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Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Management

Compliance with Environmental Law and Risk Management


Eliminating Sensory Pollution

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.


Specific Initiatives in Environmental Risk Management

Environmental Monitoring

  • 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
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

Legal Violations

In FY March 2014, Mazda received no guidance from government authorities under laws and ordinances.

Complaints

In FY March 2014, Mazda received complaints for three cases, and is taking appropriate actions to address them in good faith.

Legal Violations and Complaints (FY March 2014)
  Number of incidents Response
Guidance from local government 0 -
Complaints Noise 3 Adjusted operation of equipment, and promoted awareness through notices.

Environment-Related Accident Prevention Campaign and Emergency Drill

  • Emergency drill to prevent marine pollution
    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 Corporation, 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.
  • Oil spill prevention and road safety campaign
    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.

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