Environmental Policy at Charlestown Toyota

Toyota Environmental Dealership

Charlestown Toyota is involved in the Toyota Environmental Dealership (TED) Program and are striving to become a TED dealer. As a part of the program we are helping to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment for greater environmental sustainability.

Through this program we aim to reduce our carbon footprint through more efficient use of power and water by strictly monitoring and reducing usage where possible. We are also continuing and improving our established commitment to environmentally considerate disposal, recycling of waste materials and sustainable purchasing policies.

As a part of TED we also actively promote the information to the community and all our employees to help increase environmental awareness and help everyone to reduce their carbon footprint.

Committed to the Environment

Charlestown 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

Charlestown 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

Charlestown 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.