Resource initiatives: “Clean water business”Industry initiatives: “Modernization of the fishing industry in Africa”See page 72 for the fields where we are working as well as numerical targets.Each year, 525,000 children under the age of five die from diarrhea worldwide.* The Company has developed the Yamaha Clean Water Supply System, a water purification system that is simple and easy to maintain, and continues to install it in emerging and developing countries in Africa and Asia. This system enables local residents to operate water supply stations independently, which contributes to improving village health. Since its launch in 2010, a total of 21 systems have been installed in Africa and 15 in Asia.*According to a 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) studyThe clean water business and modernization of the fishing industry in Africa are business activities of the Company’s Overseas Market Development Operation Business Unit.For many years, the fishing industry in Africa has relied on hand-paddled, wooden fishing boats. Because such boats cannot travel far, they were only able to catch a few varieties of fish, and the lengthy time required to bring a catch to market prevented the fish from fetching high prices due to poor freshness, and in some cases the fish had to be disposed of. In addition, the lack of motor power during stormy weather and the lack of strength and stability with the wooden fishing boats resulted in accidents costing precious lives and materials. Therefore, we are promoting the modernization of the fishing industry as well as the safety of operation and navigation by advancing the motorization of fishing boats using the Company’s outboard motors, and are beginning the introduction of safe and cleaner fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boats.We are also promoting the local production of FRP boats through training and support for FRP boat-building technologies developed by the Company to build boats with specifications that meet local needs and to cultivate the local boat-building industry. We have opened technical support plants in 15 countries worldwide and are producing 3,000 boats each year.community involves a reduction of 50% to 80% by 2050, and zero or negative emissions by 2100. In addition, there are ever-increasing social demands for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other initiatives aiming for the achievement of a sustainable society. Against this backdrop, the Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2020 was completed ahead of schedule at the end of 2018. In 2019, we began the Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050, which was developed with the aim of resolving issues such as climate change and community issues.Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Integrated Report 201819

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