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ENVIRONMENTAL Policy

As a global leader in diesel engine development and production, Isuzu plays an important role in introducing new technologies and standards that seek to minimize environmental impact, while still meeting the high performance benchmarks expected of Isuzu engines.

In launching its all-new 2011 model ranges, Isuzu meets or exceedes the requirements of the latest emission requirements stipulated under ADR80/03 design rules, by developing all new engines which comply with the much more stringent EuroV emissions requirements.

This means that the new range of Isuzu SiTEC Series III engines are the cleanest Isuzu Diesel Engines to be made available in Australia almost entirely eliminating smoke, soot and harmful invisible unburned hydrocarbons normally emitted from a truck's exhaust.

Isuzu Clean Air Solutions (I-CAS) technology was applied to the new engines to meet these high environmental standards; I-CAS incorporates three key technologies to improve emissions and increase efficiency.

These include 'in-cylinder' combustion optimisation technology, the very latest in exhaust after-treatment processes and the most advanced in-house developments in electronic control technology. In addition we have recently released 4 new CNG models which emit zero PM!

As Australian truck market sales leader for 22 consecutive years, Isuzu is not only committed to being the market leader, but exceeding its owners' expectations in every possible way, and this includes providing truck buyers and the wider community with the cleanest truck range possible. After all would you expect anything less from Australia's favourite truck?

 

Isuzu Australia Limited - Environmental Policy

Isuzu Australia Ltd (IAL) believes it has a social and corporate responsibility to protect the environment.

We commit to adopt sustainable practices throughout our operations to make Australia a cleaner, safer and healthier place for future generations.

We will achieve this by introducing a continuous improvement process to assess and implement environmental initiatives, measure and review our progress in line with our objectives.

Key initiatives include recycling, reducing, re-using, and a concerted effort to eliminate any unsustainable tasks.

We will involve and educate our staff, dealer network and suppliers in sustainable practices, and wherever possible encourage our customers to adopt similar strategies.

 

Progress to date

Products

In 2007 IAL launched the "New Generation" of N & F series trucks - powered by cleaner, greener, Euro IV compliant diesel engines. These trucks produced one-sixth of the particulate matter standard met by other Japanese diesel engined trucks and were widely acclaimed by the media and truck buyers alike.

Early in 2008 IAL launched the new FX & Giga range meeting Japanese New Long Term '05 standard and conforming with ADR80/03 emission standards not required in Australia until 2011.

During 2009 /2010, IAL was proud to release four new CNG compressed natural gas trucks, effectively producing zero particulate emissions.

In late 2010, IAL introduced a new range of Isuzu Trucks designed to meet the even more stringent Euro 5 emission requirements.

 

Australian Operations

In 2009 IAL formalized its commitment to the environment, by implementing a Carbon Reduction Strategy; a Carbon Reduction Workgroup was formed to review all facets of IAL's Operations in Australia with the objective being to minimise IAL's carbon foot print.

IAL is a VECCI member and participant in the VECCI Carbon Reduction Program 'Grow me the money'.
In March and September 2010, IAL was a recipient of a 'sustainability' award, whereby VECCI and the EPA recognised IAL's sustainability strategies and efforts.

IAL's head office, completed the GMTM Sustainability Program in 2010 (certificate attached) and as a result has recorded electricity savings of 20%, compared to the prior year.

 

Our Commitment for the Future

Isuzu Australian operations are targeting a 25% reduction in its 2011 energy consumption*, compared to our 2009 baseline and aims to be carbon neutral in the future.

We are currently rolling out a Sustainability Program across our Dealer Network which has over 60 locations nationwide.

IAL has also reviewed our suppliers and their sustainability efforts and will continue to assist our customers to understand and make informed choices regarding transport solutions that minimise the effect on the environment.

Our parent company, Isuzu Motors Limited (Japan), is extremely passionate about the environment and one of its major corporate objectives is to minimize its environmental impact globally through its products and operations; Furthermore, Isuzu Motors Ltd has adopted an ISO 14001 environmental management system in order to reduce their environmental impact.

For further information about our green credentials and progress contact the Business Planning Manager on 03 9644 6639

For Isuzu Motors Limited, refer to http://www.isuzu.co.jp/world/environment/report/index.html

* Scope 2 Utilities measurement

 

Download the Isuzu Australia Ltd Environmental Policy (2.2mb PDF)

 

 

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Feb 2011