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.
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 cinditioning systems (heating set at 20°C), lighting, office automation equipment, etc.
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 was installed on the roof of the radio wave experiment building, which has been newly built at 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 purchased environmentally friendly green electricity (renewable electricity) to illuminate night games. In FY March 2012, 123,000kWh of electricity was supplied, resulting in a reduction of approx. 61 tons of CO2.
- Green electricity was supplied to illuminate the night game on July 22 of the Mazda All-Star Games 2011 (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.