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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. Energy and carbon emissions management are critical pieces of the company’s sustainability efforts. Toyota is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for the promotion of energy management among manufacturing industries and for continued support of the ENERGY STAR program. Key  2013 accomplishments include:

  • Reducing energy intensity per vehicle by 1.4 percent. Energy savings since 2002 are valued at $420 million.
  • Initiating new benchmarking studies through EPA’s ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Motor Vehicle Manufacturing that examine renewable energy use, process-level intensity, and sustainability metrics.
  • Meeting EPA’s ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at six plants, with an average reduction in energy intensity of 18 percent; three plants achieved the 10-percent reduction goal within one year.
  • Supporting Scott County Public Schools in energy management and achieving ENERGY STAR certification and Jefferson County Public Schools to build energy management awareness among students.
  • Increasing the number of ENERGY STAR certified automobile assembly plants in Toyota’s portfolio from two to five plants.
  • Setting aside sustainability funds, in addition to basic plan funding, for new plants and expansions, focusing on improving all aspects of environmental performance.
  • Providing leadership for energy management within the aluminum casting sector by recruiting Toyota suppliers to participate in EPA’s ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Metalcasting, launched in 2013.