Environmental Policy - Sydney City Toyota

Environmental Policy at Sydney City Toyota

Environmental Policy

Sydney City Toyota is committed to contributing to society and the principles of sustainability. We understand our future success is dependent on a sustainable business model.

Sydney City Toyota's commitment to the environment is clearly demonstrated throughout all aspects of our business. From Toyota’s global vision and principles, to the Toyota Earth Charter, there is a focus on making a positive contribution to the community and minimising the environmental impact. Sydney City Toyota endeavours to uphold and sustain this global standard.

It is our aim to support environmental best practice throughout the supply chain. This includes managing the environmental impact of our vehicles, working with suppliers on environmental initiatives and encouraging environmental responsibility amongst staff, customers and the community.

Sydney City Toyota’s Environmental Objectives are to:

  • Minimise our environmental footprint
  • Reduce our energy usage
  • Reduce our water usage and ensure water recycling in wash bays
  • To practice responsible waste disposal
  • Undertake environmental preferred purchasing where possible including carbon off-sets
  • Communication and promotion of our Environmental Policy to our staff, customers and the community
  • To contribute to the community with activities such as Earth Hour and National Tree Day
  • Where feasible, to ensure facility design and innovation is environmentally focused
  • Conduct all operations in accordance with relevant environmental legislation and regulations
  • To achieve yearly status as a Toyota Environmental Dealership in line with Toyota Australia’s guidelines

Toyota Environmental Dealership (TED)

In 2013 Sydney City Toyota was awarded as a Toyota Environmental Dealership (TED). This award recognises those dealers who embrace and showcase environmental excellence in both their facility and operations.

Toyota's global long-term vision is to deliver better, safer cars and mobility solutions, respecting the environment and enriching the communities in which we work and live.

- Max Yasuda, 2013 President’s Message

The TED program ultimately seeks to see all dealers practice environmental excellence in their facility operations with Toyota’s role being to ensure our dealers have a clear path to achieve excellence.

Respecting the environment is key for Toyota to remain sustainable and competitive and the small group of dealers who have achieved TED status have confirmed and demonstrated their commitment to this challenge as responsible corporate citizens. The achievement of TED is no easy accomplishment and requires operational and significant investments to attain.

Sydney City Toyota’s mission is to sustain its TED status and achieve this honour on a yearly basis.

Committed to the Environment

Sydney City 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.

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sydney City 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.

Resource Usage

Sydney City 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.