TORONTO, ON., (December 18, 2014) – Toyota is not only manufacturing and selling ultra-fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles that indirectly help protect the habitats of Canada’s animals, but Canadian wildlife is getting direct help from Toyota as well.
Across North America, there are seven Toyota sites covering more than 1,000 acres that are certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at Work program. Two of the certified sites are in Canada – at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) plants in the Ontario communities of Cambridge and Woodstock.
Two hundred acres of wetlands are being protected and maintained as part of TMMC’s certification activities. Team Members have also installed bat boxes along the wetland as a natural way of controlling insects and providing habitat for bats. Team Members also cultivate wildflowers and native grass, which provide food and shelter for pollinators.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS) is the most recent plant to become certified. With the help of TMMMS, a garden of wildflowers will be planted at a new park in Blue Springs to support the natural migration path of the monarch butterfly.
To learn more about how Toyota is helping ensure healthy ecosystems in Canada, check out the biodiversity section of the 2014 North American Environmental Report.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada, Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and just celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.