Field Trip

Thursday 14 October
8:00am - 5:30pm

A field trip will be held the day after the Conference looking at two different commercial operations with an EMS.

An early lunch will be in the cellar restaurant of the Shadowfax Winery, which lies on the boundary of the historic Werribee Park Mansion with its 10ha garden and 240ha surrounds. Lunch is included in the field trip.

There will be drop offs at Melbourne Airport (4:00pm) and Avalon Airport (5:00pm if required) following the field trip, returning to Geelong by 5:30pm.

Cost: $110 all inclusive

What to wear and bring:

  • Comfortable (fully enclosed, no high heels) shoes, long sleeve shirts and pants must be worn on the day.
  • Be prepared to do some walking.
  • Safety equipment (eg. safety glasses, bump caps & vests) will be provided at Toyota and need to be worn at all times on the tour.
  • No photographic or other recording equipment is allowed within the Toyota plant.

Black Rock Recycled Water Plant

Barwon Water (Barwon Region Water Corporation) is Victoria's largest regional urban water corporation, providing world class water, sewerage and recycled water services to more than 275,000 people across 8100 square kilometres. Black Rock Recycled Water Plant is Geelong's major sewage treatment and recycled water facility.

The tour will look at the following issues

  • Biosolids
  • Recycled water
  • Wind generation
  • Landscaping (tree planting)
  • Work with local environmental groups.

Toyota Manufacturing Plant

Toyota builds two models - Camry and Aurion - in Australia for local and overseas markets. The fully integrated Altona manufacturing plant incorporates state-of-the-art weld, paint and assembly shops to produce cars that have been independently recognised as Australia's best quality locally built vehicles.

Toyota Australia manufactured a record 141,467 vehicles and 114,752 engines at the Altona plant in 2008.

Toyota Australia’s Environmental Management System (TEMS) is used to manage the company’s environmental risks, ensure legal compliance and to strive for continuous environmental improvement. Global Toyota Environment Plan Toyota Australia’s manufacturing plant has been certified against the international environmental management standard ISO 14001 since 1998 and in March 2009 an annual surveillance audit was conducted to ensure compliance with ISO 14001. The Toyota Parts Centre in Sydney was certified to ISO 14001 in February 2008 and a surveillance audit to ensure compliance was completed in September 2008.

Roll-out of TEMS across Toyota’s non-production sites continued in 2008/09. Toyota Australia’s corporate headquarters and its vehicle servicing garage, Company Fleet Altona, achieved ISO 14001 certifi cation in April 2009. This result was achieved through the formation of dedicated on-site TEMS teams to drive environmental improvement by sharing information with their colleagues. TEMS members at CHQ and Company Fleet met on a monthly basis to discuss environmental performance indicators, improvement projects, compliance and management of environmental risks. To ensure that the Environmental Management System was functional,monthly environmental internal audits were conducted by the Environment Policy Group and TEMS members to highlight any issues and improvement activities. Toyota Australia has developed an internal brand, 'TEMS', to encourage environmental management activities across the company. This has included rolling out new signage with the new logo, and a dedicated intranet site 'TEMS and Me', to raise environmental awareness among all Toyota Australia staff. The site provides how-to guides for recycling, saving energy and water and includes a link to submit suggestions and links to government energy and water-saving sites.