Two ways Toyota is getting even greener (hint: it’s not just the cars that are green).
Gold may be the coveted color for Olympic champions, but for Toyota, the coveted color is green. As a standout company for the environment, Toyota is renowned for the Prius, the first popular hybrid car, and the gold (or, rather, green) standard for many hybrid cars today. And it also produces the Mirai, which runs on hydrogen.
First, green living at the office
But fuel efficient cars are only a piece of Toyota’s green pie. Toyota is moving to new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, in 2017 and the campus with get a quarter of its power from the sun. The solar power should help the company achieve its goal of Platinum LEED Certification. The company is working towards a 2050 global environmental challenge to eliminate carbon emissions in all its operations.
Second, ensuring wildlife has a place, too
Toyota also received the Keystone Leadership in Environment Award, which is shared with the Wildlife Habitat Council and GM. Toyota and GM worked with the Wildlife Habitat Council to expand wildlife habitat, support pollinator health and enhance biodiversity at its manufacturing plants. Toyota built woodland duck nesting boxes, planted pollinator gardens to support bees and helped manage feral hog populations, all to support healthy ecosystems.