Mazda is actively working to reduce its environmental burden across the entire product lifecycle.
Having established a proprietary LCA*1 system and conducted careful assessment of the environmental burden of its product at every phase, Mazda has confirmed the benefits of its clean-energy vehicles and newly introduced vehicles with current gasoline engines.
In FY March 2012, Mazda recognized total emissions for the new Demio, the new Axela/Mazda3 and the CX-5 were reduced in comparison with older models through the implementation of an LCA for the vehicles.
The CX-5 underwent a review by a third-party organization (Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry) in accordance with the international standards of ISO14040/ISO14044.
As a result, its conformity with the ISO standards was confirmed, and Mazda was certified. This is an objective and highly reliable proof that the CX-5, a model equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, is environmentally friendly throughout its entire lifecycle.
Mazda also received the Encouragement Prize in the Life Cycle Assessment Society of Japan Awards, for its LCA was recognized as a comprehensive environmental burden assessment reflecting the market reality, which constitutes continuous improvement efforts.
Mazda intends to steadily expand the implementation of LCA to new vehicles and confirm its environmental benefits.
- *1A method for calculating and evaluating the environmental impact of a product across its entire life cycle, from purchasing of materials through manufacturing and use to recycling and final disposal
To reduce environmental impact, it is important to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the entire life cycle of the product (LCA) from raw materials procurement to manufacturing, use, and finally recycling and disposal. Based on the basic policy of the "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom" vision, Mazda's LCA evaluates impact based on emissions of CO2 and other major air pollutants. In the case of the new CX-5, this was also screened and certified by a third-party body. In addition to these efforts, Mazda's unique evaluation process, which includes all model grades, has been recognized by the Incentive Award from the Life Cycle Assessment Society of Japan. The Mazda Group will continue to work as one in accelerating these initiatives.