Environmental Responsibility

Toyota Environment

Vehicles provide us with freedom of movement, but they do impact the environment, through the use of fossil fuels and the emission of CO². At Toyota, we are aware of this, and have positioned the preservation of the environment as a paramount concern.

Toyota actively promotes environmental initiatives that take into consideration the entire lifecycle of a vehicle by including production, logistics, vehicle usage, disposal and recycling.


Toyota South Africa strives continuously to improve systems and technologies to deliver the best quality vehicles to customers, vehicles that meet customers; needs and their high expectations of what the Toyota brand epitomises. To deliver on these promises, an important document was developed out of the Guiding Principles at Toyota, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, which spells out Toyota Motor Corporation's commitment to sustainable development.

It provides a framework for the development of systems and technologies designed to eliminate harmful environmental impact and to produce vehicles that lead the way in fuel efficiency, emissions reduction and recyclability.

Toyota Earth Charter

The Toyota Earth Charter was established to keep the company focused on building a better South Africa with regards to the concerns of CO2 emissions and other harmful substances that affect our beautiful country.

Basic Policy

Sustainability Report

The objective of the sustainability report is to convey Toyota’s efforts to realise harmony with people, societies, and the global environment, as well as ensure a sustainable society through monozukuri (manufacturing).

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Toyota Environment Challenge 2050

Toyota has set itself six challenges to make a net positive impact on the environment. Toyota is taking on steady initiatives toward the year 2050 in order to realise a sustainable development together with society.

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