Committed to the Environment
Pacific 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.
The Solar Panels on top of our Service Centre
We, at Pacific Toyota have just installed a massive 87.5 kilowatt solar system on our service department roof to help reduce our carbon footprint. This initiative follows closely on the heels of 5 hybrid wind turbine/solar security lights installed late last year.
Both installations will reduce our coal fired electricity consumption by over 1.4 million KwH per annum. Add to this the LED lights we have just installed in our pre-owned vehicle yard and we can really claim to be the greenest vehicle dealership in the North!
The system was designed and installed by local company Omega Greenpower, and is believed to be the largest installation in Cairns.
Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Pacific 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.
Pacific 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.