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Initiatives for "Biodiversity"

Yamaha Motor works on solution to issue of biodiversity through its business activities.

Impact on Biodiversity

At Yamaha Motor, we understand that our business activities are heavily dependent on the blessings of nature that biodiversity produces, and that those activities may impact the ecosystem. With this understanding, we will aim to create a sustainable society in harmony with nature, where humans and every other creature that lives on Earth can coexist harmoniously and continue to enjoy the blessings of nature.

Outline of Yamaha Motor’s Main Biodiversity Initiatives

Background

We recognize the importance of preserving biodiversity and other issues related to sustainability, and also that addressing these issues can lead to opportunities for growth.
Yamaha Motor has always attempted to harmonize all of its corporate activities with the global environment, through initiatives including technological innovation in smaller, more environmentally friendly engines, the creation of products such as electrically power assisted bicycles and electric motorcycles that use smart power technologies, and research and development of next-generation power sources.
We have therefore formulated the “Outline of Yamaha Motor’s Main Biodiversity Initiatives” to build on these programs as we address biodiversity.

Concept

We will address biodiversity independently, systematically and continuously, based on our corporate philosophy, the Yamaha Motor Group Basic CSR Policy, and the Environmental Plan 2020, from the perspectives of “diversity of ecosystems, biological species, and genes,” “activities that supplement the benefits of nature,” and “minimizing the impact created.

  • Contribute with intellectual technologies that respect the earth

    We are deeply aware of the significant benefits of nature on our product fields, and aim to use technology to preserve biodiversity.

  • Pursue activities that are in harmony with the earth’s environment

    We will continue to systematically address biodiversity by cultivating an ecological mindset and taking greater initiative.

    Where biodiversity is threatened, we will promote activities at a global level that protect and foster nature in harmony with the earth’s environment.

  • Make strides in environmental communication and information disclosure

    We will cooperate and work together with broad segments of society in our activities to address biodiversity, and strive to disclose information as appropriate.

Initiatives for Creating a Society in Harmony with Nature

We view environmental conservation activities that embody the unique style of Yamaha from the following four perspectives.

Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used

We continuously engage in activities to protect mountains, oceans, and other natural environments where our products including motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, and boats are used, as we view such activities are vital to continuing our business.

Activities that use our products

Our products are used to help protect nature, such as in conservation activities and unmanned survey operations in areas that cannot be easily accessed by humans.

Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users

There are many customers around the world who use our products. We will work with these customers to promote activities that protect the global environment.

Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues

We operate our business in various regions across the world. With the understanding that our business activities are founded on the environment of these regions, we will also tackle regional environmental issues.

