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Eco CSR

It is our conviction that building clean vehicles is not the only way towards building a cleaner future. We have expanded our green umbrella to other community driven ventures too. At TKM, we are committed to environment protection and strongly believe in community involvement and public participation to develop a sense of responsibility and affinity towards the environment. In order to make this approach more successful and sustainable, We have developed an Eco-CSR road map involving NGOs, local panchayats and the education department.

TKM always believes in creating awareness amongst the future generation as they are the leaders of tomorrow. Continuing with its tradition of preserving environment and hosting eco-friendly activities, TKM conducted a clean-up drive was organized at Bidadi during the 2015 Environment Month celebrations, involving 500 volunteer Team Members. Over 5000 nos. of environmental friendly bags were distributed to individual households along with pamphlets addressing the public awareness on environment. Also, a Green drive was flagged off by planting over 200 saplings inside Guru Bhavan campus, Ramanagara, involving 300 students. TKM has been a part of these celebrations for years now as it gives us an opportunity to contribute our bit for making our world cleaner, greener, and brighter.

Our ultimate aim is to work closely with the local community to implement environment initiatives involving team members in addition to developing villages as Model Eco-Villages. Also, to take this sustainable journey forward, we have the 'Green Me' campaign


  • TKM top management
    flagging off the campaign by
    distributing eco-friendly bags

  • TKM volunteers in action

  • Students actively participating
    in the plantation drive

  • Planting of saplings by
    KSPCB officials & Department
    of Education, Ramnagara

Eco-Seminar

Green-owledge

Several Eco Seminars were organized during the Environment Month Celebration with an intention to ignite the eco-conscious mind & create awareness amongst employees. Eminent speakers with an expertise in the field of Environment were invited to TKM to provide insights on environment conservation and adoption of Eco-lifestyle. Following topics were covered during the sessions.

  • Green Building at office & house and Certification.
  • Green Buildings with most simple natural resources and minimal carbon footprint.
  • Talk on Conservation of natural resources, lessons from history and Responsibility by Dr. Ganeshaiah, Professor and famous botanist from GKVK, Bangalore.
  • Conservation of natural resources, lessons from history and Responsibility.
  • Ecology and Eco citizenship.
  • Conservation of Nature: Role of a responsible citizen.

  • Talk by Subject Experts


Suppliers

TKM has continuously strived to work with its stakeholders to contribute to the sustainable development of the society and the earth by providing high quality and innovative products and services. Our suppliers play a crucial role in production of faultless vehicles.

TKM has developed 'Green Purchasing Guideline' (GPG) which explicitly describes the requirements and methodologies that expects the suppliers to adhere to as a part of Toyota's global commitment towards greening the supply chain.

With the launch of new GPG, training on new guidelines was conducted to create awareness among suppliers and make them understand the importance of these guidelines so that they comply with the requirement. A Kaizen showcase among all suppliers was conducted to share the best practices and for further improvement.

Dealers

Dealers form the face of TKM as they serve as the direct point of contact for the customers. TKM encourages its Dealers to implement Environment Management System (EMS). A standard operating procedure is established at the eligible dealerships to visualize ISO 14001 Certification status, surveillance audit and certification expiry date.

DERAP - Dealer Environment Risk Assessment Programme:
DERAP is designed by the Toyota Motor Corporation to ensure efficient environment risk management for the dealers. Complementing the ISO 14001 certification, this programme is designed for ensuring minimum requirement of Environment risk management for the dealer workshops.

Eco Initiatives:

Eco Wash ( Waterless Wash)
Waterless wash was introduced for cleaning vehicle exteriors at Dealership with an objective to reduce water consumption and consequent impact on the ecosystem.

Expansion of Water Borne paints
With the implementation of Water Borne painting processing 95% of our Dealerships, up to 90% of the hazardous solvent is replaced by water and a ready for use base coat paint mixture. This has led to an overall reduction in VOCs level up to 47% in a Body Paint shop.

Rain Water Harvesting Units
At few Dealership outlets, a well planned rain water harvesting unit installed . The rain water collected is used for plantation at their premises.

Customers

Toyota India puts continuous effort in acknowledging the Customer needs & bringing in more customers into the Toyota family. Various initiatives have been launched in order to build a good relationship with customers. This approach is nurtured by involving customers during the celebration of Environment Commemorative days.

Free Pollution Check Camps
Vehicles at the auto service station are subjected to free emission standards check and subsequently given suitable advice for correction upon detection of any non-adherence to the norms.

Distribution of Saplings
With every new vehicle sold, a sapling is handed over to the customers in the month of June to promote Afforestation.

Eco Driving Tips The Vehicle Manual is accompanied by a brochure that consists of Eco driving tips which helps the customers in learning about enhancing engine efficiency & also prevent environment pollution.

Afforestation Journey of TKM

TKM is continuously putting efforts in identifying the environmental dimension of sustainability concerns on non-living natural systems such as land, air, and water. We also realize that it is our prime responsibility to understand the similar concerns associated with living natural systems i.e., our Biodiversity as a whole.

Afforestation activity was initiated as part of Sustainable Plant initiatives in the year 2009 with the objective to spark the Eco-awareness among team members and all the stakeholders. It is an effort to create visual delight for our employees & TKM visitors & also to create a carbon sink.

TKM has reserved 33.33% (144 acres) of total land area (432 acres) to develop greenbelt inside the premises. We have planted 243,000 saplings covering about 12% (51 acres) of green belt area. The TKM's greenbelt development plan aims at overall improvement in the local ecosystem.

During the biodiversity survey conducted by experts inside the plant and our neighbourhood (up to 10 KM radius), 179 plant species were found inside TKM. These plants belonged to 139 genera and 51 families. 220 species were found in the buffer area during the survey. The 220 species belonged to 163 genera and 55 families. Out of 220 species, 95 species found have medicinal properties. Due to continuous improvement in the floral composition of the TKM, 44 species of birds, 38 species of butterflies, 9 species of reptiles and 6 species of mammals were recorded in the study area during the Biodiversity survey.