Reducing PRTR* Substances
In accordance with various countries' regulations, the Yamaha Motor group tracks and reports the content of chemical substances in the waste materials it generates or discharges that may be harmful to human health or the environment. More than 99% of the PRTR substances released by Yamaha Motor are VOC**, most of which are generated in painting processes.
We are reducing VOC emissions in the painting process by means including optimization of robot systems, and the Fukuroi South Factory has operated a regenerative thermal oxidizer system since 2009.
We plan to continue reducing VOC volumes by promoting expanded use of low-VOC paints, improving coating efficiency and reducing paint volumes.
Trends in VOC release
*PRTR: Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
**VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds
Complying with the REACH Regulation
In response to the enactment of Europe's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation in June 2007, the Yamaha Motor group is strengthening its chemical substance management. We will continue to share pertinent information throughout our entire supply chain, and strive to further enhance the management of chemical substance information.