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Toyota & Lexus are the cleanest cars in France for the third consecutive year

Posted by: on August 17th, 2015 No Comments

For the third consecutive year, Toyota and Lexus vehicles recorded the lowest average of CO2 emissions in the French market in 2014.

According to CO2 emission figures of all new vehicles sold in France in 2014*, Toyota and Lexus vehicles emitted the least CO2 – 105g/km in average. (see the bar chart below: average CO2 emissions by manufacturer)

This is the third consecutive year that Toyota and Lexus topped this ranking.

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Sweet harvest for Toyota Motor Manufacturing France

Posted by: on July 23rd, 2015 Comments Off

 

This week our Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) plant has harvested 38kg of its own honey for the first time and offered it to employees.

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First guests ready to check into the new Toyota Motor Europe hotels… the bee story

Posted by: on June 26th, 2015 Comments Off

 

A few days ago we got some new colleagues in Toyota Motor Europe (TME). Why is this a news? Because they are a bit different…

 

Remember we are currently running a Green Month Campaign and within this action 2 insect hotels were installed in the green areas of our offices. Slogan for this year is “Preserve & enhance nature for the future”.

 

The 2015 Green Month slogan is made up of two parts: preserving & enhancing nature. So what does this actually mean:

 

Preserving nature

In order to preserve nature, we first needed to understand what we had on our sites. After a thorough investigation we realized:

  1. There are over 200 species on our sites
  2. There are many biotopes (or habitats) which give great potential to enhance biodiversity
  3. The biotopes show a dynamic interaction between species.

 

Enhancing nature

We can now move towards enhancing biodiversity on our sites. In this step, two insect hotels have been put up.

Following expert advice Toyota is concentrating on supporting wild and solitary bees as a priority, so we are establishing insect hotels to provide shelter and nesting sites. We are increasingly making our sites more friendly to these insects by allowing more natural / native flowers to complete their flowering and seed making cycles which, in turn, provide food and nectar for insects.

And as we wanted to treat our guests well we have asked Natuurpunt experts for advice how to position them (no, it was not PR who decided where to put them!)

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Whilst we considered installation of beehives for TME sites, for the purposes of biodiversity enhancement an insect hotel is better than a bee hive. Further, TME sites and neighbouring territory do not have enough food for a beehive which can typically go up to 50,000 individual bees.

 

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Many more activities and projects are planned in the future for making Toyota Motor Europe a more colourful and biodiverse environment. We’ll keep you posted!

 

 

 

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Green Month at Toyota Motor Europe

Posted by: on June 8th, 2015 Comments Off

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2015 marks the 12th year that we support the Green Month Campaign.  First started in Japan in June 1973, today it’s a Global environmental awareness campaign across all Toyota activities and entities.

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing France: In pursuit of Zero Purchased Industrial Water

Posted by: on May 27th, 2015 Comments Off

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Picture8Industrial water is used for all production processes in vehicle manufacturing. Next to energy and waste, it is one of the biggest environmental impacts we have in the automotive industry.

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