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Toyota GB cuts carbon emissions from UK operations; commits to further reductions

Wed 20 June 2012 | Back to news list

Toyota GB says it has cut its carbon footprint by hundreds of tonnes of CO2 through the adoption of a series of measures including new lighting systems, adjustments to air conditioning performance and changes to operational hours.The firm has now set a target to reduce its combined emissionsof 3,873 tonnes a year from its GB sites by 20% by 2013.

In 2010, Toyota was one of the first vehicle manufacturers in the UK to meet the Carbon Trust Standard, having made a 7% reduction in its overall CO2 emissions.

At the manufacturer's Portbury vehicle import centre, a switch to LED lighting has cut emissions by 23 per cent. Similar changes have also been adopted at Toyota GB’s Surrey headquarters, along with lighting sensors in meeting rooms and adjustments to air conditioning temperatures resulting in a fall in a projected annual fall in CO2 emissions of more than 400 tonnes .

Thomas Rosselle, manager corporate planning and CSR, said: "The work we are doing in our offices, workshops and training centres in the UK to achieve big reductions in our carbon emissions demonstrates our commitment to this ethos."

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