Report: Working for Toyota makes you healthier

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 15, 2010

Toyota Motor Corp. employees have slimmed down and are now healthier, according to its recently released 2010 Sustainability Report. Both smoking rates and obesity levels have become lower among Toyota employees over the past four years.

This report from Toyota provides an outline of its efforts to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible. In 2006, about 42% of Toyota’s workforce in Japan occasionally smoked.

But in 2009, this number had gone down to 36%. Its workers who had a body mass index over 24.2 (obese) comprised 28.5% in 2006 but have fallen to 24.7% in 2009.

Toyota believes that these health improvements were a result of its campaigns to limit consumption of tobacco and junk food. For this year, Toyota intends to boost the promotion of exercise in the workplace.

A visit to Toyota’s global manufacturing and engineering campus in Toyota City around lunchtime reveals a sight to behold as their sidewalks are filled with jogging workers.

From Toyota’s sustainability report, we also learned that the company uses snow-powered air conditioning. Toyota also discussed the truth about the Prius hybrid’s life cycle environmental impact.

At Toyota’s plant on the northern island of Hokkaido, the carmaker is taking advantage of its harsh weather by using tons of snow to cool air for its buildings in summer. [via autonews - sub. required]

Topics: toyota, factory

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The bidding war for one of the only 20 examples -- 21 actually, but the 00 version went to a museum -- of the classically beautiful Lamborghini Reventon built and...
by - January 18, 2017
Bentley once again confirmed its plans to push PHEV into their future lineups. As a matter of fact, the Bentayga SUV will be the first to have the plugin hybrid...
by - January 18, 2017
Each time that Mini launches a new generation of the Countryman crossover, a John Cooper Works performance version is always expected to follow. When Mini unveiled the next-gen 2017 Mini...
by - January 18, 2017
Ford Mustang customers won’t be able to specify the V6 powerplant for the latest iteration of the carmaker’s pony car. This comes as the new 2018 Ford Mustang is saying...
by - January 18, 2017
The man sitting at the top of the performance division of Mercedes-Benz – Tobias Moers – cryptically indicated that the Mercedes-AMG GT4 could be really coming. Moers, chief executive of...
by - January 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries