Toyota Motor North America

Woodstock Plant

Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Certified Silver through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Woodstock Tree Swallow
Avian
Biodiversity Week 2018
Awareness & Community Engagement
Woodstock Team Members at Morizukuri in Cambridge
Awareness & Community Engagement
About the Program
Toyota Motor North America's Woodstock Plant is located in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. At approximately 927 acres in size, the plant produces RAV4 and RAV4 EV vehicles on site. They are committed to enriching the lives of the local community through activities that connect to nature and biodiversity.

Practices and Impacts
  • The team supports nesting opportunities for tree swallows. In 2018, new nest boxes were added, making a total of 72 managed boxes. More recently, predator guards were added to the boxes to prevent predation by raccoons. Since 2016, nearly 1000 birds have fledged from the site and the team has confirmed that banned nestlings are coming back to the location to breed over multiple years.
  • In 2018, the team focused their Biodiversity Week on pollinator species. Approximately 300 employees engaged in the event, creating Bee Habitats and taking home pollinator plant seed packs for their own backyards. 
  • In 2019, the team ran a Morizukuri event during their Biodiversity Week. Morizukuri is a Japanese term for planting trees as plants, resulting in a high density of native trees and shrubs on site. Each of the team members participating planted 35 trees on a prescribed plot during the event.

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