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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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.