Committed to the Environment
Canberra Toyota and Toyota Australia are committed to the highest standard of environmental management and governance.
Toyota has an environmental management system certified to the international standard ISO 14001. Environmental strategy is set by the Environmental Committee.
National Tree Day - a Chance to Make a Difference
National Tree Day is the largest tree-planting event in the country.
Organised by Planet Ark, it is celebrating its 21st birthday and 23 million trees planted nationally since it began.
National Tree Day manager Debbie Agnew says it's an opportunity for people to make a difference in greening their local community and bringing back native wildlife.
Debbie says that thanks to the support of Canberra Toyota, there were 120 tree-planting sites last year in the ACT, involving 6500 people and resulting in 25,000 seedlings being planted.
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Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Canberra Toyota and Toyota Australia look for opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Toyota uses natural gas and electricity at its production site at Altona and at non production sites around Australia. The company monitors and reports on its energy use and greenhouse, continually looking for improvement opportunities.
Canberra Toyota and Toyota Australia will continue to focus on reducing waste and making the best use of resources. These include raw materials used in the vehicle manufacturing process, and water and paper used across the company. Wastes include both production and non production general waste, prescribed waste and packaging waste.
Contributing to a Low Carbon Society
Toyota Australia will develop lower emissions vehicles and work with Governments to develop appropriate standards and measures regarding vehicle emissions and pollutants.
In 2011 a Carbon Working Group was established to understand and manage the impacts of the clean energy future legislation and develop a model to ensure the financial implications of the carbon prices are considered in strategic and operational planning.