Toyota Material Handling (TMH) was named a 2023 G75 Green Supply Chain Partner for leading the way in sustainability programs.
The G75 list, curated annually by the editors of Inbound Logistics, recognizes 75 companies that go above and beyond to prioritize green initiatives and help global supply chains become more sustainable.
“Being named a Green Supply Chain Partner is an honor for Toyota. One of our guiding principles is our commitment to creating a sustainable tomorrow. That commitment is part of our contribution to society, the communities we work in, and our industry,” said Bill Finerty, Toyota Material Handling president and CEO.
“Through our parent company, Toyota Industries Corporation, we have committed to contributing to Environmental Vision 2050, an ongoing company-wide leadership initiative to create a carbon-neutral society, a recycling-based company, harmony with nature, and the promotion of environmental management.”
In 2021, Toyota was recognized with the Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its CO2 reduction projects. Since 2018, the company has reduced its CO2 emissions by 34% at its Columbus, Indiana, manufacturing facility through the implementation of energy reduction projects including LED lighting, air leak detection and repair, energy monitoring, weld fume collection systems, investment in wind energy certificates, and equipment upgrades and replacement.
Collectively, these projects have contributed to an estimated CO2 savings of more than 13,000 tons since 2018, the equivalent of 3,000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for a full year. Toyota also recently increased its renewable energy ratio to 30% – through wind energy credits – to support the local renewable energy market.
Toyota Material Handling has held zero-landfill status since 2004. Last fiscal year, the company diverted 579 tons of waste from landfills and sent 7,545 tons of materials to be recycled, recovered, and reused. Local sustainability efforts, such as the company’s annual Environment Week, are planned and implemented by the Toyota Environment team.
Through this team’s efforts, over 2,500 trees and 2,000 butterfly garden seed packets were planted in the local community last year to protect the local butterfly population and support biodiversity.
The updated G75 list appears in the June 2023 Sustainability edition of Inbound Logistics magazine in both print and digital formats.