Toyota Boshoku Canada Inc.

Observing Organization

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Reduction commitment: Observing Organization in Milestone 3

Business Type: Manufacuring

Toyota Boshoku Canada develops and manufactures automotive interior parts.  Based on the Principles of Toyoda, which encapsulate the ideas of founder Sakichi Toyoda, the Toyota Boshoku group formulated its corporate philosophy for maintaining the trust of all stakeholders and its vision, which articulates the type of company they aspire to become.

With the corporate philosophy and vision serving as a framework, they have established clear policies, targets and plans for their business, social and environmental activities. They have also formulated the TB Way and the Toyota Boshoku group code of conduct to ensure that all company members share common values and behaviour.

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Notable GHG Reduction and Sustainability Projects

2016

Exhaust System Upgrade: The weld shop smoke exhaust system was changed from being manually operated to a demand based system. This resulted in a 2.4% reduction in CO2 emissions.

Water Reclamation: An increase in water reclamation efforts resulted in the water being used for flushing toilets and a reduction in municipal water consumption by 44%.

2015

Energy Conservation: Exchanged all T5 fluorescent lights with T5 LED tubes. Resulted in a 2.4% reduction in emissions and had a 1 year payback; creating annual savings of $32,000.

2014

Replaced Aging HVAC Units: 2014 marked the 1st of a 3 year plan as TB Canada installed 6 HVAC units.

LED Lighting: TB Canada retrofitted their parking lots, exterior lighting fixtures and hallways replacing them with T8 LEDs (other fixtures are T5).

Miscellaneous Projects: Reduce the usage of vinyl materials as well as added water aerators and 4.9LpF toilets in office washrooms.

2013

Compressed Air System Improvements: Added flow controls, intelligent controls, and real time monitoring.

Exhaust and Light Controls: Controls are now based on occupancy. Where an exhaust fan used to run 10 years straight, now they sense occupancy and turn on and off. For example: the cafeteria now shuts down when empty.

Switched to LED lighting

Installed a Domestic Solar Hot Water System

 

Sustainability Culture:

Toyota Boshoku has an active Green Team that meets regularly and have successfully driven several projects:

  • Conducted a “treasure hunt” when plant was shut down to look for potential energy saving measures
  • Participated in the RCI Green Team exchange program
  • Implemented compost and fastener collection programs, as well as set up additional recycling/waste collection stations around the office.

 

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