Integrated Report 2021(For the year ended December 31, 2020)

Raising the awareness of each employee is imperative to strengthening compliance.Ongoing Efforts to Raise Corporate ValueOhashi You touched on compliance a little while back, Yone-san. I was made well aware of the challenges with global operations from my experiences at Komatsu, and these dif-ficulties extend beyond compliance. For example, climate change is a topic of high concern in Japan, but there are some regions where it is still not seen as a high priority. So while acknowledging that the importance of certain issues can vary between country and region, I feel it is vital that we all move forward with our employees around the world in the same direction. While fostering such a sense of unity takes time, it is something that a company operating on a global scale cannot neglect. Significant risks may emerge if this is neglected and I hope that Yamaha Motor will bolster its efforts to create such unity going forward. In the meantime, I will continue to proac-tively offer feedback at Board meetings and other venues based on my own experience in order to contribute to taking Yamaha Motor’s corporate value higher.Yone To conclude, I would like to speak on a matter that goes beyond internal control. As outside officers, we are also afforded opportunities to test-ride Yamaha Motor’s new prod-ucts. These opportunities are always very exciting as they communicate just how much the Company is constantly coming up with new ways to offer dreams to its customers in uniquely Yamaha ways. I know that the global movement toward carbon neutrality and other developments mean Yamaha is facing big challenges, but I still hope that the Company will continue to capitalize on its technological prow-ess and release products that deliver excitement to customers around the world. To support these efforts, I think the Company should actively work to increase diversity—and not just on the Board of Directors and the Audit & Supervisory Board—that goes beyond only gender and encompasses diversity from a wide variety of perspectives. While this is only a suggestion from me, Yamaha Motor’s B2C operations are not limited only to Japanese people. In bringing such diversity, I hope Yamaha Motor will continue to fulfill its corporate mission as a Kando Creating Company around the world.sustainability initiatives. To that end, I will continue looking at how such moves can be made to fit in with the Company’s growth strategies.Ohashi I agree. Given the current global decarbonization trend, there will likely be a need to discuss whether Yamaha Motor’s current approach and speed will be sufficient to accomplish its goals for 2030 and 2050. However, the Company has already implemented various initiatives laying the groundwork for the realization of its Long-Term Vision, and I believe Yamaha Motor will be able to adapt to the current trends by expanding upon them going forward.57Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Integrated Report 2021

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