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Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Management

Routine Environmental Activities

Reducing Paper Use

Mazda continually endeavors to reduce the amount of paper used for office works through the digitization of documents, ledger sheets and other forms. As part of its recycling efforts, the Company also reuses waste paper (shredder dust) as packaging material for shipping parts, and is increasing efforts to separate collection on waste paper by type during disposal.

Reducing Energy Use

Through regular initiatives, including purchasing of low power-consumption office equipment and furniture, and turning off lights and computers when they are not in use, Mazda makes continual efforts to reduce energy use.

Furthermore, Mazda implements a "Cool Biz" program during the summer season every year, setting internal room temperatures at 28°C (82.4°F) on a standard basis.

During the winter season when electricity consumption is particularly high, energy-saving measures are implemented through adjustment of air conditioning systems (heating set at 20°C), lighting, office automation equipment, etc.

Use of Renewable Energy

Mazda uses renewable energy sources*1 as follows.

  • At the Hofu Plant, solar-powered units have been introduced in some corridor lighting.
  • A 30 kW solar power system is installed on the roof of the radio wave experiment building of the Miyoshi Office. Electricity generated by this system is used as power and lighting for the building, thereby continuously contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions.
  • For Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, for which Mazda has acquired naming rights as "Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima," the Company provided environmentally conscious green electricity (renewable electricity) to illuminate night games. In FY March 2013, 126,000 kWh of electricity was supplied, resulting in a reduction of approx. 62 tons of CO2. In FY March 2014, Mazda will offset approx. 70 tons of CO2 emitted when generating 139,000 kWh of electricity for illuminating night games using the forest absorption credits of Hiroshima city. This initiative was proposed to the Hiroshima prefectural government by Mazda and supported by relevant authorities and parties.
  • Mazda supplied green electricity to illuminate the night games of the Mazda All-Star Games 2012 (presented by Nippon Professional Baseball), of which Mazda was the main sponsor.

The green electricity was provided using the Tradable Green Certificates System. Mazda purchased the Tradable Green Certificate and presented them to Hiroshima Municipal Stadium and Nippon Professional Baseball.

  • *1Refers to natural energy sources that can be used continuously without being depleted, such as electricity generation using solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric or biomass power, or direct solar heating. These types of energy generate zero or negligible CO2 emissions.

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