Lexus Australia certified carbon neutral marketing launch event UX 300e

Anthesis  have been an incredible partner to collaborate with and have been immensely supportive in helping us achieving this significant milestone in our road to carbon neutrality.  We are so proud to have achieved a carbon neutral marketing campaign launch for our first all-electric model, the Lexus UX 300e, and we hope that our efforts in reducing carbon footprint in the marketing and operational activities will inspire many others to follow suit and therefore making a further positive environmental impact.


Lexus Australia is a division of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. Lexus vehicles are sold in 70 countries around the world.

Lexus Australia set out to achieve carbon neutrality for its marketing launch of the all-new fully electric UX 300e. The certification covered all relevant activities classified under a large ‘portfolio of events’.

Lexus engaged Anthesis (formerly Ndevr Environmental) to provide the specialist services required to make the launch campaign carbon neutral under the Government’s Climate Active Event Standard.

A key element of the project was to adapt the rigorous Climate Active standard to match the diverse activities of the launch campaign and create a customised carbon account. This involved a heightened level of complexity due to the varied nature of the components involved which included:

  • Office based work (Lexus team and various agencies)
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival activities (including Melbourne Cup Tour)
  • Dealer Meetings
  • PR Events, Media Executions and Press fleet
  • Customer Event and Shopping Centre Activations
  • Asset production (TV and Stills)

Each of these categories included an array of different activities and emissions sources.

Anthesis worked closely with Lexus to source the varied data required to validate the baseline, create carbon inventories to develop an emissions profile and identify reductions. Anthesisnalso assisted with sourcing and surrendering carbon offsets and driving a new and complex accreditation process.

The result saw Lexus voluntarily measure, reduce, and offset residual greenhouse gas emissions from the 2021 launch campaign of the UX 300e to make associated activities carbon neutral.

The campaign was certified a carbon neutral event under the Australian Government’s Climate Active program, demonstrating the robustness and integrity of the carbon neutral claim.

No aspect of the launch and events were certified carbon neutral before, making Lexus Australia the first to achieve this milestone, in hopes it will inspire and encourage others to follow.

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