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About Yamaha Motor’s Excellent Eco-Commuting Business Site Certification

July 3, 2009

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has won the status of "Excellent Business Site" under the Excellent Eco-Commuting Business Site Accreditation System of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

This system is part of MLIT's program for the promotion of "Eco-Commuting" that accredits business sites that demonstrate a high-level awareness of eco-commuting and independently and actively engage in initiatives to promote and disseminates information about best practices widely among the populace in order to promote the spread of eco-commuting. Companies and regional government agencies accredited under this system are listed on the MLIT website and earn the right to use the eco-commuting logo mark*.

The requirements for being accredited as an "Excellent Eco-Commuting Business Site" under this system are:

That there are designated officers in charge of promoting eco-commuting

That the company understands the present status of employees eco-commuting

That they have initiated specific eco-commuting programming

That the company has formulated a plan for eco-commuting

The accreditation this time was based on recognition of the fact that Yamaha Motor has been promoting eco-commuting since Dec. 2004 on a level that meets all the above requirements.

Yamaha Motor's eco-commuting initiatives include the following:

Incentives for purchasing a two-wheeled vehicle

A Passol (electric scooter) rental system

Support for safe riding achievement

Review of commuter bus scheduling
Commuting allowance for using public transportation or walking in employee's commute
Increased allowance for bicycle commuting
New space created for rental Passol (electric scooter) parking and expanded two-wheeler parking area

The above-listed eco-commuting initiatives have raise employee awareness of eco-commuting to a level where 65% of the company's employees now eco-commute at least once a month.

Yamaha Motor is dedicated to actively pursuing our eco-commuting and other environmental programs.

* The MLIT logo mark
The MLIT logo mark

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