Sustainability at Toyota New Zealand
As a trusted brand, we are in a privileged position to influence New Zealand’s society positively. TNZ has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, and recognise we have a large environmental and social footprint. Addressing our impacts presents an equally large opportunity to contribute to the change we want to see, and to influence and raise the performance across the wider motor industry and its supply chain.
Latest Sustainability News
Focus on decarbonising the fleet, not just on EVs
The journey to an eventually decarbonised transport fleet in New Zealand will be driven by a range of low carbon-emitting powertrains including hybrid engines and not by a reliance on battery electric vehicles, according to the world’s largest car...
Moves to reshape business model outlined in Toyota New Zealand’s 2019 Sustainability Report
In order to build its resilience to challenging economic conditions, Toyota New Zealand is focused on making better data-driven business decisions, improving customer retention and growing its hybrid electric range of new and used vehicles. In its...
Toyota to unveil next-generation “Mirai Concept” at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show’s “Future Expo”
Improvements in fuel cell technology offer up to thirty percent greater range, plus improved acceleration and performance Totally redesigned on top of Toyota’s latest modular platform to offer a superior driving experience, improved passenger...
Diversity and Inclusion
Toyota’s commitment was formalised under a Diversity and Inclusion Policy, published in October 2019, to ensure equality and fairness are applied consistently and without bias. It extends to all areas of the business.
A couple of inter-department teams meet regularly to develop projects that support these objectives and create a welcoming work environment.
Please explore the following areas to find out more about our approach and activities:
Toyota Value Chain
We take a value chain view to identify and manage the impacts and opportunities linked with the life cycle of our products and services. TNZ operations centre on sales, marketing and the distribution to retail outlets, but we also consider activities ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ of our business.
Through partnering and investing with others, we will foster a culture in New Zealand of innovation for resource efficiency, value for our communities, transparency, and caring for our natural environment.
Toyota Woven City
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) recently announced that it is building a new prototype city of the future, known as the ‘Woven City’. It will be full of innovative technology and embrace new approaches to mobility in a real-world environment.
Sustainability Report Library
2020 Sustainability Report
2020 Sustainability Report - 4mB PDF
2019 Sustainability Report - Mobile View - 9mB PDF
2019 Sustainability Report - Desktop View - 8mB PDF
2018 Sustainability Report - Mobile View - 10mB PDF
2018 Sustainability Report - Desktop View - 10mB PDF
2017 Sustainability Report - 7mB PDF
2016 Sustainability Report - 9mB PDF
2015 Sustainability Report - 6mB PDF
2013 Sustainability Report - 2mB PDF
2011 Sustainability Report - 2mB PDF
2009 Sustainability Report - 4mB PDF
2007 Sustainability Report - 3mB PDF
2005 Sustainability Report - 2mB PDF
We have published Sustainability Reports every two years since 2005, and annually since 2014.
After nearly two decades of proven reliability and durability, hybrids are now a part of the normal, daily lives and routines of millions of people worldwide.
Growth in Hybrid Sales
2019 was a record year of hybrid vehicle sales for Toyota New Zealand. Sales increased from 1,337 in 2017 to 5,159 in 2019, leading to a falling emissions profile for the overall Toyota and Lexus model range. Hybrid sales are on track to increase further in 2020, with 3,627 sold by the end of July and another 0.6% drop in emissions.
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