Creating a Better World

Toyota has responded to worsening global environmental threats, such as climate change, by setting ambitious goals for its vehicles and its operations. In Australia we are applying these goals through our Environmental Action Plan, with a particular focus on working towards emissions reduction of our company fleet vehicles, facilities and logistics operations and encourage recycling-based systems and society.

Toyota's commitment to the environment

Toyota Australia embraces the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. Our aim is to work towards a net positive impact, with a focus on achieving zero emissions and helping to establish a recycling-based society. Our approach to this draws on our key pillar of continuous improvement, our capability for innovation, and partnering with others to tackle complex future challenges.

Towards zero CO2

We seek to engage constructively with governments and industry to work towards a low-emission future. Our ambitious targets for electrified vehicle sales can only be achieved through collaboration with our large market partners – fleet buyers for governments, large organisations, car rental companies and mobility services. Ultimately, we want all our guests to have access to these technologies at reasonable price points, and to have ease of use and peace of mind while using them.

Toyota Community Trust

Following the closure of our manufacturing operations, we wanted to leave a legacy that would provide long-term benefits to the Australian community. The Toyota Community Trust was established in 2017 with a $32 million endowment. During the reporting period the trust distributed $858,191 to 17 not-for-profit organisations delivering STEM education programs in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Toyota Community Foundation

The Toyota Community Foundation (TCF) partners with key stakeholders to provide resources and funds to enhance the community’s capability. In the 2018/19 financial year, the Foundation contributed $1,642,000 through partnerships with Schools Plus, Road Safety Australia, local council grants and employee grants.

Toyota Production System Support Centre

The Toyota Production System (TPS) is a culture of problem solving at every level of the organisation, from top management to the front line. It was developed through our extensive manufacturing experience and our philosophy of continuous improvement and respect for people. In 2016 we established the Toyota Production System Support Centre (TSSC) to broaden our impact by helping build the capacity of non-profit organisations and small businesses. Examples of TSSC’s work can be seen on the website.

Sponsorship and partnerships

In addition to the support provided by the Toyota Community Foundation, Toyota Australia sponsors and partners with a range of organisations through our National Marketing Division. This is informed by the Toyota guiding principles to ‘contribute to economic and social development through corporate activities in their respective communities’ and ‘pursue growth through harmony with the global community via innovative management’.

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