Low-carbon strategy

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Aware of climate change processes and their impacts on industry and society, Toyota do Brasil invests continuously in projects and processes that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Its greatest and main strategy for a low-carbon economy is focused on the Environmental Challenge 2050 guidelines which, among its six major challenges in the country, three are focused on reducing CO2 emissions (vehicle use, life cycle, and production).

These challenges are being translated into concrete actions, such as the first prototype of the hybrid Prius FFV, investments made in manufacturing that result in reduced energy consumption and consequent reduction in CO2 emissions, in the purchase of 100% renewable energy since 2015, reducing consumption of water for vehicle production.

It should be pointed out that the improvements implemented at Toyota, in addition to the environmental impact, have an economic impact, with a financial return in less than two years. From this standpoint, all disbursements are considered investments rather than costs.

In the 2018/2019 fiscal year, Toyota released 54.7 kg of CO2 per vehicle produced - down 4.03% from the 57 kg of CO2/vehicle from the previous period.



GHG Emissions at plants (Kg/ unit)

2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
São Bernardo do Campo 4.95 4.21 3.48
Indaiatuba 63.78 51.85 50.28
Sorocaba 55.48 43.48 40.45
Porto Feliz Not operational 9.34 9.62


GHG Emissions (Kg of CO2 / Vehicle Produced)

Emissões de GEE (Kg de CO<sub><small>2</small></sub> / Vehicle Produced)

Toyota do Brasil's commitment is to reduce CO2 emissions in the production of its vehicles and components by least 2% per year. This basic goal is developed across organization layer by layer, so that each section knows exactly how much it is contributing to the goal, stimulating the practice of continuous improvement by the employees.


2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
Reduction of GHG emissions (tons of CO2) 628.25 1,218.75 99.9


Emissions in logistics

Today, a large part of Toyota do Brasil's emissions are related to vehicle distribution logistics. That is why the focus in recent years has been on obtaining gains in this phase of the chain. One of the actions that has been helping reduce emissions was the inauguration of the Suape distribution center in the municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho (PE). Another recent advance was the implementation of a railroad modal between Santos and Suzano (SP) to transport imported parts to the plants in the state of São Paulo.



Areas of impact (kton de CO2)
2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
Vehicle Distribution 25.70 35.20 40.0
Production Parts 9.40 8.70 9.44
Service Parts 1.70 1.80 2.0
Total 36.80 45.70 51.44


CO2 emissions per ton of cargo and kilometer traveled Emissão CO<sub><small>2</small></sub> por tonelada de carga e quilômetro rodado