COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Partnerships

Our long term partnerships help us create lasting change in communities around Australia.

Road Safety

Quality

road safety
education

500k+

students

2010

Established
partnership

Lifesaving

knowledge
and skills

Road Safety Education Australia (RSE) aims to reduce road trauma by delivering evidence based road safety education to young drivers and their passengers nationally. Toyota has been working with RSE since 2010.

RSE’s flagship RYDA program provides novice drivers and their passengers with lifesaving knowledge and skills. Over 500,000 16-18 year old students have attended a RYDA program. It is the largest road safety awareness intervention program for young people in Australia.

Students attend six interactive sessions at a dedicated venue during a school day. In small peer groups they are challenged to change the way they think about road safety and learn how to protect themselves, their friends and family.

RYDA reflects best practice road safety education. It is an evidence based program, professionally developed by RSE under the guidance of an internationally renowned, expert Advisory Council.

Visit www.rse.org.au to find out more.

Environment

Lower Kororoit Creek, running beside the Altona plant, has been a focus for Toyota for many years.

Together with the Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek and Hobsons Bay City Council, Toyota employees and their families have helped plant more than 40,000 trees and shrubs in the area.

With the end of manufacturing at Altona, Toyota wanted to leave a lasting community legacy that would benefit future visitors to this area.

Toyota funded design and construction of approximately two kilometres of a new pedestrian and cycle path along the creek, as well as wayfinding signage and site specific public art.

Toyota’s funding covers Stages 1, 2 & 3 of the path. Officially opened on 30 July 2017, this section is called ‘Toyota Way’ and is dedicated to the many Toyota employees who have worked at Altona.

‘Toyota Way’ is enhanced with eight, three metre tall sculptures titled ‘Spirits of Time and Place,’ by local artist Geoffrey Ricardo.

Artists from across Australia were invited to submit ideas for this public art commission. Geoffrey’s work was selected from more than 40 submissions. His eight sculptures explore the symbols and metaphors of the area.

TSSC Australia

The Toyota Production System Support Centre (TSSC Australia) shares TPS knowledge and know-how with targeted not for profit organisations.

Our years of manufacturing experience have taught us that small improvements can make a big difference. We use this philosophy to help our not for profit partners find more efficient ways of doing things.

TSSC Australia has supported many Australian non-profit and general industry companies apply TPS to their own operations to help them address their own unique business needs.

Together, we find solutions that make them more productive, maximise available resources, or improve quality and safety.

When our partners tell us about their challenges, we don’t know all the answers right away. What we do know is that we have to roll up our sleeves and meet them on the ‘shop floor’ to learn more. This gives us an up-close look at how they operate so we can work together to find solutions. Once our partners learn our approach, we encourage them to make it their own and use it every day.

Created to sustain the legacy of Toyota’s 54 years of manufacturing in Australia, TSSC Australia is based on a model shared from TSSC North America.

To find out more about TSSC Australia's work with non-profits, visit www.tssc.com.au.