Global Activity Reports

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Activity reports from Japan

Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used
Activities that use our products
Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ Every month ]
Protecting and monitoring threatened plant species transplanted within the premises of the Yamaha Motor Kikugawa Test Course when the course was developed (organized by Yamaha Motor)
Achievements Bletilla striata and Penthorum chinense, both near-threatened species, increased in number
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ March 15, 2019 ]
Participated in reforestation activities aimed at nurturing the abundant groundwater of the area around Iwata City as part of the city's 20th Groundwater Recharge Project (organized by Iwata City)
Achievements Planted approx. 300 trees
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ March 23, 2019 ]
Participated in the Iwata City Coastal Disaster Prevention Forest Tree-planting Event to create a green coastal levee (organized by Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture)
Achievements Planted approx. 500 trees
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ April 20, November 16, 2019 ]
Thinned moso bamboo that grows on company-owned land adjacent to Lake Hamana to prevent unwanted effects on the surrounding land and Lake Hamana (organized by Yamaha Motor)
Achievements Thinned 180 bamboo culms, 70 participants
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ May 12, 2019 ]
Participated in the 30th Loggerhead Turtle Cleanup Campaign to protect the environment for the endangered loggerhead sea turtles to come ashore to nest (organized by Hamamatsu City)
Achievements Collected approx. 3 tons of garbage, with approx. 3,500 participants (120 from Yamaha Motor)
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ May 24, 2019 ]
Organized the 11th Marine Cleanup Activities at Lake Hamana to carry out cleanup activities using our products such as personal watercraft and boats to access shores that cannot be reached by land (organized by Yamaha Motor)
Achievements Collected 450 kg of garbage, with 114 participants
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that use our products Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ June 2, 2019 ]
Participated in the 41st Lake Hamana Cleanup Campaign to help protect the region's natural resources of Lake Hamana (organized by Hamamatsu City and Kosai City)
Achievements Collected approx. 5 tons of garbage, with approx. 3,000 participants (81 from Yamaha Motor)
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ June 15, November 9, 2019 ]
Cooperated with coral planting in Okinawa Prefecture as a supporting company for Team Tyura Sango, a project to restore the coral reefs (organized by Team Tyura Sango)
Achievements Planted approx. 400 coral seedlings, with approx. 300 participants (41 from Yamaha Motor)
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ June to July, 2019 ]
Conducted environmental beautification activities in the neighborhoods of our offices during the Environment Months (organized by Yamaha Motor)
Achievements Participants: approx. 3,000
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ September 7, 2019 ]
Organized a Baby Turtle Observation Tour and "Sustainable Beach" Project to carry out beach cleanup and coastal restoration activities to protect the endangered loggerhead sea turtles, and remove alien plant species to protect the endangered riverside tiger beetle (organized by Yamaha Motor)
Achievements Collected 167 kg of garbage, installed 60 sandbags for restoring the beach, removed 64 kg of grass, with 325 participants
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ September 27, 2019 ]
Called on participants at the Yamaha Motorcycle Day fan event to join activities for harmonious coexistence with nature (organized by Yamaha Motorcycle Sales Japan)
Achievements Participants: approx. 3,300 (of which 300 signed an environmental declaration at the booth)
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Activities [ October 26, 2019 ]
Planted trees to help restore the Enshunada coastal forest (organized by Yamaha)
Achievements Planted approx. 300 trees, with 150 participants (15 from Yamaha Motor)
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Biz Partner Co., Ltd.
Activities [ May 14, 2020 ]
Carried out sidewalk cleanup activities around the Company
Achievements One 40 liter bag full of litter collected by three people
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Precision Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Activities [ June 14, 2019 ]
Participated in neighborhood cleanup activities and cleaned ditches around the company
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Kumamoto Products Co., Ltd.
Activities [ October 2, 2020 ]
Cleanup activities within Company grounds and nearby streets
Achievements Participants: 308
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Kumamoto Products Co., Ltd.
Activities [ June 21, September 27, 2019 ]
Carried out beautification activities around the company as part of an effort to create a people-friendly and environmentally friendly factory (organized by Yamaha Kumamoto Products)
Achievements Participants: 328, 304
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Kumamoto Products Co., Ltd.
Activities [ June 22, 2019 ]
Participated in river and beach cleanup activities around the Yatsushiro Sea (organized by Yatsushiro City)
Achievements Participants: 48
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Kumamoto Products Co., Ltd.
Activities [ October 19, 2019 ]
Participated in cleanup activities at a green space along the Kuma River the day after an All Japan Fireworks Competition (organized by competition secretariat)
Achievements Participants: 90
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Solutions Co., Ltd.
Activities [ June 21, 2019 ]
Carried out sidewalk cleanup activities around the company
Achievements Participants: 300
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Amakusa Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Activities [ July 11, 2019 ]
Carried out cleanup activities around the company
Achievements Participants: 80
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Sugo Co., Ltd.
Activities [ November 21, 2020 ]
Cleanup activities around Sugo Co., Ltd. and Komorisawa (river)
Achievements Participants: 10
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Sugo Co., Ltd.
Activities [ August 19, 2019 ]
Carried out cleanup activities around Sportsland SUGO
Achievements Participants: 25
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Engineering Co., Ltd.
Activities [ April 14, 2020 ]
Cleanup activity in the vicinity of the Company by new employees
Achievements Participants: 11; 4 trash bags full of litter collected
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Company Yamaha Motor Engineering Co., Ltd.
Activities [ September 5, 2019 ]
Carried out sidewalk cleanup activities around the company
Achievements Participants: 22
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues

Activity reports from the Americas

Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used
Activities that use our products
Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A
Activities [ Annual ]
Financial support related to access to and conservation of property for outdoor recreation purposes
Achievements Donated 250,000 dollars
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A
Activities [ February 2020 ]
A professional angler who has participated in the Bassmaster tournament took part in an activity held by Matanzas Riverkeeper, an environmental organization supported by the Company, carrying out Matanzas River cleanup from a boat outfitted with a Yamaha outboard motor
Achievements Collected 122 kg of garbage
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that use our products Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America
Activities [ February 1, 2020 ]
Environmental education at a local elementary school in collaboration with a community group
Achievements Participants: 25
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America
Activities [ June 27, 2019 ]
Conducted environmental education in collaboration with local schools (survey of aquatic life)
Achievements Participants: 55
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A
Activities [ August 15–16, 2019 ]
Supported activities by a non-profit organization to prevent marine pollution by plastics
Achievements Donated 5,000 dollars
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A
Activities [ August 24, 2019 ]
Carried out beach cleanup activities in cooperation with a local volunteer group
Achievements Collected 25 kg of plastic waste, with 63 participants
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Peru
Yamaha Motor del Peru S.A.
Activities [ February 16, 2020 ]
Execution of a beach cleanup activity
Achievements Participants: 60
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues

