Sensory pollution comprises noise, vibration, and odors that have a sensory or psychological impact on people.
Mazda recognizes that clearing legal regulations may not be enough to prevent noise, vibration, and odors from annoying neighborhood residents. For this reason, Mazda is systematically stepping up measures to alleviate the causes of such pollution, as well as measures to improve noise insulation and odor removal.
- Regular training is conducted at each plant and office to prepare for response in the event of accidents that adversely affect the natural environment.
- Environmental monitoring, including monitoring of air and water pollution, is conducted regularly.
|Environmental monitoring item||Target of monitoring||Items monitored||Monitoring frequency|
|Air quality||Boilers, melting furnaces, heating furnaces, drying furnaces, etc.||5 items: sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, soot, volatile organic compounds, hydrogen chloride||Approx. 400 times per year|
|Water quality||Treated wastewater||43 items: cadmium, cyanide, organic phosphorus, lead, hexavalent chromium, etc.||Approx. 1,600 times per year|
|Noise and vibration||Site boundaries||1 item: noise level||12 times per year|
|Odor||Site boundaries||1 item: odor index||12 times per year|
|Waste products||Slag, sludge, soot, etc.||25 items: cadmium, cyanide, organic phosphorus, lead, hexavalent chromium, etc.||Approx. 120 times per year|
In FY March 2014, Mazda received no guidance from government authorities under laws and ordinances.
In FY March 2014, Mazda received complaints for three cases, and is taking appropriate actions to address them in good faith.
|Number of incidents||Response|
|Guidance from local government||0||-|
|Complaints||Noise||3||Adjusted operation of equipment, and promoted awareness through notices.|
In April 2014, an emergency drill was carried out based on assumption simulation that hydraulic oil had spilled from a vessel in the harbor. In the drill, with the participation of about 60 employees from Mazda Motor, Mazda Ace, and Mazda Logistics, the effectiveness of operations for removing an oil spillage, as well as the emergency contact system were checked and confirmed.
Mazda will conduct drills on a regular basis to improve its emergency response capabilities.
As part of a road safety campaign, in June 2014 about 50 employees from Mazda Motor, Mazda Logistics, and several trucking companies helped promote improved traffic safety, distributing leaflets to raise the awareness of delivery truck drivers and others about the importance of preventing oil spills on the roads and traffic safety in general. The campaign has been conducted every year since FY March 2011.