1992

Water-based paint


1st Toyota global manufacturing plant to use water-based paint for vehicles.

1993

Air-con refrigerant


CFC12 vehicle air-con refirgerant replaced with HFC134a.

1996

ISO14001


1st UK car manufacturer to achieve ISO14001.

1998

Casting resin


Low formaldehyde resin developed and introduced in engine casting.

2000

Solar panels


Solar panels installed on adminstration building.

2002

CFC's phased out


All CFC's phased out of production.

2003

Zero waste to landfill


1st UK car manufacturer to achieve zero waste to landfill.

2004

DWT Partnership


Partnership established with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to protect and enhance the ecological value of the site.

2005

BITC Big Tick


TMUK awarded BITC Big Tick Award for Excellence.

2006

BCE Award


TMUK receives Premier Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Award for Management.

2007

Site of Biological Importance


Burnaston lake registered as "Site of Biological Importance".

2008

Zero waste to incineration


1st UK car manufacturer to achieve zero waste to incineration.

2009

Living Landscapes


1st Partner of Trent Valley Living Landscapes Initiative.

2010

Hybrid Vehicle


1st European manufacturer of Hybrid Vehicle.

2011

Largest Solar array


Largest Solar PV array on a UK manufacturing site installed.

2012

Biodiversity


Biodiversity Improvement Project.

2014

Kew Partnership


Toyota announces auto industry-first partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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TMUK Charitable Trust

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Lean Approach Seminars

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TOYOTA Glossary

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TOYOTA and The Environment

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