Organizational Structures for Promoting Environmental Management
Strengthening Environmental Governance through Global Environmental ISO 14001 Unified Certification
“Eco management” is an action area in the Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2020 under the Basic Policies of CSR. Accordingly, the Group has pursued global environmental ISO 14001 unified certification mainly for manufacturing companies in Japan, Asia, Europe, the United States, and South America, and all 44 target companies joined the program in 2017. At the same time, certification was updated to the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
In addition, the Yamaha Motor Group is developing risk-based environmental management, including the introduction of an in-house certification system that makes use of third-party organizations, for companies with relatively low environmental risks.
Global Environmental Information Network System (G-YECOS)
Integrated Management System Operation
Yamaha Motor has introduced an integrated management system that integrates environmental and safety management, which has led to improvement and greater efficiency in on-site business processes. In 2017, we worked to make the management system more effective by improving the PDCA cycle including risk and opportunity evaluation processes.
Environmental Management Costs
Yamaha Motor discloses quantitative information concerning its environmental preservation measures and calculates environmental costs and the effects of these costs, based on the Environmental Accounting Guidelines of Japan’s Ministry of the Environment (2005 edition) and by taking into account the concept of natural capital including the equivalent monetary amount for activities to preserve biodiversity, so that it can conduct more effective environmental management.
Total environmental costs, including capital investment and operating costs, were approximately 34.1 billion yen in 2017, an increase of approximately 4.7% from the previous year.
Broken down by category, the impact of an increase in R&D costs (5.0%) has been significant.
|Category||Environmental Costs||Economic Effects||Details of activities|
|Capital Investment||Operating Costs||Total||Within FY||Full-Year Equivalent|
|Business area costs||Pollution prevention costs||22||269||291||1||4||Activities of the working group on compliance with air, water, soil, noise, and other environmental regulations and the reduction of VOCs|
|Global environment preservation costs||262||152||414||39||83||Activities of the working group on the prevention of global warming, protection of the ozone layer, and energy conservation|
|Resource recycling costs||10||258||268||20||23||Activities of the working group on the appropriate processing of emissions and reduction of waste materials|
|Upstream/Downstream costs||1||12||13||0||0||Promoting recycling and green procurement for motorcycles and FRP boats|
|Administration costs||3||385||388||1||1||Progress in global environmental ISO 14001 unified certification, promotion of level-specific environmental training, and disclosure of environmental information|
|R&D costs||1,704||30,993||32,697||0||0||Research and Development for enhancement of environmental performance including CO2 reductions and 3R planning for reduction of environmental burden|
|Social activity costs||3||17||20||0||0||Biodiversity initiatives and donations to environmental-related NPOs|
|Environmental remediation costs||0||9||9||0||0||Measures to counter environmental malfunctions and expenses for the restoration of nature|
|Environmental Preservation Effects|
|Category||Within FY||Full-Year Equivalent|
|Reduced energy (GJ)||161,757||175,659|
|Reduced CO2 (t-CO2)||6,926||9,234|
|Conserved water (t)||10,000||30,034|
|Reduced waste (t)||1,258||1,259|
|Reduced VOC (t)||8||8|