Sustainability has been a part of Toyota’s guiding principles since its foundation. Our approach to sustainability is grounded in the Toyota Way of continuous improvement and respect for people. Since the introduction of the Prius hybrid, Toyota has been leading the shift to lower emission vehicles. In Australia, we are actively working to increase the share of hybrid sales, while also looking ahead to other forms of electrification, including hydrogen vehicles.

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

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, guests and the community.

Committed to the Environment

Southside 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

Southside 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.