In 2010 we started to implement an energy reduction plan to reduce the carbon footprint on all our owned facilities by 20% over the next 3 years. Encouragingly, that same year, we were the first vehicle manufacturers in the UK to receive the Carbon Trust Standard, in recognition of our environmental performance.
We’ve been certified every 2 years since, improving innovation, processes and investment into energy saving initiatives, with 2014’s energy efficiency measurement revealing we’d cut consumption by 25% - 5% over our original target.
In 2014 our dealerships were showing a 22% reduction in energy use compared to figures from 2009. These reductions were achieved, in part, by installing smart meters to help staff monitor and manage energy consumption, in turn supporting Toyota’s commitment to a cleaner business across the entire network.