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Addressing Materiality (Material Social Issues)

Introducing initiatives for addressing material social issues based on the unique style of Yamaha Motor

SDGs:International goals adopted in the UN summit held in 2015 for achievement by 2030, comprising 17 goals and 169 targets

Environment & Resources

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Initiatives for creating a low carbon society

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
25% reduction of CO2 emissions from products (on 2010 levels, relative to sales volume) (50% reduction targeted for 2050) 13.75% reduction 13.1% reduction SDGs-13 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
25% reduction of CO2 emissions in operation of production (on 2010 levels, relative to sales) (50% reduction targeted for 2050) 17.36% reduction 32.4% reduction

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Initiatives for creating a recycling society

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
18.7% reduction of waste generated in operation of production (on 2010 levels, relative to sales) (50% reduction targeted for 2050) 10.5% reduction (Yamaha Motor) 15.7% reduction (Yamaha Motor) SDGs-12 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Provide clean water for everyone

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Help rural community development by contributing to the sharing of clean water Improve living environments and sanitation by facilitating access to clean waterx
Total number of water purification systems (Yamaha Clean Water Supply Systems) installed: 60
Number of water purification systems installed: 41 SDGs-06 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.
6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Establish technological foundation for electrification

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Promote development to enable the timely launch of electrified products, while closely watching electrification policies and battery technology innovations in each country Launch electrified products in the unique style of Yamaha in many product lines, including motorcycles, marine products, PAS and drones, and establish a foundation for the development of electrified products - Launched EC-05 electric scooter in Taiwan
- Conducted field testing of TRITOWN small electric stand-up mobility vehicle
- Developed HARMO electric propeller (exhibited at boot Düsseldorf 2020 as a reference model)
- Developed PAS RIN electrically power assisted bicycle (launched in February 2020)
- Developed YPJ-YZ electrically power assisted bicycle (exhibited at Tokyo Motor Show 2019 as a reference model)
- Achieved cumulative production of 5 million drive units for electrically power assisted bicycles
- Developed YMR-08AP multi-rotor agricultural drone (launched in March 2020)
SDGs-09 SDGs-13 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Create a sustainable marine society

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Address issues related to the marine environment Initiatives for addressing the issue of marine plastics Participate in the "Scientific Research on Marine Plastic Pollution" conducted by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology as a research partner SDGs-14 14.2 By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.

Transportation, Education & Industry

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Reduce traffic congestion and improve the environment

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Market electrically power assisted bicycles in at least two emerging and developing nations Market electrically power assisted bicycles in India Test launch in India in September SDGs-09 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Organize educational programs to reduce traffic accidents

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Reduce traffic accident fatalities - Conduct a total of 2,000 Yamaha Riding Academy safe riding courses for 180,000 participants(2021)
- Number of countries with trainers: 20
- Safe riding courses: 1,272 courses held with 117,000 participants
- Number of countries with trainers: 15
SDGs-03 3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Create a sustainable marine society

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Protect life below water (marine resources) Propose solutions for the fishery industry Initiated talks with fishing companies on smart fishery, including aquaculture SDGs-09 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Promote various mobility devices for the elderly

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Electrically power assisted bicycles are widely adopted as an alternative mobility device by senior citizens in Japan who have surrendered their driver's licenses Thousands of electrically power assisted bicycles are supplied to municipalities through cooperation with the national government The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Diverse Mobility Promotion Council has noted that electrically power assisted bicycles could replace automobiles as an alternative means of transportation for the elderly, so we started discussing support for test-ride events SDGs-11 SDGs-17 11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.
17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Install digital devices to ensure proper maintenance

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Install in a total of 4 million vehicles (by 2024) Put at least 200,000 motorcycles equipped with these devices on the market each year Developed a new NMAX scooter featuring a communication control unit (launched in February 2020) SDGs-03 3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Provide low-speed mobility services

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Market unmanned ground systems Commercialization of a low-speed mobility service is within sight Know-how accumulated from a total of 20 field tests conducted with local governments and various businesses SDGs-09 SDGs-11 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.

Innovation

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Develop new mobility devices

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Launched a new mobility device model that is driving business Increase LMW(Leaninging Multi Wheels) model lineup to promote it in the market as a new value - Developed TRICITY300
- Conducted field testing of TRITOWN
- Exhibited MW-VISION at the Tokyo Motor Show
SDGs-09 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

Initiatives based on the unique style of YamahaPromote economic development

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Improve production efficiency Develop a high-efficiency multifunctional platform and high-speed platform for the robotics industry Developed YRM20 as the first product in a series employing a high-efficiency multifunctional platform (launched in April 2020) SDGs-08 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labor-intensive sectors.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Promote automation as a means to free workers from menial labor

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Optimize entire factories Collaboration with other companies on automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) in factories Prepare to establish a joint venture company for an automated transportation solution SDGs-08 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labor-intensive sectors.
Agricultural and logistics solution provider Launch an autonomous drone Develop YMR-08AP
(Launched in March 2020)
SDGs-02 2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Provide robotics technology solutions to the agricultural industry

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Realize unmanned agricultural operations for a number of crops Realization of unmanned harvesting operation is within sight for at least one type of crop Start harvesting test on an actual farm SDGs-02 2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

Human Capital Management

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Diversity and inclusion

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2019) SDGs themes (targets)
Internationalization of human resources - Promote activities aimed at increasing the percentage of local talent among executives at overseas subsidiaries to 60%
- Continue to hire global talent at the headquarters (at least 10% of all new graduates hired for management track positions)
・52%
・10%
SDGs-10 10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
A front-runner in the active participation of female employees - Increase the number of female managers (2014: 16)
・2020: 32
・2025: 48
(Including Yamaha Motor employees on loan to Group companies)
- Run a trial for an after-school daycare program in the unique style of Yamaha
- Obtain the "Eruboshi," "Kurumin," and "Platinum Kurumin" certifications (Japan)
- Number of female managers: 37
- After-school childcare pilot program (planned for August 2020)
- Implement measures to reinforce efforts on unmet items toward acquisition
SDGs-05 SDGs-08 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
5.5 Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
5.C Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.
8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
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