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Initiatives for the Global Environment

We take into account harmony with the environment in all our business activities

Initiatives for the Global Environment

Many environmental and resource-related issues which influence the realization of a sustainable society, such as advancing global warming, excessive energy and water consumption, and the loss of biodiversity, are becoming increasingly more serious on a global scale. Against this backdrop, the Paris Agreement, which sets a goal of “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” was adopted at the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) held in 2015.

Against this social backdrop, the Yamaha Motor Group considers it important, as a manufacturer, to address environmental considerations through initiatives to prevent global warming, conserve energy, prevent pollution, reduce waste and conserve resources, and also through its core business of personal mobility. This includes the development of compact vehicles with little environmental impact through technological innovation, the spread of Smart Power* products such as electrically power assisted bicycles and electric motorcycles, the research and development of next-generation power sources, and the implementation of programs that contribute to society by using the human resources, assets, and know-how accumulated through our business.

In addition, initiatives to lessen global warming, reduce energy consumption, use resources effectively, improve efficiency, preserve biodiversity, and reduce our environmental impact are carried out across the entire supply chain, with our position regarding the global environment made known to the entire Group as well as to business partners including suppliers and distributors.

*Smart Power: New power sources, primarily for electric vehicles, designed to create a new paradigm of mobility

Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2020
Action Areas Priority Actions 2020 Targets
Raise environmental attractiveness through product development from the perspectives of the environment and customers In the Eco Products area, implement the Frontier 2020 Groupwide long-term vision
Reduce risks from environmentally hazardous substances
Implement green procurement
Identify environmentally hazardous substances and support the use of alternatives
Environmental preservation through global business activities that aim to minimize environmental impact
Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases Reduce CO2 emissions per net sales by 1% (annual average)
Implement the 3 R’s through the 3 E’s
Reduce water consumption
(3 E’s: Easy to make, Easy to repair, Easy to disassemble)
(3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
Support the effective use and recycling of limited resources
Environmental management through reinforcement of Group environmental governance systems Create and operate Groupwide environmental management systems Link Groupwide operations with local activities
Environmental contributions through diverse initiatives that seek to create
a sustainable environment
Change attitudes through continuous environmental education Have all Group employees actively undertake environmental measures with a high awareness of targets
Improve sensory environments
(odors, noise, etc.)
Communicate with local communities Preserve ecosystems
Be trusted and respected as a corporate citizen by local communities
Proactively disclose information from an environmental perspective Well received by the community as an environmentally advanced company
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