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 one out of 569 Group companies that have formulated water management plans account for 0.2% of the total.

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

Toyata Tsusho assesses and discloses the following

  • Water Consumption(Domestic Offices)
  • Water Consumption(Overseas Offices)
  • Toyota Tsusho Office Water Intake and Release Volumes
  • Biomass Power Generation Related Water Intake Volume(1,000m2)
  • Total water withdrawal(by source)
  • Number of Sites by Water Risk Level
  • Water Consumption(Water Stress Regions)
  • Water management plans in water stressed region
Water Consumption (Domestic Offices)
Water Consumption (Domestic Offices)
Tabulation scope: Toyota Tsusho Corporation (head offices, branches, sales offices, field offices) and domestic consolidated subsidiaries
Water Consumption (Overseas Offices)
Water Consumption (Overseas Offices)
Tabulation scope: overseas consolidated subsidiaries
Toyota Tsusho Office Water Intake and Release Volumes
Toyota Tsusho Office Water Intake and Release Volumes
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)
2018 2019 2020
Water intake 301 295 283
Waste water 362 398 403
Scope of calculation: Two domestic Group companies (biomass power generation companies)
Total water withdrawal (by source)
2018 2019 2020
Amount of water withdrawal (unit: 1,000m3) Rivers, lakes, and natural ponds 0 0 0
Wells and boreholes (groundwater) 900 1,001 607
Water collected at the mining site 0 0 0
City water (potable water) 1,187 1,216 1,189
External drainage 0 0 0
Rain water 0 0 0
Water collected from the ocean 0 0 0
Total 2,087 2,217 1,796
Scope of calculation: Domestic affiliates, Toyota-tsusho
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)
Tabulation scope: One Group company with production plant in drought region determined to be "Extremely High" by AQUEDUCT for 2 consecutive years

Water management plans in water stressed region

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

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. *1Calculated data from June 2019 to November 2020
  2. *2Calculated data from November 2018 to November 2020
  • Group company with production plant in drought region (India) categorized as "Extremely High" by WRI AQUEDUCT for 2 consecutive years

Third Party Certification

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