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 in the process of installing two acres of solar panels on the plant, which will help offset power used in our Visitor and Education Center and our Family Health Center.
Environmental Management System
TMMTX Environmental Policy
Train Team Members
Action Through Kaizen
Minimize Environmental Impact
EXcel in Compliance
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
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.