So… trucks. We’ve been manufacturing them in Melbourne since 1971. What sorts of environmental impacts do you think we’ve had to deal with over the years? A formal Environmental Management System was certified in 2007. We are required to manage the risks, assign responsibilities and make sure we’re meeting the government’s requirements, which includes an EPA licence.
To increase awareness of and to connect the PACCAR community to the environment and with each other, in spring of 2016 we started our “PACCAR Community Garden”.
The large garden bed used for composting and growing vegetables and flowers, includes planter boxes made from foldable pallet boxes from the Kenworth factory, and unused large wooden beams from PACCAR Parts.
The produce we have grown so far includes: Broccoli, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Broad Beans, Jerusalem Artichokes, Artichokes, Sunflowers, Marigolds, Strawberries, Broccolini, Cabbage, Eggplant, Chillies, Garlic, Coriander, Spinach, Tomatoes, Beetroot, Silverbeet, Spring Onions, Carrots, Corn and Squash.
Employees who help grow and maintain the PACCAR Community Garden get to enjoy the organic rewards of their hard work and contribution.