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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

Progress in materiality KPIs is a part of the evaluation to determine the compensation of the officer in charge of the respective theme.

Environment & Resources

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Initiatives for "Climate Change"

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2020) 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 15.8% 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 41.2% reduction

Initiatives based on the unique style of Yamaha Initiatives for "Resource Recycling"

Goal (2030) Medium-term targets (2019–2021) Progress (2020) 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) 26% 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 (2020) 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: 50
* Targets have been revised due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Number of water purification systems installed: 42
* There have been significant delays in installation operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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 (2020) 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, new personal mobility products, marine products, PAS and drones, and establish a foundation for the development of electrified products ● Continuing development toward the launch of electric motorcycles
● Participating as a member of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association in the e-Yan Osaka field test aimed at popularizing the use of electric motorcycles; demonstration experiments continuing around university students serving as monitors
● Conducted field testing of TRITOWN small electric stand-up mobility vehicle
● Launched evaluation trials on the electric propulsion unit and steering control system HARMO in Otaru, Hokkaido (in August)
● Received the Technology Management and Innovation Awards’ Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award for the PAS electrically power assisted bicycle
● Launched YPJ-MT Pro electrically power assisted bicycle simultaneously in the U.S. and Japan (in September)
● Launched YMR-08AP multi-rotor agricultural drone (in March)
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 (2020) SDGs themes (targets)
Address issues related to the marine environment Initiatives for addressing the issue of marine plastics Participated in the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology’s promotion of ocean literacy activity 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 (2020) SDGs themes (targets)
Market electrically power assisted bicycles in at least two emerging and developing nations Sales of electrically power-assisted bicycles in the Indian market
*As a result of proceeding with activities, the goal was withdrawn.
As a result of the test sales, the product was not sold in India.
*In other countries, test marketing activities were postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 (2020) 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: 3,353 courses held with 67,000 participants
● Number of countries with trainers: 15
* Although various restrictions were placed in each country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of times that the courses were held increased due to the holding of safety education at dealers or through the adoption of online classes
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 (2020) SDGs themes (targets)
Protect life below water (marine resources) Propose solutions for the fishery industry Discussions with multiple companies being promoted on measures to solve fisheries issues through the utilization of Yamaha Motor products and technologies 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 (2020) 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 A total of 100 units delivered to local governments and through the rental business 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 (2020) 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 Shipped a total of 92,000 motorcycles equipped with the devices
● Connected NMAX: 74,000 scooters
● Connected AEROX: 18,000 scooters
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 (2020) SDGs themes (targets)
Market unmanned ground systems Commercialization of a low-speed mobility service is within sight Recognition increasing in rural areas through steady popularization activities, and an understanding of the issues being obtained
* Delay in turning it into a paid service due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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 (2020) 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 ● Launched TRICITY300 (Europe: in July; Japan: in October)
● Conducted field testing of TRITOWN
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 (2020) SDGs themes (targets)
Improve production efficiency Develop a high-efficiency multifunctional platform and high-speed platform for the robotics industry Launched YRM20, which employs a high-efficiency multifunctional platform (in April) 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 (2020) SDGs themes (targets)
Optimize entire factories Collaboration with other companies on automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) in factories Established eve autonomy, a joint venture company with Tier IV, Inc. for autonomous transportation services (in February) 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 ● Launched YMR-08AP (in March)
● The cloud-based agricultural chemical spraying and fertilization management system, Yamaha Motor Smart Agriculture Platform (YSAP), went live
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 (2020) 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 Carried out proof of concept in Japan; implementing efforts to solve issues 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 (2020) SDGs themes (targets)
Globalization of human resources ● Increase the ratio of local talent among management positions to 60% at overseas subsidiaries; actively promote the recruitment and expansion of successors
● Continue to hire global talent at the headquarters (at least 10% of all new graduates hired for management track positions)
● Ratio of local talent among those in management positions: 50%
● Globally recruited talent at headquarters: 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 managerial employees at headquarters (16 women in 2014)
・2020: 32 women
・2025: 48 women
(Including Yamaha Motor employees on loan to Group companies)
● Execute a uniquely Yamaha-like after-school childcare program on a trial basis at headquarters
● Obtain the "Eruboshi," "Kurumin," and "Platinum Kurumin" certifications (Japan)
● Obtain a grasp of the actual condition of the Yamaha Motor Group’s global diversity and inclusion efforts (set up for 2021)
● Increased the number of female managerial employees at headquarters to 38 women (as of January 2021)
● After-school childcare program: Received an application for 70 children for 30 spots
※ Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
● Executed efforts toward certification
[1] Held Ikuboss seminar (efforts to increase the number of men taking childcare leave): 450 managerial employees participated
[2] Held seminars in support of work-life before childcare leave and before return to work after leave
[3] Produced and distributed handbooks supporting the achievement of work-life balance
[4] Executed training for women (personal branding and leadership)
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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