Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Erlanger, Kentucky

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

A world-renowned automaker, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. is the North American manufacturing headquarters for Toyota automobiles. Founded on the principles of continuous improvement and respect for people, Toyota is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for continuing to enhance its energy management systems and sharing its expertise with other manufacturers. This is the fifth time Toyota has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Reducing energy use by 7.2% on an absolute basis compared to the previous year, despite the 2008 market conditions that caused automobile producers to idle manufacturing capacity.

         Developing a transformative supplier program to teach businesses how to conduct plant energy-savings assessments known as "Treasure Hunts" and how to secure management support for project implementation. The first training session identified 95 energy-reduction opportunities for these companies.

         Continuing to identify new methods for reducing the energy requirements of its manufacturing processes, such as optimizing paint booth conditions.

         Adapting EPAs energy performance indicator (EPI) for Motor Vehicle Manufacturing so that North American and Japanese assembly plants can be evaluated together in a common system.

         Earning the ENERGY STAR for four of its assembly plants using EPA's newly revised EPI for these facility types.

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