• Oct 15, 2010
Toyota has just released its annual sustainability report – a tome that delves into everything from the company's air-conditioning habits and the environmental impact of its individual models to the health of its employees. Needless to say, there are plenty of revelations stacked into the report, but one of the most surprising is that Toyota employees are now less likely to smoke and be obese than they were four years ago. According to Automotive News, only 36 percent of the company's workers are likely to smoke occasionally compared to 42 percent in 2006. Likewise, the number of overweight employees fell from 28.5 percent to 24.7 percent this year.

In addition, the company revealed that its using recycled snow to cool its Hakkaido facility during the summer, helping to drop the factory's ambient temperature by 14 degrees. Apparently the workers aren't sweating out that weight...

Toyota also revealed that while the Prius produces fewer emissions once it's on the road, the manufacturing process for the hybrid yields greater than average nonmethane hydrocarbons and particulate matter compared to the rest of the company's fleet. Head over to AN for a full recap of the report.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req'd | Image: David McNew/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Unless your the guy who gets to cut the 1" off the bottom of thousands of gas pedals.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You know our quality sucks now......so....uhhh....check this stuff out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's Hokkaido, not Hakkaido.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What about the driving of one......
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's because they can't get the cars to stop at the pack-a-sack.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They are perfectly healthy, at least until they die in the crash.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow, that was incredibly original. I'm not sure I understand the reference.
      • 4 Years Ago
      what about wealthier?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Next they'll tell else that buying one is actually "GOOD" for our economy !!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        you must not know anyone that works at a Toyota factory in the US.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they catch you smokin' they'll knock you out........
      • 4 Years Ago
      Um..... frankly this article isn't suitable for regular autoblog, nor is it autoblog green... maybe treehugger.

      What are you guys thinking?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I find treehugger to be way too corporate and often misinformed (or, at least, far more opinon than facts).

        I don't see a problem with this article here, though I think it might have been better suited to autobloggreen only.
        • 4 Years Ago
        .......you read treehugger? * brain explodes *

        I find that they are not exactly skeptical of what they are fed, and parrot things that error on the side of overly positive. As someone who likes to see both sides of the story.. it gets to me.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Tell US
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