Submitted by: Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA - TME Production
Implemented country: Belgium
Title: Zero waste to landfill achieved by Toyota
Landfill is not a sustainable solution for managing waste produced during the manufacture of a car or an engine. In 1999, TME developed its Environmental Vision and Five-Year Action Plan. For waste, the ultimate goal is to achieve Zero Waste Disposal, with an interim stage of Zero Waste to Landfill. In cooperation with their waste management service, France and UK sites worked closely with production, logistics, suppliers and waste contractors and were the first two plants to achieve the innovative interim stage in fiscal years 2001 and 2003, respectively. Based on this experience, TME supported the other sites in achieving this challenging goal, finally reaching it across Europe at the end of FY 2006.