Water Resources

Policy

In conjunction with climate change, deforestation, population increases, and other issues, the problems of water shortages, deterioration of water quality, and flooding, which are worsening on a global scale, are environmental risks that could severely impact our business activities. With an understanding that the sustainable use of water resources is a key issue, we have made water an explicit part of the Toyota Tsusho Group's Environmental Policy and we are actively working to reduce water consumption and reuse water.

To this end, we have formulated a water management plan within our ISO 14001 environmental management system. We have also set targets for three Group companies with high water burdens and are working to reduce those burdens.
The three out of 305 Group companies that have formulated water management plans account for 1.0% of the total (excluding North America and Africa).

Toyota Tsusho Group Water Usage Initiatives

The Toyota Tsusho Group is cognizant that the sustainable use of water resources is a crucial issue and expressly indicates this in its Group environmental policies. The Group is working to raise use efficiency and reduce usage by optimizing usage and implementing comprehensive re-use.
We evaluated water risks in countries where we conduct business using the WRI Aqueduct water risk assessment tool and identified regions in Indonesia, India, and other countries at risk of severe water shortages, flooding, and so on (water stressed regions). We conduct business in these regions with an understanding of the risks. To address the water released by business sites in Japan, we periodically maintain and manage water treatment facilities and conduct thorough management and monitoring of the concentrations of contaminants in waste water in accordance with voluntary standards.
The Group has no facilities, assets, production, or revenue in water stressed regions of Japan. In addition, we are not in violation of any national or regional licensing standards or restrictions concerning water quality or usage (including legal violations).

Performance Data

Water Consumption (Domestic Offices)
水使用量(国内事業所)
Tabulation scope:
Toyota Tsusho Corporation and 55 domestic Group companies(2015-2018)
Toyota Tsusho Corporation and 64 domestic Group companies(2019)
Water Consumption (Overseas Offices)
水使用量(海外事業所)
Tabulation scope: 174 overseas Group companies
Toyota Tsusho Office Water Intake and Release Volumes
豊田通商(株)オフィス 取水・排水量

Water intakeWaste water

Scope of calculation: Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Nagoya Head Office, Tokyo Head Office, Osaka Branch, Toyota Branch)
  • *For this scope of calculation, only domestic water is included, so the intake volume and waste water volume are the same.

Biomass Power Generation Related Water Intake Volume (1,000 m3)

  2017 2018 2019
Water intake 305 301 295
Waste water - 362 398

Scope of calculation: Two domestic Group companies (biomass power generation companies)

Number of Sites by Water Risk Level

(Unit:site)
Extremely High 18
High 85
Medium - High 112
Low - Medium 70
Low 21
Assessed “Overall water risk” by WRI AQUEDUCT. We have 18 companies categorized as “Extremely High” by WRI AQUEDUCT and 3 companies of those 18 companies have manufacturing facilities in area with drought risk in water stressed region. (1 company in Indonesia, 2 companies in India)
Water Consumption (Water Stress Regions)
Water Consumption (Water Stress Regions)

JapanOverseas (AQUEDUCT Extremely High)

Scope of calculation: Four Group companies with production plants in drought regions determined to be "extremely high" by Aqueduct.

Water management plans in water stressed region

The Toyota Tsusho Group have formulated water management plans for drought risk in water stressed region.

Target Fiscal 2021 water usage 0.91 m3/employee/year
Result Fiscal 2019 water usage 0.73 m3/employee/year

Scope of calculation : TT STEEL SERVICE INDIA PRIVATE LTD.

・Group company categorized as “Extremely High” by WRI AQUEDUCT in area with drought risk in water stressed region (India).

Target (Office)  Fiscal 2021 water usage 26 % reduction compared to fiscal 2020
(45 liters/employee/day)
(Canteen) Fiscal 2021 water usage 23 % reduction compared to fiscal 2020
(10 liters/employee/day)
Result (Office)  Fiscal 2019,2020 61 liter/employee/day※1
(Canteen) Fiscal 2018,2019,2020 13 liter/employee/day※2

Scope of calculation : TechnoTrends AutoPark Private Limited

※1:Calculated data from June 2019 to November 2020

※2:Calculated data from November 2018 to November 2020

・Group company categorized as “Extremely High” by WRI AQUEDUCT in area with drought risk in water stressed region (India).

・We have 18 companies categorized as “Extremely High” by WRI AQUEDUCT and 3 companies of those 18 companies have manufacturing facilities in area with drought risk in water stressed region. Water management plans other than above are not disclosed.

Third Party Certification

Third-party certification has been obtained from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) for a portion of the performance data above.

LR Independent Assurance Statement[PDF:615KB]