Activity reports from Asia & Oceania

Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used
Activities that use our products
Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Thailand
Yamaha Motor Parts Manufacturing (Thailand)
Activities [ November 21, 2020 ]
Cleanup and planting activity at a mangrove forest
Achievements Participants: 218
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Thailand
Yamaha Motor Electronics Thailand
Activities [ December 11, 2020 ]
Protecting the environment by shaping moss balls, which are used in the treatment of wastewater, and supporting the expansion of green areas by moving saplings and preparing planting ground at a botanical garden
Achievements Participants: 27
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Thailand
Yamaha Motor Electronics Thailand
Activities [ June 8, 2019 ]
Carried out beach cleanup activities for the World Environment Day
Achievements Participants: 234
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Thailand
Thai Yamaha Motor
Activities [ June 15, 2019 ]
Planted trees and created a dam for disaster prevention at a national park
Achievements Participants: 163
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Thailand
Thai Yamaha Motor
Activities [ July 26, 2019 ]
Organized a volunteer cleanup program
Achievements Participants: 30
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Thailand
Yamaha Motor Part Manufacturing(Thailand)
Activities [ June 19, July 31, August 20, 2019 ]
Planted trees as part of an industrial park greening effort in collaboration with the community
Achievements Participants: 10, 10, 10
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Thailand
Yamaha Motor Parts Manufacturing (Thailand)
Activities [ June 30, 2019 ]
Carried out beach cleanup activities along the Chonburi coast
Achievements Participants: 150
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
The Philippines
Yamaha Motor Philippines,Inc.
Activities [ July 19, 2019 ]
Participated in a tree-planting project organized by a local environmental group to help preserve an environment full of greenery
Achievements Planted 100 trees, with 5 participants from Yamaha Motor
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Vietnam
Yamaha Motor Vietnam
Activities [ February 28, 2020 ]
Tree planting activity at an industrial district
Achievements Participants: 30
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Vietnam
Yamaha Motor Vietnam
Activities [ July 27, 2020 ]
Beach cleanup activity
Achievements Participants: 70
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Vietnam
Yamaha Motor Vietnam
Activities [ June 11, 2019 ]
Employees carried out early-morning beach cleanup activities
Achievements Participants: 500
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Vietnam
Yamaha Motor Vietnam
Activities [ July 24, 2019 ]
Carried out facility cleanup activities in the community
Achievements Participants: 150
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Taiwan
Yamaha Motor Electronics Taiwan
Activities [ May 31, 2020 ]
Execution of the “Let’s Do Beach Cleanup” activity
Achievements Participants: 120
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that use our products Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Taiwan
Yamaha Motor Electronics Taiwan
Activities [ September 13, 2020 ]
Tree planting activity as part of environmental conservation
Achievements Participants: 72
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Taiwan
Yamaha Motor Electronics Taiwan
Activities [ October 26, 2019 ]
Participated in beach cleanup activities organized by a local NPO
Achievements Collected 35 bags of garbage, with 118 participants (88 from Yamaha Motor)
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
China
Yamaha Motor Powered Products Jiangsu
Activities [ November 22, 2019 ]
Carried out promenade cleanup activities around the company
Achievements Participants: 24
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues

Activity reports from Europe

Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used
Activities that use our products
Activities in collaboration with Yamaha users
Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Portugal
Yamaha Motor Europe Portuguese Branch
Activities [ January 1, 2020 ]
Execution of a beach cleanup activity that has been continuing for seven years
Achievements Participants: 159
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that use our products Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Portugal
Yamaha Motor Europe Portuguese Branch
Activities [ May 23, 2019 ]
Carried out Tagus River cleanup activities using two boat outboards in cooperation with local university, NGOs, and governments
Achievements Participants: 30
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that use our products Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
Country
Company
Portugal
Yamaha Motor Europe Portuguese Branch
Activities [ May 31, 2019 ]
Supported beach cleanup activities organized by a local NGO, while working to reduce the amount of plastic products used within the company
Achievements Collected garbage along a 15-km coastal strip with the aid of ATVs
Activities to protect the natural environment where our products are used Activities that use our products Activities that contribute to solving regional environmental issues
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