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Caring about the environment is not something new to Toyota. We have for many years set out solid foundations throughout our business to ensure that environmental compliance is at the cornerstone of all our activities. Discover in this section the environmental management structure at Toyota GB Plc, methodologies and certifications that we use to ensure that we are creating an environmental mind set throughout the whole company.

Toyota GB Environmental Policy

Toyota GB’s Environmental Policy is a formal expression of how we can go about achieving the aims we present in the Toyota CSR Policy, Toyota Challenge 2050 and TGB 5 Year Environmental Action Plan. Renewed in 2017, it is the foundation stone for the way we manage environmental matters throughout our business.

The policy includes our pledge to reduce emissions at every stage of a vehicle’s lifecycle, to cut waste and the amount of natural resources we use and to protect and enhance biodiversity in order to operate in harmony with nature. This is supported by our commitment to continuous improvement in environmental performance, energy usage and compliance with legal standards. We also seek to share our experience and encourage others to be aware of environmental issues and find effective ways of dealing with them.

Environmental Management System Governance Structure

Environmental Management System is responsible for enhancing the environmental performance of all levels and functions of the organisation, ensuring that the company’s environmental objectives are on track and to take action where necessary. It is governed by an Environmental Steering Group that meets bi-annually and is led by the following top management representatives:

  • Chief Environmental Officer - Paul Van der Burgh, President & Managing Director
  • Chief Environmental Management Representative – Robin Giles, Director of HR & Corporate Operations
  • Company Secretary & Director of Finance and Systems - Darren Morris
  • Lead Cross Company Environmental Management Representatives

Carbon Trust Accredited


2010, Toyota GB’s commitment to lower carbon emissions at its headquarters gained official recognition from the Carbon Trust for their environmental ambitions and performance. This achievement made us the first vehicle distributor in the UK to receive the Carbon Trust Standard.

We’ve been certified every 2 years since, improving innovation, processes and investment into energy saving initiatives in order to reduce CO2 year on year.

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ISO 14001 certified


The International Organisation for Standardisation provides a globally recognised certificate for businesses and organisations that meet its standards for Environmental Management. ISO 14001, covers many different aspects, including the implementation of an environmental policy, the setting of objectives and targets, training and awareness and regular performance reviews.

We value ISO 14001 and the tools it provides, which support our commitment to continual improvement in our environmental performance.

Centre Environmental Management

Toyota’s Centre Environmental Management Programme is intended to provide help and support to the Toyota Centre Network on the following:

  • Continuously reducing the environmental impact of operations in order to achieve Environmental Leadership.
  • Establishing environmental governance to ensure appropriate processes are in place to manage environmental issues.
  • Continuously managing energy usage in the context of ever rising prices.