Downtown Toyota Environmental Policy
Downtown Toyota has a genuine commitment to good environmental practice. We have established all necessary licenses and agreements necessary to safely dispose of Trade Waste fluids and solids to comply with State and Federal Environmental Regulations.
We have also implemented work practices to minimise all environmental hazards and to ensure a safe workplace environment has been established.
Where possible, we aim to recycle wastes including:
- packaging materials,
- parts such as batteries and oil filters, as well as
- paper and general waste.
- plastic bags and plastic car components
- scrap metals and alloys
We also continually strive to confirm and improve our work practices through regular environmental audits.
Today’s public and our concern for the environment is greater than ever before and we firmly believe that by working together in utilising our knowledge and awareness we can reduce our environment impact.
Committed to the Environment
Downtown 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
Downtown 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.
Downtown 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.