Organizational Structures for Promoting Environmental Management
Strengthening Environmental Governance through Global Environmental ISO 14001 Unified Certification
“Eco management” is one of the action areas in Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2020, and based on this the Group has pursued global environmental ISO 14001 unified certification, which strengthens the Group’s environmental governance framework and achieves efficient environmental management operations, at locations in Japan and overseas since 2012.
This program has been adapted by 44 companies, mainly manufacturing companies in Japan, Asia, Europe, the United States, and South America, and as of the end of 2016, unified certification had been obtained by 41 companies (93%). All target companies plan to join the program in 2017, which will complete the global unified certification framework.
In addition, the Yamaha Motor Group has introduced an in-house environmental management certification system for companies that have a relatively small impact on the environment. For overseas Group companies in particular, we have introduced customized third-party audits, and are seeing the results of these activities in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
Global Environmental Information Network System (G-YECOS)
Integrated Management System Operation
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 32.6 billion yen in 2016, an increase of approximately 1.3% from the previous year.
Broken down by category, the impact of increases in global environment preservation costs (64%) and R&D costs (4.2%) has been significant.
|Category||Environmental Costs||Economic Effects|
|Capital Investment||Operating Costs||Total||Within FY||Full-Year Equivalent|
|Business area costs||Pollution prevention costs||50||220||270||0||0|
|Global environment preservation costs||428||101||529||25||74|
|Resource recycling costs||1||210||211||1||1|
|Social activity costs||1||8||9||0||0|
|Environmental remediation costs||0||7||7||0||0|
|Environmental Preservation Effects|
|Category||Within FY||Full-Year Equivalent|
|Reduced energy (GJ)||9,780||30,395|
|Reduced CO2 (t-CO2)||1,151||2,310|
|Conserved water (t)||100||100|
|Reduced waste (t)||70||70|
|Reduced VOC (t)||1||1|