milestonesunder Economic, Environment and Social aspects.
This year, we have stepped up on our reporting practice by incorporating Independent Assurance Statement. We look forward to reach aheadthe targets set in our Environment Action Plan and continue our unstinted effortsto meet Toyota Global Vision 2050 of ‘Zero CO2 Emissions’ and ‘Net Positive Impact on the Society’ with more advanced techniques & innovation standards for a meaningful impact. We take this opportunity to share our best practices with all our stakeholders and look forward to working together, thus enabling cross learning with a goal of holistic environment conservation.”
Toyota globally believes that the electrification of vehicles is required to reduce CO2 emissions. Toyota has been a pioneer with history of over 20 years on development of electrified vehicles.
Toyota is already the top automaker worldwide in terms of sales of electrified vehicles. In 1997, Toyota launched the Prius, as the first ever mass produced HV [Hybrid Vehicle] in the world. The strong hybrids [such as Toyota’s Camry Hybrid] are in fact electric vehicles fitted with an internal combustion engine. Such alternate electric mobility solutions as HVs, PHVs, FCVs, etc., will help reduce the Co2 emissions. We see the future moving towards electrification with more such alternate powertrains on roads suiting various mobility requirements of the society. We have alternate technologies to suit such multi needs.
Of the 3.2 million vehicles on the 2016 global electrified vehicle market, Toyota has sold approximately 1.4 million units. Toyota has a share of over 40% in the global electrified vehicle market, meaning that almost 1 out of every 2 electrified vehicles sold is a Toyota vehicle. In 2017, Toyota’s global cumulative sales of electrified units reached 11 million units. Looking at Toyota’s sales trends, around 2030, we aim to achieve 1 million of Electric Vehicles +Fuel Cell Vehicles and 4.5 million of Hybrid +Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles, in total about 5.5 million vehicles will be electrified.We, at Toyota, will continue our best efforts to encourage the popularization of electrified vehicles and to remain a leader in electrified vehicles towards achieving Toyota’s Global Environmental Challenge 2050.
To view and download Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited Company’s Sustainability report 2017, please visit www.toyotabharat.com/environment/sustain-report/2017/
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