Greening up with Mitsubishi
In 2011, Canopy completed assessing the carbon liability of Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd. It's all part of Mitsubishi's global green corporate strategy.
Back in 2005, South Australian Premier Mike Rann, Mitsubishi CEO Robert McEniry, and Canopy's Brian Barwick announced a joint initiative to provide the South Australian Government Fleet with carbon-neutral 380’s.
The joint initiative mandated the planting of native trees for every Mitsubishi 380 sold to the SA Government Fleet. These plantings, at Mitsubishi's test track at Tailem Bend, will in time offset the CO2 emitted by each car.
'Carbon emissions and greenhouse are serious global issues and, as a responsible corporate citizen, Mitsubishi takes them seriously,' said Mitsubishi CEO, Robert McEniry.
'By undertaking this initiative with Canopy and Fleet SA, Mitsubishi is leading the way and doing something practical and positive for the South Australian environment.'
'The Mitsubishi/ACBI partnership will address greenhouse emissions, revegetate and help to address salinity - all at the one time in one integrated and cost-effective relationship,' said Mr Barwick.
Although the 380 is no longer available, Australian fleet buyers can purchase new Mitsubishi vehicles with the same offset built in. Contact the fleet sales team.
The trees (pictured) are monitored by Greening Australia. (The foreground in the picture is open land beneath power lines)