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Toyota Vietnam’s efforts to become a green enterprise – VnExpress

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Toyota Vietnam held a tree planting event at Chu Van An park (Thanh Tri, Hanoi) in response to the month of action for the environment. This is a program towards the Government-oriented project of planting one billion trees in this park. At the ceremony, straight lines of trees were planted, and a system of garbage sorting bins was installed in the park of Chu Van An memorial area.

The goal of greening the environment is one of the active activities of Toyota Vietnam in the past 25 years. Thanks to the application of a closed green cycle throughout the system, Toyota Vietnam has cut a total of 6,227 tons of CO2, including 2,650 tons from suppliers, 1,508 tons at the factory, 768 tons from transportation and 292 tons from nationwide dealer network. Toyota Japan has set a target of zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

In addition to reducing CO2, the whole system of Toyota Vietnam, suppliers, dealers… last year reduced 23 tons of waste, saved 25,544 m3 of water, 436,000 plastic bottles, 1.4 million plastic cups and 1.5 million disposable plastic straws. The closed green cycle aims to minimize negative impacts on the environment of land, water and air, reduce CO2 emissions and contribute more to environmental protection activities.

Currently, Toyota Vietnam has two operating wastewater treatment systems with a total designed capacity of 950 m3 per day. This system is well-invested by the company, ensuring the quality of wastewater meets the requirements of the law. At the end of last year, this system was completed, connecting data to Vinh Phuc Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

In order to comprehensively assess environmental performance at the dealer system, Toyota Vietnam has applied the Eco-Dealership evaluation program since 2019. This program consists of four parts: establishing an environmental management system, reducing environmental risks, improve environmental performance and contribute to society and the community. The implementation and compliance with this program is periodically evaluated by Toyota Vietnam every 6 months.

Along with efforts to protect the environment, the Japanese company also first distributed green Hybrid cars in the Vietnamese market, in August last year. Mr. Ueda Hiroyuki, General Director of Toyota Vietnam at that time said that Corolla Cross Hybrid would be the model that opened the company’s technology era in Vietnam.

Toyota Vietnam's efforts to become a green enterprise

The Corolla Cross self-charging hybrid model was brought to Vietnam less than a month after its global launch. Four main benefits are expected in this model: fuel economy, low emissions, smooth operation, and smooth and quiet. The company’s representative said that the above Hybrid technology can help the car save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.5 to 2 times compared to conventional internal combustion engine cars, which is environmentally friendly.

On a global scale, Toyota currently owns a wide range of eco-friendly vehicles, from Hybrid without external charge (HEV), Hybrid car with external charge (PHEV), pure electric vehicle (BEV) and hydrogen-powered vehicle. FCEV). These technologies are selected for introduction in each country, depending on conditions, available infrastructure and customer needs.

In particular, Hybrid is the core technology of the remaining electric vehicles, the foundation for future technology development. In Vietnam, Toyota currently distributes Corolla Cross Hybrid because this green car does not need to invest in special infrastructure, such as a system of charging stations throughout.

The above results are partly demonstrated by the sales of Hybrid cars in Vietnam. As of May, Corolla Cross sales reached 10,590 units. On average, each month, this company sells nearly 1,200 vehicles, participating in the top 10 best-selling cars in the market at some point in time. In which, the company sold 1,377 hybrid cars, accounting for 13% of sales, exceeding the expectations set by Toyota Vietnam.

In May 1999, Toyota Vietnam was the first domestic automobile manufacturer to be granted the ISO 14001 certificate of environmental management system at the factory. By 2021, the company will continuously maintain and improve the system and be re-certified for the environmental management system according to ISO 14001 standard from 1999 to present.

Content: Tuan Vu

Design: Hang Trinh

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