Roots in the soil


The Environmental Management System (EMS) of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) located in San Antonio, Texas and associated with the manufacturing and assembly of passenger trucks. TMMTX considered the organizational units, functions and physical boundaries when developing the scope. An internal environmental organizational structure was created by the Management Steering Committee (MSC) to influence and exercise control over the environmental aspects and impacts of our activities, products and services, enlisting the aid of all departments and covering the entirety of TMMTX's physical operations and boundaries. Within the scope of our EMS, TMMTX has determined and planned for potential emergency situations, including those that can have an environmental impact.


As an environmentally responsible member of our community and a leader in automobile manufacturing, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) is committed to ensuring our operations and business practices work in harmony with the environment.  TMMTX Team Members are responsible for effectively managing their processes and minimizing their impact on the environment through pollution prevention, continual improvement, and compliance with applicable environmental legal requirements and other requirements. TMMTX is committed to the protection of the environment to include pollution prevention, preserving natural resources, reduction of natural resources, reduction of climate change agents, risk prevention to reduce risk to air, water and soil quality and biodiversity and wildlife conservation.

Implementation of this policy is a primary management objective and the responsibility of every TMMTX Team Member.  In keeping with this philosophy, TMMTX leadership is adopting the following "TEAM TX" guiding principles:

Train Team Members

Eliminate Waste

Action Through Kaizen

Minimize Environmental Impact

Target Achievements

eXcel in Compliance


Toyota's Commitment to the Environment

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) achieved a Zero Landfill goal in 2015. Materials like metal and plastic are recycled along with cans and bottles.

TMMTX recycles 1.2 million gallons of water every day. After taking recycled water from San Antonio Water Systems, TMMTX cleans the water, uses it in manufacturing processes, cleans it again, then returns the water to SAWS cleaner than it was before.

TMMTX is also home to about two acres of solar panels, which will help offset power used in our Visitor and Education Center and our Family Health Center.


Working together for greener solutions

National Public Lands Day.

Toyota's Environmental Commitment extends beyond the plant and into our local communities.

The last Saturday of September has been designated as National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day is a partnership between the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation and Take Pride in America that attracts thousands of volunteers annually to approximately 1,300 work sites across all 50 states.

For the past 10 years, Toyota has been the title sponsor of this effort and more than 2,000 Toyota employees nationwide volunteer to help build trails, plant trees and clear debris. This single event has been estimated to contribute $12 million annually for improvements in federal, state and local lands:

  • 500,000 pounds of trash removed
  • 720 miles of trails maintained
  • 100,000 pounds of invasive plants collected
  • Over 55,000 trees and shrubs planted


Our Neighbors

The Mitchell Lake Wetlands Society is dedicated to the wise stewardship of the wildlife refuge at Mitchell Lake, where shorebirds, waterfowl and other wildlife will always find water, food, shelter, and a place to raise their young. The Society's mission is to protect and defend this valuable resource for future generations.

In cooperation with the National Audubon Society, San Antonio Water Systems, and other partner organizations the Mitchell Lake Wetlands Society works to promote field research and environmental education to maintain the integrity of the refuge.

Over 300 bird species have been documented at Mitchell Lake, making this a hot spot for "birding." It is a major winter site for migratory waterfowl and is the only site in this area that has mud flats and is a critical habitat for migrating shorebirds.