BENGALURU: Toyota Kirloskar Motor recently released its Annual Sustainability Report 2017 charting the company’s sustainability perspectives and performance for FY 2016-17.
As per the report, to enhance the local biodiversity and as an effort to sequester carbon at premises, a native forest with 2,35,000 trees has been developed at Toyota’s manufacturing facility. Additionally, 30,000 saplings have been planted outside TKM premises till date.
Based on the theme Nurturing Inclusive Growth the eighth annual report highlights the company’s efforts to foster inclusive and sustainable growth by engaging, collaborating and involving all its stakeholders.
To realize the goal of below 2 degree, at COP 21, TKM is contributing towards nation’s goal by addressing climate change at its plant premises. TKM’s low-carbon strategy focuses on reduction in energy consumption, introduction of energy efficient processes and systems.
Under National Solar Vision 2022, 2.7 MW roof top solar plant with energy generation capacity of 38.5 lakh units and 500 KW ground mount solar plant has been set-up to meet its’ internal energy requirements.
Presently, 92.4% of the manufacturing water demand is met by recycled water and rainwater. With continuous improvements in manufacturing, TKM has achieved 31% reduction in the overall specific water consumption.
Further, TKM is striving to achieve Zero Dependence on Freshwater/River water in manufacturing and utilizing fresh water only for domestic purposes.
In continuation to this, a natural rainwater harvesting pond of capacity 24,000m3 is established as a part of the Eco-zone project [2nd rainwater harvesting pond within Toyota premises]
As a manufacturing firm, TKM practices judicious consumption and utilization of natural resources to ensure sustainable future. The company has also formed a special cross function team with an aim to monitor and maximize the steel yield ratio towards reducing the dependency on virgin raw material.
Initiated in 2015, Green Me is an environmental education program to inculcate the sense of environment protection in the young minds of school children. After the successful completion of phase I & phase II, Toyota further expanded this program with the roll out of phase III covering 5 more government high schools. This project aims to sensitize school children to involve and educate the neighboring community to be environmentally conscious, about 35 schools are covered under this eco-initiative.
Raju B Ketkale, Senior Vice President – Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Chief Editor of the Sustainability Report said, “We are pleased to launch TKM’s Eighth Sustainability Report 2016-17. Sustainability and Social Responsibility is at the heart of everything we do, and this report captures the commendable strides Toyota has been making in this regard, further reflecting our challenges and key milestones under Economic, Environment and Social aspects.”
The report was jointly released by Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman; Kan Asaine, Director – Akitoshi Takemura, Senior Vice President and Raju B. Ketkale, Senior Vice President – Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
Report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative [G4 framework] linked to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].