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*.
for being accredited as an "Excellent Eco-Commuting
Business Site" under this system are:
That there are designated officers in charge of promoting
That the company understands the present
status of employees eco-commuting
That they have initiated specific eco-commuting
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.
eco-commuting initiatives include the following:
Incentives for purchasing a two-wheeled vehicle
A Passol (electric scooter) rental
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.