All responsible forklift manufacturing companies need to work hard to find a balance between bolstering their bottom line and protecting the world’s natural resources. But some companies negotiate this balance better than others. At Toyota, their environmental focus is unmatched in the industry, and their commitment to protecting the planet has earned the respect of sustainability experts across the country and around the globe.
In fact, Toyota is the only company to offer forklifts that are UL-listed and powered by EPA and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Toyota decision makers also practice environmental accounting, where decisions are evaluated through an environmental impact lens as well as a cost-based focus.
Here are some of the environmental policies and practices that are passed down from Toyota forklifts’ parent company, the Toyota Industries Corporation.
- Supply Chain Sustainability
Toyota provides clean, safe products and conducts corporate activities that are evaluated with an environmental focus at every stage from development and design to delivery, use, and disposal. Before Toyota’s corporate office completes any decision making process, they engage with environmental accounting experts and track every link of the chain, performing calculations along the way that measure the environmental impact of the decision against its potential returns.
- High Standards of Corporate Governance
Toyota works to strengthen environmental management practices throughout its network of consolidated subsidiaries. In order to advance corporate activities that support environmental protection, Toyota works to tighten control over the potentially negative or positive decisions made by subsidiary companies.
- Transparency Reporting with Corporate Responsibility
Toyota promotes social responsibility related to corporate protection of environmental resources. The Toyota Company works to remain aboveboard and open in the sharing of information with the public. By cooperating with a broad societal interest in protecting the environment, Toyota demonstrates a strong commitment to modernizing its relationship with the communities, countries, and natural landscapes in which it operates. Toyota shares knowledge and information on all corporate decisions that may have an impact on the environment and the use of natural resources.