Forthcoming Greenpeace Report Details Climate Change’s Threats to Automakers

Infrastructure and location plays a big role

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Toyota is one of the automakers mentioned in the report.
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Generally, when Greenpeace is covering automobile manufacturers, it’s looking at them through the lens of the environmental impacts that they’ve made. One recent initiative from the environmental organization, for example, looked at major automakers through the lens of their work on decarbonization. (Spoiler alert: the highest-ranking automaker on that list, General Motors, received a C-.)

Now, a new report from Greenpeace is set to look at a different side of automakers and the environment — namely, how affected their infrastructure will be by the effects of climate change in the years to come. As an article at Autoblog explains, a trio of automakers based in Japan — Nissan, Honda and Toyota — were all cited in the report for being at risk from climate hazards.

As Autoblog reports, Toyota took umbrage with the report, and spoke about their efforts to safeguard their supply chain against the effects of natural disasters. Nissan, which was also critiqued in the report, also released comments addressing the steps they continue to take to react to the effects of climate change.

The automakers that fared the best in the report were those that were based in less volatile climates — including the likes of Stellantis and Volkswagen. The full report is set to be released soon, and could offer some intriguing insights into the place where automaking and climate change converge.

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