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Rethinking the Obvious: Lean and Sustainability
Rethinking the Obvious: Lean and Sustainability

10 years ago - For those not already familiar with the term, "Lean" is a concept that started in manufacturing but is broadly applicable. It refers to a continuous improvement focus on waste reduction. Most notably, Toyota used Lean to attain world-class manufacturing status but the concept is an amalgamation of many schools of thought. For details, see an overview of lean manufacturing.

Fenugreen, Toyota Offering 'Fresh Prize' to Simple Ideas Improving the World
Fenugreen, Toyota Offering 'Fresh Prize' to Simple Ideas Improving the World

10 years ago - Fenugreen, the company behind the revolutionary FreshPaper — an inexpensive, compostable, recyclable, organic paper insert that reduces food spoilage — this week announced The Fresh Prize, a $15,000 award to support similarly brilliantly simple solutions.Sponsored by Fenugreen, along with Toyota and the Women in the World Foundation, the Fresh Prize is now accepting nominations for “fresh ideas that are changing your life, your community, your world.” The site insists there are no requirements or limits and lists no other criteria for qualification.

Disney, Yahoo!, Google Top List of 100 Companies 'Most Loved' by Consumers
Disney, Yahoo!, Google Top List of 100 Companies 'Most Loved' by Consumers

10 years ago - Global opinion research consultancy APCO Insight last week revealed its list of the 100 Most Loved Companies, based on findings generated by its Emotional LinkingSM model, which measures consumers’ emotional attachment to brands. The Walt Disney Company was ranked #1, but the list was largely dominated by tech companies — Yahoo!, Google and Sony rounded out the top four.

Toyota Plots Improved Hybrids and Customer Care to Regain U.S. Share
Toyota Plots Improved Hybrids and Customer Care to Regain U.S. Share

10 years ago - Toyota plans to keep pressing the advantages of its renewed mojo in the U.S. market with sportier hybrids, a greater emphasis on customer care and the possible addition of more production in Mexico to supply U.S. customers.The company has seen its market share in the U.S. slip from a peak of 17 percent in 2009 to around 14 percent this year through July, as it was afflicted by natural disasters, its safety-recall fiasco, and intensified competition that took advantage of Toyota's weakness.

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Six Ways to Make Brand Sustainability Resonate with Consumers
Six Ways to Make Brand Sustainability Resonate with Consumers

10 years ago - Climate change. Resource scarcity. Pollution. Human rights. These are some of the most pressing issues facing business today. They are also some of the most difficult for consumers to relate to, let alone orient their lives around.According to a recent report from The World Economic Forum and Accenture, sustainability is in desperate need of a makeover. Despite millions of dollars spent marketing the concept over the past decade, only 28% of people know what terms such as “sustainable,” “responsible,” “eco friendly” and “green” really mean, and just 44% say they trust green claims coming from big brands.

If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself: Ford and Toyota End Hybrid Partnership
If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself: Ford and Toyota End Hybrid Partnership

10 years ago - Ford and Toyota announced this week they are going their separate ways after teaming up in 2011 to develop a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain system for light-duty trucks. After completing a feasibility study of their collaboration, the companies have decided to proceed on development of individual hybrid systems, according to Toyota.

Toyota, Ford and Tech Companies Top List of ‘Best Global Green Brands’
Toyota, Ford and Tech Companies Top List of ‘Best Global Green Brands’

10 years ago - For the second year running, Toyota has topped Interbrand’s list of “Best Global Green Brands,” followed by Ford and Honda. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are Panasonic, Nissan, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Danone, Nokia and Dell. Overall, the technology sector clearly dominated.

Why You May See More Latinos Driving Priuses
Why You May See More Latinos Driving Priuses

10 years ago - Toyota is tapping into one of the nation’s fastest growing markets: Latinos — a segment that’s rising in number, purchasing power and influence — and even so, a segment that most sustainable brands seem to be entirely sidestepping.

Toyota Launches Initiative To Drive Environmental Awareness In U.S. Hispanic Community
Toyota Launches Initiative To Drive Environmental Awareness In U.S. Hispanic Community

10 years ago - Toyota has announced a program aimed at promoting environmental awareness in the Hispanic communities in Miami and Los Angeles while also providing the tools to continue on the path of going green.

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Toyota, Wyland Foundation Rallying U.S. Cities Around Water Conservation
Toyota, Wyland Foundation Rallying U.S. Cities Around Water Conservation

11 years ago - As Earth month begins to take shape, Toyota has partnered up with the Wyland Foundation, the water conservation non-profit founded by renowned marine life artist Wyland, to launch the second annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

Auto Roundup: Chevy Helps Truckers; Nissan Innovates Paint Process; Toyota Reuses Hybrid Batteries
Auto Roundup: Chevy Helps Truckers; Nissan Innovates Paint Process; Toyota Reuses Hybrid Batteries

11 years ago - Chevrolet is supporting a project called IdleAir to help long-haul truckers avoid idling emissions during rest breaks at truck stops.

Daimler, Ford, Renault-Nissan To Co-Develop Fuel Cell Vehicles
Daimler, Ford, Renault-Nissan To Co-Develop Fuel Cell Vehicles

11 years ago - Three global automakers have signed an agreement to jointly develop a fuel cell system to power zero-emissions vehicles.

In Nature, Myriad Lessons for Effective Sustainability Leadership
In Nature, Myriad Lessons for Effective Sustainability Leadership

11 years ago - Sustainability leaders in large service-based organizations know it is important to promote grassroots leadership to engage employees with their organizations’ sustainability goals and brand promise. What happens when we explore the deepest roots of sustainable practices by letting nature guide us?Applying Biomimicry

In Nature, A Myriad Lessons for Effective Sustainability Leadership
In Nature, A Myriad Lessons for Effective Sustainability Leadership

11 years ago - Sustainability leaders in large service-based organizations know it is important to promote grassroots leadership to engage employees with their organizations’ sustainability goals and brand promise. What happens when we explore the deepest roots of sustainable practices by letting nature guide us?Applying Biomimicry

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