Toyota has reportedly confirmed it will require suppliers to cut carbon emissions after strongly hinting it would do so in annual results released two weeks ago.
In a statement accompanying the results Toyota said it was strongly committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
“No single company or country can accomplish the goal of carbon neutrality alone,” it said.
“All industries must work together to develop new technology and infrastructure in cooperation with scientists and academia, as well as local and national governments.”
Toyota has now asked its main auto parts suppliers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3% in 2021 compared to last year, according to Nikkei Asia.
Toyota executives have recently held a briefing with 300 to 400 tier-one suppliers on going carbon-neutral.
Cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 3% a year would keep Toyota in step with the Japanese government’s goal of cutting emissions by 46-50% below 2013 levels by 2030.
A Toyota spokeswoman told Reuters: “Carbon neutrality is not something a company can achieve alone, so we asked our suppliers to work together towards achieving it.”
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