December 20, 2018
IWATA, December 20, 2018—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) announced today the “Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050”. This plan was developed along the lines of the international Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi*1), the Plan aims to reduce “CO2 emissions during product use”, “CO2 emissions in production and logistics” and “the volume of resources use” by 50% from the base year 2010 to the target year 2050. At the same time, the Plan also involves taking initiatives regarding environmental preservation and biodiversity from a global perspective.
Yamaha Motor has promoted environmental management since formulating its Global Environment Policy in 1991. Driven by the “Yamaha Group Global Environment Policy”, the entire Yamaha Motor Group (including overseas operations) has been taking environmental initiatives befitting a global company since 2003, and is currently making solid progress towards achieving the goals laid out in the "Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2020." At the same time, as evidenced through the United Nations' SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) as well as the signing of the Paris Agreement regarding climate change etc., expectations are rising in international society that companies will take proactive steps toward addressing ESG (environmental, society, and governance) issues.
We have grown by developing diverse products which are “lightweight and compact”, have a small global environmental footprint, and are actively used across the planet’s vast expanse of land, sea and air to provide freedom of movement and more fulfilling lifestyles for people all over the world. Moving forward, we will aim for sustainable social development and continue to offer new and exciting products and a more fulfilling life to people all over the world through achieving the goals of the "Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050" as a company taking proactive initiatives regarding ESG issues.
*1 The Yamaha Motor Group committed to the setting of targets based on SBTi in May 2018.
|Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050
|50% reduction of “CO2 emissions from products”
||1. Reduction of CO2 emissions from use of products by users
|2. Development, promotion and spread of next-generation mobility
|50% reduction of “CO2 emissions throughout life-cycle”
||3. Reduction of CO2 emissions generated in operation of productions.
|4. Reduction of CO2 emissions in logistics
||50% reduction of “resource use”
||5. Reduction of new resource use by recyclable resources use
|6. Reduction of waste generated in operation of production
|7. Reduction*2 of water consumption in operation of production
|8. Reduction of packing materials in logistics
|Society in harmony with nature
||Addressing environmental preservation and biodiversity globally
||9. Activities to protect fields of product use by users (land, sea and air)
|10. Activities to protect ecosystems of land/ocean.
|11. Activities to contribute to solving environmental issues of each country and region
*2 The reduction target of water consumption is set according to water risk in each area.
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