Toyota Kirloskar Motor achieve 100 percent carbon neutrality
Since June 2021, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has been 100 percent carbon neutral in terms of renewable energy. This comprises TKM's Bidadi production unit as well as eight on-site suppliers. In the first six months of FY2022, this performance resulted in carbon offsets totalling 16,635.54 tonnes.
Toyota established the "Toyota Environment Challenge 2050" in 2015. The goal of the vision is to achieve Net ZERO CO2 emissions from products throughout their life cycle and manufacture. The following collection of challenges attempts to have a beneficial influence on the environment through conserving water, building a recycling-based society and living in peace with nature.
TKM began its path toward greening its energy source in accordance with the Toyota Environment Challenge 2050, under Challenge 3 of Plant Zero C02 Emissions, and has achieved significant progress over the years. TKM gradually boosted its Green Energy purchase in FY 2014 to fulfil the company's energy needs.
The government of Karnataka's solar projects and other programmes aided in the long-term expansion of TKM's energy use. TKM erected roof-top solar power plants and ground-mount facilities with a combined capacity of 8.2 MW at its Bidadi headquarters, as well as a specialised solar park with a capacity of 18 MW outside the firm, to increase renewable energy supply.
Toyota has pushed back the deadline for attaining Challenge 3 - Plant Zero CO2 from 2050 to 2035, with all of Toyota's production sites being carbon neutral by 2035. TKM has successfully achieved 100 percent renewable energy during the Global Toyota Environment Month - June'21 as part of its quest to become a greener manufacturer, and will seek to maintain and enhance this across its whole value chain. TKM will continue to work on developing mobility solutions and establishing a sustainable society that is in tune with nature in the future.
Commenting on TKM's achievement, Raju B. Ketkale, Deputy Managing Director, Manufacturing, TKM said, "We at TKM have always given utmost importance to environment protection by incorporating the values of sustainable practices in our business and all our initiatives are designed towards lowering our environmental impact and achieving the goal of 'Living in Harmony with Nature'. Going forward, in our pursuit to achieve a holistic vision of net zero carbon emissions, we will continue to further strengthen our eco-efforts."
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