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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Erlanger, Kentucky

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. is the manufacturing headquarters for 15 vehicle, engine, and parts plants across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Sustainability is an important focus for Toyota at both internal and supplier operations. Toyota is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the promotion of energy management among its suppliers and continued support of the ENERGY STAR program. Key 2011 accomplishments include:

 

·         Decreasing absolute energy use by 9 percent and absolute water use by 8 percent.

·         Influencing the company's supply chain by continuing to train Tier 1 suppliers to conduct internal plant energy assessments known as Treasure Hunts. Thirty-three companies benefitted from the training in 2011.

·         Supporting the ENERGY STAR Motor Vehicle Focus actively for over 10 years and conducting new research for expanded benchmarking of assembly and power-train plants.

·         Completing the analysis on the reduction of air to ovens in paint shops--a pilot installation is planned for 2012. A preliminary analysis across North America indicates a savings potential of 95,300 MMBtu when implemented in all paint shops.

·         Motivating energy savings through monthly energy contests, rewarding the production shops with greatest reductions, and through the annual Toyota Summer and Winter Shutdown Energy Reduction Challenge.