Environment & Sustainability

Building on a rich history of environmental leadership, Toyota Canada is dedicated to continually reducing the daily impact of its products, services and operations with the goal of realizing carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Our Commitment

Toyota has a strong record of using innovation to reduce the impact of our vehicles and operations on the environment. Our sense of urgency is driven by our commitment to environmental sustainability - and our desire to work with stakeholders across society to move towards a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future. 

Read more about Toyota’s aim for carbon neutrality by 2050 here.

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Environmental sustainability is a key factor in everything we do and every vehicle we make. From our Canadian manufacturing plants to the Toyota and Lexus vehicles we assemble, our goal is to achieve net zero CO2 emissions at our global manufacturing facilities by 2050.


Our facilities reflect our ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of our operations. Our Canadian facilities are ISO 14001 Certified and our new Zero Carbon Building – Design™ certified Eastern Canada Parts Distribution Centre is one of the most sustainable buildings of its kind in Canada.

Global 2050

Launched in 2015, the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 is the company’s most recent comprehensive global environmental strategy. It consists of six goals that seek to make a game-changing contribution to some of the critical environmental issues facing the world today, including climate change, water scarcity, resource depletion, and species and habitat loss.

Learn more about Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050 here.

Challenge 1


Eliminate almost all CO2 emissions from new Toyota vehicles.

Challenge 2


Partner with suppliers and dealers to help them eliminate CO2 from their operations.

Challenge 3

Eliminate all CO2 emissions from Toyota facilities and processes.

Challenge 4


Ensure all Toyota facilities and processes conserve and protect water resources.

Challenge 5


Ensure all Toyota facilities and processes support a recycling-based society.

Challenge 6


Ensure all Toyota facilities and processes operate in harmony with nature.


North American Environmental Report

Toyota’s North American Environmental Report features information about our environmental strategy and performance across four key focus areas—Carbon, Water, Materials and Biodiversity—plus related outreach activities.

Recent News

Electrification of our products

Toyota is pursuing multiple pathways to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and GHG  emissions. We are committed to achieving carbon neutrality by advancing various forms of electrification, including hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicle technology.

Electrification of our products

Hybrid Electric
Hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology will continue to be at the core of Toyota’s approach to immediately minimizing the environmental impacts of traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric
Toyota plug-in hybrid electric vehicles operate much the same way as regular Toyota hybrid electric vehicles. However, they can also be optionally plugged in - enabling you to extend your electric-only driving range.

Fuel Cell Electric
Toyota is committed to hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicle technology as a powertrain for the future because it’s a clean, scalable platform that can meet a broad range of mobility needs with zero emissions.

Battery Electric
The Toyota bZ4X Concept joins a full lineup of electrified Toyota and Lexus vehicles – a lineup that, in total, accounts for more than 40% of all electrified vehicles sold in Canada.

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