Our Environmental Policy
Clintons Toyota is committed to establishing and maintaining their and their client’s work environments with priority given to minimising adverse environmental impacts from its activities and fostering a culture of sustainable environmental management.
Clintons Toyota environmental strategy is the ongoing development of a system based on AS/NZS ISO14001, legislation and applying the principles of best practice environmental management to our activities.
We are committed to objectives and individual programs by applying proactive approaches to environmental stewardship through:
- Identifying environmental activities, aspects and impacts and applying appropriate environmental actions;
- Minimising the impact of our activities on the environment;
- Preventing pollution;
- Sustainable use of resources
- Promote awareness of climate change mitigation and adaptation, protection of biodiversity and ecosystem
- Complying with applicable environmental laws and regulations, Codes of Practice and Guidelines leading to the development of appropriate monitoring, measurement and review activities;
- Working cooperatively with our clients and responsible agencies in exercising environmental due diligence at all stages;
- Conducting relevant environmental education and training to improve awareness, knowledge and skills;
- Developing and implementing plans and procedures for the effective operation and management of our processes;
- Meeting Performance Standards and Key Performance Indicators, and taking action to improve performance through regular and formal reviews;
- Communicating with staff, clients and stakeholders on all areas on environmental performance.
Clintons Toyota acknowledges this environmental policy as a commitment that involves cooperation and consultation with all stakeholders to meet the company’s business objectives.
Clintons Toyota is committed to continual improvement in environmental management. This includes regular monitoring, assessment and review of all aspects of the system by both internal and external audits.
Facilities, Environmental and Sustainability Excellence Award
In line with Toyota’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and 2050 Environmental Challenge, the Toyota Facilities, Environment and Sustainability Excellence Award recognises Dealers who strive to have a high standard of facility and to make continuous improvements to the ecological performance and development of their Dealership environment. Having a well-presented retail facility improves the Guest experience at all stages of their engagement with the Dealership. Reducing the environmental footprint of the Dealership not only supports the local community and contributes to the reputation of the Dealership, but also improves the operational efficiency and reduces the expense base of the Dealership.
Our most recent Facilities, Environment & Sustainability Excellence Awards were received in:
- 2010 - 2018: Bronze
- 2019: Gold (Best in the country)
- 2021: Silver (Best in the region)
Toyota Environmental Dealership (TED)
Clintons Toyota was proudly awarded as a Toyota Environmental Dealership (TED) in 2013. This award is presented to dealers who embrace and showcase outstanding environmental excellence in both their facility and operations.
The purpose of the TED program is to encourage all Toyota dealers to practice environmental excellence in their facility operations with Toyota’s role being to ensure dealers such as Clintons Toyota have a clear path to achieve excellence.
Cliontons Toyota will strive to sustain its TED status and achieve this honour on a yearly basis.
Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Clintons 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.
Clintons 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.
Our Clintons Toyota Environmental Policy is in place to address, prevent and find solutions to environmental concerns. Through regular audits, assessments and reviews we ensure environmental management.
In 2021, we installed solar panels at our dealership to increase our renewable energy. Our dealership is also fitted with energy efficient lighting to reduce our energy consumption. The occupancy sensors and automatic movement sensors for our lighting in low-traffic areas support our environmental responsibility to improve energy efficiency. We use energy efficient appliances throughout our dealership (e.g. Coffee Machines, Microwaves, Fridges).
In 2019, we implemented a waste management plan and partnered with Power Waste as an initiative to approach this concern. This program alone will save an estimated 52 cubic metres from landfill. Power Waste Management are a sustainable waste management company based in Sydney. Their uniquely tailored approach to waste management mirrors Toyota's Kaizen philosophy for continual improvement. At Clintons Toyota, we ensure our waste is properly segregated with cardboard-only recycling bins and general waste bins.
Our rainwater storage tanks, which are used for carwashing are exemplary of our commitment to remain sustainable in our practices.
National Tree Day Participation
Our annual National Tree Day initiatives is our cherished tradition where we collaborate with local schools in our community to promote environmental sustainability. Each year, we eagerly come together to plant trees, cultivate green spaces, and foster a sense of eco-consciousness among the younger generation. This ongoing commitment to National Tree Day aligns with our dedication to Toyota's vision for mobility, creating a greener future - one tree at a time. Together with local schools, we're making a lasting impact on our community and contributing to a healthier planet for generations to come.
Our previous local school partnerships include:
- 2016 - Ruse Public School
- 2017 - St Anthony's Primary School Picton
- 2018 - Spring Farm Primary School
- 2019 - Oakdale Public School
- 2022 - Yandelora School
- 2023 - Yandelora School