Toyota manufacturing produces zero waste
The 2007 Toyota Motor Europe Sustainability Report showed that Toyota’s eight European manufacturing facilities achieved zero-waste to landfill status.
The 2007 Toyota Motor Europe Sustainability Report showed that Toyota’s eight European manufacturing facilities achieved zero-waste to landfill status. The division also managed to reduce the amount of energy it uses to produce each car. Toyota lowered the carbon emissions in its production vehicles; however, its absolute emissions rose 10% in fiscal year 2006 due to higher production and sales levels.
Toyota achieved its 2010 goal of the reduction of the water volume used per vehicle produced, and almost reached its 2010 target of volatile organic compounds emissions.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey