Toyota has won the award for the Green Manufacturer 2011, mainly thanks to their activities within the European Union. The title of the greenest manufacturer was granted by The World Trade Group who examined the Japanese manufacturer’s effectiveness in reducing pollution during the manufacturing of motor vehicles.
The production activities in Europe were focused on the two factories in England. The World Trade Group mainly analyze the degree of recycling of water used in manufacturing, how they are using green energy resources, the degree of reduction in energy consumption, emissions of volatile organic compounds and other factors.
Between 2001 and 2009 Toyota managed to reduce their energy consumption per produced car by 40%, residues from the manufacturing process have been reduced by 38%, emissions of volatile compounds have been halved and the amount of water consumed was reduced by 44%.
It should be noted that earlier this year, at the Toyota’s Burnaston factory an array of solar panels was installed. It is capable of generating 4.6 million kWh of green energy annually.
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