Toyota Material Handling earns governor’s award

Oct. 10, 2021

Toyota Material Handling (TMH), Columbus, Ind., has been recognized with the 2021 Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the “Five Year Continuous Improvement” category for the company’s carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction projects. The award was presented by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) at the 24th Annual Partners for Pollution Prevention Conference in late September. This is the fourth time TMH has earned the award and the third for “Five Year Continuous Improvement.”

Since 2018, TMH’s CO2 reduction projects have resulted in a 22 percent reduction in electricity consumption, a 23 percent reduction in natural gas consumption and a 37 percent reduction in CO2 emissions.

“This accomplishment wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), manufacturing, maintenance, and production engineering teams at our factory in Columbus,” said Brian Egloff, TMH director of operations. “Toyota Material Handling has made sustainability a priority on our operations and engineering roadmap, which guides the annual ‘kaizen’ (continuous improvement) activity in each department. Through daily energy management, ongoing investments in renewable energy, and special projects to reduce our energy consumption, we’re making excellent progress toward our CO2 reduction targets. We’re honored to be recognized for this and our other environmental conservation efforts.”

 

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